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.
- 2015-2016 FAFSA
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov between January 1 and March 10 every year. 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. File the FAFSA by March 10 at the latest to maximize your eligibility. March 10 is the state of Indiana's deadline for state-funded programs such as the 21st Century Scholar Award and other awards.
- 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.