Student Refunds

Refunds are issued on Fridays 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 table below to find the disbursement and cut-off dates for the current school year.

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 account, or get it faster with the Sallie Mae® No Fee Student Checking with Debit MasterCard®*.

You must enroll in order to receive your refund electronically. Enroll early to ensure you receive your refund as quickly as possible. Please click the Electronic Refunds button below to enroll now!

You have two options for refund disbursement:

Sallie Mae No Fee Student Checking with Debit MasterCard

  • Access your funds the same day with an open and active account
  • Withdraw your cash from 35,000 ATMs nationwide without paying any fees
  • No annoying service charges or balance minimums
  • Free online Bill-pay and account transfers
  • You will be notified immediately when your refund has been deposited into your account

Direct Deposit into your checking or savings account

  • Access your funds within 2 business days
  • Use an existing bank account

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: If you do not enroll in one of the above options, you will receive a paper check from us via Sallie Mae Services. THE CHECK WILL BE MAILED ON THE DUE DATE AND WILL TAKE SEVEN TO TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO REACH YOUR ADDRESS. Should you lose your check and a re-issue is necessary, a stop payment will take approximately 60 days to be processed and a new check cut.

* Deposit products are offered through Sallie Mae Bank®, Member FDIC

The Sallie Mae Debit MasterCard is issued by Sallie Mae Bank® pursuant to license from MasterCard® International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Sallie Mae Bank, Member FDIC

Click here to enroll in the electronic refund service and select My Refund from the left navigation once logged into the Indigo Student Portal.

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:

First Fall 2013 Disbursement Date
September 25, 2013

Subsequent Fall 2013 Disbursement Dates
Every Friday beginning
September 27, 2013

First Winter 2013 Disbursement Dat
December 18, 2013

Subsequent Winter 2013 Disbursement Dates
Every Friday beginning
December 20, 2013 **

**Refunds will not be issued the Fridays of December 27, and January 3, due to the Christmas break.

First Spring 2014 Disbursement Date
April 2, 2014

Subsequent Spring 2014 Disbursement Date
Every Friday beginning
April 4, 2014

First Summer 2014 Disbursement Date

**2014-2015 funds will not be available for refund until mid-July.

Subsequent Summer 2014 Disbursement Dates

**Refunds will not be issued on Friday, July, 4, due to the holiday.