Accept/decline my financial aid offer

A page within Financial Aid

Guide to Your Financial Aid Offer

For the 2023-24 academic year, print out "2023-24 Guide to Your Financial Aid Offer". Graduate students should print out the "2023-24 Guide to Your Graduate Financial Aid."

TUTORIAL VIDEO: Accepting Your Financial Aid Offer

  • You must either accept or decline your financial aid offer at your WINGS Student Center, To reduce the amount of loan, accept it, reduce it and then submit it. The amount accepted will be split equally between semesters unless you are only attending one semester. Contact the Financial Aid Office about an exception to even disbursements. 
  • You will not be able to accept "Your Other Loan Eligibility*". This amount is informational only, letting you know the maximum amount that can be borrowed in a Parent PLUS Loan, Graduate PLUS Loan (graduate students only) or a private student loan. Any of these will require a separate application.
  • The amount listed as "Your Other Loan Eligibility*" is your cost of attendance minus any financial aid that is offered. In most cases, borrowing the entire amount listed as "Your Other Loan Eligibility*" will result in you receiving a financial aid refund. You are encouraged to borrow only what you need.
  • Tutorial Video: What is "Other Loan Eligibility"?
  • If you determine that you borrowed more than you need, contact the Financial Aid Office about reducing the accepted loan(s) and returning funds to the lender.
  • If you declined or reduced an offered loan and later determine that you need a portion of the funds, you can contact the Financial Aid Office to request the loan be added back onto your financial aid offer as long as school is still in session and you are still enrolled at least half-time.