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Financial aid is disbursed starting 10 days prior to the first day of classes, and thereafter throughout the semester as new aid is added. Most loans arrive within the first month. When your financial aid arrives, you will be sent a notification of disbursement. Your aid is applied to your account as it comes in. When your semester balance is paid in full, refunds will be generated. If you have elected direct deposit, your refund will be deposited directly to your bank account. If you have not elected to do direct deposit, all refunds checks will be mailed to local addresses along with the notification of disbursement. It is very important to keep your local address up to date with the university. You can verify and update your address by calling the Registrar's office at 717-477-1381 or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, during the semester, address changes can be made online by logging into myship at https://portal.ship.edu.