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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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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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Summer 2019
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 13, 2019 -
June 01, 2019)
By May 12, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 14, 2019
On or After May 15, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 03, 2019-
Aug 09, 2019)
By Jun 02, 2019
Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019
Jun 08 - Jun 14, 2019
Jun 15- Jun 21, 2019
Jun 22 - Jun 28, 2019
On or After Jun 29, 2019
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 03, 2019 -
Jul 03, 2019)
By Jun 02, 2019
Jun 03 - Jun 05, 2019
Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2019
On or After Jun 11, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 03, 2019 -
Jul 24, 2019)
By Jun 03, 2019
Jun 03 - Jun 05, 2019
Jun 06 - Jun 10 2019
On or After Jun 11, 2019
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 08, 2019 -
Aug 07, 2019)
By July 07, 2019
Jul 08 - Jul 10, 2019
Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2019
On or After Jul 16, 2019
100%
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.)

Summer 2019
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 15, 2019
On or After May 16, 2019

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 06, 2019
On or After June 07, 2019

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 06, 2019
On or After June 07, 2019

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 06, 2019
On or After June 07, 2019

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 11, 2019
On or After July 12, 2019

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