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How and When You Will Receive Financial Aid

Our office begins crediting aid for a given term after fees are assessed, providing you meet all disbursement criteria. This is typically about 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the term. One third of your accepted aid will disburse to your BARC account each quarter.

After your aid has been disbursed to your BARC account, university fees are then deducted from your Financial Aid. Any remaining credit after these fees are deducted will be mailed to the local address on your GOLD account or directly deposited to your bank account if you have enrolled in e-refund. BARC cannot begin refunding your aid until one week prior to the beginning of the term, per federal requirements.

You may find more information on Financial Aid Refunds and the Refund Schedule on the BARC website. For further assistance, you may contact the Financial Aid office by phone (805) 893-2432 or email You may contact the BARC office by phone (805) 893-3756 or email

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