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Title IV Funds Authorization
Please note that per federal guidelines, Title IV aid
(Pell Grants, TEACH Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Direct Loans)
cannot be posted to student accounts until 10 days prior to the start of classes.
Review/update your Title IV Funds authorization on USCe.pay
, making sure to:
answer ALL three questions, enter USC-ID and your initials, and click "Update"!
Title IV funds are financial aid which include: Pell, SEOG, PLUS, FFELP, Perkins, Stafford loans, TEACH grants, and work-study programs. Federal Regulations require that Title IV funds be automatically applied to allowable fees such as tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees. However, the university must obtain your authorization to apply your Title IV financial aid to all other charges appearing on your student account. The university also must receive credit balance authorization in order to process a refund of any excess monies.
For your convenience, the USCe.pay homepage displays any Title IV choices you may have made previously. The Title IV box appears in the lower right on the homepage and may look like these screenshots (depending on whether you have entered your preferences):
On the USCe.pay homepage, click on the "Update Title IV preferences" link at the bottom of the Title IV box to update:
- PRIOR TERM CHARGES AUTHORIZATION
Federal Title IV financial aid funds are restricted to payment of current period tuition, fees, room and board. Students may authorize use of these funds for prior period expenses.
- CURRENT TERM CHARGES AUTHORIZATION
Program regulations permit students to authorize use of Title IV financial aid funds for non-institutional charges such as books, and miscellaneous fines (e.g. parking and library fines). If you are eligible for Federal financial aid in excess of tuition and fees, and you wish to use this excess to cover other charges, you must authorize the school to pay these charges.
- CREDIT BALANCE AUTHORIZATION
Once Federal Title IV financial aid funds are disbursed to your student account to be applied to tuition, fees, room and board, those funds may exceed those charges. Students may choose to leave those funds on their student account for future charges.
In order to save updates to your Title IV Authorization you will need to:
- e-sign your acceptance by entering your 10 digit student ID #
- click "Update"