Accept/Decline Aid

After reviewing your Financial Aid Offer Letter, one of the next steps is to accept or decline your offers for the aid year. Most grants, scholarships, and discounts—aid that does not have to be repaid—are automatically accepted on your behalf. However, any loans you were offered will require an action on your part. To accept the financial aid offered, please follow these steps.

  1. Log in to your dashboard at home.apu.edu
  2. Select the “Financials” option in the menu.
  3. Select “Accept/Decline Awards.”
  4. Using the dropdown menu for “Financial Aid Year,” select the current year (i.e. 2020-21).
  5. Under any offered loan options, input the amount that works for you.

Please Note: All loan offers must be accepted at least one week before the end of the term.

Once you accept your financial aid, it will be reflected in your account. To view the aid you accepted and the date it is set to disburse:

  1. Select the “Financials” option in the menu.
  2. Select “View Financial Aid.”

Loans and grants typically disburse to your student account prior to the start of each term, while scholarships and discounts typically disburse the day after the session’s add/drop period ends. If this date has come and you have not received your aid, it may be due to one of these common reasons:

  • Your enrollment status does not match the enrollment status your aid is based on.
  • You are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • You have not completed all requirements to be eligible for aid.
  • Your aid has disbursed, but was not larger than your owing balance.
  • If none of these reasons apply to you, please contact us.
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