Dates and Deadlines

Financial Aid Refunds

  • If you will receive more financial aid than what you owe to Washburn, the difference will be refunded to you.
  • Refunds may be directly deposited into your bank account or picked up from the Business Office in the form of a check. Valid picture ID must be presented when picking up a check.
  • Parent PLUS loan checks are mailed directly to the parent.
  • Refunds will be generated daily after the initial date, up to the payment deadline each term. After the payment deadline, refunds will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Upon request, the Business Office will mail refund checks instead of holding them for pickup.
  • Unclaimed refund checks will be mailed after ten days to the current address we have on file for the student.
  • The Business Office reserves the right to refund excess financial aid to a credit card used to make a prepayment.
  • Per federal regulations, unclaimed refund checks must be returned to the appropriate federal financial aid programs no later than 240 days of the check being issued.