Southern Union State Community College

Grants

Don’t let the cost of attendance deter you from obtaining your education. SUSCC offers a variety of grants, loans, scholarships and federal programs designed to help. If you are a current or prospective student, explore your options today.

Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. A Federal Pell does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for Pell Grants is based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount you are awarded will also depend on your status as a full-time or part-time student. Students should have an application for admission and all required transcripts on file in the Student Services Office.

All students applying for the federal financial aid programs must submit a FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov). Students applying on the web would first apply for a FSA User ID and Password in order to sign the FAFSA online. Parents of dependent students also need a FSA User ID and Password. Be sure to include Southern Union’s school code, 001040, on your FAFSA submission.

Each semester Southern Union sets priority deadlines to ensure processing is completed before classes begin. The deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Students applying by the stated date will be considered for the limited grant programs such as FSEOG and ASAP. Students must apply each academic year for assistance.

When all required information is received and processed, students will receive an award notification from the Financial Aid Office. Balances due to the student will be disbursed by Heartland Payment Systems.  Heartland will contact eligible students via email regarding the method of disbursement.  Students may choose 1) Discover Card, 2) Direct Deposit, or 3) Paper Check.  Please call Jitka Williams (ext. 5111) in the SU Business Office with questions.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for students with exceptional financial need. Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like the Federal Pell Grant, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.