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Loan Forgiveness and Debt Relief

President Biden announced on August 24, 2022, his administration’s plan regarding loan forgiveness and debt relief. Not all of the details have been established at this time. For the most accurate and current information related to potential debt forgiveness, you should visit

You may also view your complete federal financial aid history including loan balances and Pell Grant recipient status on More details on how to apply will become available in the weeks ahead. If you want to be notified when the application is open, sign up for notifications at the ED subscription page. In addition to loan cancellation, the student loan payment pause continues through December 31, 2022.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at or on the myStudentAid app. The state of Indiana's deadline to be considered for state grant programs is April 15.

Special Circumstance Form

For 2022-2023 - If you or your parent(s) have experienced a reduction or loss of employment, significant medical expenses paid out of pocket (not covered by insurance), death of parent after filing FAFSA, or legal separation or divorce of student or parent after filing FAFSA we invite you to check out our 2022-2023 Special Circumstance Form.

Office Hours

The Student Financial Assistance office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (central) time. We are located in the Orr Center, main level just off the main lobby. You may email us at however please remember emails that contain confidential, personal identifiable information (Social Security Number, Driver’s License or State ID Number, Alien Registration Number, Date of Birth, etc.), must be encrypted. 

Estimate your cost of attendance

Our Net Price Calculator estimates scholarships and financial aid you may be eligible for along with tuition and fees costs. The calculator will provide an estimate of your cost to attend University of Southern Indiana.

USI's financial aid office makes a great investment even better.

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.

The majority of USI students receive some form of college financial aid, so our financial assistance counselors are experts at navigating the financial aid system.

To find out how Student Financial Assistance can help you make the most of your educational opportunities, contact us at 812-464-1767 or 800-467-1965.