Student Eligibility that Impacts Financial Aid Disbursement

Your Refund Selection Kit is the key
to selecting a refund preference!

Northland Pioneer College has partnered with BankMobile, a financial services company, to provide choices for you to receive any financial aid and/or scholarship refunds. All students who apply for financial aid at NPC will receive a Refund Selection Kit from BankMobile. Receipt of this kit does not guarantee you’ll receive a financial aid refund. BankMobile provides multiple methods for receiving your financial aid and/or scholarship refund.

BankMobile's website explains your options and answers your questions about receiving your financial aid or refunds.

To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank,
click here.

2018-2019 Academic Year

Important Dates:

Financial Aid Disbursements will NOT be available to students for the following:

  1. Students not enrolled by the dates listed,
  2. Students who have not finalized their registration by the dates listed, or
  3. Students who did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress by the dates listed.

Financial Aid Disbursements will be delayed
for students who apply late!


The priority deadline dates for each semester are:

  • Fall semester: April 15th of each academic year.
  • Spring semester: October 15th of each academic year.
  • Summer semester: March 15th of each academic year.

The standard processing time for financial aid is four (4) - 6 (six) weeks from the date the LAST document is received in the Financial Aid Office.

  • You are responsible for making sure the NPC Financial Aid Office has ALL requested documents and your file is complete before the priority deadline dates.
  • An incomplete financial aid file does not guarantee financial aid assistance.
  • You are required to make payment arrangements (for tuition, fees and books) at the time of registration. See e-Cashier Payment Plan option.
  • You may check your financial aid status at MyNPC.
  • Financial Aid Disbursements will be delayed for students who apply or register late.


It is your responsibility to contact the NPC Financial Aid Office when changes are made to your class schedule to avoid any financial aid overpayment charges.

In accordance with federal regulations, the Financial Aid Office will recalculate federal, state, and institutional student aid awards based on the enrollment status as of the published Census Date (Count Day) in the NPC Catalog, which is typically the end of the 10th day of class for both Fall and Spring terms. (The Census Date for Summer enrollment will vary based on the length of the course(s) taken. Refer to the Academic Calendar for those dates and/or see below for upcoming terms.) Generally, this policy typically coincides with the end of the drop/add period for each semester. All federal, state, and institutional aid will be based upon the Census Date enrollment status.

Census Dates for Academic Year 2018-2019:
Term First Day of Classes First Census Date
Fall 2018 8/20/2018 8/31/2018
Spring 2019 1/14/2019 1/25/2019
Summer 2019 6/3/2019 6/7/2019

After Census Date, students cannot request changes to the Federal Pell Grant. Eligibility for federal programs may be affected by schedule changes after the Census Date for students in courses starting after Census Date or those who have had FAFSA information or corrections submitted after the Census Date. Certain restrictions apply to Late Starting Classes.

If you drop credits prior to the 10th day of class (the census date), you may be required to repay some or all of your aid that was disbursed to you if you do not, at that time, meet the enrollment requirements for the types of aid you have been awarded.

If you add credits after the 10th day of class (the census date), you may not be eligible to receive additional financial aid.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is not able to adjust all types of aid after the Census Date but will work with special situations on an individual basis. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office (email) before adding courses after the Census Date that would affect enrollment level (for example: moving from half to three-quarter time, etc.).


This policy does not apply to students who withdraw from all courses. Complete withdrawals from the college are subject to federal, state, and institutional refund policies. Please review this policy for more information regarding complete withdrawals from the college.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you drop classes (or change your class status to audit) after the census date, you may also have future financial aid eligibility issues. Please review this policy for more information on the requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility.

Enrollment Status Definitions for Undergraduates

Enrollment Status Abbrev. Credits
Fulltime FT 12+
Three Quarter Time TT 9 - 11.9
Halftime HT 6 - 8.9
Less than Halftime PT 0.5 - 5.9
  • If you are dropping classes before the first day of the semester,
  • If you are dropping classes before or on the last day to withdraw without a "W" on your transcript, you should add another financial aid eligible course for the SAME NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS to avoid any financial aid overpayment charges.
  • If your course is canceled by NPC, on class cancelation day, you should add another financial aid eligible course for the SAME NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS to avoid any financial aid overpayment charges.
  • If you are registered for classes and have not attended,  your instructor reports your attendance as a NO SHOW  and your financial aid will be adjusted and you will be billed for that course.
  • If you exchange one course for another contact financial aid. Financial aid will check to see if the new course meets the same requirements as your original course for financial aid funding. Exchanged courses must be financial aid eligible.
  • If you received a "Financial Aid Refund" and then DROP ALL THE COURSES you enrolled in, you must contact the Financial Aid Office immediately. It is best to contact financial aid before withdrawing.
  • If you are dropped from your course and you are still attending, your instructor must contact the NPC Registrar's Office in writing. Do not ask the instructor to call the Registrar's Office, Financial Aid Office or Business Office.

Please note the following:

  • You will be notified by the NPC Financial Aid Office for the amount you are required to repay.
  • You are required to pay for additional charges when you make changes to your enrollment
  • You are required to register for courses that are eligible for Federal funding. Any ineligible course(s) will not be funded and/or considered as replacements for the original course(s) for which you received funding.

  • All financial aid disbursement checks are processed through your selected BankMobile refund method. There are no exceptions.
  • All of this information is provided in the "Award Letter Information Brochure" mailed to each financial aid student with their award letter. Additional information regarding your selected BankMobile refund method has been included with your Award Letter.

Questions, who to call?
Dial (800) 266-7845 and ask for the extension listed below that relates to the subject your question is about.
  • Student Billing/BankMobile Disbursements - contact the Business Office at ext. 7480. To select a refund preference go to
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships- contact the Financial Aid Office at ext. 7318. To check your financial aid status go to MyNPC and log in to you student account.
  • On-line Bookstore Manager - Ralph Mahkovec, ext. 7488. e-Campus on-line bookstore customer service 1-877-284-6744
  • Registration - contact the Registrar's Office at ext. 7459.