Payment of Financial Aid

Financial aid award amounts may be adjusted based on the student's enrollment status. Students enrolling in A, B, and/or C semesters must register for all classes up front for the entire semester in order to have all hours included in their enrollment status for Federal and State grant purposes. Students registering for A, B and/or C semesters who enroll in additional courses after the census date (last date of add/drop for the C semester) cannot have their enrollment status changed to include those hours. All students should refer to the college calendar for these important dates. A financial aid recipient must be meeting all eligibility requirements at the time of disbursement.

Before financial aid can be disbursed, each student's course attendance must be confirmed. Attendance must be "academic attendance" or "attendance at an academically-related activity." Examples include:

  • Physical class attendance where there is direct interaction between instructor and student
  • Submission of an academic assignment
  • Examination, interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction
  • Study group assigned by school
  • Participation in online discussion about academic matters
  • Initiation of contact with instructor to ask question about academic subject

Fees, books, VA deferments and/or promissory notes outstanding at the time payment is made will be deducted from the financial aid payment. If a balance is available, a refund will be issued by Higher One via the CF OneCard. Visit for additional information.

If receiving a financial aid award after the the semester is completed, aid will be paid only for courses that have been completed successfully.