When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?


When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

So you’ve filled out your FAFSA, dutifully sent in required materials, checked your scholarship eligibility and… Now what? If you will be attending OU in the fall, you're probably wondering when your financial aid will be disbursed.

Typically, financial aid at OU is disbursed in several stages. At OU, your semester fees can show up in your Bursar account long before your financial aid is due to arrive. If this has happened to you, the first step in the process is simple: Don’t panic! Your financial aid is probably already on its way. Here is a rough guide for knowing when to expect your financial aid (and where) this semester.

  • August 13: Award disbursement
  • August 16: ACH refunds to direct deposit*
  • August 23: Fall classes begin
  • September 7: Refund checks are mailed**

*Please allow 2-3 days for processing. For North America and Europe students, this will take place on Sept. 2 or the second day of your first class.

**For North America and Europe students, this will happen Sept. 14.

And there you have it! In most cases, all you have to do is wait. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions about your financial aid or are worried your aid award might be unusually late.

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Mary Wuestewald

Mary Wuestewald specializes in digital and content marketing at PACS. She is the project manager for the marketing department's team of writers, manages the college's digital advertising, and serves as editor and contributor for the PACS blog and social media efforts.