Refunds

Refunds of unused monies associated with tuition, fees and financial aid 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.

You are encouraged to bring your bank to campus.

In order to receive funds, students must first set their refund preference by accessing the following link: myonemoney.com. It is the student's choice as to how they wish to be paid. Students may enter their bank account information to establish direct deposit or open an account with Higher One.
 
The University of Houston and its affiliated offices cannot remove or move funds in any way after they are deposited into a student’s bank account or to a Higher One Account. This account is controlled by the student.

If assistance is needed with the Higher One Account, please call the toll free telephone number on the back of your Higher One Card, or visit myonemoney.com.

Please be advised that the Higher One Card you receive by mail is not your official University of Houston identification card.

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 Registration and Academic Records University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-2161 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 Registration and Academic Records.

Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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

If a credit balance is the result of the application of excess financial aid to an account, and eligibility for financial aid is maintained with the existing class load, then a refund will automatically be generated and sent via electronic fund transfer in accordance with your refund method selection.

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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Fall 2014
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Aug 25, 2014 -
Dec 18, 2014)
By Aug 24, 2014
Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014
Aug 30 - Sep 08, 2014
Sep 09 - Sep 15, 2014
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2014
On or After Sep 23, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 25, 2014 -
Sep 26, 2014)
By Aug 24, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
On or After Aug 27, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 25 2014 -
Oct 31, 2014)
By Aug 24, 2014
Aug 25 - Aug 27, 2014
Aug 28 - Sep 02, 2014
On or After Sep 03, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sep 29, 2014 -
Oct 31, 2014)
By Sep 28, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
On or After Oct 01, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 20, 2014 -
Dec 17, 2014)
By Oct 19, 2014
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2014
Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2014
On or After Oct 28, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Nov 03, 2014 -
Dec 10, 2014)
By Nov 02, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
On or After Nov 05, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Summer 2014
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 12, 2014 -
May 30, 2014)
By May 11, 2014
May 12, 2014
May 13, 2014
On or After May 14, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 02, 2014 -
Aug 15, 2014)
By Jun 01, 2014
Jun 02 - Jun 06, 2014
Jun 07 - Jun 13, 2014
Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2014
Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2014
On or After Jun 28, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 02, 2014 -
Jul 08, 2014)
By Jun 01, 2014
Jun 02 - Jun 04, 2014
Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2014
On or After Jun 10, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 02 2014 -
Jul 23, 2014)
By Jun 01, 2014
Jun 02 - Jun 04, 2014
Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2014
On or After Jun 10, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 09, 2014 -
Aug 15, 2014)
By Jul 08, 2014
Jul 09 - Jul 11, 2014
Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2014
On or After Jul 17, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Spring 2014
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 21, 2013 -
Jan 12, 2014)
By Dec 20, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
On or After Dec 23, 2013
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jan 13, 2014 -
May 09, 2014)
By Jan 12, 2014
Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2014
Jan 18 - Jan 27, 2014
Jan 28 - Feb 03, 2014
Feb 04 - Feb 10, 2014
On or After Feb 11, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 13, 2014 -
Feb 15, 2014)
By Jan 12, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
On or After Jan 15, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 13 2014 -
Mar 08, 2014)
By Jan 12, 2014
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2014
Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2014
On or After Jan 21, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 17, 2014 -
Mar 29, 2014)
By Feb 16, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
On or After Feb 19, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 29, 2014 -
May 09, 2014)
By Mar 16, 2014
Mar 17 - Mar 19, 2014
Mar 20 - Mar 24, 2014
On or After Mar 25, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Mar 31, 2014 -
May 03, 2014)
By Mar 30, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
On or After Apr 02, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund

Dropped Courses

NOTE: 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.)

Fall 2014
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By September 10, 2014
On or After September 11, 2014

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 28, 2014
On or After August 29, 2014

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 28, 2014
On or After August 29, 2014

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By October 02, 2014
On or After October 03, 2014

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 23, 2014
On or After October 24, 2014

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 06, 2014
On or After November 07, 2014

100%
No Refund
Summer 2014
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 13, 2014
On or After May 14, 2014

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 05, 2014
On or After June 06, 2014

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (5-Week)
By June 05, 2014
On or After June 06, 2014

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (8-Week)
By June 05, 2014
On or After June 06, 2014

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (5-Week)
By July 14, 2014
On or After July 15, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring 2014
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (3-Week)
By December 24, 2013
On or After December 25, 2013

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By January 29, 2014
On or After January 30, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 16, 2014
On or After January 17, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 16, 2014
On or After January 17, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 20, 2014
On or After February 21, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 20, 2014
On or After March 21, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 03, 2014
On or After April 04, 2014

100%
No Refund

 Optional Refund Items:

Students who have paid optional fees may apply for refunds at the respective offices: