How to Accept Your Aid
Financial aid is released at the beginning of each quarter. You will still receive a bill for tuition, and your financial aid will be included. See Financial Services for ways to get your “refund,” the amount in excess of tuition and fees.
You can get to your financial aid award information through My Evergreen.
On the Financial Aid Award page, click on “My Award Information,” then “Award By Aid Year.” Choose the current academic year.
Review All Information
Review all the tabs on this page before you accept your award offer.
This tab provides an overview of the process of accepting financial award offers. Read this information carefully.
This tab shows you the following information about your award:
- How your overall need is calculated
- Your total cost of attendance
- A summary of the awards offered to you
You cannot accept or decline your awards on this tab.
This tab shows any outside scholarships or other resources you may be receiving.
Terms and Conditions
This tab shows information about each award you have been offered. You do not need to accept all of the awards offered, but you do need to accept the terms and conditions of them before you can continue.
Accept Award Offer
This screen lists all of the types and amounts of Financial Aid you have been offered.
- Use the drop down menu under the “Accept Award” column to accept or decline specific awards.
- Click “Accept Full Amount All Awards” to accept everything you have been offered.
Print a copy of your award screen for your records.
Download a PDF of the Financial Aid Acceptance Instructions.
Still have questions about how to accept your aid? Please call, email, or come by our office so we can help you.
Additional steps for specific loan types
First-Time Borrower for Federal Direct Loan
If you are accepting a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan for the first time, you will need to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and an Electronic Master Promissory Note at: studentloans.gov.
Please note that the Federal government has made some changes [as of when?] around interest subsidy and have put a time limitation for first time borrowers. Find out more about Direct Loans.
Parent Plus or Graduate Plus Loan
If you are a dependent student and you have been offered a Parent Plus loan, your parent can log in to studentloans.gov to accept the loan.
If you are a graduate student and you have been offered the Graduate Plus Loan, log into studentloans.gov to accept your loan.
These loans cannot be accepted via my.evergreen.edu.
Federal Perkins Loan
If you have been awarded a Federal Perkins Loan, you will need to sign a promissory note or update your loan information with SignMyLoan. Once you accept your Perkins Loan, you will receive instructions via email from SignMyLoan on how to complete the process. If these requirements are not completed, your loan may be canceled and cannot be reinstated.