Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
Cowan Hall Room 213
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
To remain eligible for financial aid at MSU-Northern, you must make satisfactory academic progress toward your degree objective. Satisfactory Progress is a condition for continued eligibility and is measured by the following factors:
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid policy. You are responsible for knowing and understanding this policy thoroughly. The information in this policy provides more detailed instructions on how the institution monitors progress and on how to exercise the appeal process.
Disbursement of your aid is based upon the number of credits for which you are enrolled at the time your aid is disbursed. Your award letter will indicate this information. If you add credits after your financial aid has been disbursed, you may be entitled to additional funds. You should check with the Financial Aid Office for a review of your funding level.
If you drop credits after all your financial aid funds have been disbursed, including a retroactive drop of credits, you may have received funds that you were not entitled to receive. You will receive a bill for any overpayments that may occur.
Dropping credits after the 15th class day
If you drop credits after the 15th day of classes, you may not be required to repay aid funds. You may, however, have deficient credits at the end of the semester. Please refer to "Satisfactory Progress Requirements" on this page.
If you stop attending classes, you should officially withdraw to prevent assignment of grades of "F". If you don't withdraw, your status will be "TERMINATION", and you will not be eligible for aid until you reinstate your eligibility. In order to reinstate your eligibility, you must re-enroll and earn a GPA of 2.00 with no funding assistance from any federal or institutional aid. You must complete 67% of any credits attempted during your reinstatement period with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in order to regain eligibility. For more information on withdrawal procedures, contact the Registrar's Office in Cowan Hall.
If you withdraw from all courses either officially or unofficially, a withdrawal calculation will be performed by the Business Office to determine whether you received funding for which you were not eligible. A copy of this refund/return of Title IV funds is available in the Business Services office located in Cowan Hall.
If you received funds for which you were not eligible, you will receive a bill from the institution for repayment of those funds.
If you are eligible for a refund of your registration or housing fees from MSU-Northern, Federal regulations require that the refund first be applied to any student loan disbursed to you during the current loan period and then to repay any other financial aid for which you were billed. Any remaining amount will be refunded to you.
If you have any student loans, your lender or servicer will be notified of your enrollment status change and you may enter a "grace period" or repayment status. In keeping with the terms of your loans, you are required to inform your lenders of changes in your enrollment status.
If you plan to return to MSU-Northern and apply for assistance, please refer to the Satisfactory Progress policy to determine your eligibility status for future applications for aid.
If you or your parent(s) have special circumstances, please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance with the "Appeal" process.
The Financial Aid office will follow up on changes made and, if necessary, recalculate your eligibility. If you are no longer eligible for any part of the aid you have been offered, the we will work with you to resolve the over-award. If, however, it is necessary that you repay a portion of your financial aid, you must repay it before you are eligible to receive further aid.