Using Financial Aid at the Book Store:
NWCCD’s Sheridan College and Gillette College bookstores allow students to use their financial aid for the purchase of books and supplies beginning two weeks prior to the start of the semester (fall, spring and summer). A student must have financial aid awarded to their student account and must have a credit balance in order to use their financial aid.
Example: Student A has $1,500 total in charges on their student account. The student has $2,000 in financial aid awarded to their student account, giving them a $500 credit balance. Student A has the option of charging their books and supplies to the bookstore, up to $500.
Example: Student B has $5,425 total in charges on their student account. The student has $3,725 in financial aid awarded to their student account, giving them a remaining balance of $1,700 which is owed to the college. Student B does not have excess financial aid and will not be allowed to use their financial aid at the college bookstore.
Financial Aid Disbursements:
The NWCCD Office of Financial Aid begins to review all financial aid awards after the Financial Aid census (freeze) date. The Financial Aid census date is the day following the last day to receive a tuition and fee refund, or the 22nd calendar day from first day of the semester. The Office of Financial Aid uses the census date to determine the federal aid a student qualifies for based on enrollment as of the census date.
If the application of your financial aid to your account creates a credit (negative) balance, a financial aid refund for the credit will be released within 14 days of the credit appearing on your account. NWCCD encourages all students to sign up for direct deposit through their NWCCD Hub Self-Service account. If you are not signed up for direct deposit, your financial aid refund will be issued to you in the form of a check and will be sent to you via United States Postal Service or your campus mailbox. The first round of financial aid refunds will be issued after the Financial Aid census date; additional refunds will be issued every other week, throughout the semester.