Award Disbursement

A student disbursement [refund/credit] is based upon the total amount awarded /paid less the total student charges. All student financial aid awards will be disbursed according to the schedule below.

Awarded By              Disbursement Available        

Summer I

June 21

Summer II

July 19

Fall 2017

Sept. 8

Sept. 26

Sept. 26

Oct. 10

Oct. 10

Oct. 24

Oct. 24

Nov. 7

Nov. 7

Nov. 21

Nov. 21

Dec. 5

Direct Deposit Refunds

To receive your refund conveniently via direct deposit, complete the online form, or follow these simple steps:

  • Log into Northark Portal
  • Choose Campus Life
  • Click on Student Refund Direct Deposit
  • Check your email for your temporary PIN, enter it in on the form
  • Create your permanent PIN
  • Fill out your bank information and submit

Students wishing to receive a disbursement check must elect to opt out of Direct Deposit.  Disbursements may be picked up with a Northark I.D. Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note that availability of refunds depend on the date required financial aid documents were received/financial aid awarded, Fall class schedules, first and second eight week classes or start dates of late start classes, date payments are received from third party entities, and date any account overpayment is received online payment deductions, student overpayment due to dropped class. Paper check disbursements not picked up will be mailed 21 days after the issue date to the address on file.