During the start of term, refunds are processed daily. Outside of the start of term processing, student refunds will only be processed on Mondays and Thursdays.  Financial Aid refunds are generated automatically once a financial aid overpayment shows on the account.  If the overpayment is created by sources that are not financial aid related, a refund will need to be requested by the student or the credit will carry forward to the next semester.  

There are two methods to receive a refund:

  • Direct Deposit- the student will receive their refund within 2-3 business days after processing.
    • To enroll, a Direct Deposit form, located on the MyRU portal, must be completed prior to the refund processing. 
  • Check- the student will receive a check in the mail within 2-3 weeks after processing (this includes mailing time).
    • This is method is automatic if the Direct Deposit form is not on file.
    • Refund checks are automatically mailed to the mailing address. If a mailing address is not available, the funds will be mailed to the permanent address.

It is university policy to hold the enrolled student liable for charges incurred; therefore, refunds are issued to the student.