FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS TO YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT
DISBURSEMENTS = credit to account
Assuming you have:
• Accepted aid
• Signed master promissory notes (one time only)
• Completed Entrance Counseling (one time only)
• Enrolled in classes as a full time student
• Met satisfactory academic progress requirements
• Have no holds on your account
Funds will credit to your student account by the first day of the quarter if you’re enrolled full time. Immediately after the official Change of Schedule or ‘census date’, grant aid will be adjusted for students who are enrolled in fewer than 12 credits. We will not adjust grants for classes added after the official Change of Schedule period.
REFUNDS = receipt of excess payment
You will receive an email from the Office of Student Financial Services when a refund check is ready or a direct deposit has been processed. Student Accounts Office (SFS) 963-3546. This is typically three days following census date.
To avoid late charges and financial holds, it is advisable to monitor your account on SAFARI and promptly pay any charges that are added after census date. Census is taken immediately following the close of the official “change of schedule”
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CWU cannot release information about your account or your financial aid to anyone but you – the student – even if your parents pay for your college costs. You can authorize CWU to release information regarding financial aid, billing, grades and/or disciplinary action or enrollment status to anyone of your choosing by signing the Release of Information Form in the presence of a CWU staff member in the Financial Aid Office, Student Affairs Office, or the Student Financial Services Office. If you download the form and fill it out on your own, you will be required to have the form notarized. You may rescind this authorization at anytime by written notice.
If a loan inadvertently disburses to your account, you may return the funds by sending a check to the Financial Aid Office within 14 days to have the loan canceled. You may write VOID and return the refund check. Loans require half time enrollment.
PAYING YOUR BILL
AUTHORIZATION FORM - SFS
You may sign a form in the Office of Student Financial Services which authorizes CWU to apply your federal aid funds to any charges. Without that authorization we may apply federal funds only to Tuition, Fees, and University Room and Board. We recommend that you sign the form to help avoid late fees and holds.