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 a OneAccount 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 OneAccount. This account is controlled by the student.

If assistance is needed with the OneAccount, please call the toll free telephone number on the back of your OneAccount card, or visit myonemoney.com.

Please be advised that the OneAccount 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 the University Registrar, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-2027by 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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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.

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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Spring 2015
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 20, 2014 -
Jan 19, 2015)
By Dec 19, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
On or After Dec 22, 2014
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 20, 2015 -
May 15, 2015)
By Jan 19, 2015
Jan 20 - Jan 26, 2015
Jan 27 - Feb 02, 2015
Feb 03 - Feb 09, 2015
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2015
On or After Feb 17, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 20, 2015 -
Feb 23, 2015)
By Jan 19, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
Jan 21, 2015
On or After Jan 22, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 20 2015 -
Mar 17, 2015)
By Jan 19, 2015
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2015
Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2015
On or After Jan 28, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 24, 2015 -
Apr 07, 2015)
By Feb 23, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
On or After Feb 26, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 24, 2015 -
May 11, 2015)
By Mar 23, 2015
Mar 24 - Mar 26, 2015
Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2015
On or After Apr 01, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 07, 2015 -
May 11, 2015)
By Apr 06, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
On or After Apr 09, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Summer 2015
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 16, 2015 -
June 05, 2015)
By May 15, 2015
May 16, 2015
May 17, 2015
On or After May 18, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 01, 2015 -
Aug 14, 2015)
By May 31, 2015
Jun 01 - Jun 05, 2015
Jun 06 - Jun 12, 2015
Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
On or After Jun 27, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 01, 2015 -
Jul 07, 2015)
By May 31, 2015
Jun 01 - Jun 03, 2015
Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2015
On or After Jun 09, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 01 2015 -
Jul 22, 2015)
By May 31, 2015
Jun 01 - Jun 03, 2015
Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2015
On or After Jun 09, 2015
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 08, 2015 -
Aug 13, 2015)
By July 07, 2015
Jul 08 - Jul 10, 2015
Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2015
On or After Jul 16, 2015
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 2015
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 23, 2014
On or After December 24, 2014

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 04, 2015
On or After February 05, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 23, 2015
On or After January 24, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 23, 2015
On or After January 24, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 27, 2015
On or After February 28, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 27, 2015
On or After March 28, 2015

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 10, 2015
On or After April 11, 2015

100%
No Refund
Summer 2015
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 18, 2015
On or After May 19, 2015

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 04, 2015
On or After June 05, 2015

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 04, 2015
On or After June 05, 2015

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 04, 2015
On or After June 05, 2015

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 13, 2015
On or After July 14, 2015

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