Paying the Bursar Bill, Disbursements, & Refunds
If you expect to have an outstanding balance after any “Anticipated Aid” (which you may view on MySlice,) is credited to your account, you are required to make payments to your Bursar account before the appropriate deadlines (as defined on your bill,) in order to prevent late fees from being charged and/or registration from being cancelled. Please note that any individual payments made to your account will affect your outstanding balance more quickly than any anticipated aid, which is added later (see “Financial Aid Disbursements” for further details). If your financial aid exceeds your charges for the semester, no additional payment is required.
Information regarding acceptable forms and procedures for payment can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.
Financial aid—including scholarships and student loans—will be scheduled to disburse at the beginning of each semester. Typically, this is approximately 5-7 days prior to the first day of classes each semester. Most financial aid is split evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters. To estimate your loan disbursement, you may subtract the total amount of your “Anticipated Aid” for a given semester and subtract that amount from your current account balance on MySlice.
If you have borrowed student loans to cover living expenses, you will likely have a credit balance at the beginning of each semester on your student Bursar account after your Anticipated Aid disburses. If this is the case, you may request a refund from the Bursar’s Office at the beginning of each semester.
To view your student account online and request a refund:
The refund process takes 7-10 business days during peak periods, so be patient, allow for ample processing time, and have enough cash for your personal expenses for the first two weeks of classes every semester. Early refunds are not available, so please plan accordingly!