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Refunds

Overpayments on student accounts will be refunded to students based on published university disbursement and refund schedules. The University of Houston issues refunds electronically. The preferred method of refund disbursement is by direct deposit to your bank account.

For you convenience, the University of Houston utilizes BankMobile for refund processing. You may view current services contracts between the University of Houston System and BankMobile at:

https://www.vibeaccount.com/swc/doc/landing/ybte2p3fs8hhpa93rhas

Establish your Refund Preference.

You have the option to choose how you wish to receive your refund. You may establish your refund preference at  http://RefundSelection.com. To establish direct deposit you will need the following information located at the bottom of your check or deposit slip:


 
Please visit http://www.allpointnetwork.com/locator.aspx for location of Allpoint network ATM machines near you. The University of Houston and its affiliated offices cannot remove or move funds in any way after they are deposited into your bank account.

Refund Policy

Note: Administrative offices are not open on weekends. If the percentage of refund due to a withdrawal changes over a weekend, the student must submit his/her withdrawal to the Office of the University Registrar, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-2027 by 5 p.m. the Friday before that weekend in order to obtain the higher percentage of refund.

The effective date recorded for drops or withdrawals will be the date the student drops the course(s) through the Web or the date the drop form or written request is received by the Office of the University Registrar.

Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by requesting that such refund be generated.

Credit balance refunds resulting from the application of excess financial aid will be refunded provided that the eligibility requirements for the receipt of financial aid are being met. Refunds will be disbursed in accordance with the student's refund selection method.

Withdrawals

NOTE - Definition of Withdrawal: Dropping ALL enrolled courses in a single term.
For example:
A student who enrolls in a Six Wk 1 course and a Six Wk 2 course is enrolled for ONE Summer Term.

Important Notice: Refund policy is determined by Texas Statute, not by the university. Your refund will be based on the amount of tuition and fees charged. It is not based on the amount you have actually paid.

For example: You have enrolled for classes with a total tuition and fee charges of $1000.00 for the semester. You withdraw during the 50% refund period. The university is owed $500.00 at this point in time.
a) If you had paid $500.00 at this time, you would receive no refund.
b) If you had only paid $300.00 at this time, you would still owe the university $200.00.
c) If you had paid $700.00 at this time, then $200.00 would be refunded to you.

Students who withdraw from all courses at the university prior to the first day of classes will be charged a $15 matriculation fee.

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Summer 2017
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 15, 2017 -
June 03, 2017)
By May 14, 2017
May 15, 2017
May 16, 2017
On or After May 17, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 05, 2017-
Aug 11 2017)
By Jun 04, 2017
Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
Jun 17- Jun 23, 2017
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
On or After Jul 1, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 05, 2017 -
Jul 06, 2017)
By Jun 04, 2017
Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2017
Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2017
On or After Jun 13, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 05, 2017 -
Jul 26, 2017)
By Jun 04, 2017
Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2017
Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2017
On or After Jun 13, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 10, 2017 -
Aug 09, 2017)
By July 09, 2017
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017
Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2017
On or After Jul 18, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2017
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Dec 13, 2017-)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017
Aug 26 - Sept 01, 2017
Sept 02 - Sept 11, 2017
Sept 12 - Sept 18, 2017
On or After Sept 19, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Sept 22, 2017)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
On or After Aug 23, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Oct 13, 2017)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2017
Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2017
On or After Aug 29, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 25, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017)
By Sept 24, 2017
Sept 25, 2017
Sept 26, 2017
On or After Sept 27, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 16, 2017 -
Dec 08, 2017)
By Oct 15, 2017
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2017
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2017
On or After Oct 24, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Oct 30, 2017 -
Dec 01, 2017)
By Oct 29, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
On or After Nov 01, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund

Dropped Courses

Note - Definition of Dropped: Students who drop one or more courses but maintain enrollment for that academic term (i.e., do not drop all of their courses) may be given a refund for the dropped course(s) according to the schedule below.

For example: A student enrolls in 15 hours at the start of the spring semester. The student later DROPS one three hour course. The student has NOT "Withdrawn" from all courses in a single term. The student has merely dropped three hours while maintaining enrollment in 12 hours.

(Students should read Refunds Under Installment Payment Plans for additional information.)

Summer 2017
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 17, 2017
On or After May 18, 2017

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 08, 2017
On or After June 09, 2017

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 08, 2017
On or After June 09, 2017

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 08, 2017
On or After June 09, 2017

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 13, 2017
On or After July 14, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall 2017
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 06, 2017
On or After September 07, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 24, 2017
On or After August 25, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 24, 2017
On or After August 25, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 28, 2017
On or After September 29, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 19, 2017
On or After October 20, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 02, 2017
On or After November 03, 2017

100%
No Refund

 Optional Refund Items:

Students who have paid optional fees may apply for refunds at the respective offices:

Health Insurance:
106 Health Center (by the 12th class day in summer sessions)
Parking