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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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

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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Spring 2018
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 18, 2017 -
Jan 13, 2018)
By Dec 17, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
On or After Dec 20, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 16, 2018 -
May 10, 2018)
By Jan 15, 2018
Jan 16 - Jan 22, 2018
Jan 23 - Jan 29, 2018
Jan 30 - Feb 05, 2018
Feb 06 - Feb 12, 2018
On or After Feb 13, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 16, 2018 -
Feb 19, 2018)
By Jan 15, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
Jan 17, 2018
On or After Jan 18, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 16, 2018 -
Mar 10, 2018)
By Jan 15, 2018
Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2018
Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2018
On or After Jan 24, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 20, 2018 -
Apr 02, 2018)
By Feb 19, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
On or After Feb 22, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 19, 2018 -
May 10, 2018)
By Mar 18, 2018
Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2018
Mar 22 - Mar 26, 2018
On or After Mar 27, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 03, 2018 -
May 07, 2018)
By Apr 02, 2018
Apr 03, 2018
Apr 04, 2018
On or After Apr 05, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2017
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Dec 13, 2017-)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017
Aug 26 - Sept 08, 2017
Sept 09 - Sept 15, 2017
Sept 16 - Sept 22, 2017
On or After Sept 23, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Sept 22, 2017)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
On or After Aug 23, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 21, 2017 -
Oct 13, 2017)
By Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2017
Aug 24 - Sept 8, 2017
On or After Sept 9, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 25, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017)
By Sept 24, 2017
Sept 25, 2017
Sept 26, 2017
On or After Sept 27, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 16, 2017 -
Dec 08, 2017)
By Oct 15, 2017
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2017
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2017
On or After Oct 24, 2017
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Oct 30, 2017 -
Dec 01, 2017)
By Oct 29, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
On or After Nov 01, 2017
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 2018
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 20, 2017
On or After December 21, 2017

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By January 31, 2018
On or After February 01, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 19, 2018
On or After January 20, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 19, 2018
On or After January 20, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 23, 2018
On or After February 24, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 22, 2018
On or After March 23, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 06, 2018
On or After April 07, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall 2017
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 08, 2017
On or After September 09, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 24, 2017
On or After August 25, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 24, 2017
On or After August 25, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 28, 2017
On or After September 29, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 19, 2017
On or After October 20, 2017

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 02, 2017
On or After November 03, 2017

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