Monday, Thursday, & Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday (during the Fall/Winter semesters, when classes are in session)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Federal School Code : 002314
PAYMENT DUE DATES (Includes Tuition, Fees, and Housing)
Winter 2014: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
-All payments are due by 6:00 p.m. either in the Campus Financial Services Center (check or cash only) or you can pay online by e-check or credit card at http://cardinaldirect.svsu.edu.
-All charges for REGISTERED COURSES AND HOUSING will be posted on Cardinal Direct.
WINTER 2014 BOOKSTORE FUNDS
- Financial Aid is first applied to tuition and fees. If tuition and fees and/or housing costs are covered by financial aid or other payment, up to $610 can transfer to the SVSU Bookstore to use the week before classes begin. To opt-in to this program go to Cardinal Direct, and click on “Bookstore Advance Opt-In”. You will need to let the Bookstore know you do have excess financial aid when paying for your books.
-Your loan must be disbursed before the funds can be available at the bookstore. Look at your Account Summary by Term on Cardinal Direct for the Winter 2014 semester. If you see that your loan funds have disbursed to your account, your bookstore funds should be available to you on the next business day by 12:00pm. Check Cardinal Direct to confirm you have a bookstore credit by going to Account Summary by Term and looking for "FA Bookstore Advance". If you see this on your account, your excess funds are available at the bookstore.
-If your grant, scholarship, or other award pays specifically for all or a portion of your books, these funds will be available for you at the SVSU Bookstore beginning the week before classes begin.
-The bookstore process for Winter begins January 6th and ends January 24th.
WINTER 2014 REFUND CHECKS
-Loan refund checks will begin to be disbursed the first week of the Winter 2014 semester. Check Cardinal Direct to see your current account summary by term. If you have a credit that results from your loan disbursement, you should expect a refund.
-Credit on a student's account will be refunded according to the University's refund policy.
-Excess federal funds are refunded within two weeks of being transmitted to the student account. Check your account summary by term on Cardinal Direct to ensure your federal funds have transmitted.
-Excess scholarships, grants, and all other aid are disbursed after the refund period (the point in which you can no longer drop a class and receive a refund (see the Registrar's page for details), which is typically six weeks into the semester.
-You can monitor Cardinal Direct to see when Student Financial Services has disbursed your refund to you via check (voucher) or direct deposit to your Independent Bank account (if applicable).
-Some conditions do apply, contact the Campus Financial Services Center if you have questions.
FINANCIAL AID FOR WINTER 2014/CHANGING ENROLLMENT
-We continue to process financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year.
-Email notification of your FA Award Letter will be sent after your financial aid file is complete and all necessary information is reviewed. As always, you will be able to view your award letter on Cardinal Direct.
-Students MUST submit a 2013-2014 Budget/Enrollment Change Form (157kB) to adjust their financial aid. Please submit the form after you receive your 2013-2014 Financial Aid Award Letter email notification if you plan on attending for anything other than the status listed on your award letter.
-Please respond to any correspondence as soon as possible so that the awarding of your financial aid will not be delayed.
Ability to apply for the 2014-2015 FAFSA will begin on January 1, 2014. This FAFSA covers Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring/Summer 2015. Applying online is easier and more accurate; go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. SVSU has no deadline, but encourages early application. To get a PIN go to www.pin.ed.gov. The FAFSA form must be completed for each year you wish to apply for financial aid.
FREE HELP COMPLETING THE 2014-2015 FAFSA!
Attend College Goal Sunday to receive free help completing the FAFSA from financial aid professionals in the area! The event date is Sunday, February 9, 2014! The Saginaw-Bay City-Midland location is Delta College, from 2:00-4:00pm. For more information, go to http://micollegegoal.org/.
THE SVSU FINANCIAL AID OFFICE HAS GONE ELECTRONIC!!
That means you will receive your correspondence by SVSU email! There are also new enhancements on Cardinal Direct that we think you will find very useful. They are under the “Student Menu”, and are listed as:
1) Financial Aid Missing Information: This is where you can view the status of your financial aid file, and see where you are at in the process. Up-to-date information will show if we received your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) results, and what else we may need to collect from you. For more details, check out the page after you file your FAFSA!
2) My Carbon Copy Email Addresses: This is where you can enter up to two additional email addresses that you would like carbon copies of your SVSU emails sent to. You may want to enter a parent’s email address (if applicable), so your parent(s) will be up to date on your information. Not all emails will be carbon copied and not all offices will utilize this function (go to the page for more information). The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will utilize this function for emails that detail information needed to complete your file, award letter notifications, enrollment status and renewal requirements for scholarships, loan information, and other award requirement and eligibility information. Some emails will ONLY go to your SVSU email address.
3) SVSU Financial Aid Opt-In: This is where you confirm that you are willing to view, accept, and reject your scholarships and financial aid online. That’s right! In most cases, you will no longer need to print, sign, and return your award letter to accept your awards. You will be able to do it all on Cardinal Direct after you “opt-in”!
4) Financial Aid Award Letter – Accept/Reject Awards Online: As long as you have “opt-ed” in for electronic acceptance of your Financial Aid, you will be able to view this page online. Watch your SVSU email for more information as to when your Award Letter will be available!
5) Personal Information Release - FERPA: By completing this you are authorizing SVSU staff members to speak to up to 3 people about your account here at SVSU. This is useful if your parents help you with your FAFSA or other financial matters. Just because you complete this does not mean your parents have access to your grades, that feature can be turned off. Please keep in mind that if you do not complete the Personal Information Release Form, we will not be able to discuss ANYTHING regarding your account with ANYBODY except yourself.
LIFETIME FEDERAL PELL GRANT MAXIMUM
If a student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, students are able to receive up to 600% of an award in total over their lifetime. This is the equivalent of 12 full time semesters. To see how this may affect you now or in the future, click here. You may also go to www.nslds.ed.gov (use your Federal PIN) to see how much Federal Pell Grant you have used. (You can also review your aggregate amount of Federal Direct Stafford Loans borrowed on the same site.) You may also want to check out our "Grants Page" for more information on Federal Pell Grant eligibility.
NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDS?
Does your financial aid meet or exceed your expected Cost of Attendance? No? Alternative loans are available to help you meet your educational costs.
DROPPING CLASSES or WITHDRAWING COMPLETELY or NOT ATTENDING?
-If you drop classes during the refund period of the semester, your awards may be affected and you may risk losing your financial aid in future semesters (this includes any institutional, state, federal, as well as some other types of funding). Financial Aid is typically based on the number of credits you are enrolled in after the last day to drop with a refund. Please contact the Campus Financial Services Center if you are considering dropping any courses.
-If you are planning to withdraw from all of your courses or if you have decided to stop attending your courses, your financial aid WILL be affected. Please contact the Campus Financial Services Center as soon as possible if you are considering withdrawing.
-Federal financial aid is awarded based on your intent to attend. If you do not attend classes, your awards will be affected, even if you do not officially withdraw. See the Terms and Conditions on our website for more information.