Advances of $50.00 or Less (Non-Financial Aid Approval)
During the current semester, students may be eligible for up to a $50.00 cash advance under the following circumstances:
The cash advance is due on the next monthly invoice (billing statement). No cash advances are granted during semester breaks.
Any student may request in person a cash advance for educational expenses, provided the estimated financial aid funds are sufficient to cover the request. This will include any financial aid awarded and can be approved by any Student Service Representative.
Documentation must be provided with most requests. For example, if a student has already charged the maximum amount of books to their student account, and still needs to purchase additional books, the student can request a cash advance for the remaining purchase price. The student will need to obtain a written estimate from the Bookstore and bring it to the Timme Center for Student Services. The student must also present a valid student ID card.
Requests will be considered as of 7 days prior to the 1st day of classes. Advances for additional B & N bookstore purchases for textbooks are only accepted during the specified bookstore charge dates at the beginning of each semester.
The Student Service Representatives and Business Operations Manager reserve the right to use professional judgment in determining any deviation from the stated policy. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis prior to financial aid disbursing to the student account.
Any student may request, in person (or via fax if on internship or an off-site student), an emergency cash advance of up to $500 per semester. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis prior to financial aid disbursing to the student account.
The definition of an emergency for this purpose is a situation which will prevent the student from attending class.
Examples of emergency situations include:
Students will be required to submit documentation supporting their request for an emergency advance.
In order to be considered for an emergency advance, all of the following must apply:
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