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Federal Financial Aid Distribution

Financial aid should be posted to students’ financial accounts by the end of the first full week of the semester. Watch this tutorial to find out how to tell if it has been disbursed.

If all applications and required documents were submitted by the FAFSA priority deadlines, we will be able to guarantee your aid will be here for the start of the semester and can waive late fees if there is a problem with your aid disbursing. If you do not see your aid in your student account by the Friday of the first week of school you may have something holding it up, please reach out to us.

If you attended the semester that just ended, you may see a delay in the disbursement of your aid. All student’s grades must be checked each semester to make certain they have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards. If you have maintained the SAP standards of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% completion rate, your aid will be disbursed once the new grades have been processed in our system.

Students can still receive federal aid (if eligible) if their FAFSA and documents are submitted after the FAFSA priority deadlines—applying for federal aid after the priority deadline does not prevent students from receiving their federal awards. However, there is no guarantee the student’s aid will be available by the tuition late charge date. Students who apply or submit documents after the priority deadlines may be subject to late fees.

Remember if you add or drop classes after the semester has begun, your aid will be adjusted to your credit level eligibility. These adjustments continue until the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD).

All financial aid is automatically applied to outstanding tuition and on-campus housing charges on students’ accounts. To allow for aid to pay for additional charges on students’ accounts, the Federal Financial Aid Authorization must be completed.

The quickest and safest way to receive remaining financial aid funds is eRefund (direct deposit). Students must enroll in eRefund to receive their funds through this method.