Student Financial Assistance
Student Financial Assistance is dedicated to helping University of Southern Indiana students and their families navigate the financial aid process and educating them in making the best use of all resources available to help finance the cost of their education.
- Have you created your FSA ID?
The 2016-2017 FAFSA becomes available on January 1. The FSA ID, which replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN in May 2015, is the username and password you will use to file the FAFSA and access other Department of Education Websites. Visit studentaid.gov/fsaid to learn about and create an FSA ID.
- The 2016-2017 FAFSA is now available!
The 2016-2017 is now available to complete online at fafsa.gov. Be sure that you file the 2016-2017 FAFSA by March 10 to meet the state of Indiana filing deadline. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and University financial aid programs including the Direct (Student) Loan and Direct (Parent) PLUS Loan.
- Outside Scholarship Information
We are beginning to receive scholarship information from outside resources for the 2016-2017 academic year. Be sure to check out our outside scholarship page for more information.
- 2015-2016 FAFSA
Although the state of Indiana filing deadline has passed (March 10), you can still file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for federal financial aid. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and University financial aid programs including the Direct (Student) Loan and Direct (Parent) PLUS Loan.
- Check before you drop!
After the first week of the term, be sure to meet with a financial aid counselor before dropping coursework. Your aid could be impacted by dropping a course or courses.
- Know the renewal criteria for each of your awards!
Some grants and scholarships require not only that you are a full-time student, but that you earn a certain number of credit hours each year in order to maintain eligibility.