Disbursement of Aid

The University Cashier Office bills students for tuition, required fees, housing, and dining charges. Ten days prior to the start of the term the Office of Student Financial Aid will disburse each student’s financial aid directly to their Cashier account. This account is part of an automated system the Cashier Office uses to manage the billing and payment of tuition, fees, campus housing, dining, and other miscellaneous charges. Before aid is disbursed to a student’s account, they must meet all eligibility requirements.

Credit Balances: Any balance left on a student’s account after all charges owed to the university has been paid will be disbursed based on the eRefund option through TouchNet.

Refunds and Repayments: If a student’s registration status changes this may reduce and/or cancel financial aid eligibility. Before making changes, students should consult with their Academic Advisor and Financial Aid Administrator.

Check Payments: Some private scholarships and alternative loan programs mail checks to the university. These checks are usually made payable to both the university and the student.  The student will be notified via ECU email once the check has been received if student endorsement is required. All checks must be endorsed before they are credited to the student’s account. Checks will be held for a maximum of 60 days before returning them to the sender.