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Financial Aid Checklist

Prepare for a successful start to your classes by using the following checklist to ensure you’re fully equipped with all necessary financial aid requirements in place.

Review your WINGS account for any outstanding Financial Aid requirements. 

  • New Incoming Freshmen Click HERE for step-by-step instructions
  • Continuing Students Click HERE for step-by-step instructions

If your SAP appeal was approved your stipulations letter will be in your email.

Students with a pending SAP appeal will need to be prepared to cover their balance in full as appeals are not guaranteed to be approved.   We are working on reviewing appeals as quickly as possible.

If you are a Georgia Resident and would like your account to be reviewed for HOPE/ZELL eligibility, email a request to

Please note that new, incoming student eligibility is not determined by Georgia Southern. The student’s high school submits your graduation information to the state and the state sends a list of eligible students to the university.

Make sure you are enrolled in courses that count in your program of study that you were advised to take.

If you have questions about charges on your account, please contact the Bursar’s Office by phone 912-478-3675 or by email at

If you have questions about the payment plan please visit

The first disbursement for the term is August 22.  

Your balance due after anticipated Financial Aid is the amount due on the Fee Payment Deadline.

Step-by-Step instructions on how to accept or decline your student loans can be found here.

If this is your first time accepting student loans, you must complete the Loan Agreement and Entrance Loan Counseling (ELC) online at

If you need to accept loans you previously declined or decline loans you previously accepted, please complete a Revision Request and email it to

If you would like information about PLUS (Parent or Graduate) Loans, visit our PLUS Applications page.

Please check WINGS for any requested documentation.  

Once submitted, these appeals take longer than our normal processing times to review.  They are reviewed on a first-submitted basis.  Please know we will review all requests, it just may not happen before the fee payment deadline.  If this is the case, the student/family is responsible for the balance due on the fee payment deadline as there is no guarantee of additional aid. For more information on Special Circumstances/SAI Appeal, click here. For more information on Unusual Circumstances/ Dependency Override, click here.

Students who are expecting a sufficient refund from their financial aid funds may use up to $600 of their expected refund at the University Store as a Financial Aid Advance. Students with a UStore Financial Aid Advance for a semester have a limited window of time to utilize the advance at the University Store. For more information, please visit our financial aid advance page.

 If the student will not be present for the meeting, parents need to be listed on FERPA and will need to know the student’s Eagle ID number.

Last updated: 5/15/2024