Winthrop University: Cashier's Office - Validation
Contact Information
Cashiers Office
22 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2286 (Fax)

Schedule Protection

If your account balance is zero or less than zero due to financial aid, you are no longer required to request validation to protect your schedule.

  • If you qualify for financial aid and your accepted financial aid is equal to or greater than your fees, your classes will be protected automatically.  This schedule protection is a courtesy that will allow time for financial aid funds to be disbursed to your account. 
  • If you qualify for financial aid and your accepted financial aid is less than your fees, or you have no financial aid, you must pay the balance on your account or enroll in the payment plan and make the first payment before the published payment due date to protect your schedule from cancellation for non-payment.

Protecting your schedule is not a guarantee of funds and does not relieve you of the obligation to pay.  You must complete all required steps for completion and disbursement of their financial aid. If you do not complete the financial aid process, you are found to be ineligible for financial aid, or you incur charges after the deadline that are in excess of your financial aid, you will be responsible for paying the full account balance by the next published payment due date.

Checking your Schedule Protection Status

You may confirm the protection status of your schedule by logging into WINGSPAN, click on the Student tab, click on Registration, then click on Schedule Protection Status.  This will let you know whether or not your schedule has been protected from cancellation.

If you have additional questions, please email the Cashiers Office at or Student Financial Services at

Last Updated: 8/1/19