Accepting Awards and Deferring Fees

Accepting Your Federal Financial Aid Awards

Students can easily accept their financial aid awards and complete the Student Financial Responsibility Statement (SFRS) via MySeminoleState, the online student portal.  Students who are eligible for Federal Direct Loans must complete the SFRS prior to enrolling in classes and before they can accept their loans.

Once a student with financial aid completes the SFRS and enrolls in classes, the student will be able to view their deferment date within 24 hours, if specific criteria is met.  Deferring fees will allow students to delay paying until the College and BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution powered by BMTX, Inc., process their financial aid.

A "deferment" means that the student is requesting a postponement of their tuition payment until their financial aid can be paid out.

  • The student must check their To Do List, located on their MySeminoleState Student Work Center, to see if there are additional documents required to complete their file.

If additional documents are required and the student fails to bring them in, they will be responsible for the balance on their account even after deferring fees.  

Please note that the SFRS must be completed every term and students will be unable to enroll until it is completed.

How to Accept Your Federal Financial Aid Awards 

  1. Log into MySeminoleState.
  2. Click on the "Financial Aid" tile.
  3. Click on the Accept/Decline link.
  4. User Preferences may appear. Make sure they are set correctly:
    1. Institution: Seminole State College
    2. Academic Career: Credit Career, Vocational Career, Baccalaureate, etc. (this depends on the student's Program Plan/Major.)
    3. Term: Fall, Spring or Summer
    4. Click Save.
  5. Click on appropriate Aid Year- 2023 (ex. 2023-2024 Academic Year).
  6. Accept the award(s) you want.
    1. Please read the information carefully for the financial aid program(s) that you are offered.
    2. Click the Submit button.

How to Complete the Student Financial Responsibility Statement

  1. Log into MySeminoleState.
  2. Select the "To Do List" tile.
  3. Select SEM SFRS for the appropriate term and click "Next".
  4. Review the SFRS and check the acknowledge and agree checkbox, then follow the prompts to save and submit the statement.

If you do not wish to allow charges to be deducted from your financial aid, you will need to rescind authorization through the Title IV Rescindment Form.  Please note that this form is not retroactive and will take effect on the date the College receives it.  To request the form, contact

How to View your Deferment Date

  1. Log into MySeminoleState.
  2. Click on Student Work Center.
  3. Click on the "Financial Account" tile, which will take you to your Due Charges by Summary page.
    1. Make certain that your due date has been pushed forward 60 days into the term.
    2. If that is your new due date, you have successfully deferred payment.

Additional Details

  • Students must check their To Do List on their MySeminoleState account. If there are any documents required they must be submitted in order to complete the file. No money will be disbursed until the To Do List is complete and enrollment has been verified.
  • The award setup is based on full-time enrollment status (12+ credit hours or more) and will be adjusted according to your enrollment before any refunds are disbursed.
  • Students receiving a federal direct loan must be enrolled in a minimum of six-degree applicable credit hours.
  • If you have received loans in the past and this is your first student loan with Direct Lending you must complete a Master Promissory Note also at:
  • A Direct Loan Master Promissory Note is valid for up to ten years at Seminole State College.
  • Students must enroll for all courses by the end of the Drop/Add period of each student’s initial registration of each term in order for courses to be considered towards the student’s enrollment status for Financial Aid purposes.


The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Phone: 407.708.2045
Fax: 407.708.2323

Federal School Code: 001520