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Student Accounts

GET Funding

Things to Keep in Mind When Using GET Funding:

1. Your GET payment will not post to the account on the day it is received; payments take a few days to process.

2. You should make your GET request at least two weeks prior to the start of the quarter.

Using Your GET Funding

These are the steps to follow to request an account distribution to pay for college expenses:

1. Log in to your online GET account

2. Select the account you want to request a distribution for and look for the “Use Units” section on the next screen.

3. Review your available unit balance and click “Use Units” to start the process.

4. Follow the easy steps to tell GET your student is attending CWU, how much money you are requesting, and where the money should be sent:

  • GET can pay CWU directly via direct payment.
  • If you have already paid for the expenses, you can request a reimbursement to the GET account owner. Be aware that if you request reimbursement for expenses incurred in a year prior to the current calendar year, your reimbursement may be considered a non-qualified withdrawal and the earnings portion may be subject to income tax and a 10% federal tax penalty.

5. Allow up to two weeks for GET to process the payment.

It is also possible to request account distributions by downloading and mailing paper forms. Note that if you are requesting a reimbursement to the account owner for expenses incurred during the prior academic year, you must complete the paper form.

Access paper forms.

Notes About Using GET Units

  • Whenever you withdraw funds, GET will send you a 1099-Q tax form the following January.
  • GET units may not be used to repay existing loans.

The GET website contains a lot of very helpful information, including Frequently Asked Questions and contact information for GET representatives. Representatives are available weekdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Pacific Time), excluding state holidays.

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