Disbursement and refunds
We will begin applying aid to student account balances for students attending the following semesters:
Fall 2015 semester - Thursday, August 27
Winter 2016 semester - Tuesday, January 5
Students will begin receiving semester refunds the first week of classes.
If you add a class after your aid is refunded, remember to pay your balance before late fees are charged.
Your financial aid will be applied to your balance to pay for your tuition, fees and any on-campus housing charges. When these charges are paid, the Student Accounts Receivable Office will refund any remaining credit balance to you.
This excess aid is for you to use for your books, housing, food, transportation and other miscellaneous costs.
You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you are not meeting SAP standards, you may file an appeal for aid eligibility consideration.
The refund process
The refund process begins the following Monday after financial aid has paid to your eBill.
You will receive an email from MyWSUCard with details about your refund, including the amount and the timeframe for the refund option you have chosen.
WSU posts refunds to students' accounts once a week on Mondays. More information is available on the Student Accounts Receivable website.
|Refund option||Timing after the refund has been posted|
|Paper check||9 business days|
|ACH/direct deposit||6-7 business days|
|Refund to MyWSUCard||4 business days|
Returning a refund
You have the right to cancel all or a portion of your student loans and may do so by notifying us in writing within 14 days of your disbursement notice.
If you withdrawal, you may owe a balance
If you withdraw from all courses in any semester, we are required to calculate an amount of financial aid to return to federal programs. This may leave you with a balance owed to the university.