If this is your first term at BridgeValley and you are due a refund, you will receive a refund check via mail for the first disbursement of your financial aid. 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.
Disbursement of federal and state financial aid funds to student accounts will occur once the Financial Aid Office has determined eligibility for funds and authorized the Cashier's Office to apply payments to student accounts. The Cashier's Office applies financial aid payments to charges, such as tuition and fees, calculates the difference between the amount owed to the school and the amount of financial aid awarded.
Disbursement is always the second Wednesday of classes after the add/drop period ends. Then disbursement occurs every Wednesday thereafter. If all requested documents are submitted by the published deadline dates, financial aid funds will be disbursed on the scheduled date. 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 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:
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|