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Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunding Dates

  • Last Updated: 06/01/2017
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Policy Statement
The Office of Student Financial Aid disburses financial aid (loans, grants, including Pell Grant, and scholarships)  no sooner than ten days prior to the start of each term to  a student’s account.  Excess aid not applied to charges will be refunded to the student as soon as possible after disbursement. For summer term the disbursement will be made no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the earliest registered part of term.
Reason for policy
Regulations set by the Federal and State requiring Institutions to not disburse earlier than ten days until the start of the semester. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Disbursement dates for each semester are determined yearly based on the enrollment dates for each academic year.  Enrollment dates are available from the Registrar’s Office.
Additional contacts
Student Account Services - 706-542-2965
Policy definitions

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President and Controller

Policy Owner: Bursar and Treasury Services Division

Policy Contact: Nicole Moon

Phone Number: 706-542-2965

Record Retention

Retention: For records related to financial aid disbursements, retention is five (5) years. BOR 0472-06-015

Georgia Code: O.C.G.A. 9-3-25; 11-2-725.