Student Refunds

Refunds are issued for students with credit balances beginning with Wednesday of the fifth week of the term and continuing every Friday until the end of the term.  Financial aid, payments or adjustments must be received in the Hattiesburg Business Office by the cut-off date to be considered for refunds the following week.  You may refer to the attached schedule of dates to find the disbursement dates for the 2017-2018 school years.

Over are the days of driving to the WCU campus and waiting in long lines for refund checks! It’s now up to you how you get your school-disbursed funds. So what are your choices? You can have your money deposited into an existing checking or savings account, or with direct deposit into a BankMobile Vibe Account.

All students will receive a bright Green envelope in the mail from BankMobile with a personal code enclosed.

Students who will receive a refund must indicate their preferred method for receiving funds by logging onto the website, which will be included in the BankMobile envelope, and follow the instructions to Get Started. Refund methods are:

  1. An existing checking or savings account
  2. Direct Deposit into BankMobile Vibe Account
  3. Paper Check mailed from BankMobile

If a student fails to log in and make a Refund selection, a paper check will be mailed from BankMobile. The check may be received up to 30 days after the initial refund date of the term.

Refund Dates

Student refunds will be disbursed each trimester according to the dates on the following schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds take at least one week to process; therefore, after the first refund date, refunds will be disbursed every Friday for financial aid or payments that have been received in the Hattiesburg Business Office by the previous Friday. ****

Refunds will be disbursed:

Fall 2017 Disbursement Date
September 27, 2017

Winter 2017 Disbursement Date
December 20, 2017

**Refunds will not be issued the Fridays of December 29, and January 5, due to the Christmas break.

Spring 2018 Disbursement Date
April 4, 2018

Summer 2018 Disbursement Date
July 18, 2018**

**Summer loans are part of the 18/19 school year.

After the initial refund date for each trimester, the business office will process refunds every Friday except for the weeks specified under each term.