Disbursement of Financial Aid
In compliance with federal regulations, financial aid can only be disbursed to students who have 'confirmed attendance' during their first week of the classes. Confirmed attendance is conducted by the students' instructors verifying classroom attendance. Students will be able to see if their instructor has confirmed their attendance using the My Classes app within MyUWF. Need to learn more about attendance confirmation for Financial aid disbursement?
Prior to Attendance Confirmation
Students' financial aid is authorized (or memoed) to students’ CashNet accounts to reflect how much financial aid should apply towards the semester balance. If the authorized financial aid is in excess of the semester balance, payment for the respective semester would not be required. Please remember that certain awards are not monetary funds and will not authorize to your account; rather, a credit is applied to your account (e.g., tuition waivers). You will see the waiver amount applied in your CashNet account activity details. Students with funds in excess of their semester balance may also be eligible for the Bookstore Deferment Program.
Students have access to their semester balance, authorized financial aid, and balance due (if any) via the CashNet app in your MyUWF. Please note that if your enrollment changes prior to drop/add, your authorized aid may change and could result in a balance due. It is important to monitor your CashNet account if you make changes that would result in your semester balance fluctuating.
Students that do not have enough financial aid to satisfy the semester balance or have not completed their financial aid requirements should make alternative payment arrangements with the Student Accounts & Cashier. If arrangements are not made by the fee payment deadline, Student Accounts & Cashier will assess the student’s account a $100 late payment fee.
UWF has a contract with BankMobile to handle processing of all financial aid disbursement and refunds (with the exception of credit card payments).
Follow these steps to select your refund preference:
- Log into your MyUWF
- Select Financial Resources (for students)
- Select BankMobile Disbursements
- Select how you would like to receive excess money (if any)
Please visit BankMobile’s Refund Choices for more information.
BankMobile management and refunds are processed within the Student Accounts & Cashier's Office. Please contact Student Accounts & Cashier’s during normal business hours or call BankMobile Customer Service for assistance.