When Financial Aid Is Paid

If your tuition and fees are paid, and your financial aid award is greater than the amount of your tuition and fees paid, this will result in a credit balance on your student account. This credit balance will be available for you to use at the Follett Bookstore and/or as a credit balance refund check.

The earliest date your credit balance refund check could be available to you is 6 weeks after the start of the semester. Disbursement dates can vary based on your class start dates. Please see below the credit balance refund dates for students who are attending classes starting the first week of the semester.

Students must meet class attendance standards before federal financial aid disburses to their account. Class attendance standards include participation as defined by each instructor.
 

For classes with different start dates: Financial aid funds will not disburse until a minimum of two weeks after the start date of the class and following determination of student meeting class attendance standards.
 

2018-2019 Academic Year

 

Semester:  Fall 2018
Class Start Date:  August 27, 2018
First Credit Balance Refund Check Sent to Student:  Friday, October 5, 2018

Loans:
1st Disbursement posted to student’s account (first half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Friday, October 5, 2018
2nd Disbursement posted to student’s account (second half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Friday, October 19, 2018

(The above dates apply if class attendance standards have been met for at least 6 credit hours)

 

Semester:  Winter 2019
Class Start Date:  January 7, 2019
First Credit Balance Refund Check sent to student:  Friday, February 15, 2019

Loans:
1st Disbursement posted to student’s account (first half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Friday, February 15, 2019
2nd Disbursement posted to student’s account (second half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Friday, March 1, 2019

(The above dates apply if class attendance standards have been met for at least 6 credit hours)

 

Semester:  Summer 2019
Class Start Date:  May 13, 2019
First Credit Balance Refund Check Sent to Student:  Thursday, June 27, 2019

Loans:
1st Disbursement posted to student’s account (first half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Thursday, June 27, 2019
2nd Disbursement posted to student’s account (second half of loan award minus loan fees):
– Thursday, July 11, 2019

(The above dates apply if class attendance standards have been met for at least 6 credit hours)

 

Note: Please be informed your financial aid credit balance refund check will be mailed to your current address on file with the GOCC Registration Office.