Aid Authorization

Smilng BooksFederal regulations require that the University apply your Title IV Federal financial aid funds (Direct Loans, Plus Loan, Pell, SEOG, etc.) first to "institutional charges", including: tuition, mandatory fees, contracted University room and board fees, etc. In order to apply any remaining Title IV funds to non-institutional (miscellaneous) charges including, but not limited to, applicable book vouchers and health insurance fee, the University is required to obtain the student's authorization. Furthermore, authorization is required to apply funds, not to exceed $200, to a prior year charges. If you have questions, please contact The Office of Student Financial Aid at (773) 995-2304. For additional information regarding the authorization regulation, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at


If authorization of Title IV funds is not authorized or provided, the student's account will have an outstanding balance that must be paid immediately. If the balanced is not paid, the student will not be eligible for a book voucher. Failure to pay in full may result in a student's  inability to register for future terms, receive a hold release, etc. Also, service,. such as request for transcript and diploma, will be restricted until the balance is paid in full. Note: all carryover outstanding accounts are subject to a late fee.

Please be advised that failure to complete this authorization form will delay and may impact the disbursement of your financial aid funds.

How-to Complete Your Title IV Authorization Request Online

Log on to: 

  1. Click on CSU Xpress Menu
  2. Click on Financial Aid
  3. Click "Award" and then "Award by Aid Year"
  4. From the dropdown menu choose the appropriate award year (i.e 2022-2023 for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023)
  5. Click on "Resource/Additional Information"
  6. Answer each question, then click submit

Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:00pm  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!

**Students have the right to revoke their authorization at any time by delivering a written cancellation to the Office of the Bursar 10 days prior to the posting of their refund.