Welcome to Southern Connecticut State University! Although the financial aid process can be overwhelming at times, most questions can be answered by perusing our website, calling our office or stopping by. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) staff is ready to assist you.
Transfer students interested in applying for financial aid must:
- complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- be sure to add our school code, 001406, to the FAFSA
- be matriculated
- be enrolled at least half-time (half-time enrollment for undergraduates is a minimum of 6 credits per semester and a minimum of 4.5 credits per semester for graduate students)
Keep in mind:
- Your financial aid package is not transferable from one institution to another.
- We award financial aid on the basis of full-time enrollment and your grade level (as determined by the Registrar).
- You must notify us in writing if you plan to enroll part-time.
- Your financial aid may be reduced or, in some cases, canceled for less than full-time enrollment.
- Students may not borrow above the Direct Loan limits per academic year (fall/spring). (Click here for the annual loan limits.)
- The University’s official means of communication is e-mail. You are responsible for monitoring your Owls e-mail account for messages from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
- You are required to pay your bill if your financial aid is not in place (memoed to your account) by the payment due date set by the office of the bursar.
Students who are selected for verification must submit to our office the requested documents (even if you submitted documents to your previous school). Your eligibility for financial aid cannot be determined until you have provided the documents. (Click here for additional information about the verification process.)
You will receive your award notification through your Owls e-mail account. Follow the instructions to accept your award(s) and complete the online requirements. Loans/grants will not be processed until all of the requirements have been fulfilled
In the case of loans, we encourage you to borrow wisely and incur as little student loan debt as possible while earning your degree. Apply for scholarships and look for other sources, such as employment and personal savings, to help pay for your education.