An appeal and supporting documentation needs to be filed by the appeal processing priority deadline which is 7 business days prior to the semesters add/drop date. The priority deadline is established to ensure the appeal committee can process the appeal in time for the student to withdraw from classes without financial penalty if the appeal is denied. If the appeal is submitted after the priority deadline or the appeal is denied and the student does not drop by the add/drop date, the student will be responsible for the semester charges.
Special Note: Please make sure all signatures (student, spouse, and parents) are on all documents given to our office. We are unable to process your applications if signatures are missing. We recommend that you submit all verification documents and 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 Eagle File Transfer please visit the following site: https://www.usm.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-secure-file-transfer or download the following PDF How to Guide: EFT How to Guide.pdf