Accepting Financial Aid Offers

Accepting Financial Aid Offer Basics

The Office of Student Financial Aid sends emails to students via their FAU email account notifying them that financial aid offers have been posted to the system. To receive a deferment of your tuition and fees, you must accept your financial aid offers online via MYFAU (accepting an amount which is sufficient to cover your tuition) by the end of the drop/add period.

Students are encouraged to check their FAU Email account on a regular basis. Email notifications are the primary communication between students and the FAU Office of Student Financial Aid.

Instructions on Accepting your Financial Aid Offer

In order to receive any financial aid offer, you must accept or deny the offer within FAU Self-Service. Follow the below for exact steps needed to complete this procedure. Learn more about Financial Aid and MYFAU.

STEP 1: Access Financial Aid section of FAU Self-Service via MYFAU

Method 1:

  1. Sign into MYFAU with your FAU credentials
  2. Click/tap the "Money Matters!" tile
  3. Click/tap the "Your Financial Aid" tile to go directly to Financial Aid within FAU Self-Service

Method 2:

  1. Sign into MYFAU with your FAU credentials
  2. Click/tap the "FAU Self-Service" tile to access FAU Self-Service
  3. Click/tap the "Financial Aid" tab to access Financial Aid within Self-Service

STEP 2: Accepting Offers within FAU Self-Service

  1. Click/tap the "Financial Aid Status" tile
  2. If prompted, select "Academic Year" from the drop-down list
  3. Click/tap the "here" button at the end of the sentence which reads
    accept offer self-service button
  4. Click/tap on the "Accept Financial Aid Offer" tab and, click on accept or decline for each offer listed.
    Note: Click/tap on the "Fund Name" of each offer to view additional information on that item.
  5. Click/tap on the "Submit Decision" button at the bottom of your Financial Aid Offer.
    Note: When you receive financial aid, you agree to fulfill the Terms & Conditions of Offers.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you will not be attending FAU, please DECLINE all financial aid offers. If you do not decline all financial aid offers, you will be fee liable for the courses in which you are enrolled.
  • You may accept a partial amount of a financial aid offer by entering the amount in the "Accept Partial Amount" field.
  • Once you have made a decision on your financial aid offer, no further updates can be made online. Adjustments to offers will require students to submit a revision form.
  • In some cases, if you will be enrolled for only one term and the offer is for more than one term, then a offer revision request may be required to update the offer (i.e. Seniors graduating in the Fall term).
  • Financial Aid funds are disbursed after the drop/add deadline of each semester. Tuition and other charges posted to your student account will be deducted first. If a credit balance results, the student will receive a refund. Students are encouraged to sign-up for direct deposit.