Here at Southern, we pride ourselves in offering students a challenging degree that is nationally recognized at a very affordable price. Through scholarships programs and financial aid, students have several options to help them finance their educational goals. Southern is proud of the fact that we consistently rank as one of the top 15 universities nationwide in terms of graduating students with the least amount of college debt. Be sure to visit the Financial Aid Office at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There is a myriad of information to help get you started on obtaining financial assistance to pursue the career you have been dreaming about. You will find information regarding Federal Pell Grants, Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA], Federal Direct Loans, and Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students [PLUS], and numerous other programs.
Completing an application to Southern Illinois University Carbondale automatically enters the applicant into the pool for many university-wide scholarships available to Southern students. Continuing students also qualify for campus-wide scholarships. Visit the Financial Aid Office to learn about the various campus-wide Scholarship Opportunities.
In addition, the College of Agricultural Sciences offers the Heritage Scholarship Program. This College administered program offers over $100,000 annually to new and continuing students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
STUDENT WORK OPPORTUNITIES
Student work is abundant on campus as well as through our many of the College's industry contacts. Whether you are interested in working in an office, in a laboratory or on our extensive farm system, chances are there is a student work position to fit your interest. Visit the University's Financial Aid Office to learn more about Student Employment opportunities.