Student Financial Aid Portal
Important Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Refund Delay: Due to unanticipated issues in our disbursement process, student financial aid refunds will take longer than normal to process. Students can expect refunds to begin processing for students on April 6, with the majority of refunds being issues between April, 7 - 9th. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you do not contact the Financial Aid Office about your refund until the 12th of April.
Financial Aid Service Update: Due to the college wide, software conversion students will experience a moderate to high slow-down in processing of Financial Aid Applications and documents. Students should expect to wait 2-3 days to receive an email response and 2-4 days for a return phone call. Student can speak with the Financial Aid Office staff, usually within an hour by selecting a call time though the Schedule an Appointment page on the left side menu. While the process to obtain Financial Aid usually takes about 90 days, during the conversion, students can expect 90 to 120 days if your FAFSA/WASFA was received by the Financial Aid Office after December 1, 2020.
Thank you for your patience as we covert to a new software program that will dramatically improve the way you request financial aid, and communicate with the office.
Spring Quarter 2021 Financial Aid Census Date is April 16th, 2021.
Time to Apply for Financial Aid
It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2021-22!
While students are used to South downloading their FAFSA/WASFA information in December, due to the college software conversion, South will not begin processing applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year until March 2021.
Also, due to the new software installing in Winter, students will have fewer documents to turn in to obtain financial aid, and in some cases, may not need to turn in anything (not even a Data Sheet!). More information about 2021-22 will follow in March 2021.
You asked for it, and you got it! 24/7 access to view items needed to complete your Application for Financial Aid, and your Financial Aid Award Letter!
By Logging onto this Student Services Application, you are certifying that the information you both enter and access belongs to you, the student. Logging in with someone else’s information constitutes improper use of this system and is a violation of state and federal privacy laws.
How to Login
- Username: Your Social Security Number without any dashes or spaces
- Password: Your birthday in MMDDYY format, for example, April 15, 2001 would be “041501”
- If you’ve established a My South Portal PIN Number and opted to use 4 digits such as “1234” you’ll need to add a “0” to the front when logging into the Financial Aid Student Portal or “01234”.
Because all student’s Passwords start out as their birthday, anyone who knows your social security number and birthday can access your records if you don’t change your password. We recommend that you change your password immediately. When you’ve finished in the portal, you should complete the two step exit process to completely protect your information. First, click on the “LOG OUT” button at the top right hand side of the portal. Second, close the browser you used.