Accepting Your Loan(s) on Banner Self Serve

Your award letter may include any combination of loans, grants, work-study and/or scholarships. You must accept, reduce or decline each loan or work-study listed on your financial aid award or your funds will not pay into your account. All grants and scholarships are already at an “accepted” status because they do not require repayment; therefore, if you have grants and/or scholarships only, you are not required to complete the following steps.

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To do this, log in to your myACU account using your username and password. If you have been admitted and do not have a myACU username and password, please click here.

  1. Select the “Banner” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Click in the “Student Services and Financial Aid” tab.
  3. Click on “Financial Aid.”
  4. Click on “Award.”
  5. Select Award Year 2016-17 (or 2015-2016 for currently enrolled students) from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click on the “Award Overview” tab to review your awards.
  7. Select “Accept Award Offer” tab.
  8. Determine if you plan to accept, reduce or decline each award and mark accordingly.

To accept all awarded loans and amounts:

To decline a loan(s):

To accept a lesser amount of your student loan(s) than you were awarded:

Note: If you have accepted your student loan(s), you are not done yet. Your student loan(s) will remain awarded, but will not be disbursed (paid) to your account until you have completed the application (if applicable) and Master Promissory Note (MPN).

While you can view your award online at any time, once you click on “Submit Decision,” you cannot make any changes through your myACU a ccount without contacting the Helpline by calling 800-460-6228 or via email (

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