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Financial Aid Important Information

Click here for more information regarding the Financial Aid Attendance Policy.

Beginning Fall 2014, all book loan funds will be sent to your HigherOne Card. You will no longer be able to pick up your book loan funds in person. Book loan funds will be processed overnight. The following day a list of students who have been approved will be sent to the Business Office for processing via HigherOne. The selection you have made with HigherOne determines how quickly you will receive the proceeds from your book loan. In most cases, the proceeds will be available on your HigherOne card or in your bank account within a few days. However, if you have not made your selection with HigherOne, it may delay your book loan proceeds.

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


Get Your Tax Transcripts

You can now download and print your US Tax Return Transcript directly from the IRS website. Please use this option to expedite the verification process!

Mission Statement

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.


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
SFA Box 13052
Nacogdoches, Tx 75962

Physical Address:
2102 Alumni Drive North
Austin Building, Room 104
Nacogdoches, Tx 75961

Phone: (936) 468-2403
Fax: (936) 468-1048

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