Changes to the Financial Aid Award
Revisions to a student’s financial aid award can occur for a number of reasons, but most frequently it is because the student is receiving more financial aid than federal and/or state guidelines permit (over award).
An "over award" can be the result of receiving additional financial aid - such as scholarships, tuition waivers or other financial aid assistance - after your original aid package was processed.
Other common reasons for financial aid revisions are:
- Processing of review of family contribution appeal or verification
- Changes in enrollment before financial aid disburses
- Changes in the enrollment during the add/drop period
- Withdrawing from all courses after the add/drop period
- Approved appeals (academic progress, budget or dependency)
- Changes in residency for tuition and fee assessment
- Student requested changes
If adjustments were made to financial aid because of an over award and financial aid was already applied to your account, you may now owe a balance and will be billed accordingly by the Mountaineer Hub.
Students can view up-to-the-minute information on their STAR account.