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Handling Awards Notifications

Accepting, Reducing, Declining Aid

All the hard work of filling out applications and meeting deadlines has an up side: getting a notice that you have received a financial award or loan approval. To accept your aid, you will need to use your student login. If you have not received a login, contact your Admissions Representative or your Advisor.

How to Accept or Decline your Student Loans

  1. Go to
  2. Click 'Login' in the red banner at the top of the page. This will bring you to the Student Connection page.
  3. Click on 'Awards' or you can enter Self Service Banner here
  4. Click on the 'Award Offer' tab and select the appropriate Award Year.
  5. Scroll down to the Loans section.
  6. Click accept or decline next to each loan type.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. If you are a first-time borrower, be sure to complete a Loan Entrance Counseling here and a Master Promissory Note here.

What to do with loans?

1. Decide if you want the loan. Once you have been awarded a loan, you have the option to accept, reduce or decline it. You won't receive any loan money until you make a selection in Self-Service Banner (SSB).

2. After reading the instructions, go to Self service Banner (SSB) to accept or decline your loans (login required) to submit your selection of loans.

3. Once you submit your decision, you have completed the process.  Loans will disburse to your student account during the semester according to the disbursement schedule on your loan disclosure statement that you received from the federal government.

4. If you change your mind after accepting your loan through SSB, you will not be able to use SSB to make changes. If you want to change your decision about a loan or to request an increase or decrease to a loan, you must:
  • Complete the Loan Request Form if you wish to increase or decrease your loan
  • Be sure to specify the exact amount of the total loan that you would like for the term(s) requested
  • Remember to include the origination fee when figuring your request