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.

Establish your Refund Preference.

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


 
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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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 2016
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 16, 2016 -
June 04, 2016)
By May 15, 2016
May 16, 2016
May 17, 2016
On or After May 18, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2016 -
Aug 13, 2016)
By Jun 05, 2016
Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2016
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2016
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2016
On or After Jul 2, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2016 -
Jul 09, 2016)
By Jun 05, 2016
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2016
Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2016
On or After Jun 14, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2016 -
Jul 21, 2016)
By Jun 05, 2016
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2016
Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2016
On or After Jun 14, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 11, 2016 -
Aug 13, 2016)
By July 10, 2016
Jul 11 - Jul 13, 2016
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2016
On or After Jul 19, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Spring 2016
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 18, 2015 -
Jan 18, 2016)
By Dec 17, 2015
Dec 18-19, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
On or After Dec 21, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2016 -
May 13, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2016
Jan 26 - Feb 01, 2016
Feb 02 - Feb 08, 2016
Feb 09 - Feb 15, 2016
On or After Feb 16, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2016 -
Feb 22, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
On or After Jan 21, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2016 -
Mar 12, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19 - Jan 21, 2016
Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2016
On or After Jan 27, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 23, 2016 -
Apr 04, 2016)
By Feb 22, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
On or After Feb 25, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 21, 2016 -
May 13, 2016)
By Mar 20, 2016
Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2016
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2016
On or After Mar 29, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 05, 2016 -
May 09, 2016)
By Apr 04, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 06, 2016
On or After Apr 07, 2016
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 2016
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 18, 2016
On or After May 19, 2016

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 09, 2016
On or After June 10, 2016

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 09, 2016
On or After June 10, 2016

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 09, 2016
On or After June 10, 2016

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 14, 2016
On or After July 15, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring 2016
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 21, 2015
On or After December 22, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 03, 2016
On or After February 04, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 22, 2016
On or After January 23, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 22, 2016
On or After January 23, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 26, 2016
On or After February 27, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 24, 2016
On or After March 25, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 08, 2016
On or After April 09, 2016

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