How Undergraduate Financial Aid Disburses
How Financial Aid Disburses
Financial aid is generally credited to individual student accounts in equal disbursements by term. The specific amount to be disbursed each term is indicated on the student’s Financial Aid Offer. Most often, an award is divided into two equal payments, with one half disbursing at the beginning of the first term, and the other half disbursing at the beginning of the second term.
In general, financial aid begins disbursing approximately one week prior to the first day of classes for the term and continues twice weekly thereafter. To have aid disbursed, the student must have completed the financial aid process and meet all disbursement eligibility requirements.
Common reasons that may prevent or delay a disbursement from occurring:
- Student has not received a Financial Aid Offer.
- Student has not signed the annual Financial Aid Terms and Conditions.
- Missing, or late submission of, required documentation needed to confirm aid eligibility.
- If borrowing loans, missing required Entrance Counseling and/or Master Promissory Note (MPN).
- Not registered for the appropriate number of credits for the term (as indicated in the Financial Aid Offer)
- Not meeting satisfactory academic progress requirements.
- Student’s first class of the term starts at a later date.