Financial Aid Requests
PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST DAY TO SUBMIT FINANCIAL AID REQUESTS FOR THE FALL 2016 SEMESTER WILL BE MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
The Financial Aid Request Form allows students to deposit funds onto their Hoot Loot account from excess financial aid award funds (or excess funds available on their University account, i.e. a negative balance/credit).
Students transferring excess financial aid to their Hoot Loot account may initially request up to $800 be transferred from excess aid. The transfer of excess financial aid prior to the start of the semester (and enrollment verification process) is intended for students to purchase textbooks and supplies necessary for the upcoming semester. Students requiring more than $800 for textbooks and supplies may request additional funds (up to $200) be transferred to their Hoot Loot account, only after they have spent the majority ($400) of the initial $800 transfer request at the SCSU Bookstore.**
After purchasing textbooks and supplies from the SCSU Bookstore, remaining funds on the Hoot Loot account can not be reversed. Any remaining funds available on the student's Hoot Loot account may be used at any participating on campus or off campus merchant.
PLEASE NOTE: Hoot Loot funds are not available for cash withdrawal.
**Summer financial aid requests are limited to $800 maximum for all for all of the summer sessions (A, B and C) combined. No additional funds beyond $800 may be transferred from excess aid during the summer semester(s).
The following overview outlines when students can submit financial aid transfer requests and when approved requests funds become available for use:
|Semester||Requests Accepted||Approved Request Funds Available*|
|Fall Semester||August - December||August 1|
|Spring Semester||December - May||January 1|
|Summer Semester||May - August||May 5|
* Approved request fund availability dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.
Note: In an effort to provide increased security, requestors are required to log in with their MySCSU username and password in order to submit a Financial Aid Request Form. For assistance with your MySCSU Password, please visit the Password Assistance page or HelpDesk web site.