Financial Aid Offer Notification

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Once your financial aid application and all requested information has been received and processed, you will be notified via email that you have a Financial Aid Offer.  The Offer Letter will reflect all federal, state and University offers of aid; including scholarships, need based grants, loans, and student employment.  Generally, SIU begins generating Offer Letters to applicants in March preceding the beginning of the new aid year.  Students are informed of financial aid offers via an SIU electronic Offer Letter posted on SalukiNet.

Students can accept all or part of the financial aid offer via SalukiNet.

The Offer Letter Overview page provides a summary of your financial aid.  The top section provides your Cost of Attendance and financial need calculation based upon the information you submitted on your FAFSA; the second section provides information on the funds that you have been offered and/or are receiving. In the third section you will find information on additional steps that must be completed to receive the funds you have been offered.  Please be aware that the instructions will be removed as you complete these requirements.  The bottom section contains buttons for you to navigate the Offer Letter functionality. 

To view your Financial Aid Offer Letter you need to follow these steps:

  1. Access SalukiNet at;
  2. Log on using your Network ID and Password 
  3. Search for the Financial Aid (Accept Offer) task;
  4. Click on the  Financial Aid (Accept Offer) task;
  5. Accept offers using dropdown arrow and click Submit;
  6. Check box for acknowledgement of terms and conditions;
  7. Click Accept Offer;
  8. If you are accepting a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan and are a first time borrower you must have a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) on file and complete Entrance Loan Counseling.  The Direct Loan MPN and the Entrance Loan Counseling web site is  You will need to use your Department of Education FSA-ID  for both the MPN and Entrance Loan Counseling.