Office of Student Financial Aid

Please read this information carefully as you prepare for the 2016-17 year.

There is a big change coming this fall for Federal Student Aid.

Students who will file the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 school year can do so beginning October 1st.

The change will make it easier for students and parents to complete the FAFSA because they must use their 2015 tax information instead of waiting until they have their 2016 tax information.

Athens State University can assist qualified students with grants, loans, and scholarships from Federal, State, Institutional and other funding sources.  Athens State University, the Athens State University Foundation and the University’s Alumni Association offer more than 160 scholarships awarded annually. Information on other scholarship sources is also available.

Our goal in Financial Aid is to assist the students in securing a quality education without missing an opportunity because of their financial situation.   We meet our goal through two major objectives:  supplement the efforts of our students and their parents in meeting educational costs and provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend this institution without such assistance.

Please take this opportunity to review our financial aid information presented online. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Financial Aid. You may contact us by phone, in person or by email.  Staff are available to assist you during our normal office hours listed below.  Printed information is available on request.

Location: Sandridge Student Center, Second Floor
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Phone: 256.233.8122 or 1.800.522.0272
Fax: 256.233.8178
Email

Federal School Code: Athens State University – 001008

Please note: Office hours are subject to change due to campus events and circumstances beyond our control. Most all Financial Aid Processing can be handled without a trip to campus.

We recommend you confirm our hours before traveling long distances to the campus.