Excess Financial Aid

If the total accepted and processed financial aid is more than the total balance owed on your student account, you will receive an excess aid disbursement. Just because you have accepted your aid does not mean that it has been completely processed and ready to disburse. To check the status of your financial aid and view any outstanding requirements, log into myUCA Self Service, and follow the steps below.

  • Click Student and Financial Aid
  • Click on the Financial Aid tab
  • Click Financial Aid Status
  • Select the appropriate aid year and click “Submit”
  • Carefully read the information provided. If you have outstanding requirements, you will be given a link to see what information is needed on your account

Excess Aid Disbursement

To avoid the delay and hassle of a paper excess aid check, sign up for direct deposit by following the steps below.  Please note that students signed up for direct deposit whose excess aid is ready after the disbursement dates below may have their excess aid refund available in their bank account as early as Tuesday or Friday of each week thereafter.  All other students (expecting paper checks) with excess aid will have their refund checks mailed by Tuesday and Friday of each week. NOTE: Paper excess aid checks are void 180 days after issuance.  Any federal financial aid included in the excess aid must be returned to the appropriate source.

  • Log into myUCA
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click Student and Financial Aid
  • Click Student Account
  • Click Sign Up for Direct Deposit and follow the on-screen directions

The chart below details the dates and types of excess financial aid disbursements. Please direct all questions specifically relating to account balances, billing, payments, excess aid refunds (direct deposit & checks), etc. to the Office of Student Accounts.

2014 Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

Date

Disbursement Type

Note

May 6, 2014 May Intersession and Full Term

 (Direct Deposit)

Excess financial aid available for student utilizing direct deposit.

May 6, 2014 May Intersession and Full Term

(Paper Check)

Excess financial aid checks mailed to students not utilizing direct deposit.  The checks will be mailed to the address on record with the University.  Please check myUCA for your current address.  Address changes may be made at the Registrar’s Office in McCastlain Hall.  Please note the void date on your check.

May 27, 2014 Summer I and 10 Week

(Direct Deposit)

Excess financial aid available for student utilizing direct deposit.

May 27, 2014 Summer I and 10 Week

(Paper Check)

Excess financial aid checks mailed to students not utilizing direct deposit.  The checks will be mailed to the address on record with the University.  Please check myUCA for your current address.  Address changes may be made at the Registrar’s Office in McCastlain Hall.  Please note the void date on your check.

July 1, 2014 Summer II

(Direct Deposit)

Excess financial aid available for student utilizing direct deposit.

July 1, 2014 Summer II

(Paper Check)

Excess financial aid checks mailed to students not utilizing direct deposit.  The checks will be mailed to the address on record with the University.  Please check myUCA for your current address.  Address changes may be made at the Registrar’s Office in McCastlain Hall.  Please note the void date on your check.

September 5, 2014

(Direct Deposit)

Excess financial aid available for students utilizing direct deposit. Funds should be available in bank accounts by End of Business September 6 if all student aid is in place.

September 5, 2014

(Paper Check)

Excess financial aid checks mailed to students not utilizing direct deposit. The checks will be mailed to the address on record with the University. Please check myUCA for your current address. Address changes may be made at the Registrar’s Office in McCastlain Hall. Please note the void date on your check.