The university provides a course materials allowance to eligible Title IV Federal Student Aid (FSA) students by the 7th day of each semester in order to help these students obtain the required course materials as soon as possible.

To receive the allowance, you must meet all of the below criteria:

  • Be eligible for Title IV (FSA)
  • All requirements for receiving FSA, including a confirmed financial aid package, must be completed 10 days before the semester
  • Have a calculated Title IV FSA credit balance (based on enrollment) assuming Title IV FSA funds disburse

Note: The allowance (voucher or check) is an advancement of funds charged against anticipated FSA credit balance funding.

Eligible Graduate-Level Students
You will be notified by email and provided the option to receive the allowance.

Eligible Undergraduate-Level Students
If required course materials are not provided by APUS, you will be notified by email and provided the option to receive an advanced check.

You may opt out through a link provided in the email notification, or otherwise by not using the voucher or check. 

Note: Under certain circumstances, the allowance may result in a balance due to the university. Examples may be due to timing of processes, loss of FSA eligibility, dropped course(s), or failure to participate in all or some courses.

This policy is effective July 1, 2016.