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Financial Aid

At South University, we don’t want a lack of funding to stop you from professional growth. We want you to succeed, so we offer a number of financial aid options to meet your financial needs.

To those who qualify, federal financial aid is the first option for a student loan. Types of federal financial aid include the following:

  • Federal Grant Programs
  • Federal Loan Programs
  • Federal Work-Study Programs

In addition to these options, some South University locations offer institutional aid or operate in states where you may apply for state grants. Please refer to our Financial Aid Guide for further information on possible awards, requirements and application processes. Please contact the location of interest for more information.

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 that you know which location you are planning to attend. It is also helpful to meet with a financial aid officer at that campus location.

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at You will need to know the FAFSA code for the South University campus location you are interested in.

Financial Aid Process

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 receive Federal financial aid:

Financial aid is based on individual financial circumstances. For more information, download the South University Guide to Financial Aid. Please note that the information within these pages is subject to change at any time.


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A Veterans Affairs official is available at each of our campuses and online to assist students with benefit information and financial aid options.

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Qualified students can benefit from a number of scholarships we offer.

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FAFSA codes for each location are listed below.

Montgomery - 004463

Tampa - 013039

West Palm Beach - E00602

Savannah - 013039

Novi - 013039

High Point - 013039

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University - 014578

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University - 013039

Cleveland - E02136

Columbia - 004922

Austin - E02135

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University - 017360

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University - 013039

Richmond - 013039

Virginia Beach - 013039

Online Programs - 013039