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Financial Aid Requirements

In the Financial Aid Award Packet, students receive a Financial Aid Tracking Letter. This Financial Aid Tracking Letter lists out, in detail, the Financial Aid Requirements students must complete in order to finalize and/or retain the financial aid awards listed on their Financial Aid Award Letter.

In addition to all Financial Aid Requirements initially being listed on the Financial Aid Tracking Letter, students can also see their Financial Aid Requirements on their Catawba College CatLink Portal under the Money Tab.

A student’s CatLink Portal is updated in real time as the Financial Aid Office satisfies Financial Aid Requirements that have been turned in. If a student has a question about what Financial Aid Requirements are still needed, all unsatisfied requirements can be seen on a student’s CatLink Portal.

Financial Aid Requirements will include items such as accepting term and conditions of a student’s financial aid, accepting or declining financial aid self-help awards, completing on-line residency determinations and loan processes, and turning in physical copies of documents needed by the Financial Aid Office. Some financial aid documents the Financial Aid Office could request may be from Catawba College, the IRS, personal tax files, etc…

The Financial Aid Office will also send out emails to students will missing Financial Aid Requirements every other Friday beginning in late January. These emails will be sent to the students’ Catawba College email addresses and will include important information about Financial Aid Requirement deadlines. Students must check their emails weekly to ensure they do not miss any important communication from the Financial Aid Office.