Requesting a Financial Aid Refund

Requesting a Financial Aid Refund

At the start of a semester, refund checks for excess financial aid are available on the first day of classes and made payable to the student provided your financial aid and loans have disbursed to your account. Checks not picked up after 21 days will be mailed to your home address.

Students must request a refund of their financial aid provided that:

  1. They are fully registered,
  2. The financial aid has been PAID to the account, and
  3. they have been billed.

Expect to receive half of your financial aid in the fall semester and the other half of your aid in the spring semester. Students attending only one semester will receive the second half of any student loans halfway through the semester.

Financial aid refunds are not typically available until the beginning of any given semester when lenders actually disburse the loans.

Refunds for excess financial aid are processed automatically but only after your financial aid has disbursed to your account.  Use this online form only if you have a credit balance that wasn’t caused by excess federal financial aid. Check requests require three (3) business days to process from the time the request is received by the Bursar's Office.

Note:  You can receive your refund either by paper check or by direct deposit into your checking account if you have enrolled for this service.

You will receive an email when your check or direct deposit has been processed.  It will also appear in the “Refunds” section of your Student Administration online fee bill.  If your refund is a paper check you may pick it up at your campus Bursar’s Office the day after you receive the email notification.  If your refund is a direct deposit, you should check your bank account to ensure your bank has processed it. (Note: timing of deposits may vary slightly depending on your bank.)

Click here to begin the Student Refund Request.

Checks Issued in Error

In the event that the Bursar's Office issues you a check in error the University reserves the right to reclaim such funds.

Special Rules and Exceptions

Credit balances based on personal check payments will be held for 7 days before a refund check is issued.

Enrollment status must match financial aid packaging status (e.g., full-time, part-time, etc.) and the fee bill.

Payments made by credit card will be refunded to your credit card account.