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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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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 2019
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 17, 2018 -
Jan 12, 2019)
By Dec 16, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 18, 2018
On or After Dec 19, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 14, 2019 -
May 09, 2019)
By Jan 13, 2019
Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19 - Jan 28, 2019
Jan 29 - Feb 04, 2019
Feb 05 - Feb 11, 2019
On or After Feb 12, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 14, 2019 -
Feb 15, 2019)
By Jan 13, 2019
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 15, 2019
On or After Jan 16, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 14, 2019 -
Mar 08, 2019)
By Jan 13, 2019
Jan 14 - Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2019
On or After Jan 23, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 18, 2019 -
Mar 29, 2019)
By Feb 17, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 19, 2019
On or After Feb 20, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 18, 2019 -
May 09, 2019)
By Mar 17, 2019
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2019
On or After Mar 26, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 01, 2019 -
May 03, 2019)
By Mar 31, 2019
Apr 01, 2019
Apr 02, 2019
On or After Apr 03, 2019
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2018
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 20, 2018 -
Dec 12, 2018-)
By Aug 19, 2018
Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018
Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2018
Sept 01 - Sept 10, 2018
Sept 11 - Sept 17, 2018
On or After Sept 18, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 20, 2018 -
Sept 21, 2018)
By Aug 19, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
On or After Aug 22, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 20, 2018 -
Oct 12, 2018)
By Aug 19, 2018
Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2018
Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2018
On or After Aug 28, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 24, 2018 -
Oct 26, 2018)
By Sept 23, 2018
Sept 24, 2018
Sept 25, 2018
On or After Sept 26, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 15, 2018 -
Dec 07, 2018)
By Oct 14, 2018
Oct 15 - Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18 - Oct 22, 2018
On or After Oct 23, 2018
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Oct 29, 2018 -
Nov 30, 2018)
By Oct 28, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
On or After Oct 31, 2018
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 2019
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 19, 2018
On or After December 20, 2018

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By January 30, 2019
On or After January 31, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 17, 2019
On or After January 18, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 17, 2019
On or After January 18, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 21, 2019
On or After February 22, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 21, 2019
On or After March 222, 2019

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 04, 2019
On or After April 05, 2019

100%
No Refund
Fall 2018
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 05, 2018
On or After September 06, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 23, 2018
On or After August 24, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 23, 2018
On or After August 24, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 27, 2018
On or After September 28, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 18, 2018
On or After October 19, 2018

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 01, 2018
On or After November 02, 2018

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