Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid

Norton Hall, Building R2

1100 South Marietta Parkway

Marietta, Georgia 30060

Office 678-915-7290

Fax 678-915-4227

finaid@spsu.edu

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Instructions

Check your Financial Aid Status

  • Go to SPSU home page www.SPSU.edu
  • Click the “Banner Web” link on the left side of the page
  • Click “Login”
  • Enter Student ID and PIN
    • Your student ID can be found on https://accounts.spsu.edu
    • Your PIN is originally set to your birthday MMDDYY, you should change your PIN immediately (but, please remember it)
  • Click  “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  • Click  “Financial Aid"


Accepting / Adjusting an Award Letter

You can view, accept and adjust your award letter online. Please follow the directions below to accept or adjust your award.

  • Go to SPSU home page www.SPSU.edu
  • Click the “Banner Web” link on the left side of the page
  • Click “Login”
  • Enter Student ID and PIN
    • Your PIN is originally set to your birthday MMDDYY, you should change your PIN immediately (but, please remember it)
  • Click  “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  • Click “Financial Aid”
  • Click “Financial Aid Award Letter”
  • Check “Yes” then click “Submit”
  • Select a term then click “Submit”
    • Some students may also have to select an aid year then click “Submit”

Accept Award Letter – If you wish to accept the award letter click “Accept Award Letter”. If you are accepting a student loan and are a first time borrower at SPSU you will need to go to www.studentloans.gov and complete entrance counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN).
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Decline or Adjust Award – If you wish to decline or adjust an award, then click on “Decline or Adjust Award”. Select the award you wish to decline or adjust, then select the term, then select if you wish to decline the amount or if you wish to adjust. If you are adjusting the amount then enter the amount you wish to receive. This amount must be lower than the offered amount. Click “Submit Choices”. Once the changes have been made, an e-mail will be sent to your SPSU e-mail account. You will then need to review your new electronic award and accept the changes. No paper award letters will be mailed to you.

 


Common Questions
I do not want loans, but I do want the rest of my award – Click on the “Decline or Adjust Award” link on the electronic award letter. Select the loan you would like to decline, select “all year” for the term, select decline total amount, then click “Submit Choices”. Repeat this process for other loans you wish to decline.
 
If you have question about your award you may email Financial Aid at finaid@spsu.edu. If you think you are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship and it is not on your award, you may request a HOPE Scholarship evaluation by sending an email to finaid@spsu.edu. Make sure in that email you state your name, SPSU ID number, list all colleges ever attended and that you are requesting a HOPE evaluation.

To be eligible for HOPE you must have graduated from high school as a HOPE Scholar having a 3.0 or higher grade point average or have attempted at least 30 college credits with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. You must be a legal Georgia Resident and have completed the HOPE application at www.gacollege411.org