An over award is when a student receives more aid than the amount for which he or she is eligible.
Federal Grants Over Awards
Over awards may occur because of incorrect or incomplete information was provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). STC is not required to assume responsibility for collecting the debt. These debts will be referred to the Department of Education through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) if the student does not repay the Department of Education within established timeframes.
Work Study Over Awards
In cases where a student who is a work study employee is over awarded, the student's employment will end when the over award is discovered.
Because the student can't be required to repay wages earned (except in cases of fraud), the amount of over awarded may only be reduced by reducing other forms of aid over which the school has control.