Once you have accepted your awards via S.A.I.L. and (if applicable) guaranteed your student loans, how and when you receive your financial aid funds depends on the type of aid you were awarded.
The following grants will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill once you enroll for the required number of credit hours for which you were awarded:
- Pell Grant
- TAMU-CC Grant
- Texas Grant
- Top 10% Scholarship
Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loans; Parent PLUS Loans
These funds are sent via electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly to the University from your lender. From there, your loan funds will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill provided you are enrolled in at least six credit hours and you meet all other eligibility requirements. You will receive notification of the amount of loan funds credited to your account.
REMEMBER: All first-year, first-time borrowers must wait 30 days after the semester has started before receiving any of their loan funds.
Federal Perkins Loan
These funds will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill provided you have completed the required loan counseling session, you are enrolled in at least six credit hours, and you have signed a Master Promissary Note (MPN).
These funds will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill provided you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours), and you have certified your loan and returned your Master Promissary Note (MPN) to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
All University scholarships will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill once you enroll for the required number of credit hours for which you were awarded.
All private scholarships (scholarships not awarded by the University) should be submitted to our office for processing so that the necessary adjustments can be made to your financial aid award. Once processed, all monies from private scholarships will be automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill.
If you are employed under the work-study program, you will receive bi-weekly paychecks based on the number of hours you worked during the past pay period. This money is NOT automatically credited to your tuition and fees bill. If you choose to use the money acquired through this program to pay your tuition and fees balance, you will need to make arrangements with the Business Office.
For a complete listing of available work-study jobs, please visit Career Services.
Your award monies are applied to your tuition and fees bill with the Business Office. If you are awarded funds in excess of what you owe in tuition and fees, this remaining balance (called a 'refund') will be distributed to you depending upon the payment option you selected through your Higher One Easy Refund card.
This money can then be used to pay for your rent, text books, or whatever else you may choose to use it for.
What's a Higher One Easy Refund card, you ask?
The Higher One Easy Refund Card is how refunds are processed at Texas A&M
University-Corpus Christi. It is NOT a credit card! If this is your first semester at A&M-Corpus Christi, your card will be mailed to the billing address you have on file with the University.
Once you receive your card, you must activate it and select a refund preference in order to receive any
refund monies from the Business Office.
Learn more about the Easy Refund Card by clicking here or contact the Business Office.
When will I get my refund?
You can view a tentative refund schedule via the Business Office web site.
You can also log in to your Higher One account to track the progress of any pending refunds.
For further assistance, please contact the Business Office.
Can I use my refund money to pay my rent? Buy my text books?
Absolutely! If you're living on campus at Camden Miramar, you can complete a Housing Payment Option Request Form, which allows the Business Office to charge part of your initial housing payment to your tuition bill in anticipation of future aid. If your application is approved,
your initial housing payment will be forwarded to Camden Miramar upon move-in. For more information on this procedure, or to obtain a copy of the form, please visit the University Housing web site.
You can also use your refund money to purchase text books on campus at the B&N University Bookstore or at another vendor of your choosing.