Disbursement of funds will occur once the Financial Aid Office has determined eligibility and authorized the Cashier's Office to apply payments to student accounts.  They then calculate the difference between a student's account charges and the amount of financial aid disbursed.  This difference is the amount of a student's refund.

Disbursement occurs the second Wednesday of classes after the add/drop period ends. Then disbursement occurs each Wednesday thereafter. If all requested documents are submitted by the published deadline dates, financial aid funds will be disbursed as scheduled. Please check the eligibility section for financial aid on MyBridge to determine if all paperwork has been received and satisfied. Money owed to BridgeValley will be deducted from financial aid funds and the difference checks will be mailed to the mailing address or directly deposited to your specified account within 14 business days.

If this is your first term at BridgeValley and you are due a refund, you will receive a refund check via mail.  After your first disbursement, you will be notified by United Bank via mail on how to register your own personalized and secure online disbursement center. Students will be given three options to choose from for future refunds:

• Direct Deposit to a United Bank account
• Check in the mail 
• Direct Deposit to an account at another bank 

By choosing to have your refund directly deposited into a FREE Student Checking Account at United Bank, not only will you receive your refund faster, but you'll also be able to access your money using your FREE United Visa Check Card.

If you have any questions after you have registered on the online disbursement center, please stop by your local United Bank office or contact our Customer Service Center at 800.327.9862. 

If you have questions regarding the application of payments from other third parties to your student account you may check your Account Summary on MyBRIDGE or contact the Cashier's Office at 304.205-6602 or 304.734.6649.

If you missed the deadline date to submit all of your paperwork, use the chart below to determine approximate payment dates based on the date you last submitted paperwork.

Financial Aid Submission Deadline  Estimated Disbursement Date 
Fall Paperwork Submitted in July Mid to Late September
Fall Paperwork Submitted in August  Mid to Late October
Fall Paperwork Submitted in September  Mid to Late November
Spring Paperwork Submitted in December  Mid to Late February
Spring Paperwork Submitted in January Mid to Late February