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Financial Aid Checklist

This checklist is for confirmed students who will be attending Spring Hill College. Now that you’ve decided to join us on The Hill, there are a few more steps you need to take regarding your financial aid:

1. Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA priority deadline is March 1. You can learn more about the FAFSA process here.

2. FAFSA Verification
Each year, approximately one-third of students are selected by the Department of Education for a process known as “verification” as part of the application process for Federal Financial Aid.

If you are selected for verification, please complete the process by May 1. Your award will remain estimated until this is completed, and you will not be able to use your aid to pay your bill. You will be notified by email which of the following verification forms are required for you:

See the Financial Aid/FAFSA Verification Policy here for more information on this process. You can also watch a step-by-step video tutorial on completing verification here.

3. Accept your Award
Accept or decline your aid through BadgerWeb by August 1 [you must be logged in to BadgerWeb to access this link]. We have also provided a quick step-by-step video tutorial for your convenience, as well as a guide to understanding your award.

4. Sign Your Enrollment Agreement & Request for Student’s Taxpayer ID# Forms

You must complete an Enrollment Agreement (make sure to select one of the options on the back) and Request for Student’s Taxpayer ID# Forms by August 1. Return these forms to the Office of Student Financial Services at studentbilling@shc.edu.

5. Submit Refund/Direct Deposit Form
Complete the Direct Deposit form and return it to the Finance and Accounting Office. You can access the Direct Deposit form here [you must be logged in to BadgerWeb to access this link].

6. Pay Your Balance or Finalize Payment Arrangements

Meet your remaining costs by making a one-time online payment through BadgerWeb. You can also make a one-time payment or set up a payment plan at shc.afford.com. Payment plans must be set up by August 1.

The Billing Timeline is located on Badgerweb, under the Student Financial Services tab.

7. Complete All Required Documents
Check your BadgerWeb student account “Document Tracking” to ensure you have submitted all required financial aid documents by August 1.

Check Your Balance

You can check your balance 24/7 on your BadgerWeb Student Account. If you have questions about how to access your balance, please email us at studentbilling@shc.edu or call us at (251) 380-3460.

If applicable

Alabama Student Grant
If you are an Alabama resident, you can complete the 2019-2020 Alabama Student Grant Application. The grant is designed to provide financial assistance to residents of the State of Alabama for undergraduate non-sectarian, secular education at independent, non-profit, postsecondary institutions of higher learning located within the State of Alabama.

Federal Loans
If you plan to use federal loans to help cover your balance for next year, complete these requirements by August 1:

Watch an informational video about Federal Loans here.

Parent PLUS Loan
If a parent plans to apply for a PLUS loan, a credit check must be performed and a master promissory note completed. You can apply for a parent PLUS Loan under “Parent Borrowers” using the Parent FSA ID username and password.

CareerBeam
If you have been awarded Federal Work Study you must apply for a job at CareerBeam.

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