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Financial Assistance

It all starts with the FAFSA

The FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID helps determine eligibility for the following:

Don’t delay. The sooner you complete the FAFSA, the more financial assistance there may be available. Take your first step toward getting financial help by filling out the FAFSA online now. 

Priority Deadline for returning students: January 31st 


Have FAFSA questions? Check out these FAFSA answers , call the FAFSA Hotline (1-800-434-3243) or call us at 1.800.SOUTHERN.

Beginning on October 1 of every year, you will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the upcoming school year. Don’t procrastinate! Fill out your FAFSA by our priority deadlines. The sooner you complete the FAFSA, the more money may be available for assistance. We can only guarantee a full financial aid package through the priority deadline so please submit the FAFSA right away. 

Priority Deadline for Returning Students:

School year

Returning Semester

Priority Deadline


Fall 2022 or
Winter 2023

January 31, 2022


Fall 2023 or
Winter 2024

January 31, 2023

*Priority deadline for new students is the first day of class of their entering semester.

Take your first step toward getting financial help by filling out the FAFSA online now.

Before you fill out your FAFSA, you will need to Create a FSA ID. Please go to Federal Student Aid.

If you forgot your username and password you can reset it by clicking on the "Forgot my password" or " Forgot my username" under Edit My FSA ID.

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Financial Planning

The Financial Planning portal is a self-service program that allows you to have a more hands-on approach to gathering information about your Financial Aid! Financial Planning is designed to create the ultimate customer service experience while helping you navigate through the various aspects of financial aid. We have included videos to help explain the different areas so please enjoy!

Financial Aid

How to access Financial Aid information as well as links to other valuable financial aid resources.

Award Letter

How to use the My Award section and the Award Letter section, and how to sign your award letter.

Missing Documents

This video will show you how to find the financial documents that are still needed to provide you with the maximum amount of aid for the coming school year.

Federal Shopping Sheet

The Federal Shopping Sheet is a standardized financial aid form that is designed to simplify information you receive about cost and financial aid. It is designed to help you easily compare the net cost for each institution your interested in.