Receiving Your Aid
Once Cascadia has determined your eligibility for aid, we will e-mail your award notification.
You can then log on to the Financial Aid Portal to view your award, displayed by quarter, showing the types and amounts of grants, loans, and work study for which you qualify.
Enrollment Level (Full-Time or Part-Time)
Your aid each quarter will be awarded on the assumption that you are enrolled full-time (12 or more credits).
- If you plan to attend classes part-time (fewer than 12 credits), you must fill out an enrollment level change form.
- No adjustment to enrollment level will be made after the 10th day of the quarter,
or after you are awarded (if awarding occurs after the 10th day of the quarter).
Disbursement of Grant and Loan Funds
Your grant and loan funds are sent to Cascadia. The college will first use the funds to pay your tuition and fees. The remaining funds will then be disbursed to you.
All financial aid refunds will be sent to students using electronic funds disbursement (EFD) through BankMobile disbursements. To avoid unnecessary delays in receiving a refund, students must select a refund preference. For information about selecting your refund preference, please view the Financial Aid Notification Packet.
To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a division of Customer Bank, click here.
Refunds will typically be sent the first day of the quarter, assuming all eligibility are met and sufficient processing time has been allowed. *Please note that summer quarter funds will have a 1-2 day delay after the quarter begins.
You must have met the following requirements before your refund will be sent to you:
- You are good standing with the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Your financial aid awards are viewable and active on the Financial Aid Portal
- Your funds exceed the amount of your tuition and fees
- You are registered for the correct number of credits you were awarded for
- You have no outstanding debt to the college
Financial Aid Repayment/Return of Title IV Funds Policy
Students who receive financial aid are subject to the Repayment/Return of Funds Policy. If a student is receiving financial aid and withdraws from all of his/her classes, any tuition refund will be returned to the financial aid program according to federal regulations. A student may also be required to repay a portion of the financial aid received and will not be eligible for future financial aid until all repayments are returned to the college. In addition, a hold will be placed on academic transcripts until all payment obligations to the financial aid programs and to the college are satisfied. Visit the Kodiak Corner for more information.