When will I receive my financial aid award?
Because financial aid cannot be dispersed until students are enrolled in their classes, students should plan on getting their financial aid released during the first week of the program. Expenses such as meal plans, books, and school supplies can be placed on a student’s Bursar's account if students are relying on financial aid for these purposes. Once financial aid is applied those charges may be covered, and any remaining funds will be dispersed to your student's account. If you place more charges on your Bursar's account than the financial aid received, the Bursar's office will issue a statement that will need to be paid at that time.
Please also note that if selected for federal verification, the Federal Pell Grant cannot be disbursed until the "Verify My FAFSA" process is completed for the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
Please note: Because of the ways in which fees are billed, some students may receive a refund of funds that are intended to pay for New Start fees. If you receive a refund but were not expecting one, please verify with program staff whether it needs to be used for fees before spending it on other items. Most students will not receive a refund.