Financial Aid

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When it comes to finances and paying for college costs, planning ahead is always the first step in the right direction! 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 Office of Financial Aid  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 to Apply

 

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).Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year at https://fafsa.gov as soon as possible after October 1st for the upcoming school year.  Students should not exit the website until the application has been electronically signed using FSA IDs and received a confirmation message that their information has been successfully submitted to the Department of Education.

Alabama State University School code: 001005

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 Entrance Entrance Counseling | Federal Student Aid to complete now);

Step 7: Sign a Master Promissory Note (click Completing a Master Promissory Note | Federal Student Aid 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.

 

Note:  30% of all FAFSAs each year will be selected by the Department of Education for a process of review called verification. Database matches are performed by comparing FAFSA data with the Social Security Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Selective Service System, National Student Loan Data System, and others. Students may be required to submit additional documentation to Alabama State University. 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:

Access Hornets Web: Check your To-Do List

If selected for Verification, submit the documents listed on your To-Do List ASAP.

(Be prepared to contact your local IRS office or visit www.irs.gov to obtain your TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT)


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

FAFSA Required USES TAX DATA FROM

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Summer 2023
2022-2023 2020 FEDERAL TAX RETURN

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

2023-2024 2021 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 2023 - Complete a 2022/2023 FAFSA
  2. Request an FSA ID from www.studentaid.gov (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 | www.studentaid.gov

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 www.irs.gov 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
  2. Student MUST complete LOAN ENTRANCE COUNSELING and MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE at www.studentloans.gov 
    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
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101

 

If you have Private/Outside Scholarships 

Please send all private/outside scholarships to:

Alabama State University
Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101