Student Refunds

Student refunds are processed approximately once every week throughout the academic year. Students are notified via their UAH email account when a refund has been processed and given instructions as to how they will receive the funds. 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.

Students are strongly encouraged to stay informed of their financial aid status and tracking. Improper or incomplete applications for Federal Student Aid will delay proper payment by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit the Financial Aid website to stay informed of current financial aid requirements and guidelines.

Direct Deposit of Refunds

Refunds may be directly deposited to a student's personal bank account.  Direct Deposit of student refunds can only be processed when a student satisfactorily completes the Student Direct Deposit Form and returns it to the Bursar's Office with a voided check or a copy of the front page of an account statement. The student's name must be on the account and imprinted on the check.

Refunds from a Parent Loan may be directly deposited to a parent's personal bank account. For a parent to receive a direct deposit refund from a Parent Loan, parents please complete a Parent Direct Deposit Request Form, sign, and include a voided check or copy of the front page of your account statement.

Refunds of Credit and Debit Card Payments

If all or any portion of tuition and fees was paid with a credit or debit card, the University is required to apply the refund to the same card used for payment, regardless of the cardholder. Any credit balance remaining will be issued to the student by check or Direct Deposit. Checks may be picked up at the Bursar's Office, Student Services Building, Room 123. 

Refunding Employer Payments

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


Course Drop or Withdrawal

Drops and WithdrawalsFall 2018 DatesSpring 2019 DatesRefund
Through the second week of the academic semester 08/22/18 (full term classes) 01/16/19 100% of tuition and fees
After the second week of the academic semester 08/30/18 (full term classes) 01/23/19 No refund

Ways to withdraw


  • Online – Log in to myUAH. Under Student Services, select the Registration tab and then Add or Drop Classes. Withdrawal date is the date the request is entered in Banner.
  • In Person – Complete and submit a Registration/Schedule Adjustment Form to the Charger Central Office (Student Services Building) or email to Withdrawal date is the date the form is received at Charger Central.

Refunds for Vacating Student Housing

WithdrawalsFall 2018 DatesSpring 2019 DatesRefund
During the first week of the academic semester Aug. 15 – 21 Jan. 7 - 14 66%
During the second week of the academic semester Aug. 22 – Aug. 29 Jan. 15 - 22 33%
After the second week Sept. 5 - 12 Jan 29 – Feb. 5 No refund