Once received, the Student Financial Aid Office will review your contractual/consortium agreement, academic credit approval, and host acceptance letter. Student Financial Aid will perform a degree audit to ensure you have untapped elective hours or that your coursework meets your specific, remaining major degree course requirements that give you eligibility for your aid. Depending on the time of year, this can take up to a week for processing.
Once your paperwork is processed, your aid will release 10 days before the start of the semester at University of Cincinnati assuming your study abroad academic dates are the same as or before the beginning of the UC semester. If your study abroad program starts after the start of the UC semester, your financial aid will release 10 days prior to the start of your study abroad program. Due to institutional policy and federal regulations, we cannot deviate from these disbursement periods.
NOTE: Late submission or incomplete agreement packets will delay the release of your financial aid.
Financial aid funds will first go toward any outstanding charges on the UC bill. Any remaining funds will be refunded to you. For question regarding your refund, contact One Stop.