The Financial Aid Office administers the eligibility requirements for disbursement of both merit and need based financial aid awards to students' accounts. The Controller's Office administers the process that actually disburses the funds.
The following situations can prevent the disbursement of aid to students’ accounts:
Incomplete Financial Aid FileProspective students who apply for need based aid are awarded estimated financial aid awards. Shortly after May 1st, the Financial Aid Office will send requests for verification documents to all students who enrolled with need based awards. The tentative awards will not be finalized until the requested document has been received and financial aid file has been verified. Prompt response to these requests for information will ensure that the aid will disburse to the fall bills in a timely manner.
Upper class students who file for need based aid may be required to submit verification documents to complete their file before their financial aid packages can be generated. Upper class students are encouraged to have their files complete by May 1st to ensure that their aid will disburse to their accounts.
Incomplete Loan Promissory Note RequirementsFirst time Direct Loan borrowers are required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling before the loan proceeds will disburse to the account. Both of these requirements can be completed online. For more information about Federal Direct Student Loans and for links to the Electronic Master Promissory Note and Electronic Entrance Counseling, use the links below.
- Repeat student borrowers will be able to accept their loans using Denison Self Service.
- Parents borrowing the PLUS Loan for the first time are required to complete a Master Promissory Note, which can be completed online.
- Repeat borrowers of the parent PLUS loan must apply online at www.studentloans.gov.