How and when will I receive my financial aid?

Receiving Your Financial Aid

Offer Letters

The Office of Financial Aid will send you a paper offer letter via the United States Postal Service which indicates the financial aid you are being offered.

Awarding usually begins in April prior to the academic year for which aid is being requested. Instructions for returning your signed award letter will be enclosed with your offers letter.

For more information about your award letter, please visit the Office of Financial Aid Offer Letter Conditions/Policies and Procedures web page. 


Funds are disbursed to student accounts the day after the last day of free drop/add. The policy of disbursing after the last day of free/drop add is a University Policy created by the senior administration.


The Student Financial Services will issue refunds within 3 full days of a credit balance on the account (usually three weeks after the first day of classes). Students are expected to be prepared with sufficient funds for maintenance, books, and supplies for at least three to four weeks.

If tuition is to be paid with financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc) and all financial aid eligibility requirements have been met, financial aid will be applied to the student’s bill after drop/add. Then, if a refund is due to the student, it will be paid to the student based on the delivery method chosen by the student with their BankMobile refund selection kit.

Calendar of Dates

For a list of important dates, visit the Academic Calendar web page, the Office of Financial Aid Calendar web page, or the Priority Dates/Deadlines web page.

Contact Financial Aid Office

For contact information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid Contact Us web page.

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