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Disbursement and refunds

Semester disbursements

We will begin applying aid to student account balances for students attending the following semesters:

Spring 2016 semester - Tuesday, May 3

Summer 2016 semester - Thursday, June 23

Law School summer semester - Monday, May 16

If you enroll in a later starting course, funds will not disburse until at least 10 days prior to the start of class. If you enroll only in a shortened module course, your cost of attendance and awards may be adjusted.

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.

Paying your remaining balance

Your refund

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.

Make your refund last

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.

Processing times

 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.

Federal loan return form

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.