Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of grants and loans that are intended to help students pay for tuition and fees, room and board (or living expenses, if commuting), transportation, books and supplies.

Financial aid does not always cover all expenses, so you may wish to research additional options or set up an appointment with your financial aid counselor to go over your funding possibilities.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only application required by SCSU.  It is important to note that grant funding is limited and awarded based on financial need and availability of funds.

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Announcements

2021-2022 FAFSA Application Open

Summer at Southern

If you will be attending the Summer 2021 semester and intend to borrow a Direct PLUS Loan or alternative loan, please be sure to complete the Summer Aid Application on our forms page.  You may also turn in a Summer Aid Application in order to receive a financial aid award before registration.

Course Program of Study

To qualify for federal financial aid, students must be enrolled in coursework that satisfies the requirements of a degree seeking program.  For information on how this could impact your financial aid award, please visit our Course Program of Study Eligibility page.

Inceptia Partnership

Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year SCSU has partnered with a company called Inceptia which will be streamlining the FAFSA verification process.  For more information, please see FAFSA Verification.

Full-Time Status

Please notify our office using the Change of Award form if you will not be attending full-time (12.0 credits for undergraduate, 9.0 credits for graduate students) as all financial aid awards are based on full-time status