Types of Debt


A student may owe an overpayment for any of the following reasons:

  • Changes in enrollment status (Pell/Cal grant Recalculation)
  • Return of Title IV
  • Receive financial aid at another institution
  • Failure to submit required documentation
  • Human or system error
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) change
  • Failure to start courses (no show)
  • Enrollment in only non-financial aid eligible courses


An overaward may occur when your awards exceeds your need.  While we make every attempt not to overaward a student when packaging aid, circumstances may change after the aid has been awarded and result in an overaward.