The timing of the school certification process depends on whether or not it is requested during a peak season for your school financial aid office.
If the school certification is requested during peak season, which is July through October and December through February, it can take up to six weeks. If it is not a peak season, it may take up to ten business days.
Please make sure your loan period is correct; many schools cannot certify loans outside of the specific academic period requested. For example, if you apply for a loan in spring 2019 but need the loan to cover the expenses incurred during the fall 2018 semester, your loan date must show a start date of August 1, 2018, and an end date of December 31, 2018.
Many schools will not certify loans until you have registered for classes. For example, if you apply for a loan in April 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year, which begins in August 2019, most schools will not certify the loan until you register for classes in July or August 2019. Please contact your financial aid office for more information on its timeline of processing loan certification requests.