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Aid applied to a student account that exceeds the balance owed will create a credit balance that can be refunded to the student. Refunds will be processed after the start of each term and must be used to cover education-related expenses such as off-campus housing expense, transportation, or books and supplies. Note: Federal law requires that when a credit balance on a student’s account is the result of a Federal Direct PLUS Loan disbursement, the balance must be sent to the parent borrower, not the student, unless the parent borrower has submitted written authorization allowing the balance to either be held on the student account or released to the student.

Refunds by check usually require a processing time of ten to fifteen business days. Cash refunds are processed within one day, but are limited to $150. Students are limited to two check refunds and one cash refund per semester. Refunds are processed each semester two weeks after the add/drop period ends. At the start of each semester students should budget for books, supplies and living expenses accordingly.

E-Refund is the fastest way to receive your refund. You may designate a bank account by accessing the Student Account Suite, click Electronic Refunds under My Profile Setup to the right of the screen, and complete your "Payment Profile".

You may be eligible for a refund if your account has a credit balance for any of the following reasons:

  1. Your applied financial aid exceeds your current charges;
  2. You have received a refundable credit from a University office or department; or
  3. Your account has been overpaid.