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Welcome to South University Online

Here you’ll find the information you need to become an informed consumer of a South University education. From financial aid facts and forms to academic information including course information, text books, and catalogs, it’s all on these pages. See SUprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. Explore our student consumer information pages, and if you are thinking about attending South University Online, go to our home page where you can learn even more about our campus. If you are a current student, you can log onto the Campus Common here.

Financial Aid Facts

At South University - Online financial aid is available to those who qualify. We’re here to help you understand what you need to know to fund your education. If you want to speak with someone in person, please contact a financial aid representative at 888.444.3404.

The following links will help you find the information you need to finance your education.

Net Price Calculator (NPC)
If you are a first time student in college and planning to attend full time, please visit our Net Price Calculator to get an early approximation for your costs to attend South University Online. All financial results are only an approximation based on the information you will supply and cannot be considered an actual award. To be considered for federal or state (if applicable) financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The calculator is not intended for transfer, readmitted, international, graduate, part time or continuing students.

Financial Aid Guide
For detailed information on all financial aid awards, processes, and policies along with important federal resource information to better understand your financial aid eligibility rights and responsibilities, please refer often to our Financial Aid Guide. We also encourage you to contact your Student Finance Counselor if you have additional questions or need any further clarification.

State Grant Assistance
Each state has specific rules for state aid eligibility for online students. Please contact your financial aid officer for more information.

Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid information is published online and available in print upon request. Visit our Financial Aid Guide for more information.

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Financial Aid
To contact a financial aid representative at the school, you can call 888.444.3404.

Student Lending Code of Conduct for Education Loans
To download a PDF of our student lending code of conduct for education loans, please click here.

Entrance (Initial) Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Before receiving a student loan, first-time borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session. This quick and easy interactive counseling session provides useful tips and tools to help you develop a budget for managing your educational expenses and helps you to understand your loan responsibilities. This entrance counseling session can be found on the Direct Loan Servicing Web Site.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Direct loan exit counsfatv eling will explain your rights and responsibilities as a direct loan borrower. Exit counseling information is also located on the Direct Loan Servicing Web Site.You will need to have your Social Security number and your FSA ID ready in order to log into this portion of the site. 

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
When a borrower receives a Federal loan or a Pell grant, the information must be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Information in NSLDS is accessible to schools, lenders, and guarantors that are authorized users of the data system. Students are also able to log in and access all of their federal loan and Pell grant information. Students will need to have their FSA ID in order to access their information.

Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education
Additional information about financial aid, including your specific loan information, can be found by visiting the Department of Education Financial Awareness Counseling page along with the Federal Student Aid page.

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
For information about eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs, please click here for school specific information. This document will provide further helpful information from the Department of Education.

Federal Direct Loan Application
To view the Federal Direct Loan Application click here. Be sure to read the promissory note before signing. You will be required to repay your loans.

Once you have completed your loan application, your lender will contact you. You may also want to take a moment to review our student lending code of conduct.

Remember: Your first step in the financial aid process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. If you need more information about completing the FAFSA form, visit our financial aid resources page. Or, if you have not yet completed your FAFSA form, this link will get you started.

Private Education Loans Overview

Private alternative education loans are offered by private lending institutions and are not subsidized by a government agency. Alternative education loans are not to be used as a substitution for federal loans. Alternative education loans are intended to provide additional funding for your education after all federal loans are sought.

Application for all alternative loan programs can be done on-line directly with the lender of your choice. Students are free to choose any lender they wish. Lenders reserve the right to choose the schools and borrowers that they will approve. Should you choose a paper Self Certification Form to begin your application, please click here. The Financial Aid Office can help with any questions you might have, including information on the Cost of Attendance and what loan amount you might need when filling this form out.

Students who borrow from an alternative lender will need to complete an entrance interview and an exit interview for each alternative lender used.

Student Lending Code of Conduct for Education Loans
To download a PDF of our student lending code of conduct for education loans, click here.

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance
The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine for how much financial aid a student may be eligible. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found here

Loan Repayment Estimator
Please visit the Federal Student Aid website, here, for access to valuable loan calculators to get an idea of what your monthly loan payment might look like, depending on the repayment plan you choose. When it comes time to repay your loans, we suggest a plan that allows you to pay off your loans the fastest. Remember, the longer you take to pay off your loans, the smaller your monthly payment, but the more you will pay back in total dollars. Not all loans are eligible for all repayment plans. Private loan repayment plans are at the discretion of the lender. Please contact your Student Finance Counselor if you have any questions.

Federal Direct Loan Repayment Plans
Depending on your overall federal loan amount that you need to repay along with your current financial situation, there may be different repayment options available to you. This federal resource will provide all of the information you need to be better informed of your repayment options for your federal loans. Options may include, Standard, Extended, Income Contingent and Income Based repayment plans, depending on your situation. Not all plans are available to all students. While we typically suggest choosing a plan that repays your loan the fastest, generally the Standard plan, the Income Based and Income Contingent plans might be best for you right now. If you have further questions, please contact a Student Finance Counselor at the school for assistance. Please know that the federal government has the right to change the terms of each plan at any time, including eliminating and adding plans. Students also have the right to change plans, per federal regulations, as needed.

Financial Aid Changes

Every year, many of the federal aid policies, practices, and awards are up for review and approval by the federal government. The government also maintains the right to modify all federal aid policies at any time during the year should there be budgetary or regulation issues that need to be addressed immediately. Starting with the new financial aid award year that begins officially on July 1st, each year, the attached document highlights the pending changes in financial aid awarding and policy. The Financial Aid Office will be able to answer any specific questions regarding how these changes might or might not affect you and your financial aid award for the coming school year. Please refer to Federal aid website for additional information.

Financial Literacy
Financial Literacy We are proud to present our new Financial Literacy resource, iGrad! We strongly encourage our students to utilize iGrad's full library of resources including their our updated short video presentations, relevant current articles on a wide array of financial topics, calculators, games, a job search function, and the ability to create a customized profile of personally relevant information to best suit their personal needs. All of these resources will provide valuable tips and lessons for understanding financial aid and for managing all of their finances wisely. Some of the topics covered include financial aid processes and awards, paying for college; time management; credit management; preparing for life after college; and personal finance tips for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. These resources can be referenced at any time and will be updated as new information and resources become available.

U.S. Military Education Benefits
We are committed to helping you—our military service members, veterans and your families—understand the financial investment you are making by pursuing a postsecondary education, along with helping you to understand and uncover the financial aid options for which you may be eligible. Our Military Brochure provides a summary of the most common military education benefits, including links to the federal sites for more detailed information.

In addition, the brochure describes the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (Shopping Sheet) that will be provided to you to assist you as you make the important decision to continue your education. A personalized Shopping Sheet will be created for you in accordance with the Principles of Excellence as outlined in Executive Order 13607. For illustrative purposes, please review the Shopping Sheet template prescribed by the Department of Education to participating schools; your Shopping Sheet will follow this format.

South University offer qualifying military students numerous military education benefits that can help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to put your passion. The Military Student Loan Benefits document provides you with an overview of the special benefits and repayment options for your student loans available from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense. For additional information about military education and housing benefits, explore our Education and Housing Benefits Guidelines.

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member's Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you. For more information on these benefits, visit www.gibill.va.gov.

To learn more about educational benefits for military personnel and veterans, please begin with our military pages Here.

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Web Page

The Shopping Sheet is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. Further information on the Shopping Sheet can be accessed here.

The College Scorecard Web Site

A planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school and is located at here.

The College Navigator Web Site

A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. The College Navigator is located here.

The Paying for College Web Page

Which can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information. The tool can be accessed here.

Resolving Disputes

If you have tried to resolve a dispute you have about your Federal Student Aid and you have not been able to do so, you may need to contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U. S. Department of Education.

By Phone: 877-557-2575

By FAX: 202-275-0549

By U.S. Postal Mail: U. S. Department of Education FSA Ombudsman Group 830 First Street, N. E. Fourth Floor Washington, D.C. 20202-5144

Online: http://studentaid.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare

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Academics

At South University - Online our graduate and undergraduate academic programs are designed to help you develop skills that are vital to professional achievement.

The following links provide you with the information you need to understand what programs we offer, how our schools are accredited, and how much it will cost to attend our school so you can make the right decision about your education.

Average Credits Attempted Per Term and Average Time to Graduation

Note: The data below includes only programs or degree types that had continuously enrolled graduates to report. If a degree or credential type did not have continuously enrolled graduates, that is, if graduates did not complete the program from start to finish without interruption in their coursework, data for that credential type is not included or reported.

Certificate programs: On average and including transfer credits as applicable, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 19 months.

Associate degrees: On average and including transfer credits as applicable, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 45 months.

Bachelor degrees: On average and including transfer credits as applicable, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 50 months.

Masters degrees: On average, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 29 months.

Changing programs, taking remedial courses, taking time off from coursework, taking a leave of absence, registering for fewer hours or unsuccessful attempts at course completion may increase the total length of the program and overall cost of education. Transfer credits awarded toward your program may decrease the overall length and cost of education. Data reported is based on graduates in each program type and may not be indicative of future outcomes. Credential types with less than ten graduates are not presented.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV (Federal) Financial Aid
Our refund policy can be found on our Refund Policy document.

Academic Program Cost Sheet
Information regarding cost or attendance can be found on our Program Cost Sheet. Or, you can find full program information and costs by visiting our Gainful Employment pages.

Academic Programs/Educational Programs
Review the courses we offer by checking out our
home page or you can view our Academic Catalog.

Facilities
To find out more about our library and classrooms, explore our Catalog.

Faculty
Our faculty provide a nurturing atmosphere for our students. They foster a nurturing atmosphere where teaching methods are geared towards the success of our students. To learn more about our faculty, see our Academic Catalog.

Credit
Transfer of Credit Policies can be found by clicking here.

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
To find out more about your rights as a student, including the rights and procedures relating to your right to view your education records, review our FERPA Policy.

Student Diversity
Information regarding student diversity can be found in our Student Diversity document.

Accreditation and Licensing

Information regarding accreditation and licensing can be found here.

Cohort Default Rates
For information on our persistence rates, please click here. Cohort default rates help to measure the percentage of students within a specific cohort who enter into repayment on federal student loans within a specific timeframe. The United States Government releases official data once per academic year, with the new rates scheduled to be released in September of this year. Please contact your Student Financial Services professional with questions regarding these rates.

Program Improvements
From time to time, it is important for academic programs to make improvements to their curriculum or teaching style to stay in line with industry standards and changes. For information on all program changes and plans for improvement, click here to see what the current plans might be to improve any academic program at this location.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
With specific guidance from our accrediting bodies and the federal government, the school has established a mandatory Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy in order to help provide guidelines for students in maintaining their academic progress towards completion of a degree. Failure to comply with the established SAP policy could result in a loss of financial aid eligibility along with eventual academic probation and dismissal. Please be aware that dropping courses, reducing course load and failing courses will negatively affect your academic progress. The school has established periodic checkpoints to monitor student progress and to provide early intervention and corrective measures when appropriate. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and understand the current SAP policy, which can be found here, along with being available in the school catalog. Please contact your student academic advisor with any questions regarding the policy or to review your current academic standing.

Articulation Agreements Policies Relating To Articulation Agreements.

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Textbook Lists

A list of text books for the courses we offer can be found by logging on to the Campus Common site with your student login.

Important Book Information

We provide ease and convenience in accessing all of your textbook needs.

Important Book Information

We provide ease and convenience in accessing all of your textbook needs.

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Cash Management Contracts

South University, Online utilizes a third-party servicer, BankMobile, to provide stipends to our eligible students. Under the Title IV cash management regulations, institutions are required to publicly disclose any contract that governs a cash management arrangement, as well as information about the costs incurred by students who elect to use a financial account offered under this arrangement. To view this contract, please click here. For a schedule of costs that may be incurred by the student, please refer to http://bankmobilevibe.com/fee-schedule/.

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Student Services

Student Services

Disability Services
Information regarding our disability services can be found here.

Security Alerts
In the event of an emergency, our alert system will be enabled where timely information and instruction regarding the status of the emergency will be provided. Students now can also receive emergency messages via email, mobile phone, home phone and text messaging directly to the communication device of each recipient's choice. Students simply need to update their personal profile in their Student Portal to begin receiving emergency messages.

Voter Registration for Students
United States citizens who are students of voting age can find voter information specific to their state of residence while attending school by clicking here.

Drug and Alcohol Policies
Policies regarding drug and alcohol use can be found in this document.

Vaccination Policy

Our vaccination policy can be found by clicking here.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Policies regarding copyright infringement and sanctions regarding violation of those policies can be found in our Intellectual Property Policy.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
At South University, we take issues surrounding your health and safety very seriously. Information about our school security policies, crime statistics, crime logs, fire safety policies, fire statistics, and our fire log can be found in our Crime Report.

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Loan Calculators

Loan Repayment Estimators

If you will be utilizing student loans to help pay for your education, we have provided a few loan calculators as helpful resources to get an idea of what your loan repayment options and amounts might be. All results are estimates based on information that you will provide and cannot be considered an offer or promise of any kind as to your actual loan repayment amounts. Loan amounts, interest rates, repayment plans and the length of repayment can all change and all will affect the actual monthly payment amount you may need to make along with your total amount repaid at the end of your loan terms.

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Graduate Employment Statistics

Graduate Statistics

The Career Services Department partners with students and graduates to seek appropriate employment during all stages of your education. To find out more about our employment statistics, including placement rates and average salaries, download our graduate employment statistics. Placement Rate data can also be found by visiting our Gainful Employment pages. When there, please make sure to have the right campus location and to select your program of choice.

Massachusetts Program Regulations

Please view program details and outcomes according to specific regulations from the state of Massachusetts.

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Outside Resources

The College Scorecard Web Site
A planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school and is located at here.

The College Navigator Web Site
A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. The College Navigator is located here.

The Paying for College Web Page
Which can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information. The tool can be accessed here.

State Contact Information for Student Complaints
Please click here for state consumer complaint contact information.

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Student Success

Graduation/Completion Rates

The Student Right to Know Act as regulated by the Department of Education requires the publishing of graduation/completion rates.

Annual Retention Rates

For information on our annual retention rates, please click here.

Cohort Default Rates

For information on cohort default rates, please click here. Cohort default rates help to measure the percentage of students within a specific cohort who enter into repayment on federal student loans within a specific timeframe. The United States Government releases official data once per academic year, with the new rates scheduled to be released in September of this year. Please contact your Student Financial Services professional with questions regarding these rates.

Placement Rate

true Placement Rate data can also be found by visiting our Gainful Employment pages. When there, please make sure to have the right campus location and to select your program of choice.

Licensure Pass Results

Some programs either require or suggest that students pass licensing exams in order to move forward in their chosen field and career. For more information on specific requirements, test information, location and dates, please speak with your Academic Advisor. Here are the most current Licensure Pass Results for some of our programs.


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Gainful Employment Data

SUPrograms.info

See SUPrograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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