Disbursement of Aid
It is our intent to have your financial aid credited to your student account as early as 10 business days before the first day of class for each term. In accordance with federal regulation, this is the earliest date that aid can be disbursed. You must, however, have a complete application on file in our office to have your aid disbursed. If you apply late or do not complete your file promptly, your financial aid funds may be delayed. Almost all financial aid awards (with the exception of out-of-state loan checks, alternative loan checks, consortium checks, and some scholarship funds) are disbursed into your student account by the Office of Financial Aid. Contact our office for more information regarding the schedule of disbursements.
Things You Should Know about Disbursement
- In order for a disbursement to occur, you must have a complete file; you must be registered for the minimum credits required for your awards; you must not be on financial aid suspension; and you must have no holds on your financial aid file.
- Aid may be canceled if not disbursed by census date each semester.
- If you must buy books or if you need other financial assistance before your financial aid funds are available, you may be able to obtain a short-term loan against your pending financial aid award. Please visit the Short Term Loan Program page for more information.
- Disbursements for the current semester occur more frequently than disbursements to reimburse students for prior term awards. For example, during the spring semester, we disburse spring financial aid awards more frequently than we disburse the prior fall semester’s awards.
The following is only an example.
|Types of Aid||9 HRS
|Federal Work Study||$2,500||$2,500||$2,500|
*Generally, the amount of your Federal Stafford Loan will not be changed or prorated. If you are enrolled for less than 9 credit hours, you may only be able to receive a portion of your Federal Perkins, depending on your eligibility.
*Students maintain their full eligibility in Federal Stafford Loans as long as they establish enrollment in 5 credit hours or more for the term.
Please note: If our office receives your FAFSA after the census date of the semester, aid will be disbursed according to your current enrollment rather than frozen hours. Federal Stafford Loans are ALWAYS disbursed according to current enrollment.
Federal Stafford Loans and the Graduate PLUS can be accepted through your ConnectU account. For a list of instructions click here.
Work-Study is offered to students. To accept this award, you will need to turn in your WK10 Form after it is filled out by you and your supervisor.Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Section of our Website.