Financial Aid Checks
Washington State provides a variety of Financial Aid programs to help
resident students and their families pay for college. For more information
on available programs, see Washington Opportunity Pathways.
Financial Aid and your Student Account
Financial Aid awards are posted to the student account and will pay current quarter charges for tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meal plans and a few other institutional charges. Financial Aid will not automatically pay other charges on the student account (i.e., Library, Media Loan, Health Services or Childcare charges). If the financial aid paying into your account is greater than the charges, an excess check will be generated for you. Once an award is posted to your account it can take 24 to 48 hours for an excess check to produce and either be electronically deposited in your checking or savings account or mailed to the mailing address we have on file. Go to Direct Deposit eRefund for more information on how to register.
Initial financial aid awards are based on full time enrollment (12 or more undergraduate credits or 8 graduate credits). If you are registered as a part-time student, your aid will not be released to your account unless you have notified the financial aid office of your part time status and your aid has been adjusted (waitlisted classes are not considered).
If your financial aid is not in your account or your tuition is unpaid by the tuition deadline, you may be charged a fifty-dollar ($50.00) late payment fee. It is the student's responsibility to verify all requirements have been met (i.e. loan entrance counseling, signing promissory note, etc) in order for financial aid to be awarded. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to confirm your status.