Financial aid funding is posted to the student’s account upon verification of enrollment and continued satisfactory academic progress (see Satisfactory Academic Progress), with the exception of Work–Study funds, which students must earn through actual employment. All financial obligations owed to the university will be deducted from any accepted student assistance. Financial obligations are the total amount owed regardless of any existing plan. The Business Office will issue any resulting credit balance to students in the form of a refund. Refunds are not generally available until three or four weeks after classes have begun, students should be prepared to pay any initial expenses.