Student Refunds

The first refund date of each semester will be no later than 14 days after the first day of class.
Following that, student refunds are processed approximately once every week throughout the academic year. For specific dates regarding the schedule, please view our Important Dates and Deadlines calendar.

  • Non-financial aid refunds will begin the 3rd week of the semester. 
  • Students will be notified their account balance has changed when a refund has been processed.
  • If payment was made by personal check, a refund will be issued after the check clears the bank.

Students suspended for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for a refund.

The U.S. Department of Education requires the University to refund to the borrower any overpayment of fees paid by Federal Student Aid funds. If desired, students may return the refund check to the University to pay future fees. Students wishing to return refunds to pay back federal loans should contact the Office of Financial Aid ( for guidelines.

UAH now utilizes BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. to deliver your refund.

With BankMobile Disbursements you choose how you want to receive your refund.

  1. Deposit to an existing account - 

    Money is transferred to an existing account the same business day BMTX, Inc. receives funds from the University. Typically, it takes 1-2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account. 

  2. Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe Checking Account - 

    If you open a BankMobile Vibe Checking Account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BMTX, Inc. receives funds from the University.

    For more information regarding refunds through BankMobile Disbursements click 

    * To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.


Refunding Employer Payments

If an employer paid the student’s tuition, please have them email with the
Student ID number and the amount charged to ensure the refund is properly issued.

Returning a Refund Check as Payment

If a physical refund check is issued prior to an increase in account balance, the check can be mailed back to use as a payment towards that balance. To return the refund as a payment, please:

  1. Sign the back 
  2. Write student A-Number on front of check 
  3. Mail to:

ATTN: Cashier
301 Sparkman Dr NW
Student Services Building, Room 123
Huntsville, AL 35899-5050

Course Drop Refunds

Other parts of term dates are available:

Drops Fall 2023 DatesSpring 2024Dates Refund
Through the sixth day of class 08/21/23 (full term classes) 01/16/2024 (full term classes) 100% of tuition and fees
After the sixth day of class 08/22/23 (full term classes)  01/17/2024 (full term classes)  No refund 

Summer 2023

For course dates regarding the Summer term, please visit the Registrar's summer calendar.

Drop vs Withdrawal

The Drop/Add period is a dedicated part of term where students can make adjustments to their schedule and receive a refund for courses they are no longer registered for. Students may Drop any or all courses from their schedule and receive a refund of tuition and fees associated with the dropped courses. Refunds are only given for dropped classes because the Drop period is part of the Term. Refunds for dropped classes do not include housing, meal plans, parking passes, or any other University charges. The deadlines to Drop classes are:

  • the sixth day of classes for a ten or fifteen-week semester
  • the fourth day of a seven-week semester
  • the third day of a six week (or shorter semester)

Semester specific deadlines can be found on the Registrar's Calendar.

After the Drop/Add period, students may Withdraw from a course and receive a grade of W on their transcripts. The deadlines for Withdrawal is the last day of class prior to final exams for all parts of term.

                                      Refunds are not issued for any withdrawn classes.

Students are advised to check the impact of dropping or withdrawing from courses on their financial aid, athletics eligibility, visa status, etc.

Ways to Withdraw

  • Online – Log in to myUAH. Under Student Services, select the Registration tab and then Add or Drop Classes. After the Add/Drop period, there will be the option to Withdraw. The withdrawal date is the date the request is entered in Banner.

  • In Person – Complete and submit a Registration/Schedule Adjustment Form to the Office of the Registrar or email to Withdrawal date is the date the form is received in the Office of the Registrar.