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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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

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Spring 2020
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 16, 2019 -
Jan 11, 2020)
By Dec 15, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 17, 2019
On or After Dec 18, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 13, 2020 -
May 06, 2020)
By Jan 12, 2020
Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2020
Jan 18 - Jan 27, 2020
Jan 28 - Feb 03, 2020
Feb 04 - Feb 10, 2020
On or After Feb 11, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 13, 2020 -
Feb 14, 2020)
By Jan 12, 2020
Jan 13, 2020
Jan 14, 2020
On or After Jan 15, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 13, 2020 -
Mar 06, 2020)
By Jan 12, 2020
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2020
Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2020
On or After Jan 22, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 17, 2020 -
Mar 27, 2020)
By Feb 16, 2020
Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020
On or After Feb 19, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 16, 2020 -
May 06, 2020)
By Mar 15, 2020
Mar 16 - Mar 18, 2020
Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2020
On or After Mar 24, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Mar 30, 2020 -
May 01, 2020)
By Mar 29, 2020
Mar 30, 2020
Mar 31, 2020
On or After Apr 01, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2019
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 19, 2019 -
Dec 11, 2019-)
By Aug 18, 2019
Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019
Aug 24 - Aug 30, 2019
Aug 31 - Sept 09, 2019
Sept 10 - Sept 16, 2019
On or After Sept 17, 2019
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 19, 2019 -
Sept 20, 2019)
By Aug 18, 2019
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
On or After Aug 21, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 19, 2019 -
Oct 11, 2019)
By Aug 18, 2019
Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2019
On or After Aug 27, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 23, 2019 -
Oct 25, 2019)
By Sept 22, 2019
Sept 23, 2019
Sept 24, 2019
On or After Sept 25, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 14, 2019 -
Dec 06, 2019)
By Oct 13, 2019
Oct 14 - Oct 16, 2019
Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2019
On or After Oct 22, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Oct 28, 2019 -
Nov 26, 2019)
By Oct 27, 2019
Oct 28, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
On or After Oct 30, 2019
100%
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.)

Spring 2020
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 18, 2019
On or After December 19, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By January 29, 2020
On or After January 30, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 16, 2020
On or After January 17, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 16, 2020
On or After January 17, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 20, 2020
On or After February 21, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 19, 2020
On or After March 20, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 02, 2020
On or After April 03, 2020

100%
No Refund
Fall 2019
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 04, 2019
On or After September 05, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 22, 2019
On or After August 23, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 22, 2019
On or After August 22, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 25, 2019
On or After September 26, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 17, 2019
On or After October 18, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By October 31, 2019
On or After November 01, 2019

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