Financial Aid

Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Financial Aid Office is here to help YOU seek funds for college! Our offices are located in the Administration Building on the main campus, and we are available for walk-in assistance. Please let us know how we can help you with completing the FAFSA and SAU Tech’s Scholarship Applications. Call us at 870-574-4511.

Check out the “How-To” section below for video resources on completing your FAFSA Application!

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Summer Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed Friday

Mailing Address

SAU Tech
Financial Aid
P.O. Box 3499
Camden, AR 71711

Log in to Campus Connect to check your financial aid status online.


The first Loan Disbursement, Pell grant, AR Challenge and other scholarship refunds for Fall 2020 will be ready on the dates below.  Remember the most efficient way to receive your refund is by direct deposit. Direct deposit forms are available in the Business Office and under Student Forms in MyCollege at  It is not necessary to submit a new form if your direct deposit information previously submitted is still correct.

The direct deposit form must be received in the Business Office by September 22 in order for your refund to be ready on September 28.  If submitted after September 22, the direct deposit will be later.

Direct Deposit: Monday, September 28

Paper Checks:  Monday, October 5  – You may pick up your check in the Business Office with a PHOTO ID.  Please remember to wear a mask and be screened upon entering the building.  If your check is not picked up by October 19, it will be mailed to the address on file with SAU Tech.

There may be later Loan disbursements as stated in your award letter.  The refund for the later loan disbursements will be available 5-7 business days following the disbursement date.


Scholarships can be an important part of paying for a college education. Check out our Scholarship page to learn more about the opportunities available to you.

Forms of Financial Aid

Important Information about the FAFSA:

When completing the FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid), the Financial Aid Office strongly encourages you and your parents (if required) to select the IRS Data Retrieval Option. Choosing not to use this tool could result in a delay to your Financial Aid Award. You can now file your FAFSA as early as October 1 as the federal government is allowing the use of tax information from the current year. This reduces the need to wait until after taxes are filed in the spring. Get an early start! If you have any questions or want more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Apply Here!

Federal School Code


Priority Deadlines

Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15

Forms and scholarship applications can be e-mailed to you upon request. Please contact our office.

Student Loan Information

Entrance & Exit Counseling – Master Promissory Note
Loan Deferment & Forbearance Options
Loan Deferment & Forbearance Forms
Student Loan Application
Nursing Loan Application
Nursing Loan FAQ’s
View Federal Loan & Grant History

Policies and Procedures

Financial Aid Consumer Information
Return of Title IV Funds
SAU Tech Code Of Conduct
SAU Tech’s Satisfactory Progress Policy

Private Loan Information

Private Loan Policy
Private Education Loans Self-Certification Form

The Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving out great nation. Scholarships are used to subsidize the costs of tuition, textbooks, fees, housing, special tools and equipment necessary for coursework, school-approved tutoring, and any other expense that the school, where the student is enrolled, may deem appropriate and unmet. There are two types of scholarships: Immediate-Use Scholarships and Future-Use Scholarships. For more information, eligibility requirements, criteria, and applications, please visit the Financial Aid Office or go to

Title 38 for VA Benefits and Transition
AC Online’s Guide to College Affordability for Veterans
AT&T War Memorial Scholarship
Enrollment Certification
National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Waiver
SAU Tech VA Handout
Veterans Administration Website

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver is granted to SAU Tech students sixty (60) years of age or older and covers the cost of tuition and fees for classes taken each semester.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form