Skip to main content

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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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

********
Spring 2017
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 17, 2016 -
Jan 16, 2017)
By Dec 16, 2016
Dec 17, 2016
Dec 18 - 19, 2016
On or After Dec 20, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 17, 2017 -
May 10, 2017)
By Jan 16, 2017
Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2017
Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2017
Jan 31 - Feb 06, 2017
Feb 07 - Feb 13, 2017
On or After Feb 14, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 17, 2017 -
Feb 20, 2017)
By Jan 16, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 18, 2017
On or After Jan 19, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 17, 2017 -
Mar 11, 2017)
By Jan 16, 2017
Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2017
Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2014
On or After Jan 25, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 21, 2017 -
Apr 03, 2017)
By Feb 20, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
On or After Feb 23, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 20, 2017 -
May 10, 2017)
By Mar 19, 2017
Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2017
Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2017
On or After Mar 28, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 04, 2017 -
May 08, 2017)
By Apr 03, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
On or After Apr 06, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2016
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 22, 2016 -
Dec 15, 2016)
By Aug 21, 2016
Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016
Aug 27 - Sept 02, 2016
Sept 03 - Sept 12, 2016
Sept 13 - Sept 19, 2016
On or After Sept 20, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 22, 2016 -
Sept 23, 2016)
By Aug 21, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
On or After Aug 24, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 22, 2016 -
Oct 14, 2016)
By Aug 21, 2016
Aug 22 - Aug 24, 2016
Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2016
On or After Aug 30, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 26, 2016 -
Oct 28, 2016)
By Sept 25, 2016
Sept 26, 2016
Sept 27, 2016
On or After Sept 28, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 17, 2016 -
Dec 09, 2016)
By Oct 16, 2016
Oct 17 - Oct 19, 2016
Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2016
On or After Oct 25, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Oct 31, 2016 -
Dec 02, 2016)
By Oct 30, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
On or After Nov 02, 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.)

Spring 2017
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 20, 2016
On or After December 21, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 01, 2017
On or After February 02, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 20, 2017
On or After January 21, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 20, 2017
On or After January 21, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 24, 2017
On or After February 25, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 23, 2017
On or After March 24, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 07, 2017
On or After April 08, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall 2016
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 07, 2016
On or After September 08, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 25, 2016
On or After August 26, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 25, 2016
On or After August 26, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 29, 2016
On or After Septmeber 30, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 20, 2016
On or After October 21, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 03, 2016
On or After November 04, 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