Outside Resources

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -  This is required to determine your eligibility for federal aid programs. 

This site allows you to see an example of the seven easy steps to complete a FAFSA.

Parents and students may read the FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to avoid.

FAFSA4caster is a useful site for estimating your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine financial need.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) - Students may access this site to review financial aid history. You must have a Federal PIN in order to access your data. 

Fastweb offers tools and resources for students and parents on over a billion scholarship programs. 

This site offers information on the FAFSA Application.

This is the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid site.

The Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid, including financial aid estimators and calculators.

The US Department of Education's website has news, information, and other helpful features.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid website offers a host of data for parents and students.

Alabama Career Information Network  offers resources for students, parents, educators and counselors regarding education and career planning.

Selective Service System - If you are a male (U. S. Citizen) ages 18 to 26, to be eligible for financial aid programs you must be registered with Selective Service. It's the law.

Tax Benefits Guide - This page provides information about the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, including the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit (not to be confused with the Georgia Hope Scholarship), Lifetime Learning tax credits, and deductible student loan interest.

National Student Loan Clearinghouse - This site provides Enrollment Verification and Loan Deferment Services.

Bureau of Indian Affairs - This site offers information about Native American Higher Education Grants for undergraduate and graduate students.

Americorps - Americorps is a national service program that helps communities cope with need and problems ranging from disaster relief to tutoring.

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
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Exit Counseling

Graduate PLUS Loans
Entrance Counseling
Exit Counseling

Parent PLUS
Master Promissory Note

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