Your financial aid will be applied to ALL University fees and charges. Federal financial aid may be applied to allowable charges only (tuition, general fees, off-campus fees, textbook rental fees and on-campus room and board charges) provided you notify SFS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If choosing this option you are responsible for paying any other miscellaneous charges on your account by cash, check or credit card. You may cancel or modify this authorization at any time.
If all of your paperwork has been submitted and processed, you are enrolled in the required number of hours and meet all program criteria aid is disbursed as follows:
Aid is disbursed on several times a week for students who become eligible after the semester begins.
Refunds are processed within 14 days after a credit balance exists* OR after the start of the semester, whichever is later. Refunds can be directly deposited to your checking or savings account or sent by check to your permanent home address. Refunds will continue to be processed on a weekly basis throughout the semester.
If you wish to sign up for direct deposit, this can be done through the 'Account Summary' feature of the portal. Instructions on setting up direct deposit can be found at www.semo.edu/sfs/forms. If direct deposit is not on file before a refund is processed, the refund will be mailed as a paper check to the permanent home address on file.
*A credit balance exists when there is a credit (or negative total) on your Account Balance; pending aid (aid not yet paid to your account) will defer against your account to help adjust the amount currently due.