1. If you have received a financial aid award, the College may defer the cost of your tuition and fees and deduct those costs from your financial aid. (Deferral means that your payment is due when your financial aid is received, rather than when classes start.)
  2. If you have been awarded more aid than you need for tuition, fees, and other College charges, the College will issue a book deferral. You may use this to purchase textbooks and supplies. Check your book deferral amount on your myCayuga account.
  3. After tuition, fees, bookstore costs and other authorized charges are covered, any remaining financial aid will be disbursed to you, beginning approximately the sixth week of classes. You will need to cover your own expenses for the first five weeks of school.
    1. For a student loan to be disbursed, you must be registered for and attending at least six credits of classes.
    2. Payments will be disbursed based on classes you are attending and required for your degree.
    3. Aid for late-start classes will be disbursed after those classes begin.
    4. The amount of a Pell award is based on classes required for the degree as determined at the conclusion of the drop/add period.
    5. For TAP to be disbursed, you must be registered for and attending at least 12 credits of classes.
  4. Your award check will be mailed at the address on file. Contact the Registrar’s Office if you need to change or correct your address.
  5. Financial aid will be disbursed only if:
    1. You have accepted your award and confirmed your charges in your myCayuga account, even if you have enough aid to cover your bill.
    2. You are in compliance with applicable state regulations regarding meningitis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations. Details are available from the Health Services Office.
    3. You have provided the Admissions Office with a final high school transcript or a copy of your GED.
    4. You have completed your online Entrance Counseling and Promissory Note for student loans. (For more information see your myCayuga account.)