Financial Aid Award Notification

Please carefully review the details below before logging into WebAdvisor to review your aid award. You may want to review the Financial Aid Programs at South Dakota School of Mines and refer to this information as you are viewing the various types of aid being offered to you. Additionally, you can view other Paying for College Options that you may want to consider if the total aid awarded does not appear to be enough to cover your educational expenses. SD Mines does not print paper financial aid award letters. Students accept and/or reject their aid awards via WebAdvisor.

Log into WebAdvisor

  • If this is your first time accessing WebAdvisor, please see the WebAdvisor brochure for log in instructions. You may contact the Registrar's Office at 605-394-2400 or email if you have any issues accessing your account.

Once logged in, select Student to view the Student Menu.

On the lower left side of the Student Menu page, under Financial Aid, select Accept or Reject my Financial Aid Awards. Note: Do not select FA Award Letter; this option is not used by SD Mines and selecting it will return an error message indicating no aid has been awarded to you.

  • On the next page, select the appropriate academic year (for example, select 2018 - 2018-19 Sum/Fall/Spr).
  • For Choose University, select SD Mines from the menu and submit.
  • Please carefully read the information preceding the aid listing.
  • It is possible that based on the type of aid you are being offered (a Pell Grant, for example), you may not be given the option to accept or reject an award. This just means that your active acceptance of the award is not necessary.
  • Once you have accepted all, rejected all, or accepted/rejected a combination of your aid award, review the statement at the bottom of the screen, click on the check box before that statement and then click on SUBMIT.
  • You will be immediately presented with the FA Award Summary page confirming the action taken.  Carefully review this page for further instructions.
  • You will also be sent an email to your SD Mines email account from confirming the action taken.  If you closed out the FA Award Summary page without reviewing the information, then carefully review the e-mail message for further instructions.  If you don't immediately see this message in your Mines e-mail account, then check the junk mail folder.

After you have completed the accept/reject process, the FA Award Summary page will include an important link for the Financial Aid Additional Information Form. Not completing this form will delay the processing of aid selections you have made. Don't skip this step.

Another important link provided on the FA Award Summary page is Finalizing Your Financial Aid Award. This page will assist you in the next steps to ensure that your aid is disbursed in a timely manner. Don't skip this step.

Please review your aid award and take appropriate action as soon as you are ready to make a decision.

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Always Here to Help

Financial aid is new territory for many students and their parents, and can some times be complex.

Please feel free to contact the School of Mines Financial Aid Office if you have questions or need assistance on financial aid matters.