Accepting Your Financial Aid Award and Completing Requirements

To accept your award:

  • Go to https://login.southernct.edu
  • Enter your User Name and Password and click Sign In
  • Select Banner Student
  • Select Financial Aid
  • Select the Award Offer tab
  • Scroll down to view and accept or decline your pending aid
  • Please note you can accept your financial aid now, but the loan requirements listed below should not be completed until on or after April 15.

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. 

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: 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 Student

  • Select Financial Aid

  • Select View Questions on the Home tab

  • Scroll past the first empty box (do not type in this box)

  • Answer the two questions

  • Click Submit the Information (You may see the answers revert back to being blank)

  • Go to the Resources 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 Student

  • Select Financial Aid

  • Select View Questions on the Home tab

  • Scroll past the first empty box (do not type in this box)

  • Answer the two questions

  • Click Submit the Information (You may see the answers revert back to being blank)

  • Go to the Resources tab to verify your answers

  1. Log into https://login.southernct.edu.
  2. Go to Banner Student
  3. Select Financial Aid
  4. Any outstanding requirements are listed here