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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Note: If a credit balance is the result of dropped or withdrawn courses, or due to an overpayment, or due to credit(s) issued on an account, and no financial aid has been received, then a refund will be issued only by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 2022
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Winter Mini
(Dec 20, 2021 -
Jan 15, 2022)
By Dec 19, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Dec 21, 2021
On or After Dec 22, 2021
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
15-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
May 12, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18 - Jan 24, 2022
Jan 25 - Jan 31, 2022
Feb 01 - Feb 07, 2022
Feb 08 - Feb 14, 2022
On or After Feb 15, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
5-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
Feb 18, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
On or After Jan 20, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
8-Week Session
(Jan 18, 2022 -
Mar 11, 2022)
By Jan 17, 2022
Jan 18 - Jan 20, 2022
Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2022
On or After Jan 26, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
5-Week Session
(Feb 21, 2022 -
Apr 01, 2022)
By Feb 20, 2022
Feb 21, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
On or After Feb 23, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 5
8-Week Session
(Mar 21, 2022 -
May 12, 2022)
By Mar 20, 2022
Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2022
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2022
On or After Mar 29, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 6
5-Week Session
(Apr 04, 2022 -
May 06, 2022)
By Apr 03, 2022
Apr 04, 2022
Apr 05, 2022
On or After Apr 06, 2022
100% minus $15
80%
50%
No Refund
Summer 2022
Date of Withdrawal
Refund %
Summer Mini
(May 16, 2022 -
June 30, 2022)
By May 15, 2022
May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022
On or After May 18, 2022
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 1
12-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2022-
Aug 09, 2022)
By June 05, 2022
Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2022
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2022
Jun 18- Jun 24, 2022
Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2022
On or After Jul 02, 2022
100%
80%
70%
50%
25%
No Refund
Session 2
6-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2022 -
Jul 05, 2022)
By Jun 05, 2022
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2022
Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2022
On or After Jun 14, 2022
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 3
9-Week Session
(Jun 06, 2022 -
Jul 21, 2022)
By Jun 05, 2022
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2022
Jun 09 - Jun 13 2022
On or After Jun 14, 2022
100%
80%
50%
No Refund
Session 4
6-Week Session
(Jul 11, 2022 -
Aug 09, 2022)
By July 10, 2022
Jul 11 - Jul 13, 2022
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2022
On or After Jul 19, 2022
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 2022
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Winter Mini Session (4-Week)
By December 22, 2021
On or After December 23, 2021

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 1 (15-Week Regular)
By February 02, 2022
On or After February 03, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 2 (5-Week)
By January 21, 2022
On or After January 22, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 3 (8-Week)
By January 21, 2022
On or After January 22, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 4 (5-Week)
By February 24, 2022
On or After February 25, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 5 (8-Week)
By March 24, 2022
On or After March 25, 2022

100%
No Refund
Spring Session 6 (5-Week)
By April 07, 2022
On or After April 08, 2022

100%
No Refund
Summer 2022
Date of Course Dropped
Refund %
Summer Mini Session (3-Week)
By May 18, 2022
On or After May 19, 2022

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 1 (12-Week Regular)
By June 09, 2022
On or After June 10, 2022

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 2 (6-Week)
By June 09, 2022
On or After June 10, 2022

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 3 (9-Week)
By June 09, 2022
On or After June 10, 2022

100%
No Refund
Summer Session 4 (6-Week)
By July 14, 2022
On or After July 15, 2022

100%
No Refund

Optional Refund Items:

Students who have paid optional fees may apply for refunds at the respective offices:

Health Insurance:
2005 Student Health Center (by the 12th class day/ summer sessions the 4th day of class)
Parking