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Accept Your Financial Aid Awards

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  1. Log in to WINGS Express following the steps outlined in the Access WINGS Express instructions.
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid link.
  3. Select the Financial Aid and Scholarships link.
  4. Select the Award Notice link.
    • If you are accessing your Award Notice for the first time, you will be prompted to indicate whether or not you would allow (authorize) federal student aid to pay for various charges, such as miscellaneous fees you may be assessed or past-due charges on your account. Answer Yes or No to the authorizations, select the Submit Changes button, and then select the Continue to Award Notice link.
  5. Select the appropriate Aid Year from the drop-down list.
  6. Select the Award Overview tab to view your Award Notice and your financial aid awards.
  7. Read all of the messages that appear above your financial aid awards.
  8. If you have any financial aid awards in an offered status, select the Accept Award Offer tab.
  9. To accept your financial aid awards, choose one of the following options.
    1. To accept all of your financial aid awards as offered:
      • Select the Accept Full Amount All Awards button.
    2. To accept or decline each financial aid award separately:
      • Select Accept or Decline in the drop-down list in the Accept Award column for each financial aid award as offered.
      • Select the Submit Decision button.
    3. To accept a lower amount than the amount offered for a financial aid award:
      • Select Accept in the drop-down list in the Accept Award column.
      • Enter the lower amount you would like to accept in the Accept Partial Amount column.
      • Select the Submit Decision button.
  10. After you accept a student loan, you will be prompted to complete loan requirements. The loan requirements will appear below your financial aid awards on the Accept Award Offer tab. The loan requirements appear under the heading Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements. Examples of loan requirements include entrance loan counseling and a master promissory note.
    • If you accept a Federal Direct Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete the Enrollment Plan Selection requirement. Here you select your expected enrollment plans (Half time, Three-quarters time, Part time). Remember, you must enroll at least half-time to receive Direct Loan funds.
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