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  • Financial Aid will begin disbursing aid to student accounts the week after the end of the add/drop period.

    Refunds will be processed daily for two weeks and three times a week thereafter. It is imperative that you keep your address and direct deposit information current in the system. If you do not see specific loans, scholarships, or grants in your student account, please contact Financial Aid.

    Refunds are processed and generated on the basis of the initial method of payment and only after the student has dropped or withdrawn from a course. If you have paid by credit card and are eligible for a refund because of overpayment, course cancellation, or withdrawal, you will receive a credit to the credit card used to make the initial payment. Note that the convenience fee assessed on that refund amount is non-refundable. Furthermore, if you have paid by wire transfer and are eligible for a refund, the funds will be returned to the wire transfer sender. All other refunds are processed as checks and are mailed to the student's attention at the official address on file with the Registrar's Office.

    Students are responsible for knowing university policies about adding or dropping courses and refund of tuition and fees. Refunds are granted only after the official withdrawal procedure has been completed.

    The refund dates are for courses lasting a full semester or term only. Courses starting after the first day of classes (listed on the academic calendar) and courses shorter than the standard 15 weeks may have different refund schedules. Please speak to your academic advisor if a course you would like to drop is not a standard 15-week course.

    Continuing and Professional Education Refunds

    For information on refunds for Continuing and Professional Education programs, including adult courses, certificates, and summer intensives, and youth and pre-college programs, visit Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) tuition and refunds.

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