University of Southern Indiana
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    File your 2021-2022 FAFSA online today at You may qualify for Indiana state aid to attend USI.

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    Twenty-First Century Scholars are eligible to receive a State of Indiana grant and a textbook award to attend USI. Learn more...

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    Eligible students may qualify for additional funds for summer classes from the following programs: Pell Grant, 21st Century, Frank O'Bannon Grant/Indiana Higher Education. Learn more...

Financial Assistance

    Financial Aid News

    • ***HEERF III Coming for Fall 2021. Applications available August 2.*** The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is federal legislation that established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), which will be providing the University of Southern Indiana emergency financial aid grants for students. At this time, we are waiting on final guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Upon receipt of final guidance, we will create an application for the funds and lay out procedures in which funds can be received. At that time, students for fall 2021 will be informed via email with the eligibility requirements and the steps necessary to apply for the funding. 

    • The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available! The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has extended the deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to May 15. Students who did not file the 2021-22 FAFSA by April 15 should submit the form at or on the myStudentAid app by May 15. 

    • Filing your FAFSA correctly is very important! Your estimated awards are only as accurate as the information you provide on your FAFSA. Avoid costly errors by visiting for FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid.

    • If you are a dependent student for FAFSA purposes you are likely aware that you must provide parent information on FAFSA. But what if your parents are divorced? Remarried? Are you required to report stepparent information? What if you don’t live with your parents? Please visit for for guidelines about which parent’s information you should report.

    • For 2021-2022 - If you or your parent(s) have experienced a reduction or loss of employment, significant medical expenses paid out of pocked (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 2021-2022 Special Circumstance Form

    • The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is still available! - Due to limited funding, students who filed their FAFSAs after April 27, 2020 will not be eligible for state aid (21st Century, IHEA, incentives). However, you may still be eligible for federal aid. Complete your FAFSA online today at

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