Financial Aid Disbursements and Refunds
Financial Aid Disbursements
If you have met all of the requirements from the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships, financial aid funds are typically disbursed to your student account prior to the beginning of each semester.
Delays to the disbursement of your aid could be due to missing information or ineligibility for funds.
Please contact the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships with questions concerning eligibility.
To be eligible for financial aid disbursement, you must have begun class attendance at a half-time enrollment level of at least 6 credit hours as an undergraduate, or 4 credit hours as a graduate student.
Funding will be released toward your student account after the census date (the last day to drop class via MavLINK to receive a full refund) of the session in which you reach a half-time enrollment level.
Financial Aid Refunds
Financial aid can be received several ways. Scholarship checks that are sent to UNOmaha and made payable to you must be processed by our Office of Financial Support and Scholarships. The check is then made available for you to pick up at the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office, 109 EAB.
You must pay your balance in full by personal check or cash and present a current student I.D. before we release your scholarship check to you. If your balance is more than the value of your scholarship, you must apply the scholarship to your account and pay the difference.
We cannot apply a scholarship check made payable to you without your signature.
Other scholarships and financial aid will generally be applied directly to your account. If your balance is covered and there are excess funds due to you, a refund will be processed for you.
All refund checks are issued and mailed from the State of Nebraska Treasurer’s Office. From the date financial aid is applied to your tuition and fees account, it generally takes 7 to 10 business days for you to receive your refund payment by mail and 5-7 business days by direct deposit.
Holidays, month-end processing, and large volumes can result in additional time.
Direct deposit allows UNO to disburse refunds on your tuition and fees balance or excess financial aid directly to the bank account of your choice. By providing your bank routing number and account number* via MavLINK, an electronic deposit will process to your bank account through the State of Nebraska.
Direct deposit avoids the risk of lost or delayed mailed refund checks and gets your refund to you more quickly.
*Your banking account information is not the same as your debit/credit card number.