Disbursement of Financial Aid
Unless otherwise noted, financial aid awards are disbursed one-third per quarter. Disbursement occurs after the 10th day of the quarter when enrollment has been verified. All documents (promissory notes, entrance counseling, etc.) must be received before certain awards can be disbursed. Funds are disbursed to the student's account with the University. Credit balance refunds are handled by the financial counselors in Student Accounts.
All students, including Pell-eligible students, have access to purchase books and supplies prior to the start of the term. Once Financial Clearance is received and enrollment has been finalized, the student ID card becomes activated for charging privileges in the University Bookstore.