Students whose accounts reflect an overpayment may request a refund through the Student Accounts Office.
Refunds will be issued for credit balances resulting from Title IV funds in accordance with financial aid guidelines. Other credit balances in excess of $200 will be automatically refunded to the student (down to $100 by the end of each semester). Students whose accounts reflect an overpayment from sources other than Title IV may request the credit balance be held and applied to the next semester.
Please review the Student Accounts Refund Policy for additional information on refunds, including adjustments related to student withdrawals.
Setting up Direct Deposit for Refunds
Click here to set up direct deposit for student account refunds and expense reimbursements.
The following types of refunds may only be made by paper check:
- International student refunds: due to International ACH Transactions rules, Willamette University is prohibited from making direct deposit disbursements to accounts outside of the United States.
- Parent Plus Loan recipients: Credit balances caused by Parent Plus loans must be refunded by paper check due to federal rules.
Student Account Refund Schedule
Please note that a credit balance resulting from a check payment must appear on a student's account 2-3 business days prior to a disbursement processing date. Refunds are processed on Wednesdays and Fridays.