10 Steps to Apply for Aid

1. Apply for Admission to JSU!

Welcome to the Gamecock Family! The first step in the Financial Aid Process is to be admitted to JSU.

Learn about the admission process

2. Check out your merit scholarship.

Merit scholarships are automatically awarded to students based on their GPA and test scores used at the time of admission.Want to know more? Click the links below to see our scholarship structure. 

First-Time Freshmen merit scholarships 

First-Time Transfer merit scholarships

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Visit the Student Aid Website to complete your FAFSA.

Be sure to list JSU's School Code - 001020.

4. Check your JSU Email for notifications from the Financial Aid office.

Once you receive a notification, log onto MyJaxState and follow the instructions in the email to see if additional documentation is needed. 

5. Complete and submit all requirements to complete your financial aid file.

Once all documents are submitted, please allow 3-5 business days for processing by the Financial Aid Office. You can log back onto MyJaxState to view the status of your file.

6. Accept/Decline your offer through MyJaxState.

Log onto MyJaxState and follow the instructions located on the email to accept/decline your offered financial aid.


7. Complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN).

These can be found online at the Student Aid Website

Instructions are emailed to the student. but can also be found viewed here.

8. Complete the JAXAPP.

After receiving your merit scholarship and federal student aid awards, you can still apply for competitive scholarships through the JAXAPP. 

JAXAPP is a single application that allows you to apply for over 250 scholarships including alumni, foundation, and departmental scholarships.

The JAXAPP is open each year from September 1 - February 1. 

View and apply for scholarships

9. Register and Attend Gamecock Orientation.

Gamecock Orientation is required for all First Time Freshman and strongly encouraged for all Transfer students.

Learn More About Gamecock Orientation

10. Register for classes 

Your financial aid will be applied once you register for classes. Please check your email regularly for up-to-date information.

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours for their merit scholarship.
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours to receive federal loan funding.