Credit balances on a student’s account will be automatically refunded. To ensure funds are received promptly, we strongly encourage the following:
Refunds are automatically processed twice a week. You must have a credit balance on your account to be eligible for a refund. Anticipated credits will not be automatically refunded.
Some credits may require additional review, which may result in your refund taking some additional time to process. If you have not received a refund for your credit balance after 30 days, please contact our office for assistance.
Please note that if a credit card has been used to pay any portion of the amount due, the refund must be made first to that credit card. If the credit balance on the account exceeds the amount that was paid via credit card, these additional funds will be refunded by check or direct deposit.
If the credit balance in your account resulted from a Parent PLUS Loan, the funds will be automatically refunded to the borrower. Any additional credit not from this loan will be refunded to the student.
For additional information regarding the auto-refund process, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.
It is possible to use financial aid and alternative loan funds to pay for rent outside of the university. You will need to calculate the amount of funds you will need to cover your rent and utilities for the academic year in addition to your billed costs. If you need assistance with this, your Financial Aid Counselor will be happy to work with you to create a financial plan.
Please keep in mind that refunds are not issued until after the start of the term, especially if you need funds for the 1st of the month (such as in September, January, and May). For example, do not rely on fall term funds to pay September’s rent.