​If you have completed the required steps, your accepted financial aid will appear as "pending" on your Statement of Account about 4 to 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the term, or 2 to 4 days after you have registered for classes. ​

Statement of Account Screenshot from BuckeyeLink 

To view pending aid

  1. Log in to your My Buckeye Link.

  2. Click on Statement of Account in the Finances section. Make sure the correct term is selected.

Financial aid will appear as "pending" on your account until it is released or disbursed approximately 7 to 10 days prior to the start of the term, as long as you remain eligible. Once aid is disbursed, it will be displayed as a payment on your Statement of Account and the "pending" status will disappear.

​Disbursement and direct deposit

Once your financial aid has been disbursed or posted to your account and all charges have been paid, there may be money left over. You will receive this overage in the form of a "refund," which is to be used for college expenses. 

If you have signed up for direct deposit, expect your refund about 5 to 7 days prior to the start of the term. If you have not signed up for direct deposit, a check will be mailed within 7 to 10 business days to the current address listed in the Contact Information in My Buckeye Link.

​To sign up for direct deposit, click on the "Account Refund" link in the Finances section of My Buckeye Link and follow the instructions.