Refund Checks


Financial Aid Excess Refund Checks are based on the classes a student has enrolled for that have started. If a student is enrolled in both full term (16 weeks) and mini-term (8 weeks) classes they will not be entitled to their full refund check until all classes have begun. These students may be eligible for two different excess refund checks at two different times during the semester. Eligibility for two different Financial Aid Excess Refund Checks is not guaranteed. Eligibility can be adversely effective if a student has been dropped from any of their classes or stops attending their classes all together. This could result in no additional funds being issued to the student. A student who completely withdrawals or is dropped from all their classes before the 60% point of the semester could be in an overpayment situation and be required to pay Federal Title IV Funds back to Sampson Community College and possibly to the Department of Education.

Disbursement Dates


Dates are subject to change


The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff remain SCC’s top priority.  Therefore, paper financial aid excess refund checks will be mailed to the student’s current mailing address on file with the college.  In that case, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure their mailing address is up-to-date to guarantee that they receive a refund.  Log into your Aviso account to verify your current mailing address. If your address is incorrect in Aviso, please update with Student Services at 910-592-8084.

Checking Financial Aid Status

If you were awarded financial aid and need to check whether or not you will be receiving a refund, you can check this information using Self-Service.