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Please note:   Students who applied after the March 15th priority date may have to enroll in a payment plan as there is no guarantee the financial aid file will be reviewed before the bill due date of July 15, 2018.

2018-2019 FAFSA Priority Dates:

  • November 1, 2017 - for new incoming freshmen attending fall 2018 and spring 2019
  • March 15, 2018 - for returning and transfer students attending fall 2018 and spring 2019
  • November 1, 2018 - for students starting in spring 2019

Full-Time Status

Please notify our office if you will not be attending full-time (12.0 credits for undergraduate, 9.0 credits for graduate students) as all financial aid awards are based on full-time status.


Southern students — We care what you think! Tell us about your experiences with the following offices: Academic & Career Advising, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Financial Literacy & Advising, Registrar, School of Graduate Studies, Student Accounts/Bursar, and Undergraduate Admissions. We want to hear from you!

Please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures website for more information about non-degree (i.e. certificate programs) graduation rates, median loan debt of students who complete the program, and other important information.

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March 15, 2018 2018-2019 FAFSA priority date is March 15, 2018.
May 1, 2018 Last day to submit the Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application.
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