Student Financial Assistance
Student Financial Assistance is dedicated to helping University of Southern Indiana students and their families navigate the financial aid process and educating them in making the best use of all resources available to help finance the cost of their education.
- *NEW* The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! Complete it online today at fafsa.gov. The new state of Indiana FAFSA filing deadline is April 15.
- *NEW* AwardSpring introduces one-stop-shop for scholarshipsFinding academic scholarships just got easier for USI students. On September 30, USI students can take advantage of new software to apply for USI Foundation scholarships to be awarded in the 2018-2019 academic year. AwardSpring is the new scholarship management software accessible through MyUSI. Students can click on the AwardSpring icon and begin completing a single application. The software will automatically match potential recipients to scholarships based on the information provided on the application. Information obtained during admission to the University will be automatically uploaded to the AwardSpring application, however a student must access and complete the entire AwardSpring application to be eligible to receive a scholarship through the USI Foundation. If you have questions about AwardSpring or this process, contact the USI Foundation office at 812-464-1918.
- Acceptable Tax Documents for 2017-2018 ONLY Due to the IRS Data Retrieval Outage, the Department of Education is temporarily allowing schools to accept signed personal copies of 2015 Tax Returns in lieu of IRS Tax Return Transcripts for verification purposes, as long as conflicting information does not exist. (posted 6/23/17)
- Check before you drop!
After the first week of the term, be sure to meet with a financial aid counselor before dropping coursework. Your aid could be impacted by dropping a course or courses.
- Know the renewal criteria for each of your awards!
Some grants and scholarships require not only that you are a full-time student, but that you earn a certain number of credit hours each year in order to maintain eligibility.