When do I get my financial aid refund check?
After all charges are paid, any excess financial aid is refunded to the student. Note: If a Parent PLUS Loan has been taken out by the parent, the refund will be mailed to the parent instead of the student. The student’s bill includes all charges the student has incurred for the entire semester. This will include tuition, fees, book charges, meal plans, housing, certificate of residency, accident insurance and any other miscellaneous charges incurred by the student. Around the third week of classes any approved state aid will be applied to the student’s account. This will rarely result in a refund as TAP, Part Time TAP and APTS are applied to tuition and cannot exceed tuition. For an eligible student, the first half of the student’s federal aid is applied to the student’s account around the fifth week of classes. A refund will be mailed to the student’s permanent home address if half of their federal aid combined with any state aid, results in a credit. The majority of students will not see a refund until the second half of their aid is credited to their account during the ninth week of classes for each semester.