Your Award Check List

Financial Aid Award Checklist

Step 1:

Verify that your expected housing plans are correct. We have determined your award based on the housing plans indicated on your FAFSA. If you will not be living in the housing arrangement specified on your preliminary financial aid award, please complete the Revision Request form available under Forms section and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

Step 2:

Verify that your enrollment plans are correct. In order to receive most forms of federal, state, or institutional awards, you must be enrolled in at least 3 units for degree, or 6 units for non-degree Credential, students.

Step 3:

Notify the Financial Aid Office of other resources not included on your financial aid award. Such resources may include outside scholarships, tuition benefits from your or your employer, veteran’s tuition benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits and/or benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. These awards must be coordinated into your current financial aid award in accordance with federal, state, and university policies and procedures. It is possible that additional resources could cause a revision to your financial aid award. Email the financial aid office with the source and amount you will receive at

Step 4:

Accept your Financial Aid award. In order for your financial aid award to go toward your tuition and other charges, you must accept your financial aid awards on your PROWL account.

Step 5:

Complete Disbursement Requirements. If you accept student loans, additional requirements will posted to your PROWL account., For example, you will be required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note once you accept a loan.