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Expedition College: Next Steps

Thinking about taking those next steps on your college journey can feel overwhelming. When it comes to making those decisions, don't set out on your expedition without the right tools (or the right people).

We’re practicing social distancing and coming to you virtually! During our FREE Virtual event, Future Jags and their families can get expert assistance from our dedicated teams and our very own USA Student Ambassadors. Receive free assistance with:
   Accessing your financial aid offers
   Understanding more about  financial aid and your college expenses
   Housing and Meal Plan options 
   Learn more about your student account and USA's payment plans
   Identifying college cost hacks


Maximize your Potential

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Registration: HERE

Students that pre-register and attend will be entered into a drawing to win one of three great prizes: a USA 'Expedition College' Book Scholarship, USA Dining Plan Dollars, or a USA Swag Bag! (more details below).

What to Expect

USA Student Aid Advocates, College Staff and our Student Ambassadors will provide a 30 minute Bootcamp, followed by breakout sessions led by our USA subject matter experts. Students and parents will also have access to virtual one-on-ones, with  specialists to address specific  challenges or needs (by appointment). 

USA Bootcamp

​Accessing ​your federal financial aid offers
Understanding financial Aid and college expenses
​H​ousing and Meal Plan options 
​Walk through your student account and USA's payment plans
College cost hacks


6:00pm -6:30pm  
Breakout Sessions

Our 15 minutes sessions will run in two tracks. No need for a second registration  - we will do a deep dive based on need. 




One-on-One appointments

Have more questions about your aid? Need assistance with a special circumstance? Schedule a 20 minute one-on-one appointment with our team. 


For those that do not require a one-on-one, our USA One Stop phone lines will also be open from 5:30pm - 6:30pm to assist with any questions you may have, or to book future appointments with our Student Aid staff. 

Prior to the Event

 Pre-Register using this link: USA Expedition College Registration 

If you are concerned about special circumstances or have questions about the your financial aid that require one-one assistance from a financial aid specialist, please be sure to book your virtual appointment early. Spots are limited, and provided on a first come- first request basis. 

USA 'Expedition College' Book Scholarship

USA Expedition College participants will be entered to win one of three great prizes:  a $500 USA Expedition College Book Scholarship, $250 in USA Dining Dollars or a USA Swag Bag.  To be eligible, get registered for the event, sign the virtual guestbook when you arrive, and then sit back and enjoy the presentation.

The Expedition Book Scholarship and the USA Dining Dollars will be eligible for use at the USA Bookstore during your freshman year at South. Go Jags!