Payment of Financial Aid Awards
The College pays all financial aid scholarship, grant, and loan awards by direct credit to student accounts on a semester basis. Payments are credited to the student accounts after they have been awarded. Students must have returned all required forms as requested to be awarded. Payments are not applied or credited until after the refund period has ended for the regular semester. Enrollment in Modular courses may delay the payment of your aid, as students must be in attendance before payments can be made for the semester. Dropping credit hours and/or course withdrawal may result in the revision or cancellation of financial aid awards.
You may be able to charge your books if you have financial aid awards in excess of the amount needed to pay your tuition and fees. If you are able to receive a Bookstore voucher, a notice will appear on your WebAdvisor account under the Student Communication Area, click on My Documents to see if this code is on your account: Book Voucher Eligible. If this code appears on your account and you are currently enrolled, you can go to the Bookstore and purchase your textbooks. The notice will appear the day before the first day of the semester. You can purchase books using this virtual voucher starting the first day of the semester. There is no physical voucher. Bookstore staff will look up your virtual voucher balance in our database. Remember that a photo id is required and you have a designated time frame to use your voucher (typically the first 2 weeks of the regular semester). Vouchers expire as the payment process begins for the full traditional semester.
Financial Aid Refunds
Financial aid awards in excess of the amount needed to pay any outstanding balance owed to the College are refunded directly to students. Late financial aid awards are processed as soon as administratively possible. Late refund checks are issued to students throughout the processing year. In general, students can expect to receive their refund check within 14 days of the date their financial aid is paid to their student account, assuming that classes have started, the refund period has ended and there is no change in their enrollment or other eligibility criteria.