How Can I Securely Send Sensitive Electronic Documents to the University?
Students and parents needing to send sensitive electronic documents to the University such as tax returns, w2's, birth certificates, etc should utilize the Eagle File Transfer service. This secure file transfer service allows you to send documents such as PDFs, images, Microsoft Office files, etc with strong encryption that protects your personal information from theft.
To begin using Eagle File Transfer, please complete this form requesting an invitation to the system. You will be asked for your name, email address, and an optional phone number. Upon submission, you will receive a notification indicating your request for invitation was received.
Once your invitation has been processed, you will receive a second email with instructions to complete your registration with Eagle File Transfer. Following the instructions in this email, you will be asked to choose a user name and password and to optionally provide further contact information.
Upon completion, you will be directed to the Eagle File Transfer login page, where you can input the User Name and Password you chose to log in and start securely sending files. After you log in, click the Secure Mail option, then click Compose.
When composing a secure mail, you will be asked for an address to which to send the files. To direct your files to the Office of Financial Aid, please use the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach your file to the mail by clicking Attach a file from My Computer. On the attachment dialog, click Select Files, select the file to send, and click Open. To send more than one file, click Select Files again and follow the previously defined steps.
When you have attached all of the documents you wish to send, click Close. At this point, you can also enter a custom Message to accompany your files. When ready you may then click Send to start the file transfer. You will be prompted for package options--please leave the default options selected and click Send. Your files have now been securely transferred and you can click Logout.
If you later need to send more files, please browse to https://transfer.usm.edu and log in with the user name and password you chose in the account setup process. From there, you can compose further secure mails to email@example.com.
We recommend that you submit all verification documents and financial forms to the Southern Miss Office of Financial Aid using our secure Eagle File Transfer platform to ensure protection of your sensitive data.
For instructions on how to use the secure Eagel File Transfer please download the following How to Guide: EFT How to Guide.pdf