Financing Your Graduate Education

Tuition and Fees

Financial transparency is important to JSU, and we publish all tuition and fees on the Office of Student Accounts website.

Options for Financing Your Graduate Education

Jacksonville State University offers a broad program of financial aid to assist as many qualified students as possible. Most aid programs are based on the individual need of the applicant. Demonstrated financial need is determined by completing an independent, standardized need analysis form called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web. The JSU Title IV Code is 001020.

Once the applicant completes the FAFSA on the web, the applicant is sent a Student Aid Report (paper or by email link) and also forwards information to the college(s) the applicant lists to receive the data. It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her JSU email and MyJSU for detailed information. The Student Aid Report is used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid and other financial aid programs, as it contains the expected family contribution to the applicant’s cost of attendance.

Application for financial aid must be made for each academic year; no awards are automatically renewed from year to year. Although the university accepts applications through the academic year, March 15 has been established as the preference deadline for applying for most types of assistance.

Those interested in detailed information on federal financial aid may visit:

JSU Financial Aid Office
107 Angle Hall
(256) 782-5006

A limited number of JSU scholarships are open to graduate students. To explore these options, please visit the Financial Aid Office's Scholarships page.

For complete details, please visit the Graduate Assistantship Program page.

The JSU ROTC program is open to students who are entering graduate school. Please contact the JSU Recruiting Officer for more information:

Sydnee K. Scott
Recruiting Operations Officer
Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Jacksonville State University

Cost of Living

If you are considering a traditional graduate program that relies on face to face delivery of coursework, you will find that Jacksonville, Alabama and its surrounding areas are very affordable places to live. Apartment rent in the Jacksonville area is consistently between approximately 30-50% lower than in urban areas in the region. To see how the cost of living in Jacksonville compares to your geographic region, use a Cost of Living Calculator.