Awards In Excess Of Tuition; No On Campus Housing Available

<p>You guys are incredible and there have been a few times where your answers have been more accurate than those of college officials.</p>

<p>So help me out, please.</p>

<p>I planned on living on campus. There's no housing available (transfer). The grants they awarded me cover tuition and a good portion of housing.</p>

<p>What happens with the excess? Frankly, I've never had merit based aid that exceeded.. anything. So I'm excited but I'm worried that I won't be able to put that money to good use by using it for off campus housing.</p>

<p>I know that some times people will request a refund of the remaining balance but I think with those people it has always been loan money, which makes more sense in my opinion.</p>

<p>Thank you in advance!</p>

<p>You'll be able to get a refund, but refund policies vary by school. Check with your financial aid office to see if you have to sign any forms or jump through any hoops to get the refund. Where I work, it's automatically refunded to the student right away. D's school has them sign a form to get refunds, though.</p>

<p>Awesome. Off campus housing is significantly cheaper too.</p>