The process of applying for Financial Aid for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 year has now begun. There are a few ways to apply for Financial Aid and the Financial Aid Office wants to make sure you don’t miss out!
The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been open since October 1st so if you haven’t already completed that FAFSA, you’ll want to do this as soon as possible. How does it benefit you? The FAFSA is the application for federal grants, Federal Work Study, and federal loans but many scholarships require one on file in order to be considered for those opportunities. In short, even if you think you may not qualify for any federal aid other than loans, you’ll still want to complete it.
What’s the Southern Oregon Scholarship Application (SOSA) It’s the primary process for applying to SOU scholarships and it’s open and available to begin applying now! The deadline for current students, incoming students, and transfer students is March 15th. Our new scholarship portal allows students to now apply for both internal SOU scholarships as well as external scholarships so all of your scholarship needs are in one place! Log in now at sou.scholarshipuniverse.com to start applying!
If you have any questions, please email the Financial Aid Office at Finaidschol@sou.edu.