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Welcome to the official page for all your news, updates and announcements from the Office of Financial Aid. Here, you'll find the latest updates and essential information regarding scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial assistance programs. Stay connected with us to stay informed and make the most of the resources available to you. We're here to help you navigate your financial aid journey with clarity and confidence. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for important news and updates from our office. Your path to financial aid success begins here.

Information about Pell Grant for Mini-Term Sessions and Direct Loan Program Eligibility (As of 9/21/2023)

Pell Grant for Mini-Term Sessions

Pell-eligible students who are enrolled in any mini-term session and are NOT currently enrolled full time will have their Pell Grant funds applied to their student account upon completion of enrollment verification. Please be aware that this date specifically applies to mini-term sessions within the semester attended and students who are pell eligible BUT are currently less than full time status. We encourage you to plan your finances accordingly and to reach out to our office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Pell Grant.

Direct Loan Program Eligibility

To receive either type of loan under the Direct Loan Program, it is essential that you are enrolled at least half-time at Alabama State University. This requirement ensures that you meet the eligibility criteria for federal student loans. If you intend to apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, please ensure that your enrollment status aligns with this criterion. Should you have any questions regarding your eligibility or the application process for federal student loans, our dedicated financial aid team is available to provide guidance and assistance.

2024-2025 FAFSA Changes