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 (Action needed: 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 (No action needed).


Hold Code:

OVOverlapping Loans

Reason for Hold:

Students may possibly be receiving loans from another school (Action needed: completing 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 (Action needed: Submit SSNHLD ).


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 (No action needed).


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.


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. No action is needed from the student, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships have 45 days to review these holds.


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