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FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive financial aid funding. Student Financial Assistance (financial aid office) has outlined the enrollment requirements below. Enrollment requirements are based on the program to which you have been accepted.
- Traditional Undergraduate programs—6 units per term
- Adult Undergraduate programs—6 units per term
- LVN to BSN program—6 units per term
- RN to BSN program—6 units per term
- Certificate programs—6 units per term
- Teacher credential program—6 units per term
- RN to MSN program—4.5 units per term
- Graduate programs—4.5 units per term
It is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Financial Assistance (financial aid office) of any changes in enrollment status during any given term. If it is determined that you received full-time aid and you were enrolled less than full-time, your aid will be reduced to the appropriate level and you will be responsible for re-paying HNU for all or part of your refund disbursement.
2014 - 15 REFUND DISBURSEMENT DATES**
Fall 2014 disbursements begin September 24, 2014 (Wed)
Spring 2015 disbursments begin February 9, 2015 (Mon)
Summer 2015 disbursements begin June 15, 2015 (Mon)
**These are the earliest dates that refunds will be available for eligible students. If you meet the minimum enrollment requirements and your funds have been received, your account will be audited and a refund will be issued to you on the above date.
If your funds are not received, we cannot issue your refund. We receive funds nearly every week and issue refunds until all eligible students have received their refunds.
If the credit balance on your account is $300 or less, you must request that a refund be issued. If you do not request a refund, the funds will remain on your account for use in a future term.
SELECT YOUR REFUND PREFERENCE
We understand that receiving refund dollars in a timely manner is important to our students. That is why Holy Names University has chosen to partner with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) for refunds and disbursements. TMS offers students more options and faster access to your refund dollars. With TMS, access to your money is just a few clicks away.
About refunds from TMS: TMS offers convenient choices to receive your refund in a safe and timely manner. You select a refund choice through an easy to use, secure online tool and enter the required personal and contact information for the refund method you have chosen. TMS will contact you via text or email based on the contact preferences you have made when you have a refund ready for disbursement. You can use the online tool 24/7 to update your refund preference, personal information or to review your refund history from the school.
Let’s get started! In order to receive a refund when eligible, all students must register. Registration allows you to select your refund payment choice and enter your required information, such as name, address and contact information. Log in to www.holynames.afford.com to request a secure link for registration today.
How will I know if I am eligible for a refund? TMS makes it simple. As soon as HNU determines that you are eligible for a refund, TMS will contact you based on your preferred communication method (email, text or both) provided during the registration process. We ensure you have the information that you need, how and when you need it.
Have questions regarding your refund? What refund choice is right for you? Need help updating your refund preference or personal information? Click www.holynames.afford.com/Refunds to learn more about refund options through TMS, or contact TMS directly at 888-425-1138 from 8 AM-10 PM Monday-Friday (ET) and 9 AM-3 PM Saturday (ET).
Q. Who should select a refund method?
A. All HNU students should register for refunds.
Q. Why do I need to register to receive my refund?
A. Choice is important. When you register with TMS to receive your refund, you select the disbursement method that works best for you. Whether you choose the *prepaid educatecard, direct deposit or paper check, registering ensures we have the right information to get your refund to you as quickly as possible.
Q. What are my disbursement options?
A. TMS offers students a selection of convenient choices for your disbursement options. You may select from prepaid card, direct deposit or paper check to receive your refund. To learn more about each disbursement option, visit: www.holynames.afford.com/Refunds
Q. What is the fastest way to receive my refund?
A. We understand that timely access to your refund dollars is extremely important to students. Selecting the prepaid card** means you do not have to wait for a direct deposit to be processed or for a paper check to be printed, mailed and cashed before you have access to your funds. Access*** your funds with the prepaid educate card, which is easily reloadable and provides free, convenient access to your cash at over 50,000 ATMs nationwide.
Q. I have registered for a refund disbursement. How will I know when a refund has been issued to me?
A. TMS provides all refund recipients with timely updates regarding your refunds. You will be notified via email/text or both (depending on the choice you made while registering) that your refund has been issued and is on its way to you. Want to view your refund history? Just visit the refund website and login with your username and password and click on the Summary tab.
Q. I registered for a refund but now I want to change my distribution selection.
A. It’s easy! Just log back into www.holynames.afford.com using the username and password you set up and make changes to your profile at any time. This includes changes to your disbursement method or updates to your address or other demographics. Need help? Contact TMS at directly at 888-425-1138 from 8 AM-10 PM Monday-Friday (ET) and 9 AM-3 PM Saturday (ET).
*This card is issued by MetaBank™, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
** Subject to ID Verification
***Same-day access, once card is received