Business Office

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; see the availability schedules below. Valid picture ID must be presented when picking up a check.
  • Parent PLUS loan checks are mailed directly to the parent.
  • The first dates refunds will be available are as follows:
  Undergraduate & Graduate   Law School
1L 2L and 3L
1st disbursement *
   Direct deposit
   Paper check

August 13
August 14

August 13
August 14

August 19
August 19
2nd disbursement *
   Direct deposit
   Paper check

October 15
October 15

October 15
October 15

October 15
October 15
  • 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.
  • We encourage students to sign up for direct deposit of financial aid refunds via WU-View.
  • 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.

* NOTE: Title IV loans (Stafford loans and Perkins loans) will be disbursed in one or two parts, depending on the borrower's student status. In addition, a minimum hour requirement must be met.