Disbursement of Funds

Financial Aid Funds Disbursed For NYFA Students

How are Financial Aid Funds Disbursed?

Once the student has signed the Tuition Finance Plan and returned any required paperwork, the Financial Aid Office begins preparing funds for disbursement. All funds in excess of any charges, such as tuition and fees, are delivered to the student via check.

Grants and Scholarships

Grant funds are credited directly to a student’s NYFA tuition account. If excess funds remain after deducting any outstanding charges, the excess funds will be automatically issued via check and made payable to the student or the student’s parent depending on the sources of funding received.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Federal Direct Stafford Loans are disbursed in two equal amounts, usually at the beginning of the semester – with one disbursement occurring per semester. Students will qualify for loan disbursements when the following steps have been completed:

  1. Returned all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office.
  2. Accepted the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan offer on the tuition finance plan.
  3. Completed the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  4. Completed the Online Entrance Counseling
  5. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in the program of study

Once all of the above requirements have been met, the loans will disburse and be credited towards any outstanding Academy-related charges.

Who Can Answer Further Questions About Financial Aid?

For specific questions about your financial aid visit the Financial Aid Office, call 818-333-3558 or contact us via email at [email protected]. The financial aid office is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

When Are Funds Processed?

In general, funds are disbursed in the second week of each semester if the student has met the priority deadline date. It is important that all paperwork has been completed signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office no later than 30 days prior to the start of the semester.

Living expense reimbursements will be issued via check through the Academy’s Bursar’s Office within 14 days of a credit created on the tuition account or the first day of the semester, whichever is later.

What Delays Disbursement of Funds?

The following are reasons why the student ‘s funds may not be available on the first day of classes:

  • Missing documents; call (818) 333-3558 for information on what’s missing.
  • Not promptly accepting the financial aid award.
  • Not completing a Direct Loan MPN.
  • Not completing the Online Entrance Counseling for Direct Loan borrowers.
  • Not making Satisfactory Academic Progress towards your degree or certificate.
  • Being in default on a student loan or owing a repayment to any Title IV financial aid program.

Who Can Answer Further Questions About Refunds?

For specific questions about refund disbursements visit the Bursars’ Office.