FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
We receive a number of inquiries about the availability of scholarships and the process
for consideration and selection. Almost all of these questions are answered in the
information provided throughout our site. Some of the most frequently asked questions,
as well as some of the more unusual questions, may be found here.
For additional information or assistance, please contact our staff anytime.
Contact the Office of Scholarship Services for additional assistance.
Please contact the Office of Scholarship Services with any additional questions or concerns.
For incoming freshman and transfer students you will have 30 days from the date of your notification to accept a scholarship offer.
Your initial award is based on full-time enrollment. Census occurs at the end of the day on the last day to drop/add courses for the semester (typically the Friday of the first week of classes). Your aid will not disburse at less than full-time status and your enrollment will be evaluated for aid purposes at that time.
If eligible, exceptions for Institutional Scholarships can be completed in JagSPOT. For other scholarships and awards, distributed through the colleges, schools, and programs, please contact the Office of Scholarship Services directly.
Additional courses registered for after the census date will not be taken into consideration with regard to your scholarship and aid eligibility.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about aid adjustments.
University of South Alabama
Office of Scholarship Services
Meisler Hall, Suite 1225
390 Student Center Circle
Mobile, AL 36688
The donor must include the student's name and Jag Number (Student ID) on the check or on attached documentation. Donors should specify what semester(s) and aid year the check should be applied to in addition to minimum enrollment hours for disbursement (full-time, half-time, less than half-time).
Scholarship donors unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students
like you. They typically ask for nothing in return, but receiving a well written thank
you letter from a student is always special and lets the donor know that his or her
scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the
first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students.
Writing a Well Written Letter
Make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors.
Thank You Letter Tips:
Write clearly and concisely
Double-check for typos and grammatical errors
Send it typewritten in business format
Use quality paper
You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood above all other applicants. Sending a typed thank you letter confirms that this scholarship was important enough to you to take the time to present yourself in a professional manner.
Tuition and fees required to be enrolled at an eligible institution
Course-related expenses, such as books, supplies, and equipment for a course
-Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution.