Credit balance refunds are issued approximately 5 weeks after the start of the semester.

Pending financial aid typically disburses two and a half to three weeks after the semester begins. If the disbursement results in a credit balance, a refund will be issued within 14 days after aid disbursement.

Due to the volume of refunds we are processing, we are unable to answer specific questions about when individual refunds will be issued. If you need to use your pending financial aid to purchase books, please contact the Student Accounts office to discuss a bookstore advance.

The fastest way to receive your refund is to sign up for direct deposit via QuikPAY.

Please note:

  • Students whose PLUS loan applications indicated the refund should be issued to the parent borrower will have their refunds issued by check, made payable to the parent borrower.
  • Students and families who have a credit balance as a result of the Tuition Management System (TMS) budgeted payment plan will not receive a credit balance refund until all TMS payments have been paid.