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Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Resources

There are many financial aid resources available to help students who qualify for financial aid to meet the costs of their education. Every year many students and their families take advantage of one or more of the resources you will find on these web pages.

Financial aid is based on individual economic circumstances. At South University, we know the importance of funding your education, so these web pages offer a variety of ways to start the process. And remember, it's never too early to start the financial aid process. It is important to note, too, that the information on the following web pages is subject to change at any time. For additional information download the South University Guide to Financial Aid.

for a comprehensive look at your options. Print it out or keep it on your desktop for easy access.

Federal financial aid is your first option for a student loan. Types of Federal financial aid include the following:

  • Federal Grant Programs
  • Federal Loan Programs
  • Federal Work-Study Programs
  • Some institutional aid is available at individual South University campus locations
  • Some South University campus locations operate in states where you may apply for state grants

Please note that state financial aid varies, based on the state of residence of the student and where the school is located.

While it is not critical that you have applied to and been accepted by the South University campus location of your choice, it is important for you to know which South University campus location you are planning to attend. That’s because to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, you will need to know the FAFSA code for the South University campus location you are interested in. If you have not selected a South University campus location yet, explore our locations to discover which school is right for you.

Each South University campus location has a specific FAFSA code and this code will need to appear on your FAFSA Application. FAFSA codes for each campus location are listed below.


  • Montgomery, AL


  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL


  • Savannah, GA


  • Novi, MI

North Carolina

  • High Point, NC
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a campus of South University


  • Cleveland, OH

South Carolina

  • Columbia, SC


  • Austin, TX
  • The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University
  • The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University


  • Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Beach, VA


  • Online Programs

If you decide to meet with a financial aid officer at the South University campus location of your choice to start the financial aid process, or if you would like to complete part of this process online, we can help. The following links will get you started. However, before you apply for a direct loan, it is critical that you meet with a financial aid officer at the South University campus location you want to attend. Application for financial aid is a yearly process, so you can refer to these financial aid pages to help make sure you stay on track with your financial aid needs throughout the duration of your education program. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

The following links will help you to understand the financial aid process and how to complete the FAFSA form to prepare to receive Federal financial aid.

Gather the documents you need.
Print a FAFSA on the Web worksheet.
Plan how to sign your FAFSA.
Apply for a PIN. (A Personal Identification Number (PIN) enables you to sign your FAFSA form online.)
Check your eligibility for federal financial aid.
Understand important deadlines.
Get Started.

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