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 complete the FAFSA and SAU Tech Scholarship Applications. Call us at 870-574-4511.

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

Arkansas Division of Higher Education & The Arkansas Student Loan Authority: How to Pay for College Guide for Arkansas Students 

  • US Department of Education Loan Forgiveness Information

There is some new guidance on the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program recently announced by the US Department of Education.

  1. Applications will be available online by early October 2022
  2. Once the application is submitted, you will get a confirmation email from the Dept. of Ed.
  3. Your loan servicer will inform you when the relief has been applied to your account.
  4. If a current FAFSA application is on file, you DO NOT have to complete an application. You will receive an email and text message from the Dept. of Ed. alerting you of your status.
  5. The amount forgiven will range from up to $10,000 to $20,000. It depends on income and if you received Pell while in college. If you are eligible for the $10,000 relief, but you only have $5,000 in student loan debt, the lesser will be what you receive in relief. You WILL NOT GET A CHECK FOR ANY AMOUNT.
  6. Your monthly payment will be recalculated based on the new balance if you have a remaining loan balance after applying the relief. This could reduce monthly payments.

How to prepare:

  1. Go to www.studentaid.gov and make sure your contact information is correct.
  2. If you don't have a studentaid.gov account (FSA ID), you should create one to access loan information.

Remember, no loans after July 2022 will be eligible. If you are a student and have taken out a loan for the fall, it WILL NOT be included in this program.

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.

REFUND DATES

The first Loan Disbursement, Pell grant, AR Challenge, and other scholarship refunds for Fall 2022 will be ready on the dates below.  Be aware that direct deposit is the most efficient way to receive your refund. Direct Deposit Authorization forms are available in the Business Office and under Student Forms in MyCollege at www.sautech.edu.  It is not necessary to submit a new form if your direct deposit information previously submitted is still correct.

The completed direct deposit form must be received in the Business Office by September 19 for your refund to be ready on September 26.  The direct deposit may be later if the form is submitted after September 19.

If you are eligible to receive a Pell, loan or scholarship refund, they will be distributed as follows:

  • Direct Deposit   Monday, September 26, 2022
  • Paper Checks     Monday, October 3, 2022  - You may pick up your check in the Business Office with a PHOTO ID.  No checks are mailed on this date.

Business Office hours:  Mon – Thurs 7:30 – 5:00 and Friday  7:30 – 11:30

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

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

007738

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 servicemen and women killed or disabled while serving our 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 www.foldsofhonor.org

VA Isakon & Roe - Section 1018 Requirements
Title 38 for VA Benefits and Transition
AC Online's Guide to College Affordability for Veterans
AT&T War Memorial Scholarship
Post 9/11 GI Bill® Enrollment Certification
National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Waiver
SAU Tech VA Handout
Veterans Administration Website

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

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</>

How-To Videos