Paying For College

The Financial Literacy and Advising Office is a resource for Southern students and families with an emphasis on paying for college and helping with general personal money management. The Financial Aid Office can provide assistance with the FAFSA and federal aid to your student!


Hello Parents,

I’m Lew DeLuca and wanted to share some financial literacy resources I provide for your students here at Southern.   As someone who is passionate about personal finance, I work with thousands of students teaching the basics of budgeting, credit, and investing.  Your children are in good hands if they wish to learn about how to be smart with money and create strategies for short-term and long-term financial wellness.  As a parent myself, I treat my students with honesty, patience, and compassion empowering them with the tools needed for a lifetime of financial success.  Know that I have their financial health in mind throughout our meetings and presentations as I approach paying for college with a desire for earning scholarships and alternative ways for payment to lessen the student loan debt burden at graduation. Looking forward to being your student’s financial coach during their days at Southern. 

Individual and Family Meetings

Customized Financial Plans

We look at the student's overall bill which includes:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Room and Board (if living on campus)

Add in any offered and available money:

  • Financial Aid Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Student Loans

This determines how to pay for school!

If there is not enough financial aid to cover the bill, we examine commuting opportunities as well as monthly payment plans , parent loans, and private student loans

Student One-on-One Meetings

Students meet one-on-one to develop ad enhance their lifelong money management. This includes advising in:

  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Taxes
  • Credit
  • Identity protection
  • Insurance
  • Investing
  • Homebuying

And so much more!

The Financial Literacy and Advising Office

Lewis DeLuca
(203) 392-8862

Contact Lewis to schedule a personalized meeting for any financial support or to ask additional questions!

Students can make appointments using SSC Navigate.*

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached by phone, email or live chat. Our goal is to provide students with the maximum institutional, state and federal aid for which they are eligible, as well as administering external funding students may receive.

Navigating the FAFSA process and understanding details of the financial aid award and requirements can be challenging. Our team is here to answer your questions and guide you from your first semester through graduation.