Receiving Your Aid

Paying your Bill & Refunds

Paying Your Bill - Financial Aid Disbursements

Financial aid is divided into two equal payments for fall and spring semesters and begins disbursing approximately one week before the first day of the semester. Please note, if you are enrolled less than full time, your financial aid may not disburse right away. Financial aid and Pell eligibility are based on your enrollment at the Federal Census Date, the 6th day of the semester, regardless of your enrollment before or after the Census Date and it is critical you have finalized any course adds/drops before the Census Date.

It is your responsibility to monitor your eSIS account for your enrollment, financial aid, and billing account to ensure you are financial aid eligible and that your aid has disbursed to your billing account.

You can view your billing statement in eSIS to monitor your account activity; the Billing Statement and Pending Aid tutorial is available to guide you through viewing your Billing Statement and Pending Aid on eSIS. Please contact the Financial Aid office if your aid does not disburse when anticipated.

Sign up for Direct Deposit for Refunds

Financial aid is disbursed to your UW-River Falls student billing account. If your aid and/or other payments exceed the amount of your semester bill, this will create a refund. Semester refunds are processed after the Federal Census Date by the Student Billing office. To receive a refund, you must sign up for Direct Deposit through your eSIS account. For more information on refunds and setting up Direct Deposit, please see the Student Billing Refunds page.