Financial Aid Disbursement


Not all students receive financial aid disbursements, but if you are awarded more aid than your total balance at Hinds, you will receive a refund. Financial aid that you have been awarded will be available for the payment of your tuition and fees 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. If you have remaining aid after all of your financial aid has been applied to your total balance, then you may use what is left in the Hinds bookstore for the purchase of books and educational supplies. Any aid remaining after purchasing your textbooks and supplies will be disbursed back to you according to the disbursement schedule below.

Fall 2016 Disbursement Dates

September 23, 2016—First Refund
October 21, 2016—Second Refund
November 18, 2016—Third Refund
December 7, 2016—Fourth Refund

Spring 2017 Disbursement Dates

February 17, 2017—First Refund
March 10, 2017—Second Refund
April 7, 2017—Third Refund
May 3, 2017—Fourth Refund

After tuition and fees are paid in full, remaining aid will be disbursed this way: 

  • Remaining Pell Grant funds are disbursed over the 4 disbursement dates. 
  • Remaining Direct Loan funds are disbursed on the 1st and 2nd disbursement dates. 
  • Remaining Hinds Scholarships are disbursed on the 1st and 2nd disbursement dates.