Office of Financial Aid -- Making Quality Education Affordable

We are committed to providing student financial assistance to eligible students to help pay the costs associated with attending college. As you navigate through our site, you will discover the various types of student financial assistance that are available through our department, the application procedures, eligibility requirements and the application deadline dates.

 

                                          NEW FOR 2018-2019: LOAN ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS 

Effective for the 2018-2019 academic year, any requests for adjustments to Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS Loans) must be submitted in writing to the Office of Financial Aid. Requests can be submitted one of two ways:

(1) Students can send an email from their JagMail email address to finaid@southalabama.edu outlining their request. Jag Numbers should be in the subject line or the body of the email. 

(2) Students can download, complete and physically sign the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Student Loan Adjustment Form or the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Loan Adjustment Form. These forms can also be accessed from the Forms page on the left hand navigation pane. Completed forms can be submitted in person or scanned to finaid@southalabama.edu, as well as mailed or faxed. The address and fax number to the Office of Financial Aid can be found at the bottom of the left hand navigation pane.  

PLEASE NOTE: Students should allow 5 business days for their request to be processed. During peak processing times, the expected processing time may exceed 5 business days. INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. 

       FALL 2018 BOOKSTORE CHARGE PERIOD AND FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE INFORMATION

Fall 2018 Bookstore Charge period begins Friday, August 3rd and ends Friday, August 24th.  

Students who (a) have been awarded Financial Aid by USA, and who (b) have excess funds after all tuition, fees, meals, and housing have been paid, may charge up to $1,500 (or the available balance, whichever is less) towards books at the USA Bookstore. The Bookstore will have a student's account balance available at checkout. Bookstore charges will be placed on the student's account and covered by Financial Aid disbursement. 


FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR FALL 2018 TUITION AND FEES (including housing and meals): Friday, August 17th. 

For additional payment deadlines and information on how to make payments, please refer to the Office of Student Accounting's website.