PBA Refund Policy for Evening & Graduate Students
Disbursement of financial aid occurs according to federally mandated regulations. If a credit balance results once financial aid is applied to a student’s account, the surplus will be refunded to the student.
The Financial Aid office will request funds to be sent to the university, on behalf of a student, from various federal and state agencies after determining a student’s eligibility. Funds will only be disbursed to a student’s account after all outstanding documents have been turned in and after enrollment verification has been completed.
A student’s enrollment determines when they will become eligible for disbursement. If a student reaches full time enrollment (Full time enrollment is 12 credit hours) in Term A, all funds will be disbursed to their Student Account prior to the Term A anticipated refund. If a student reaches half time enrollment (Half time enrollment is 6 credit hours) in Term A, only student loans and ½ of the Pell Grant will be disbursed to their Student Account. Only if ½ of Pell and student loans generate a refund, will a refund check be issued for half time students in Term A.
Once enrollment verification has been completed a second time (this time for Term B), the remaining Pell Grant and EASE Grant (for full times students) will be disbursed to a student’s account. Only if those funds generate a refund will a refund will be issued in Term B.
There are two possible dates for anticipated refunds to begin processing each semester. Refunds generated by Federal or Private loans will not be issued two weeks prior to the term end date.