Students who borrow funds for their living expenses will receive periodic refunds via direct deposits to cover such expenses including room and board, transportation expenses, books and supplies, and personal expenses including insurances. Students have the obligation to budget funds appropriately so they are able to cover their expenses month to month.
Through our comprehensive "Sensible Strategies" program, the Office of Student Financial Services provides a variety of resources to assist students with important money management skills; these include budgeting, credit cards, managing your credit, money management for couples, and our innovative loan tracking/repayment tool, Loanlook. We are committed to assisting students as they develop strong money management skills. Go to the Financial Services Sensible Strategies webpage for information on programs, events, and helpful resources.
Direct deposit for financial aid refunds is mandatory. Students requesting an exception to this mandatory requirement must submit a letter to the Director of Student Financial Services explaining the circumstances that make it impossible for funds to be electronically transmitted to the student's personal checking or savings account.
MWU will not be held responsible for any bank fees or charges that result due to insufficient funds in a student's bank account. MWU is also not responsible for late charges on any past due bills a student may incur. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the deposited funds have cleared their bank.
Direct deposit or refund checks made in error to the student must immediately be returned in full to MWU.