Accepting and Declining Federal Aid Offers

You will receive an email delivered to your student email account when your aid offer is available for you to accept or decline online. Once you have accepted your award(s) online, your enrollment will be protected if your tuition is not paid by the payment deadline.

If you have not received your aid offer email, check your spam folder since the financial aid office may be a new sender to your account. For technical assistance, email ddunlap@allencc.edu.

Review your online federal aid offer notification carefully, making sure to accept or reject each offer.

To accept your award:

  1. Log into MyAllen by entering your student ID and password.
  2. Select the "Finances" tab.
  3. Select "Financial Aid Offers".
  4. Select the appropriate aid year then "Submit".
  5. Read the list of options for full or partial offers and submit your decision.
  6. First-time borrowers must complete Entrance Loan Counseling and the Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov.

Responsibilities After Accepting Your Award

If you have no missing requirements and have accepted financial aid to cover your tuition costs, your enrollment is protected. You do not have to make payment by the payment deadline date as your aid will be applied to your account when the Financial Aid Office runs disbursement.

It is your responsibility to check your Financial Aid missing requirements up until the payment deadline. A missing requirement can cause aid to not be disbursed to pay your institutional charges and for you to be dropped from your courses. Continue to monitor your MyAllen account and student email account for important Financial Aid information.

Withdrawal and non-attendance may affect the aid you receive and you may be required to repay part or all aid disbursed. There are many requirements for earning your financial aid. Attendance and grades as well as the total number of hours you completed compared to the hours for which you were paid at the beginning of the semester, may require you to repay part or all of your financial aid.

Before withdrawing from a class, check with the Financial Aid Office.