Financial aid is first applied to your tuition, fees, and book charges. If your financial aid award for a semester exceeds these charges, you will receive a refund. At Dalton State, financial aid refunds are issued through your DS One Card (HigherOne, Inc., a one-card banking and electronic funds disbursement system). If you are a new student, you will be mailed a DS One Card (HigherOne-issued debit card). If you are a returning student, you should have already received your DS One Card (HigherOne card).
To choose your DS One refund option, visit www.EasyRefundCard.com and select from the following choices:
- Refund balance placed into your HigherOne account. You may use your debit card to withdraw funds at an ATM machine on campus or at compatible off-campus ATMs, ($500 per day limit). Or you may use your HigherOne card as a debit card at merchants that accept Master Card.
- Direct deposit into an existing checking or savings account.
Note: If you are a returning student and have not received your DS One card, please contact the Dalton State Business Office in the Westcott Administration Building (706.272.4435).
Preregistered students awarded aid prior to the beginning of the term may charge books in the Dalton State Bookstore once they receive email notificaiton through their Dalton State email account (if a credit balance remains after tuition and fees are paid); remaining credit balances will be distributed after two weeks of class. Students awarded aid after classes begin may expect financial aid refunds within two weeks of receiving their award notification. Exception: Student Loans will not be credited to your DSC student account until funds are received from your lender. First time, freshmen borrower loan disbursements are delayed until 30 days after the first day of class. See the Student Loan section for more information about receiving student loan funds.
Note: Enrollment status for financial aid purposes is determined at the end of the Drop/Add period, and eligibility for financial aid is adjusted accordingly. Audited and credit-by-exam (CLEP) classes are not eligible for aid. Federal grant aid for C session classes are applied to student accounts the week before C session begins.