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 Financial Aid

Tuition Deferments
Credit Refunds

Grants, scholarships, and Federal loans will be credited directly to the school bill at UNCSA once each term.

Students receiving aid from outside sources should contact the appropriate agency to determine how the funds will be disbursed.  Typically, checks for outside scholarships are mailed directly to the school.  Checks from outside scholarships may need to be endorsed by the student before proceeds can be credited to the student’s account.   

Federal Work-Study Student Employment is paid to the student in the form of a payroll check once per month, based on hours submitted on the student's timesheet.  Students are paid one month after their timesheet is processed.  Student employment may not be used as a resource in deferring the payment of tuition, fees, and room and board costs, unless the student applies their paycheck to a future term’s bill.

Tuition Deferments

If your financial aid is delayed because of processing, you may request a tuition deferment.  However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will only approve a deferment if you have followed through with all required paperwork.

Please be sure to read all of the correspondence from the Office of Student Financial Aid in a timely fashion.  If your financial aid award does not appear on your bill, you may need to request a deferment at the time of registration.

Credit Refunds

Credit Balance Disbursements will be made available to eligible students, (including Pell eligible students) on the 7th day of the payment period provided:

  • the student was eligible for Financial Aid disbursements 10 days before the beginning of the payment period and,
  • those Financial Aid funds eligible for disbursement would have created a Title IV credit balance.

Therefore, you may need to arrive prepared to pay for your books and (for off-campus students) your first month's bills, such as rent, utilities, and food.