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:
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:
- High School Completion Status and Educational Purpose Verification Worksheet
- Independent Verification Worksheet
- Dependent Verification Worksheet
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 BalanceYou 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 email@example.com or call us at (251) 380-3460.
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.
If you plan to use federal loans to help cover your balance for next year, complete these requirements by August 1:
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.
If you have been awarded Federal Work Study you must apply for a job at CareerBeam.