The Refund Process

Understanding the Refund Process

FEE REFUND -- What is a refund?
It is what happens when the combination of financial aid grants, loans or scholarships exceeds the amount of Direct Charges (Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board). Funds not applied to cover education costs (direct charges) result in a financial aid refund check paid to the student.


FUNDS DISBURSED – I see funds on my account, why don't I have a refund?
When you see the funds posted on your account, we are waiting for the actual funds and approval from the Department of Education before we can issue a refund to your account.

FEE REFUND/REFUND CHECK – I see a fee refund on my account, why don't I have a refund check?
Once we complete what is referred to as the reconciliation process with the Department of Education, we calculate refunds due and submit them for payment.

Students who have NOT completed their Master Promissory Notes & Loan Entrance Counseling will not receive disbursed or refunds processed.  Students who have not completed their MPNs or Loan Entrance Counseling must do so immediately.   Directions on how to do so are available at

Not all unused aid returns to the student. For example:  Refunds for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) will be sent to the parent borrower. Any other refund will be given to student.


REFUND AVAILABILITY- What are the dates refund checks will be distributed?

January 28, 2016 February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 February 23, 2016
March 8, 2016 March 21, 2016
April 4, 2016 April 18, 2016
April 25, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 18, 2016 May 31, 2016


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