New Student FAQ
When Can I Register for Classes? Expand
Enrolling in classes is an easy process in Catalyst. If you are an incoming freshman, you'll most likely need to meet with your Academic Advisor prior to initially enrolling. For most incoming freshman, this meeting occurs during summer orientation.
After your first semester, you can register for classes during Early Enrollment and Open Enrollment. Once available you can view your assigned early enrollment time in Catalyst by selecting the MY ACADEMICS tab. You can also view the Early Registration Calendars One Stop's Calendars page. Click here for more information on early registration.
How Do I Add, Drop, or Withdraw from Classes? Expand
We understand that sometimes it is necessary to add, drop, or withdraw from classes after you've registered. Prior to certain deadlines each semester, this can be done online. (Instructions for this process can be found in the One Stop Student Self-Help Guide.) After these deadlines the signatures of your instructor and the college offering the course will be required to add a course and your instructor's signature will be needed to withdraw from a course. These dates, along with other important deadlines, are listed on the homepage of the One Stop website. You should also always review the calendars on our website before making any decisions that may impact your registration and your bill.
How Will Adding or Dropping a Class Affect My Financial Aid? Expand
Undergraduate students are considered "full-time" when registered for 12 or more credit hours for the term. If an undergraduate registers for less than 12 hours, they are considered "part-time". As full-time students are charged differently than part-time students, your tuition and fees may change if you add or drop classes. Also, the financial aid listed on your aid award is based on full-time or part-time enrollment. As such, if your registration changes, your financial aid may also change. Before making any registration decisions that may result in your full or part-time status changing, consider contacting our office.
When Do I Receive My Bill? Expand
Registering for classes or using other university services creates a bill under your name. Term bills are available online in Catalyst after you enroll in classes for each semester. Once posted, your bill is available for viewing at any time. If you would like your parent to be able to view and pay your bill online, follow these instructions.
How Does UC Notify Me of My Bill? Expand
Once your bill is available online, the university will send a billing notification to your UConnect email account. If you are an incoming freshman, you will learn more about your UConnect email account during new student orientation. Any changes made to your bill may result in recalculation of your tuition and fees. Important Note: Failure to receive, read, or act upon your bill does not remove your financial obligation to the university. For this reason, it is very important to regularly check your bill online and pay your bill on time.
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When Does My Financial Aid Get Applied to My Bill? Expand
Many students use some type of financial aid to help pay their bill. Due to federal regulations, not all of your accepted aid may post to your bill once your bill is available for viewing. Some aid, notably federal loans, credit to your bill approximately a week prior to the start of classes. The Student Financial Aid Office offers advice on how your financial aid and bill fit together.
How Are Refunds Processed? Expand
If your bill has a credit balance (resulting from financial aid or other payments) listed, this credit will be issued to you in the form of a refund. Students will be mailed a check or can sign up to receive refunds via direct deposit. Find more details about refunds.
Federal PLUS Loan overpayments will be mailed in the form of a check or issued by direct deposit to parents. Parents that wish to receive their refund via direct deposit can enroll in Catalyst their student delegates access to their Catalyst account .
How Can I View My Financial Aid Information? Expand
Why Am I being Asked for Additional Information? Expand
Additional information, such as federal income tax returns, may be needed by the Student Financial Aid Office to help determine your aid award. If the university requires additional information, please provide that information as soon as possible. Once the university has received and reviewed this information, an aid award will be created. If you have questions about the information required, please contact us.
When Will I See My Financial Aid on My Bill? Expand
Most students use some type of financial aid to help pay their bill. Due to federal regulations, not all of your accepted aid may post to your bill once your bill is available for viewing. Some aid, notably federal loans, credit to your bill approximately a week prior to classes beginning. The Student Financial Aid Office offers advice on how your financial aid and bill fit together.
How Does Adding or Dropping Classes Impact My Bill and Financial Aid? Expand
Financial aid is awarded based on the expectation that students will complete the classes for which they're receiving aid for. When students do not complete one or more of their classes (because of dropping or withdrawing from a class), they're financial aid is subject to recalculation. This may result in the university being required to return all or a portion of the student's financial aid to the state or federal agency awarding the funds. The return of financial aid funds can cause the student to owe a balance to the university. Find out more information on aid recalculation.