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Release of Financial Aid Disbursements

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Business Services cannot disburse financial aid awards until the student is enrolled in an eligible primary program of study as required by the guidelines of each applicable aid program. To select an eligible degree or certificate program, please log on to eConnect and visit My Program of Study. To accept awards, students are instructed in the Award Notification e-mail to log on to eConnect to review and manage their awards through their Self Service portal. Some programs require attendance in all enrolled classes before aid may be released.

In general, aid may be paid to applicable tuition and fees no earlier than ten days prior to the start of classes each semester.

The remainder of unpaid eligible awards, will be released to the student for the semester by Business Services within 14 days after the certification date of the semester. Dallas College processes and distributes refunds and disbursements (including financial aid funds) with the help of a service called eRefunds, a financial services vendor. eRefunds allows the student to designate how refunds and disbursements are distributed. Selections include, direct deposit into a bank account of the student's choice or a paper check.

Information regarding eRefunds can be found on the Dallas College website.

Continuing students should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible after October 1 of each year in time for aid to pay registration fees and to receive aid the next academic year which begins in summer.