Other Title IV Refunds

A refundable Federal Student Aid (FSA) credit balance occurs only if the total amount of FSA program funds exceeds allowable charges. The order in which funds are credited to a student’s account does not determine which award creates the refundable FSA credit. Instead, Berkeley applies Title IV aid to direct charges (tuition, fees, and housing) in the following order:



Federal Work Study is not directly applied to a student’s account.

Accordingly, most student Title IV credits, if any, will be created by Federal Grants, rather than loans.

When a disbursement of Title IV funds to the student’s account at the school creates a Title IV credit balance, the College will pay the credit balance directly to the student or parent (when applicable) within 14 days after the credit is posted.



With a student's written authorization and under special circumstances, the College may apply up to $200 of an FSA credit balance to a prior year's charges.

Seven-Week Session Students

Federal and Berkeley College Institutional Aid (IA) will be disbursed in full assuming students will attend all courses, including those in session B, which does not begin until the 8th week of the semester. If a course or courses are not attended this can impact (reduce or cause the loss of) Federal Pell, Federal SEOG and IA.

Students who fail to start session B will be responsible for repayment of any refunds the College remits to them based on anticipated Session B attendance. which may result in a balance due.

Neither New York State TAP nor New Jersey State TAG may be disbursed until the 12th credit (making a student full-time) has started. For most students enrolled in sessions, that will mean disbursement cannot be made until the student has attended that course (or courses) in session B, at least once in week 8 of the semester.