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 2016-2017 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 account, or get it faster with the Higher One WCU Higher One Crusader Card
All students will receive a bright Green envelope in the mail with a Higher One card enclosed.
Students who will receive a refund must indicate their preferred method for receiving funds by logging onto the www.wcucrusadercard.com website appearing on the Higher One Crusader Card received by mail. Refund methods are:
- Direct deposit into an existing checking or savings account
- Activation of a Higher One Account
- Paper Check
If a student fails to log in and make a Refund selection, a paper check will be mailed. The check may be received up to 30 days after the initial refund date of the term.
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 2016 Disbursement Date
September 21, 2016
Winter 2015 Disbursement Date
December 14, 2016
**Refunds will not be issued the Fridays of December 23, and December 30, due to the Christmas break.
Spring 2017 Disbursement Date
March 29, 2017
Summer 2017 Disbursement Date
July 19, 2017**
**Summer loans are part of the 17/18 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.