Accepting Your Financial Aid Award and Completing Requirements

To accept your award:

  • Log into https://login.southernct.edu
  • Go to Banner Web > Financial Aid > Award
  • Select Award for Aid Year
  • Select Aid Year and click Submit
  • Select Accept Award Offer to view and accept your awards
  • Once you accept your aid, scroll down to view the requirements that must be completed in order for your financial aid to credit to your university account.

After the aid is accepted or declined, you cannot make adjustments online. The easiest way to make a change is to complete the Change of Award form.

All first-time student loan borrowers must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (EC), a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and the Mandatory Financial Aid Authorization questions.  Starting in the 2021-2022 academic year, all borrowers will also be required to complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (ASLA) each year before a new loan can be disbursed.

Step 1: Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (EC)

  • Go to http://studentaid.gov
  • Log in using your FSA ID
  • Click “Complete Entrance Counseling” under the “Complete a Process” tab
    • Select whether you are completing it as an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Answer all the questions and submit

Step 2: Complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

  • Go to http://studentaid.gov
  • Log in using your FSA ID
  • Select “Complete MPN” under the “Complete a Process” tab
    • Click the start button next to the MPN for your loan type
    • Complete all sections of the form, sign and submit

Step 3: Complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (ASLA)

  • Go to http://studentaid.gov
  • Log in using your FSA ID
  • Select “Complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment” under the “Complete a Process” tab
    • Click the start button
    • Complete all sections of the form, sign and submit

Step 4: Answer the Mandatory Financial Aid Authorization Questions

The University requires all individuals who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Direct Loan, Federal Pell Grant, etc.) to answer two questions as to the authorized use of financial aid funds before the financial aid can be disbursed to the university.

  • Go to https://login.southernct.edu
  • Enter your Username and Password
  • Click Sign In
  • Select Banner Web
  • Select Financial Aid
  • Select Award
  • Select Award for Aid Year
  • Select Aid Year and click Submit
  • Select Resources/Additional Information
  • Answer the questions
  • Click Submit the Information (You will see the answers revert back to “None.”)
  • Go to the General Information tab to verify your answers

The only requirement for grants is to complete the Mandatory Financial Aid Authorization Questions.

Answer the Mandatory Financial Aid Authorization Questions:

  • Go to https://login.southernct.edu
  • Enter your Username and Password
  • Click Sign In
  • Select Banner Web
  • Select Financial Aid
  • Select Award
  • Select Award for Aid Year
  • Select Aid Year and click Submit
  • Select Resources/Additional Information
  • Answer the questions
  • Click Submit the Information (You will see the answers revert back to “None.”)
  • Go to the General Information tab to verify your answers
  1. Log into https://login.southernct.edu.
  2. Go to Banner Web > Financial Aid > Award > Eligibility > Student Requirements.
  3. Select Aid Year and Submit
  4. If you have outstanding requirements for financial aid, they will be listed. Be sure to complete/submit all requirements.