Student Refunds Process

Student Refunds

The purpose of student refunds is to reimburse students for monies paid in excess of tuition and fees.  Students can receive refunds in one of the following ways: by direct deposit or by a paper check mailed to the mailing address on file.  


Student Refunds

A student is entitled to a refund when the account is overpaid and a credit balance is created.  A credit balance can be created from Pell Grants, Direct loans, plus loans, alternative loans, grants, scholarships, or cash payments.  All refunds are considered general refunds. 

Parent Plus Refunds

Any refund generated by a Parent Plus loan is disbursed by mail to the applicant of the loan.  The only exception is in situations where the parent has elected for the student to receive the refund within their loan application. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information. 

Refunds for Official Withdrawals

Students who wish to drop ALL courses for which they are registered must withdraw from the university prior to the first day of classes to avoid academic or financial responsibility.  Any student who receives Non-Title IV Aid and withdraws from ALL of their courses (Official Withdrawal) may be entitled to a refund for paid tuition and fees dependent on the date of their withdrawal. 

Withdrawal Dates Refund Percentage
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
After Week 5

Students who are awarded Federal Financial Aid and choose to withdraw will also be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.  This may result in an unpaid balance due to the university.  Federal Title IV Aid includes Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS Loans, Pell Grants, and SEOG Grants among others.

Refund Schedule - Spring 2017

  • Full Time Students - January 17, 2017
  • Part Time Students - January 27, 2017
  • First Time Borrowers - February 17, 2017

*The above dates are dependent on all funds being applied to the student account 5 business days prior to the refund date*