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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 your 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:

Samplecheck of routing number and account number
 
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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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 2022
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 20, 2021 -
Jan 15, 2022)
By Dec 19, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Dec 21, 2021
On or After Dec 22, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
May 12, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18 - Jan 24, 2022
Jan 25 - Jan 31, 2022
Feb 01 - Feb 07, 2022
Feb 08 - Feb 14, 2022
On or After Feb 15, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
Feb 18, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
On or After Jan 20, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
Mar 11, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18 - Jan 20, 2022
Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2022
On or After Jan 26, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 21, 2022 -
Apr 01, 2022)
By Feb 20, 2022
Feb 21, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
On or After Feb 23, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 21, 2022 -
May 12, 2022)
By Mar 20, 2022
Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2022
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2022
On or After Mar 29, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 04, 2022 -
May 06, 2022)
By Apr 03, 2022
Apr 04, 2022
Apr 05, 2022
On or After Apr 06, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2021
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Dec 15, 2021-)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2021
Aug 28 - Sept 03, 2010
Sept 04 - Sept 13, 2021
Sept 14 - Sept 20, 2021
On or After Sept 21, 2021
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Sept 24, 2021)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
On or After Aug 25, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Oct 15, 2021)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2021
Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2021
On or After Aug 31, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 27, 2021 -
Oct 29, 2021)
By Sept 26, 2021
Sept 27, 2021
Sept 28, 2021
On or After Sept 29, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 18, 2021 -
Dec 15, 2021)
By Oct 17, 2021
Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2021
Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2021
On or After Oct 26, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Nov 01, 2021 -
Dec 08, 2021)
By Oct 31, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
On or After Nov 03, 2021
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 2022
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 22, 2021
On or After December 23, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 02, 2022
On or After February 03, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 21, 2022
On or After January 22, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 21, 2022
On or After January 22, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 24, 2022
On or After February 25, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 24, 2022
On or After March 25, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 07, 2022
On or After April 08, 2022

100%
No Refund
Fall 2021
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 08, 2021
On or After September 09, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 26, 2021
On or After August 27, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 26, 2021
On or After August 27, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 30, 2021
On or After October 01, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 21, 2021
On or After October 22, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 04, 2021
On or After November 05, 2021-

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