Financial Aid Disbursements
Your instructors must verify that you are participating in your classes before financial aid will be disbursed in a term. For some types of financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, the number of hours that you are verified as participating in impacts the amount of the award that is disbursed.
Participation is reported to the Records Office by your instructors and must be reported no later than 14 days after a term begins. The 14th day of the term is called the Census Date. No financial aid, including loans, is disbursed to student accounts until after the census date. Late start classes and mini-sessions also have census dates.