Treatment of Overpayments

The receipt of Federal funds in excess of a student's eligibility is called an overpayment. If a student's error caused the overpayment, the student is responsible for repaying the overpayment. If the overpayment cannot be eliminated by adjusting later disbursements in the award year, the student cannot receive additional student financial aid assistance funds until he/she repays the overpayment in full or makes repayment arrangements that are satisfactory to the school. Unresolved overpayments will be referred to the Department of Education's Borrower Services- Collections.