In the past, if you were to have any questions about your financial aid status, you would have to personally go the financial aid office to get anywhere. With the newest feature that has been applied to my.hinds, a student no longer has to do this unless there is something you believe is incorrect about what you see.
As of this semester, students can click on a link titled either account activity or View Statement Balance. After clicking on this link, the picture shown above will pop up on your screen and give you a calculation of charges, payments by you or financial aid, and anticipated financial aid. If your final number is negative, that shows that you more than likely have that amount coming back to you during reimbursements (split into four refund dates if you do not have any charges after that time).
Drop down menus (in blue) titled charges, payments and anticipated financial aid are available. The following will tell you what each menu consists of:
Charges: This will tell you what charges have been made to your account such as tuition, room, board and supplies from the book store.
Payments: This will inform you as to what payments have been made and will tell you who funded that payment. For example, you might have paid the $50 room reservation fee, and your band scholarship might have paid for your tuition and room.
Anticipated Financial Aid: This will show what financial aid you have received and how much. This will be more detailed as it tells you what was credited to your account first and how much of a particular scholarship and or loan was credited towards your charges.
Not show above is the Reimbursement option due to the fact that our first reimbursement has not been issued yet. This option will let you know when you are reimbursed and how much you received for that given reimbursement.
Spring 2013 Refund Disbursement Dates:
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
May 09, 2013
Without a doubt, this is one change that Hinds has made that will benefit us greatly and save us a lot of time by avoiding the long lines in financial aid.