Financial Aid

Managing My Aid

The financial aid process does not end when you click “submit” on the FAFSA. In fact, submitting your FAFSA is just the start. There are many additional steps you’ll take between completing the FAFSA and seeing your financial aid funds disburse to your student account.

Your Catalyst portal provides you with the access to manage your financial aid. When you log-in to Catalyst, you will be able to view and accept your financial aid offer, check for outstanding To-Do items, view your term bill, and monitor the disbursement of your aid.

Catalyst is designed to be a self-service portal, meaning you can complete everything needed for the financial aid process without ever having to step foot in our office. However, our Enrollment Services unit is always available if you have questions or need help.

For certain academic experiences, such as co-op and study abroad, there are additional items you may need to complete or actions you may need to take.

There are also additional requirements for certain types of funding sources, including loans and our Cincinnatus scholarship program.

Being aware of the additional steps required, depending on the types of financial aid you receive, is an important part of managing your aid.