Six Steps To Apply

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1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Be sure to list JSU's School Code - 001020. Try the FAFSA Tutorial!  Have a FAFSA question?

2. Check your JSU Email for notifications from our office.
The first notification should pertain to  the completion of your file. Once you receive the notification, log onto MyJSU and follow the instructions located at the end of the email to see if additional paperwork is needed for your file. Downloading, completing, and returning your paper work to our office quickly will help in processing your aid.

3. Continue to check MyJSU; it is your source for information from our office. If your file is complete, watch for your Offer of Financial Aid e-mail.

4. Once you receive notification of your Offer of Financial Aid via your GEM email, log onto MyJSU and follow the instructions located at the email to accept/decline and/or decrease your offered amounts.
The Offer of Financial Aid email will contain specific information about each type of aid that may have been offered to you. It will also contain instructions to view and accept/decline and/ or decrease your offered aid. Please note that most often the amount listed in your offer includes both the fall and spring terms. If you still have questions, please contact our office.

5. Complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN.)
Instructions are provided in the Offer of Financial Aid email, and at FAQ & Hints.

6. We will contact you regarding your financial aid through your GEM account, and an active message will be posted in the Financial Aid Status section of MyJSU.
Please check both systems regularly for up-to-date information.

2013-2014 Preference Deadline:
March 15, 2013

Application Deadlines:
Term Deadline

FALL 2013

Oct 18, 2013


Mar 14, 2014



May 4, 6 & 12 wk terms


June 4 wk term


June 6 wk term


July 4 wk term


** You must register, complete a Summer Financial Aid Data Sheet and have eligibility to receive financial aid during the Summer Semester.  

Code of Conduct

Book Voucher Information
Direct Deposit Information
Payment Due Dates

Book Vouchers will not be available during the Summer Terms.

Students who choose to participate in the electronic direct deposit (EDD) will have their refunds earlier than those who will receive paper checks at the Campus Mail Center. Refund checks for students who have satisfied their balance and are on financial aid, scholarships, or have an outside organization paying their tuition, housing, and/or fee could be delayed up to two weeks. If there is a detail line "Refund" reflected on your account, a check is being processed and should be distributed within 14 business days. View your account at MyJSU by clicking on "View Account/Make Payment".

Students must meet all eligiblity requirements before a refund will be disbursed.

REFUND DATES               
Fall 2013
Sept 3
Sept 10
Spring 2014 Jan 21 Jan 27
Summer 2014
- May 4, 6 & 12 wk
- June 4 wk    
- June 6 wk

- July 4 wk

Direct Loans
Master Promissory Note
Entrance Counseling

Exit Counseling

Graduate PLUS Loans
Entrance Counseling
Exit Counseling

Parent PLUS
Master Promissory Note

Office of Student Financial Services
700 Pelham Road North
107 Bibb Graves Hall
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256-782-5006
Fax: 256-782-5476
Toll Free: 1-800-231-5291
Office Hours:
Please note that during peak times Office hours are subject to change.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm/CST