Accepting Aid Offers in PAWS

Follow the steps below to accept or decline your federal aid offers in PAWS:
1. Go to and select 'PAWS'
2. Log in (if prompted) using your JagNet credentials
3. Click on 'Student Services and Financial Aid'
4. Click on 'Financial Aid'
5. Click on 'My Award Information'
6. Click on 'Award By Aid Year'
7. Select Aid Year
PLUS Loans (Parent and Graduate) will remain in an offered status until the application has been received from If you have federal aid in an offered status other than PLUS Loans, you must accept both the offer and Terms and Conditions (if applicable) by continuing with the steps listed below:
8. Select the 'Terms and Conditions' tab. Read all sections carefully and choose to accept or not. If you do not accept, your federal aid WILL NOT DISBURSE.
9. Click on the 'Accept Award Offer' tab.
10. Federal financial aid funds other than Pell Grants and PLUS Loans must be accepted or declined. You may accept a partial amount by selecting 'Accept' and indicating the amount.
11. Click 'Submit Decision' at the bottom of the page.
12. After you accept your offer(s), be sure to scroll down the page to see if you have any remaining 'Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements'.


  • Please note that the amounts accepted will be divided evenly among the terms included in your offer. All aid in offered status will be withdrawn if not accepted within 30 days.
  • Any educational assistance (scholarships, third party payments, etc.) received aside from federal aid may result in an adjustment to your federal aid eligibility.
  • The College Financing Plan, which includes your Cost of Attendance (COA) along with other information, can be viewed by following steps 1-4 and then selecting 'College Financing Plan'.  The College Financing Plan for 2021-2022 will be available to review in PAWS by the end of March 2021. 
  • Please note that your COA is an estimate and is not your bill.
  • Check PAWS and your JagMail on a regular basis for updates and changes so that you will be aware of the regulations and your responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.
  • All federal aid is subject to congressional allocations and sequester and can be reduced or canceled due to lack of federal appropriations.