STCC Financial Aid - Disbursements

Book Store Vouchers / Allowances

Book Vouchers are typically applied to a student's RamCard within (2) weeks prior to the start of classes.  The amounts are based on the anticipated excess financial aid funds that are not needed to cover a student's bill.   Enrollment status and financial aid file completion date impacts the amount of the Book Voucher.

Students who are eligible to do so should waive their health insurance as soon as possible.   Failure to waive health insurance in a timely manner will result in a higher bill amount which may delay a Book Voucher from being issued.  If a student waives their health insurance after they receive their Book Voucher, they can contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if they are eligible for an increase.

Book Allowances are applied to students RamCards who have a completed Financial Aid file and have registered for at least (6) credits.  Due to the exact amounts of Financial Aid not having been awarded, Book Allowances are issued for a set dollar amount which cannot be increased.

Refund Checks

When a student's financial aid (state, federal, institutional or loan) monies have been received by the school, those funds are applied to their tuition, fees and what was charged at the bookstore with their RamCard.  If there is any excess cash after these charges are deducted the Student Accounts office will issue a refund check to the student.  This will occur after the refund period for the semester has ended and attendance is verified (approximately 30 days after the start of classes).