Financial Aid Refunds

Important Notes

  • Financial Aid refunds are issued the Monday prior to class starting each semester.
  • The Student Accounts office strongly recommends that all students sign up for Direct Deposit. Students may sign up online via Bearweb by following this path: Student Financial Services, Student Account, Refund by Direct Deposit.
  • Direct Deposit refunds are issued weekly. Check-issued refunds are sent to Wells Fargo for processing and are then mailed to the Billing Address listed on record. 
  • All refund checks are made payable to the student, with the exception of Parent PLUS Loan refunds, which are made payable to the parent borrower and mailed to the address submitted on the Parent PLUS Loan Application.
  • Direct Deposit refunds are available to any domestic bank account designated by the student in Bearweb.
  • Disbursement of all authorized Financial Aid awards occurs 10 days prior to the start of class for all eligible students.
  • Students have the option of purchasing or renting books from the vendor of their choice.
For all inquiries, please be aware that we are temporarily experiencing longer than usual wait times. We encourage you to submit your questions to, and we will respond as soon as we are able. We appreciate your patience, and look forward to speaking with you soon.