How will my financial aid be disbursed?

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 BankMobile Disbursements. Look for your Refund Selection Kit. It will arrive in a bright green envelope and contain your Personal Code. Once you have your code, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your Personal Code
  3. Select how you’d like to receive your money

Your refund options are:


Money is transferred to another account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1 – 2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.


If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.

When will my financial aid be disbursed? Can I use financial aid to buy books?

Preregistered students awarded aid prior to the beginning of the term may charge books in the Dalton State Bookstore once they receive email notification 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.