Financial Aid Overview

If you would like to schedule an online appointment with someone from Financial Aid, please click on the link below:
Schedule Online Financial Aid Appointment

To schedule an online appointment you will need access to a computer or tablet with internet access, webcam, and microphone. Appointment details will be sent to the email address provided when you schedule your appointment.


Important Announcement
SUSCC will be transitioning to a new student information system beginning approximately June 2020 for the Fall 2020 semester. Please know that processing of your 2020/2021 FAFSA may be delayed due to the implementation of the new system.

Do not be alarmed if you do not receive correspondence relating to your status prior to June 1, 2020. It is our goal to notify you of your status by early to mid-summer. Limited communication will be sent by postal mail while we strive to correspond electronically through your student email and/or portal. Be sure to check your student email and/or portal on a regular basis for updates. 


Below are the steps to use the new mySUSCC web portal.

  1. New mySUSCC Web Portal (Banner)
    Click here to login to the new mySUSCC web portal
  2. The user name will be your NEW student ID (A ########). You must memorize your new student number and have it available when you visit any office on campus. 
  3. The PIN will be your six-digit date of birth; you will be prompted immediately to change your PIN (ex: MMDDYY) and to create a security question.
  4. SELECT Financial Aid tab or link: next
  5. SELECT and SUBMIT the award year
  6. SELECT the Student Requirements link
  7. You may submit your required documents by one of the following ways

                 a.Hand Deliver to: SUSCC – Financial Aid Office
                     301 Lake Condy Rd.
                     Opelika, AL 36801

                     OR
                    SUSCC – Financial Aid Office
                    750 Roberts Street
                    Wadley, AL 36276

                 **Check suscc.edu for COVID-19 updates for campus closure**

                b. Mailed to:  SUSCC – Financial Aid Office
                     301 Lake Condy Rd.
                     Opelika, AL 36801

                  OR

                  SUSCC – Financial Aid Office
                  P. O. Box 1000
                  Wadley, AL 36276

                 c. Emailed from your secured student email to: financialaid@suscc.edu
                     (Please include your name and student number for matching purposes)


Apply now for Federal Financial Aid Assistance

If you plan to attend
college from:
You will submit
this FAFSA:
Using income and
tax information from:
  August 2019 - July 2020 2019-2020 2017
 August 2020 - July 2021 2020-2021 2018

Here at SUSCC- Financial Aid Office, student success and privacy is our top priority. Please be sure to have your student ID number on hand when calling or emailing about your financial aid status. Your student i.d. number can be found on your acceptance letter. The Financial Aid Office may be reached at financialaid@suscc.edu.

Students will be contacted through their student email account concerning documents needed to determine financial aid eligibility. 

To learn more about accessing your student email, click here

Direct Student Loans

Summer 2020 Deadline to submit ALL
documents required
Disbursement
Dates
  Priority Deadline for 1st Loan Disbursement May 4, 2020 June 16, 2020
  Classes Begin Summer Semester 2020 May 18, 2020  
  Deadline for 2nd Loan Disbursement June 2, 2020 June 30, 2020
  Last Day to Submit Loan Offer Letter for Summer July 16, 2020  

Important Financial Dates for Summer 2020

FULL TERM & MINI TERM #1

Pre-Order Textbooks from Barnes & Noble Bookstore
https://susccopelika.bncollege.com/shop/susc-opelika/home

April 21- May 7

1st Auto Charge –Out/ Bookstore file is sent

May 8th

Financial Aid Avail @ Barnes & Noble Bookstore

May 11th – May 21st

Pre-Registered Students Tuition Due

May 14th

Summer Classes Begin

May 18th

Bookstore send file to SU

May 26th

Attendance Verification Due

May 26th

Pell Disbursement

June 1st

Last Day to Readmit

June 8th

1st Loan Disbursement

June 16th

2nd Loan Disbursement

June 30th
7-WEEK
Pre-Registered Students Tuition Due / 1st Auto Charge–Out / Bookstore le is sent

May 25th

Financial Aid Avail @ Barnes & Noble Bookstore

May 26th – June 4th

Summer - 7 week Classes Begin

June 1st

Bookstore send file to SU

June 8th

Attendance Verification Due

June 8th

Pell Disbursement

June 15th

Last Day to Readmit

June 22nd

MINI TERM #2

Pre-Registered Students Tuition Due / 1st Auto Charge –Out/ Bookstore le is sent

June 15th

Financial Aid Avail @ Barnes & Noble Bookstore

June 15th – June 29th

Summer – Mini Term #2 Classes Begin

June 24th

Bookstore send file to SU

June 30th

Attendance Verification Due

July 1st

Pell Disbursement

July 8th

Last Day to Readmit

July 15th

 

 

If registering only for mini term courses, federal aid cannot be accessed until 10 days prior to the first day of the mini term. 

For Information on Mini Terms click here

The Pell Recalculation Dates (PRD) are established for each term of the academic year. The day after the published drop/add date is considered the PRD for the term. At that point, your award is based on how many credit hours you are currently enrolled in. If enrolled in multiple terms, the latest PRD is taken into account.

The Financial Aid Office offers information and services to assist in financing the cost of your education. Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you concerning your options. Financial assistance available through our office includes federal aid - grants, loans and work-study; as well as scholarship opportunities.  Southern Union State Community College does not participate in consortium agreements with other institutions; therefore, transient students would not qualify for federal student aid. "

A student must be accepted for admission to Southern Union before financial awards can be determined. The student’s financial aid file must be complete prior to early registration in order to insure no delays in receiving financial assistance for which the student is eligible.

Applicants for financial assistance must complete and submit the following:

  • A current application for admission to SUSCC
  • High School, GED and all previous college transcripts
  • Apply for the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Students applying for Federal aid (PELL/ FSEOG/ Work Study) and/or state aid (ASAP) must renew their FAFSA each year.

You may contact us at financialaid@suscc.edu or stop by our offices anytime. 

Please be sure your Student ID Number is on hand to provide to staff members for assistance.

Office hours are Fall and Spring semesters are 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Friday.
Office hours for Summer semester are 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and closed on Friday.


For information on 2016 - 2017 Heartland ECSI click here

For information on 2017 - 2018 Heartland ECSI click here

To check your Heartland ECSI account, click here. (include the following link)
https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/signIn


Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual