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Financial Aid Holds

A glossary of the possible holds that can be placed on a student's file.


Hold Code: 

GRPossibly Graduating Hold

Reason for Hold:

Records indicate that the student may have graduated and are no longer degree seeking

Resolution: Complete the GRADTE form found on our Forms Page.


Hold Code: 

OAPotential Overaward Hold

Reason for Hold:

Placed when financial aid awards may be over their unmet need and/or Cost of Attendance.

Resolution: No action required from students. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your awards and cancel the hold. 


Hold Code:

OVOverlapping Loans

Reason for Hold:

Students may possibly be receiving loans from another school

Resolution: The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your awards and cancel the hold. If this cannot be done, students will be contacted via email and asked to submit the OVERLP form found on our Forms Page.


Hold Code:

SSSocial Security Number Hold

Reason for Hold:

Placed on student files that have different SSNs reported for the student in Banner and their FAFSA.

Resolution: Submit a copy of your social security card or a document from the Social Security Administration Office that has been signed by an authorized person.  


Hold Code:

TM Transfer Monitoring Hold

Reason for Hold:

Placed on each student's financial aid account at least 7 days prior to the beginning of a semester. During this time, our institution will upload current information from the National Student Loan Data System.

Resolution: This hold expires automatically after 7 days. No action is required.


Hold Code:

UEUnusual Enrollment

Reason for Hold:

Placed on student files that have a comment code of 359 on the student’s FAFSA and have missing transcripts from an institution in which the student attended during the past 3 academic years.

Resolution: The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your records and cancel the hold. If this cannot be done, students will be contacted via email and asked to submit the UEHAP form found on our Forms Page.


Hold Code:

UW Unofficial Withdrawal

Reason for Hold:

Placed on student files due to failing to complete any credits during the previous semester and may be subject to Return of Funds calculation.

Resolution: The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your records and cancel the hold. Students will be contacted via email if further actions are required.


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