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FAQ - Financial Aid Disbursement


Where, when, and how do I receive my financial aid?
Once all the appropriate documents requested from you is received and your Financial Aid Award letter has been accepted/declined, monies will be requested from the appropriate funding agencies.

Financial Aid will be disbursed beginning two weeks after the last day to charge books providing there is no changed in a student’s credit load and all required documents requested has been received. Any students filing late for financial aid will be processed on an individual basis.


Where is my refund check?
A student will be sent an email from the Bursar. The e-mail will be sent on Friday between 1 and 3 p.m. The e-mail will state the student has a refund check in the Bursar’s office.


A student may pick up the refund check Friday between the hours of 1 and 4:30 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If not picked up by Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Bursar will mail the check to the current address in EMPOWER.


A student must have their student I.D. in order to pick up and sign for their refund check.




It is the responsibility of the student to check with the Bursar Office to insure that your bills are paid. All questions regarding bills, refund, etc. should be referred to the Bursar Office at 715-799-5600, ext. 3013.


What happens if I withdraw from my classes?
If you withdraw from classes, you may be required to repay a portion or all of the funding received. For more information on refund/repayment requirements, please see the Financial Aid Office.


What are my rights and responsibilities as a student receiving financial aid?
It is the students’ responsibility to notify the F.A. Office of any changes to the information that was provided on the FAFSA application. In addition, any changes to: name, permanent address, and enrollment status. Student responsibility requires compliance with all terms and conditions governing the Financial Aid award.


If you are denied aid or feel that your application should be reconsidered because of special circumstances or events since you filed for your aid, it is possible to appeal in writing. Please refer to CMN appeal policy for more information on appealing a financial aid decision.


The College complies with federal and state privacy laws and regulations. The data in your file may be released to financial aid donors, lenders, and university offices needing the information for awarding and advising purposes. No one else may review your file without written consent or a subpoena or court order. Information concerning the type or amount of aid for which you are eligible cannot be provided over the telephone.


Any additional outside scholarships or financial assistance received may affect your award. You must notify the F.A. Office in writing if at any time during the year you receive such an award. This includes vocational rehabilitation support, scholarships from all sources, veteran’s benefits and all aid from outside sources. Failure to notify the F.A. Office about outside or direct pay awards may result in total loss of aid from CMN.


Any intentionally false statements or misrepresentation you make (written or verbal) in any phase of the financial aid process may eliminate you from future consideration for assistance from College of Menominee Nation, and may subject you to a fine or imprisonment or both.