Once you fulfill all requirements set by UROP (please review After Acceptance), the Financial Aid Office will review your budget in accordance with Federal law. There is a federally determined maximum amount that any student may receive in financial aid (in any combination of scholarships, awards, and financial aid), which is referred to as your maximum cost-of-attendance. When necessary, UROP will advocate on your behalf to request an increase in your cost-of-attendance for Financial Aid office-approved budget line items. Please note that Financial Aid cannot increase cost-of-attendance for stipend funds.
Once the Financial Aid office reviews your budget, the approved funding amount will be disbursed into your MyUH account in the form of a payment (this will be balanced by the Cashier’s Office against any charges). If there is an outstanding balance on your account (even if you schedule a payment plan), your funds will first go to pay your outstanding balance and you may not receive a check/eRefund for the full amount of your funding. As such, it is imperative to make payments as necessary. Once the Cashier’s Office reviews your charges and payments, any remaining funds will be refunded to you. If you do not have any outstanding balance, your disbursement will show up as a credit and the Cashier’s Office will generate a payment to you. If there is a delay in receiving your funds, please contact the Cashier’s Office at 808.956.7554.
** It is highly recommended to sign up for eRefund in order to expedite receiving your funds.** If you don’t sign up for eRefund, the Cashier’s Office will generate a paper check and mail it to you at the address on file in about 1 month.