To receive your financial aid, you must meet all eligibility requirements as listed on Eligibility to Apply and complete all the requirements specified on the Financial Aid tab of Texas State Self-Service. If these requirements are met and your aid is ready for disbursement, it will be moved to your student account with Student Business Services no earlier than ten calendar days prior to the start of classes. Any aid available after that point will be moved to your student account within 24 hours of it being ready for disbursement.
For summer, financial aid that is ready will also disburse 10 days prior to the start of your courses provided you are enrolled in at least a half-time status (as with fall and spring). As in previous summers, however, your enrollment status will not include those courses for which you have registered but not yet begun (i.e., those courses that start at a later date).
For study abroad programs, the financial aid disbursement process is the same as for courses taken on campus. The only exception is for federal student loans. These loans will be disbursed in two installments during the semester. Half of your semester loan funds will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester (once you reach half-time status), and the other half at the mid-point of the semester.
The availability of your aid (based on federal disbursement rules) does not affect your payment due date. For payment due date information, visit Student Business Services.
Your enrollment status (i.e., full-time, half-time, etc.) is determined by the number of hours in which you enroll during a semester. To determine the enrolled hours that equate to a particular enrollment status, visit the University Registrar’s Office (see the chart at the bottom of the page). Please note that post-baccalaureate teacher certificate students adhere to graduate enrollment status determinations.
Moving Aid to Your Student Account
Remember, if you are enrolled 10 days prior to the first day of classes, and any day thereafter, your financial aid for that semester (if available for disbursement) will be moved automatically to your student account with Student Business Services. If you decide not to attend Texas State University prior to the start of classes, you must withdraw through the University Registrar’s Office. If you do not withdraw, you will be considered to be enrolled and will be responsible for the repayment of all or a portion of your financial aid due to such issues as your withdrawing from the university once classes have begun, failing to earn at least one passing grade during a semester, etc.
Completing Registration Payment
For questions about completing your registration payment, please contact Student Business Services at 512.245.2544.
For questions about any refunds once the aid has been applied to your student account, please contact Student Business Services at 512.245.2544 or visit Student Business Services' Refund Information webpage.
Non-EFT Alternative Loans
If your lender does not use EFT (electronic funds transfer), you will have to pick up your paper loan check at Student Business Services (student ID required) within 21 days of it first being available. We are not—under federal regulations—allowed to release your funds until ten days prior to the start of classes.