Dollar$ and $ense: December 2021

Spring 2022 Loan Disbursements & Refunds 

Student Financial Services will begin processing refund requests after your program’s semester start date (see below). Please be sure to log in to the Student Link to put in your refund request before that date so that we can process your refund without delay. Once we have approved your refund, the request will be sent to Student Accounting Services to be released to you. You can expect the funds to post in your bank account within 2-3 business days from the time that Student Accounting releases the funds, depending on the processing time of your bank. 

  • Oral Health Sciences & PA Class of 2023: January 3, 2022 
  • All others: January 20, 2022

Change in Enrollment for Spring 2022

Financial aid is awarded based on your enrollment plans listed on your financial aid application. If you have since changed the number of credits you are enrolled in for spring, you will need to contact our office at as adjustments to your cost of attendance and/or financial aid award may be necessary. 

When you add or drop classes online, it changes your enrollment status. Your tuition and fee charges are not automatically updated, nor is your financial aid. If you have made any changes to the number of credits you are enrolled in for spring, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Contact the Registrar and request the tuition charges on your account be updated based on your change in enrollment. The Registrar may be reached at
  2. Contact the Student Financial Services office at and request our office to adjust your aid based on your change in enrollment

Updating your account is especially important if you plan to receive a refund for living expenses at the start of the spring 2022 semester. If your account has not been updated based on your actual enrollment, it may delay your receipt of living expense funds by up to a week and may change the amount of your living expense funding.

Other SFS Reminders

Student Loan Exit Counseling
If you are graduating in January 2022 and have you received federal student loans, you are required to complete the Federal Student Loan Exit Counseling before graduation.

Free Financial Wellness Resources

AccessLex Webinar – Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment 
SFS will be hosting Ashley Norwood-Struppa from AccessLex, a non-profit that offers free financial education programming and resources to help students and graduates manage their finances and loan repayment. Ashley will be presenting in-person on December 7th at 4pm in Bakst Auditorium and she will hold a virtual version of the same session the following day, December 8th also at 4pm. Please visit the SFS Presentations and Events page to register for these sessions.


Come See SFS In-Person!
Stop by Student Financial Services in suite B-401 in the Robinson Building where you can meet with an SFS staff member in-person Monday through Friday. We will still maintain the Zoom virtual office hours. Each session is open to all students from BUSM, GMS, SDM or SPH. You can also reach us by phone at 617-358-6550.