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If you have completed the required steps, your accepted financial aid will appear as "pending" on your Account Summary until it is disbursed. 

 

To view pending aid

 

  1. Log in to myGSU
  2. Click on Financial Information / View Account and Make Payments. Make sure the correct term is selected. 

 

Direct deposit and refunds

Once your financial aid has posted to your account and all charges have been paid, there may be money left over. You will receive this overage in the form of a refund which is to be used for college expenses. 

Once a refund transaction has posted to your account and if you are enrolled in direct deposit you can expect your refund within 2-5 business days. Those not enrolled in direct deposit will receive a paper check. The check will be mailed to the current address listed for GSU. Paper refund checks may take up to 15 business days to receive. 

To sign up for direct deposit, click on Financial Information/Bank Information.

 

Loss of aid eligibility

If GSU determines that you are no longer eligible to receive aid that has already been disbursed, you may be asked to repay it. This is a result of ongoing checks that the university performs for all aid programs to ensure that funds are going only to students eligible to receive them. If necessary, a recovery of disbursed funds from you will take one of the following forms:

 

  • GSU may reduce future payment of aid to make your award consistent with your eligibility status. This reduction could result in an increase of your personal financial obligation for university charges for those terms. 
  • GSU may reduce your aid for the current term to make your award consistent with your eligibility status. This reduction could increase your personal financial obligation for the university charges.
  • GSU may reduce prior term aid that would result in an additional charge on your account. This will increase the amount you owe for university charges (or reduce your credit balance) and could result in a balance due. 
  • GSU may reduce your aid if you are receiving aid at another institution. You may only receive financial aid at one institution. This reduction will result in a financial obligation for the university charges.