Financial Aid


Since our founding in 1867, Alabama State University has worked to make the fundamental right of an education accessible to all people. We believe cost should never be an obstacle to seeking the benefits of higher education. That’s why our Financial Aid Office will work hard to make sure you are informed about the many types of aid available to you and guide you through the process of securing financial assistance.

How Financial Aid Works


Step 1: Be admitted to Alabama State University (click here to apply now);

Step 2: Get a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). Click here to visit the FAFSA site now;

Step 3: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here to apply now;

Step 4: Access My Hornets Access for Students (click here to access Hornet’s Web now);

Step 5: Check your My Hornets Access for Students To-Do List;

Step 6: Complete a Loan Counseling Session (click here to complete now);

Step 7: Sign a Master Promissory Note (click here to esign now);

Step 8: Register for classes;

Step 9: Sign up for direct deposit  (optional);

Step 10: Check Hornets Web for award and refund information;

Step 11: Pay remaining account balance not covered by financial aid;

Step 12: Keep your information updated in Hornets Web.

Electronic Services


Many of the Financial Aid processes can be completed via the web, and they consist of: 

What FAFSA to complete?

Semester Attending ASU


Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022
2021-2022 2019 FEDERAL TAX RETURN

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

2022-2023 2020 FEDERAL TAX RETURN

Be sure to complete your FAFSA annually

If you have not completed a FAFSA, do the following:

  1. If your are starting Spring 2022 - Complete a 2022/2023 FAFSA
  2. Request an FSA ID from (A FSA ID should be requested by both student and parent)
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Alabama State University's School Code: 001005 |

If you have been selected for verification, additional documents are needed. To find out if you have been selected and what is needed, do the following:

  1. Access Hornets Web: Check your To-Do List
  2. If selected for Verification, submit the documents listed on your To-Do List asap.
  3. (Be prepared to contact your local IRS office or visit to obtain your TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT)

If you HAVE received an award letter:

You can review your award letter by doing the following:

  1. Accessing Hornets Web
    1. (Login with FSA ID and Password)
    2.     >> Loan funds will be disbursed 30 days after the first day of class for all first-time borrowers
  3.  To decline or adjust any financial aid offered:

Please complete an ADJUST-DECLINE-REINSTATEMENT form. (Update Coming)

If you received an Academic Scholarship

Please mail back the Scholarship Acceptance form to by your due date to the following address:

Alabama State University
Admissions & Recruitment
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101