Receiving Your Aid
After you've applied for financial aid, continue to check your Titan student email for your official financial aid award notice, which outlines the terms and conditions of any aid you've received or been offered. Financial aid awards such as grants and scholarships will automatically post to your account, except for loans, which you must formally accept as explained below, and work-study funding, which you must specifically request following the steps below.
Check the timeline section of this page for how and when aid is dispersed. Once you have accepted financial aid funding, it is your responsibility to maintain your eligibility for that aid. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
How We Calculate Awards
We initially calculate financial aid awards based on full-time status (12 or more credit hours). Some scholarships are calculated based on 18 credit hours. Following each term's add/drop period, we recalculate awards based on the actual number of credit hours you're enrolled in.
You must register for all parts of term (full-term, session, and minimester courses) at the beginning of the semester and officially drop courses during the add/drop period in order for your financial aid to accurately reflect your course load each term.
If you never attend, stop attending, or totally withdraw from classes, your awards will be subject to a federal repayment formula, and you'll be required to repay some or all of the aid you received.
If your official financial aid award package includes one or more loans, you must formally accept them as follows:
Log in to the myEFSC portal using your Titan Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials:
Once you are logged in to the myEFSC portal:
- Click the TitanWeb icon.
- On the updated Student Services landing page, choose Financial Aid then Financial Aid Dashboard. Look at your Aid Offer and scroll down to the loans section to accept your loan or adjust the amount of the loan accepted.
- The loan offer amount is for the aid year. If you choose to reduce the amount you have been offered, please be sure the amount you request is what you wish to borrow for the entire academic year.
If you were offered a Direct Federal Stafford Loan, you must complete online entrance counseling. This is a requirement you must do once, the first time you are offered a loan.
If you were offered a Direct Federal Stafford Loan and are a first-time borrower, you must also sign an electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Be sure to do so in a timely manner, as waiting could result in a delay to your aid disbursement.
Once you have accepted your loan, your attendance must be confirmed in at least six credit hours required for your program before it will disburse. If you enroll in classes with different start dates and won't reach six credit hours of attendance until later in the term, please note that your disbursement will be delayed, and plan accordingly.
Loans awarded for two terms will be divided and disbursed equally between the two terms. Loans awarded for one semester only (including summer loans) will be disbursed in two equal installments.
Once you have received any type of financial aid (including loans), it is your responsibility to maintain them.
If you've been approved for financial aid and you wish to be considered for work-study funding, you must request an additional eligibility determination from the Financial Aid Office.
⇒ Sign in to the myEFSC Portal and navigate to the Financial Aid Forms and Upload section.
⇒ Select the Aid Change Request Form and be sure to select Work-Study Request when filling out and submitting the form and enter "23-24" as the academic year.
⇒ Once the Financial Aid Office has received your work-study request, we'll review your account and send you an email notification containing your eligibility outcome.
⇒ If you're eligible to receive work-study funding, you'll need to locate and interview for specific positions you're interested in:
The Financial Aid Office disburses award funds on different dates throughout each semester based on the part of term your classes fall in and whether or not you're a first-time borrower.
Most borrowers receive their disbursements on a general disbursement date, but in order to comply with federal regulations, first-time borrowers will receive their disbursements 30 days after classes begin.
When EFSC financial aid funds are dispersed, we automatically apply those funds to your tuition and book voucher charges.
If your final financial aid award exceeds your tuition and book voucher charges, then you'll be eligible to receive a refund to use for living and other educational expenses.
EFSC disburses these funds on designated refund dates each term via a third-party processor called BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution powered by BMTX, Inc.
You will receive a personal code from BankMobile via snail mail or email that you can input to set up your direct deposit and receive your refund.
Upcoming Disbursements and Refunds