You researched and filled out all the forms. Now comes the best part – getting your money! Here's what you have to do to get your financial aid:
Once your financial aid offer appears in Growl, you can see the types of aid you qualified for and the award amount for each quarter.
Select “accept” or “decline” for each award listed, and “submit” when you are done.
You may log into R'web and click on the “Financial Aid” icon in your Authorized Applications window. Click on Award and then select the Award for Aid Year option to view and accept your financial aid award.
See the Requirements and Eligibility section under the Financial Aid tab to view your
holds and who to contact to resolve them.
Learn more about clearing holds.
Any unpaid charges must be paid from personal resources no later than September 15 (the fall fee payment deadline) to avoid being dropped from classes and charged a $50 late fee. You can’t use your financial aid from your current year to pay unpaid charges (exceeding $200) for a prior year.
Fall: September 15
Winter: December 15
Spring: March 15
(Deadline is on the Friday before the 15th when the day falls on a weekend.)
Select “Current Activity” on Growl to see what you owe, or contact Student Business Services at (951) 827-3204.
You can make payments at the UCR Cashier's Office, by mail or by credit card in Growl (for a fee). You can also apply for an alternative loan through a private lender to pay off your balance. Please note it may take two weeks or longer to obtain a private loan. Submit your loan application immediately to ensure that these funds are available by the September 15 fee payment deadline.
If this is the first time you’ve ever had a loan at UCR, or if you have a Perkins loan, you must complete pre-loan counseling before you can get your money. Learn how to complete pre-loan counseling.
You must also complete exit counseling (when you leave UCR or drop below half-time status). Learn how to complete exit counseling.
Be sure to submit master promissory notes after you accept each loan.
For off-campus Work-Study, you must submit your hours to timesheet.ucr.edu.
If you want direct deposit for Work-Study, complete the UCR Payroll Sure Pay application.
Refunds of credit balances on student accounts are normally issued on the first day of the quarter or within two to four business days after your financial aid award is credited to your student account. To recieve your funds quickly, sign up for direct deposit.