Applying for Financial Aid, 2013-14
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
To be considered for Federal Financial Aid at Southern Utah University, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete a paper FAFSA, but for faster service complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov, using your Department of Education PIN number (for information on the PIN, see "Apply for a PIN" on the same web site). REMEMBER, the FAFSA is free. You should never pay money to fill out the FAFSA. Please be sure to add SUU’s school code (003678) on the FAFSA, so we will receive the results and can determine your eligibility for aid.
2. Submit the Student Information Form
This form is required once from all students, so if you have already submitted it for a prior year you don't need to do it again.
3. If Selected for Verification:
Some students may be selected for verification by the Department of Education. If you are selected, we will contact you via letter or email to let you know what other documents we need.
You may click on the link below for the appropriate verification worksheet (highlighted in red), depending on whether you are Dependent or Independent for financial aid purposes.
Complete all pages of the worksheet(s), print and sign it before submitting it to us.
We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval process when completing the FAFSA. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval option, and are selected for verification, you will need to request a 2012 IRS Tax Return Transcript for you and your parents (if Dependent) or spouse (if married). We can no longer accept paper tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) as verification of income information.
Please do not submit the verification worksheet or tax transcripts unless we ask you to do so.
Submit the signed verification worksheet and any other requested document to:
Office of Financial Aid
Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720
Or you may also fax the documents to: (435) 586-7736
Please direct questions to the Southern Utah University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at (435) 586-7735
For a complete list of the Financial Aid forms you may need to complete your file: http://www.suu.edu/ss/financial/FinancialAidForms.html