Students must complete the financial aid application process before funds can be credited to their student account. Students selected for federal verification must complete verification. Estimated awards are not finalized and cannot be credited. Wages earned through Federal Work Study or Campus Employment are paid directly to the student on a bi-weekly basis and are not applied toward the bill. Grant and loan funds are disbursed to the student’s account one-half in the fall and one-half in the spring. The earliest that federal grant and loan funds can be disbursed is ten days before the start of classes each term. At Bryn Mawr College, federal loans and grants are disbursed on the first day of classes if the student has accepted her loan on line, signed the loan promissory note and completed entrance counseling.