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Before the Disbursement Date

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Disbursement of student financial aid is dependent on meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), minimum enrollment (credit hour) requirements, and any other eligibility requirements, some of which may include very specific requirements depending on the type of aid you have been awarded.

Your financial aid will not disburse if you have outstanding requirements. If you have been asked to provide documents or information or have been notified that the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is reviewing your eligibility, follow up as soon as possible. You can view your outstanding requirements, your current award availability, your awards that have disbursed and whether or not you have any holds on your financial aid by viewing Financial Aid Status on the MyOSU portal.

There are several ways in which your aid may be delayed.  Here are the most common reasons:

  • You did not accept your Financial Aid package. Don't panic, you can do so through Online Services!
  • You may be required to complete Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Ford Direct Loans. You would have been notified of these requirements via an email to your ONID email account.
  • Dropping classes (below 12 for undergraduates, 9 for graduates). All students are assumed to be full-time unless they notify Financial Aid in writing that they will be less. If you are not enrolled at full-time and have not notified us, your aid will not disburse. Be sure to check Online Services if you are not sure.
  • Registering late for classes.
  • Having unsatisfied requirements with your financial aid file that you have not completed.

You are responsible for managing your Financial Aid experience, so be sure to check Online Services frequently and review any emails you receive from us as they may include requests for additional information or action!

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