Manually Disbursing Aid

Purpose: Use this document as a reference for how to manually disburse aid in ctcLink.

Audience: FA Counselor/Technician.

You must have at least one of these local college managed security roles:

  • ZD FA Director
  • ZD FA Disbursements
  • ZZ FA Disbursements
  • ZZ FA Funds Manager

If you need assistance with the above security roles, please contact your local college supervisor or IT Admin to request role access.

Manually Disbursing Aid

Navigation:   Financial Aid > Disbursement > Disburse Aid

  1. The Disburse Aid search page displays.
  2. Enter the student ID,
  3. Academic Institution,  
  4. Aid Year (in which you are processing) and 
  5. Term (in which you are processing)
  6. Select the Search button.  The Disburse Aid page will display.
  7. The Disburse Aid page opens with no more than two awards viewable.
  8. To disburse more than two awards select View All to show all available awards.
  9. Begin the disbursement process by selecting the Authorization button.  After the authorization is complete the Disbursement button will highlight and the award amount will populate the Authorized field.

*Note*: If there is an error during the authorization process a blue Messages link will display next to the disbursement button. Select this link to view the error message.

  1. Select the Disbursement button.  The Disbursement button will gray out and the Disbursed field will populate with the award amount.  
  2. A Messages link will appear. Select this link to open the Message Detail page.
  3. The Message Detail page displays.  Review the message, then select the Return button to return to Disburse Aid page.  

Process complete.


metz abbott

I have financial aid for spring quarter and need to pay for my classes

Kelly Forsberg

Hello, please check in with your college's financial aid office. You should be able to reach them via email -- check your college's website for the office email. As a reminder, Financial Aid is not typically disbursed until the start of the quarter. Thank you--WA SBCTC Training Team

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