The Student Financial Services department provides comprehensive and professional service in order to finance your education. The SFS website provides extensive information for most of your general questions. Please utilize this site for data regarding fees, billing, financial aid, scholarships, loans, refunds, etc. Contact the Student Financial Services office in Academic Hall, Lower Level, Room 019, (573) 651-2253, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online using the following links:
Including where to find state grant sources http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/index.htm
Study Abroad costs may be included when calculating federal loan eligibility provided the coursework is considered part of the student's program of study at a U.S. school. Students must provide documentation of the additional expenses and that the study abroad coursework applies to the student's course of study (major). Contact the Loan Department in Student Financial Services with any questions.
The university adheres to a code of conduct regarding relationships with providers of private educational loans. http://www.semo.edu/pdf/sfs/SFS_CodeOfConduct_2009.pdf .
This form can be obtained by contacting the Loan Department in Student Financial Services.
This is the term used to denote a student’s successful completion of course work toward a certificate or degree. Students must maintain specific academic progress requirements to be eligible for financial aid. http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/progress.htm
Financial aid is disbursed (released) to students in different ways depending on the type of aid and other factors. http://www.semo.edu/sfs/balances.htm
For information on Work-Study employment see http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/employment.htm
Students may receive deferment or cancellation of loans for volunteer service such as Peace Corps, Armed Services, etc.: http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/loans.htm
According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use the following lines to sell their scholarship services; students should avoid any scholarship service or website that says the following:
If you believe you’ve been the victim of scholarship fraud, wish to file a complaint, or want more information, call 1.877.FTC.HELP or see www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams