Student Accounting


Tuition Refund Policy

Students are entitled to a full refund if the drop/withdrawal procedure is completed by the fifth day of the term. There is no refund of late  fees unless a waiver has been approved. Fall/Spring term students are entitled to a 25% refund if they withdraw from all classes after the end of the drop/add period but prior to the end fourth week of the term. If you received financial aid, the amount could be adjusted and you may not be eligible for a refund. Financial Aid drops/withdrawals information.

Cash or Check Refunds

Refunds are not generated automatically for non-financial aid over payments. To request a refund for payments made with cash or check fill out the Refund Request Form. Refunds will either be mailed to you as a check or sent to your checking account if you have signed up for eDeposit. Checks cannot be picked up. Check refunds are processed once a week. eDeposit refunds are processed DAILY on all business days. If you did not receive a refund check that was mailed to you or your check is now stale dated, please review our Stop Payment Policies.

Credit Card Refunds

Credit card refunds must be credited back to the card used. This is done by the Cashier's Office. Credit card refunds are processed within 10 business days. It can take up to 30 days after processing a refund for the credit to show up on your card statement. Note: USF will not process refund requests during the first two weeks of classes. Refunds will be processed within 10 business days after the end of the first week of classes. Credit Card Refund Request Form.

Non-OASIS/Banner Refunds

The request for refunds of over payments not placed on the student's OASIS/Banner account should originate in the department that owes the student the refund. Accounts Payable then processes the department's refund request and mails the refund check to the payee. Examples of payments not placed on OASIS: Application and Orientation Fees and Parking Fines.