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Financial Aid

To request financial aid, go to SOU’s school code is 003219.

In order to qualify for financial aid, you must be fully admitted to a graduate program and enrolled in at least 3 credits per term. To continue qualifying for aid, you must demonstrate that you are making progress toward your degree and remain in good academic standing.

Contact the Financial Aid office for specific questions about your financial aid by emailing [email protected].

Technical Support

Network and email accounts are created within 24 hours after you have been admitted to Southern Oregon University (SOU).

Once you've been admitted, you must activate a new student account before you can begin using our online services. If you need assistance activating or using your account, please contact the IT Helpdesk:


SOU online students have access to the extensive resources within the Hannon Library, which is dedicated to your success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.

For assistance with access to library materials, visit or call 541-552-6442. You can also chat online with a librarian during regular reference desk hours or email a question. A list of frequently asked questions about the library can be found here.

Textbooks are available online at the SOU Bookstore. The Bookstore website will have information for all required texts, making it easy to purchase your books before class begins. And besides books, you can also find SOU apparel and gear to demonstrate your Raider spirit.

Veterans Resources

Veterans and their dependents may be eligible to receive educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Oregon National Guard offices.

The SOU Veterans Resource Office works closely with you to expedite the VA education process. Our friendly and knowledgeable student staff will provide resources and assist in interpreting your benefits.

Veterans must request VA certification each term (including summer sessions). Contact the SOU Veterans Certifying Official by calling 541-552-7102 or emailing [email protected]. The official will certify your enrollment and forward the request to the regional VA Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, for processing. The VA determines eligibility for educational benefits in all cases.

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