Disbursement delay—possible causes

Your disbursement will be delayed because of not having both Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Notes, along with these other reasons:

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

You must meet SAP in order for your aid to disburse.

Academic suspension

You are not eligible for financial aid if you are suspended for academic reasons.


Prior financial debt may prevent disbursement.  Most aid is awarded and disbursed by semester and cannot pay charges incurred in prior semesters. 

Residency status change

Some types of funding are allocated to students based on their residency status.  A change in this requires re-evaluation of eligibility for funds.

Scholarship and waivers not met

Most scholarships and waivers have very specific criteria for eligibility and renewal.  Scholarships usually require full time attendance and a minimum GPA requirement.  If you have a waiver, any additional tuition or university class fees must be paid in full either out of pocket or from cash scholarships or other financial aid before your waiver can be applied to fees, to avoid any late fee charges. 

Resources not yet available

Some awards may require extra processing time before funds are available.  Be sure to apply for aid early enough to allow for processing time, or make other arrangement to pay your fees. 

Not registered for enough hours

Students must be registered for all of the hours for which they are funded.  If you indicated on the FAFSA that you will be a full time undergraduate student taking 12 credit hours, but only register for 9, your aid will not disburse.  You must either register for the full amount of credit hours for which you have been funded or contact the Office of Student Aid to have your financial aid hours reduced.  This may affect the amount of aid you receive. 

Credit Hours 

Undergraduate Student  

Graduate Student 

Full Time



Three Quarter Time



Part Time