No student may receive assistance from the Federal Aid Programs or the Oregon Opportunity Grant Program unless the student is formally admitted to Southern Oregon University and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

You must promptly report in writing to the Financial Aid office any changes in your enrollment, housing, resources or residency status. Such changes could result in a reduction of your award and/or require repayment of financial aid already disbursed to you. As defined by law, you are responsible for repaying any funds you receive which cannot be reasonably attributed to meeting your educational expenses at Southern Oregon University.

Students are responsible for successfully completing the following:

& Post-Bac
Full time 12+ 9+
¾ time 9-11 7-8
½ time 6-8 5-6

Please note:

  1. If awarded aid as a Dependent student, by accepting your aid offer you hereby authorize parent(s) access to financial aid information.
  2. It is against federal law to receive financial aid from more than one institution in the same academic term for any reason.
  3. Courses you audit are not eligible for financial aid.
  4. By accepting your aid offer, you also agree that all current academic year tuition/fees, housing charges, and other college debt (such as, but not limited to, lab fees, health center charges, library fines, and parking fines) will be deducted from your financial aid before any balance will be disbursed to you.

Awards may be adjusted during the year by the Financial Aid office due to inadequate Institutional, State, or Federal funding; or to other unknown factors, such as changes in student attrition or percentage of award acceptance or additional resources received by the student.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who have been awarded a merit scholarship (Provost, Provost Transfer, Churchill Transfer, Laurels, Laurels Transfer, Jefferson and/or Honors Scholarship) must complete the following:

Instructions to Accept Terms & Conditions and/or Accept Scholarship(s):         

  1. Log into

  2. In the 'Online Services' section on the right, click the 'Student & Registration Tools' link, under 'Banner Self-Service (SISWeb)

  3. In the 'Financial Aid Awards' section, click the 'Financial Aid Awards' link

  4. If prompted, log in again

  5. If prompted, select the Aid Year and click Submit

  6. Click the “Terms and Conditions” tab

  7. Review and click the 'Submit' button to accept the Terms and Conditions

  8. Click the 'Accept Award Offer' tab

  9. View the detailed list of awards and follow the instructions provided to accept or decline each award

  10. Click the “Submit Decision” button

I understand by accepting my scholarship award, that I agree to the following conditions: 

  1. I will enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits per term which are to be posted by the end of the add/drop period.

  2. I understand that I am expected to maintain the SOU institutional minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  3. I understand that I must maintain continuous enrollment (fall, winter, and spring terms) or notify the Office of Financial Aid in writing if I withdraw from SOU during a term or do not register for a subsequent term. Failure to do so could forfeit the continuation of this SOU scholarship.

  4. I cannot use this award for summer term.

  5. If all criteria are met, this scholarship will be automatically renewed, for up to a maximum of four years for entering first-year students, and two years for entering transfer students. 

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