► Are provisional, non-degree students eligible for federal financial aid?
Provisional, non-degree students are not eligible for federal aid until the student status transitions to degree.
► After a student transitions from provisional to degree when will the student receive a financial aid award?
After the Office of Academic Affairs notifies OSFS of the student's degree status, a financial aid award notice will be sent within 10 business days.
► Am I eligible for financial aid if I am an international student (students who are neither a US Citizen or an eligible Non-Citizen)?
International students may be eligible to apply for a private educational loan. Often times international students may require a US co-signer to obtain credit approval.
► What is a memo credit on a billing statement?
A memo credit reduces the amount you would otherwise have to pay Georgetown. The University offers this benefit to students who are waiting for financial aid funds to disburse to the student account.
► How do I apply for Summer financial aid?
Summer Aid applications are posted on the SCS Application and Forms section of the website in March of each year.
► How do I access the refund of my financial aid?
Financial Aid refunds usually takes a few days into the Fall or Spring Semester to appear. To access that refund (ie credit):
1. Set up your “Payment Profile” – your bank information – in MyAccess (instructions below)
2. Then go to https://myaccess.georgetown.edu/
3. Sign into MyAccess using your NetID and password
4. Once signed in, click on "Student Account”
5. Then click on "Request a Refund"
6. If you have a refundable balance, you will be given an option to "Request a Refund". Click!
Note: Refunds take 48-72 hours to process so expect to receive the funds in 3-4 days. Please keep in mind that you will not be able to request a refund until the funds for any student loans have been received (generally not until the first day/week of class). Be sure to check for a refund at the beginning of EACH semester.
► If I drop a course will this effect my financial aid?
Students should contact the financial aid office before changes in enrollment.
► Why is the amount of aid that disbursed to my student account less than the amount of aid I accepted?
Prior to disbursing funds to a student's account, the lender deducts the loan origination fee.
► What is the difference between the OSFS Office and the Office of Student Billing and Payment Services?
The two offices have separate administrative functions. The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) determines eligibility for loans. OSFS also disburses payments to eligible students. The Office of Billing and Payment Services oversees billing, payment processing, refunds, and IRS Form 1098-T generation for students of Georgetown University.