Financial Aid Payment Process
Approved financial aid is transferred to student accounts by the Financial Aid Office on a regular basis. Financial aid consists of loans, scholarships, and grants.
The Bursar Office will review student accounts on a regular basis, post a refund as needed, and produce "excess" checks. An "excess" check is the result of tuition, fees, and other charges deducted from the total financial aid. "Excess" checks are mailed Fridays starting the fourth week of the semester. No excess checks are held for pickup; all are mailed. Students may also elect to have check funds deposited into a personal checking account. See Direct Deposit Instructions.
Students whose fees exceed financial aid must pay the balance due on registration or they will be charged a late payment fee of $54.00. Students cannot wait until their aid comes in to see what the balance is. They need to be prepared to pay the balance upon registration.
Financial aid students who pre-register, register on registration day or during late registration, and decide not to attend that semester must formally withdraw from school. A request for total withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the division of the Registrar. Contact their office at 912.344.2576 for further details. The financial aid process is automated and students who register are considered enrolled for that semester.
Financial aid students who pre-register, register on registration day or during late registration, and do not formally withdraw will receive grades of either W or F in these classes and will owe any unpaid charges.