LOAN DISBURSEMENT POLICY
For the Fall/Spring loan period, the first disbursement will occur no earlier than the first class day of the fall semester and the second disbursement no earlier than the mid-point of the loan period, which is no earlier than the first class day of the Spring semester. If one semester remains in an academic year prior to a student's graduation, the loan will be prorated according to the student's enrollment status and can be disbursed in one disbursement.
The Office of Financial Aid will conduct necessary edit checks to verify student eligibility and will authorize the loan disbursement to the student's UHV account. If financial aid funding remains after tuition and fees are paid, any resulting credit balance will be issued to the student. Students must activate his/her new Jaguar Card and choose how they want to receive their refunds. Students will have the choice to have the refund applied to the Higher One debit card (Jaguar Card), refunds electronically sent to his/her bank account, or have a paper check mailed. Students will be notified that their loan funds have been credited to their UHV student account. If the student is not eligible for the funds at the point in time that the student's file is reviewed, loan funds may be canceled or adjusted accordingly.
For paper check disbursements: Upon receipt of a paper check from an outside organization, the UHV Office of Financial Aid will notify students when and where to sign a Check Release Form and pick up the paper check. A recipient must be registered for at least the minimum time enrollment and meet other requirements before a check will be released to the student.
Prior to releasing a loan check, the full amount due as shown on the fee bill must have been paid. If a paper check is received, the student must come in person to sign for his/her check(s).
You have the right to cancel all or a portion of the loan(s) by contacting our office within 14 days of the date the student was notified of his/her loan disbursement. The funds will be returned to your lender by either electronic funds transfer (EFT) or check.
Other Disbursement Information
The Finance Office will not apply financial aid funds against the most recent prior year unpaid university charges unless the balance is less than $200.