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Scholarships & Financial Aid

​If the student has completed all requirements for awarding, accepted Terms and Conditions, and registered for classes, financial aid will disburse to help pay for tuition and fees expenses.  There may be different disbursement dates depending on the type of student and type of financial aid award that is accepted.  Disbursement dates for all awards are listed on the student’s MyUHD account in the section titled Award Payment Schedule. For information on how to log in to MyUHD, see My Financial Aid Status.

Disbursement of Grants and Scholarships

At UHD, grants and scholarships will typically disburse prior to the first class day.  It is important to monitor the student Gatormail account and MyUHD Financial Aid and Scholarships Info for the student’s disbursement requirements, holds that may prevent disbursement, and scheduled disbursement dates.

Disbursement of Loans

Federal regulations dictate that Stafford loans for certain groups of students must be disbursed on a specific schedule.  First time freshmen loan borrowers must have a delayed first disbursement and will not receive the first disbursement until approximately 30 days after the start of the semester.

Students receiving loans for Spring 2016 only must have two disbursements of their loan funds. The first disbursement will be 50% of the spring portion of the accepted loan amount. ​The second disbursement will take place mid-semester for the remaining 50% of the spring portion of the accepted loan amount.​

It is important for students to monitor their student Gatormail account and MyUHD Financial Aid and Scholarships Info for the most up to date disbursement requirements, holds that may prevent disbursement, and scheduled disbursements dates.

Loans Disbursement Dates

SPRING 2016
First Time Freshmen Borrowers*
No earlier than February 18, 2016
All Other Borrowers Enrolled Fall/Spring
No earlier than January 11, 2016
Borrowers Enrolled Spring Only
50% No earlier than January 11, 2016
50% No earlier than March 16, 2016

 

*If the student has completed all requirements to have Stafford loans disbursed, funds will appear as authorized. However, the student must make payment arrangements with the Student Accounting Office in order to remain enrolled in classes.  

Office of Student Affairs
Last updated 8/15/2016 10:02 AM