Financial Aid Important Information
Dates and Deadlines
August 15 - September 26: Fall Short Term Loan
August 22: First Fall Disbursement
September 28: Thirty Day Delay Disbursement
October 17: Second Fall Disbursement
Dates are subject to change. Please see website periodically for updates.
- The deadline to accept financial aid is 60 Days from the date the student was awarded. If your awards are not accepted within this time-frame, they will be cancelled.
- Requested documentation can be submitted to our office by mail, fax, in person, or emailed via your SFA email account. For security purposes, do not use an email account other than the assigned SFA email account to submit documentation to our office.
- Click here for more information regarding the Financial Aid Attendance Policy.
- Beginning with the Spring 2015 semester, all first-time, first-year borrowers will have their Direct Loan fund disbursement date delayed 30 days after the first class day.
- If you are a one-term only student, your Direct Loan funds will disburse in two separate disbursements.
- Be aware of fraud! You may receive emails and/or letters requesting payment for completion of your FAFSA. Please do not pay anyone to complete your FAFSA. Completion of the FAFSA is free on www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- If you withdraw from the Summer I term (drop all courses summer I), you must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing that you plan to attend the Summer II term. Failure to do this will result in your summer financial aid being cancelled. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your student information and any questions. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours in order to receive federal financial aid.
- All financial aid award package revision requests must now be submitted via your mySFA account.
- Beginning July 1, 2016, all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are subject to repeated coursework rules. Click here for more information regarding these rules.
- On May 27, 2016 the IRS released a statement warning of a scam involving a bogus “Federal Student Tax”. The scam is currently presented as phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent tax, the ‘Federal Student Tax.’ For further information please visit www.irs.gov.
- You no longer have to wait until the spring to get your FAFSA submitted. Beginning October 1, 2016, you can submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA using your 2015 Tax Return information.
Tax Return Information
Our office will not accept tax returns of any type! If you were the victim of identity theft and have been selected for verification, please contact our office to find out what information to provide.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance’s mission is to help currently enrolled and prospective students remove financial barriers by providing superior customer service while effectively communicating the implementation of federal, state, and institutional changes to policies and procedures. Access and assistance to financial aid information will be provided to all students in an effort to promote retention and graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
SFA Box 13052
Nacogdoches, Tx 75962
2102 Alumni Drive North
Austin Building, Room 104
Nacogdoches, Tx 75961
Phone: (936) 468-2403
Fax: (936) 468-1048
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