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.

Establish your Refund Preference.

You have the option to choose how you wish to receive your refund. You may establish direct deposit at the following website:  http://myonemoney.com. You will need the following information located at the bottom of your check or deposit slip:


 
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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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 2016
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 18, 2015 -
Jan 18, 2016)
By Dec 17, 2015
Dec 18-19, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
On or After Dec 21, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2016 -
May 13, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2016
Jan 26 - Feb 01, 2016
Feb 02 - Feb 08, 2016
Feb 09 - Feb 15, 2016
On or After Feb 16, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2016 -
Feb 22, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
On or After Jan 21, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2016 -
Mar 12, 2016)
By Jan 18, 2016
Jan 19 - Jan 21, 2016
Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2016
On or After Jan 27, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 23, 2016 -
Apr 04, 2016)
By Feb 22, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
On or After Feb 25, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 21, 2016 -
May 13, 2016)
By Mar 20, 2016
Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2016
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2016
On or After Mar 29, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 05, 2016 -
May 09, 2016)
By Apr 04, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 06, 2016
On or After Apr 07, 2016
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2015
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 24, 2015 -
Dec 17, 2015)
By Aug 23, 2015
Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015
Aug 29 - Sep 04, 2015
Sep 05 - Sep 14, 2015
Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2015
On or After Sep 22, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 24, 2014 -
Sep 25, 2015)
By Aug 23, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 25, 2015
On or After Aug 26, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 24 2015 -
Oct 16, 2015)
By Aug 23, 2015
Aug 24 - Aug 26, 2015
Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2015
On or After Sep 01, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sep 28, 2015 -
Oct 30, 2015)
By Sep 27, 2015
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
On or After Sep 30, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 19, 2015 -
Dec 11, 2015)
By Oct 18, 2015
Oct 19 - Oct 21, 2015
Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2015
On or After Oct 27, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Nov 02, 2015 -
Dec 04, 2015)
By Nov 01, 2015
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
On or After Nov 04, 2015
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.)

Spring 2016
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 21, 2015
On or After December 22, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 03, 2016
On or After February 04, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 22, 2016
On or After January 23, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 22, 2016
On or After January 23, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 26, 2016
On or After February 27, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 24, 2016
On or After March 25, 2016

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 08, 2016
On or After April 09, 2016

100%
No Refund
Fall 2015
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 09, 2015
On or After September 10, 2015

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 27, 2015
On or After August 28, 2015

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 27, 2015
On or After August 28, 2015

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By October 01, 2015
On or After October 02, 2015

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 22, 2015
On or After October 23, 2015

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 05, 2015
On or After November 06, 2015

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