Receiving Your Funds

Your financial aid award is automatically applied to your student account balance after your classes start (see Important Dates).  

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All students are responsible for any tuition or fees not covered by financial aid. 

  • If you accepted a financial aid award that covers your account balance you will be held in your classes.

  • If your financial aid award is less than your account balance, you are responsible to make payment arrangements for the remaining charges. Review your payment options at  https://www.mesacc.edu/cashier-services/payment-options

Direct deposit to your bank account or to a reloadable debit card is available.  To receive your funds by direct deposit you will need to enroll with Nelnet by doing the following:

  1. Log into your Student Center at my.maricopa.edu
  2. Scroll down to the Finances section
  3. Click on Manage Refunds 
  4. Follow the prompts to select your refund method and enter the required information

If you don’t sign up for direct deposit you’ll receive your financial aid refund as a paper check.  Paper checks can take 10-15 days to receive once the funds have been applied to your school account. 

For more information go to the Maricopa Student Refund Program 

Check the Important Dates to see when financial aid funds will disburse.