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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 your 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:

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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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

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Spring 2021
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 21, 2020 -
Jan 15, 2021)
By Dec 20, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
On or After Dec 23, 2020
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2021 -
May 13, 2021)
By Jan 18, 2021
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26 - Feb 01, 2021
Feb 02 - Feb 08, 2021
Feb 09 - Feb 15, 2021
On or After Feb 16, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2021 -
Feb 19, 2021)
By Jan 18, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
On or After Jan 21, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 19, 2021 -
Mar 12, 2021)
By Jan 18, 2021
Jan 19 - Jan 21, 2021
Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2021
On or After Jan 27, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 22, 2021 -
Apr 02, 2021)
By Feb 21, 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
On or After Feb 24, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 22, 2021 -
May 13, 2021)
By Mar 21, 2021
Mar 22 - Mar 24, 2021
Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2021
On or After Mar 30, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 05, 2021 -
May 07, 2021)
By Apr 04, 2021
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 06, 2021
On or After Apr 07, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Summer 2021
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 17, 2021 -
May 29, 2021)
By May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021
On or After May 19, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 07, 2021-
Aug 06, 2021)
By June 06, 2021
Jun 07 - Jun 11, 2021
Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2021
Jun 19- Jun 25, 2021
Jun 26 - Jul 02, 2021
On or After Jul 03, 2021
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 07, 2021 -
Jun 30, 2021)
By Jun 06, 2021
Jun 07 - Jun 09, 2021
Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2021
On or After Jun 15, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 07, 2021 -
Jul 20, 2021)
By Jun 06, 2021
Jun 07 - Jun 09, 2021
Jun 10 - Jun 14 2021
On or After Jun 15, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 12, 2021 -
Aug 04, 2021)
By July 11, 2021
Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2021
Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2021
On or After Jul 20, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Fall 2021
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Dec 15, 2021-)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2021
Aug 28 - Sept 03, 2010
Sept 04 - Sept 13, 2021
Sept 14 - Sept 20, 2021
On or After Sept 21, 2021
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Sept 24, 2021)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
On or After Aug 25, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Aug 23, 2021 -
Oct 15, 2021)
By Aug 22, 2021
Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2021
Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2021
On or After Aug 31, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Sept 27, 2021 -
Oct 29, 2021)
By Sept 26, 2021
Sept 27, 2021
Sept 28, 2021
On or After Sept 29, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Oct 18, 2021 -
Dec 15, 2021)
By Oct 17, 2021
Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2021
Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2021
On or After Oct 26, 2021
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Nov 01, 2021 -
Dec 08, 2021)
By Oct 31, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
On or After Nov 03, 2021
100%
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 2021
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 23, 2020
On or After December 24, 2020

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 03, 2021
On or After February 04, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 22, 2021
On or After January 23, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 22, 2021
On or After January 23, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 25, 2021
On or After February 26, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 23, 2021
On or After March 24, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 08, 2021
On or After April 09, 2021

100%
No Refund
Summer 2021
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 19, 2021
On or After May 20, 2021

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 10, 2021
On or After June 11, 2021

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 10, 2021
On or After June 11, 2021

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 10, 2021
On or After June 11, 2021

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 14, 2021
On or After July 15, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall 2021
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Fall Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By September 08, 2021
On or After September 09, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 2 (5-Week)
By August 26, 2021
On or After August 27, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 3 (8-Week)
By August 26, 2021
On or After August 27, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 4 (5-Week)
By September 30, 2021
On or After October 01, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 5 (8-Week)
By October 21, 2021
On or After October 22, 2021

100%
No Refund
Fall Session 6 (5-Week)
By November 04, 2021
On or After November 05, 2021-

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