The Symposium Scholarship Awards are submitted by the Graduate College to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships within a few days following the event. The Symposium Scholarship Award will then be posted to your U-Bill. This award will become part of your financial aid package.
A refund may or may not be processed depending on the amount of your loans, your Symposium Scholarship Award, and your U-Bill balance.
If you borrowed the maximum allowed in student loans for the semester then the Symposium Scholarship Award will replace student loans that have been borrowed.
If you did not borrow the maximum allowed for the semester, then the Symposium Scholarship Award amount will be applied to your current semester U-Bill.
- If you do not have a balance in the current semester then you will receive a refund payment.
- If you have a balance due in the current term, and you have granted permission for miscellaneous fees to be paid with financial aid, your Symposium Scholarship Award will be applied to the balance. If the award amount is greater than the balance, you will receive the balance amount as a refund payment.
- If you have a U-Bill balance from a previous term, the Symposium Scholarship Award will NOT automatically pay the balance and you will receive a refund payment. (Note: you will still need to pay any outstanding U-Bill balances).
If a refund is processed and you are signed up for direct deposit, the refund will be in your bank account in 2-3 business days after crediting. If you are not signed up for direct deposit, a paper check can be picked up at the Cashier’s Office located in Gilchrist Hall.
As a reminder, even if a refund is processed, please check your U-Bill to make sure no outstanding charges are still pending as the Symposium Scholarship Award will not pay for previous semester charges.