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.

                                                  IMPORTANT 2019-2020 FAFSA INFORMATION

Students can complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year at www.fafsa.gov. Students will be notified via JagMail when their 2019-2020 FAFSA has been received.

Listed below is a summary of key dates for submitting the FAFSA depending on when students plan to attend USA: 

IF ATTENDING USA FROM SUBMIT THIS FAFSA SUBMIT THE FAFSA FROM USING INCOME & TAX INFORMATION FROM
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 2018 - 2019 October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 2016
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 2019 - 2020 October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020 2017

 

                                          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.