Once the federal student aid (FSA) award process is complete, your FSA disbursements will be scheduled.

Generally, your FSA funds will be disbursed in two installments during your academic year and/or loan period. When awarded, these funds will be scheduled to disburse in two separate and substantially equal payments.

“Disbursed” means the University has credited FSA funds to your student account to pay allowable charges for the academic year. Allowable charges at University of Phoenix include tuition and electronic course materials fees.

You are eligible to receive your first disbursement of FSA when the University confirms you are enrolled in courses for the payment period and are eligible to receive the funds. You become eligible to receive an FSA disbursement for the second payment period when you successfully complete one-half the weeks of instructional time AND one-half the credit hours in the defined academic year (AY).

Changing your schedule, dropping courses or failing courses could affect the timing of and/or your eligibility for the second disbursement.

Before FSA funds are disbursed, the University will determine and document your continued eligibility for funds. The eligibility requirements include enrollment in classes and posting of attendance.

Typically, funds will disburse to your student account within three business days of the scheduled release date. Delays can happen, however, if eligibility issues arise. Your Finance Advisor will work to resolve any delays as quickly as possible.

If you change your course schedule, break attendance, fail to attend classes as scheduled or fail to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP), disbursement dates may change, and funds could be canceled.

If you have questions, please contact the Financial Services department at studentfinancialservices@phoenix.edu or 888-346-8679. I can also be reached at kim.murphy@phoenix.edu.