When will I get the money I need to cover my daily expenses?
Generally you will receive this money during the first two weeks of school. Refunds are determined based on any credit remaining after all expected funding has been applied to your student account to cover your tuition, fees and other charges that may be on your account. The University will issue a refund either via direct deposit—you can select this option online (it requires entering your personal banking information)—or a paper check. Refunds are initially processed during the first two weeks of school, and then processed throughout the year whenever credit balances appear. NOTE: New students should come to school with enough money to see them through the first 2-3 weeks. For various reasons, some students may not receive a refund until week 3 or 4 of classes. Most students will receive their refunds near the end of the second week of classes.
What if I need more money?
If you need more money at any point during the year and have remaining “alternative eligibility” in your financial aid, you must submit another Grad PLUS Loan Request Form or apply for a private educational loan to borrow up to the total amount of that remaining “alternative eligibility.” If you have maxed out on your aid and received all for which you are currently eligible, please submit a Budget Appeal Form and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I contact the Office of Financial Aid if I need assistance?
If you have further questions about refunds or additional funds, you are welcome to contact the Office of Financial Aid at:
- By appointment: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. (After 5:00 p.m., appointments available by request.) Go to online appointment system.
- Walk-in: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)