Paying the Bursar Bill, Disbursements, & Refunds

Paying your Bursar Bill

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 Disbursements

Financial aid—including scholarships and student loans—will be scheduled to disburse at the beginning of each semester. Typically, this is approximately ten (10) 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.

Request Refunds for Living/Personal Expenses

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:

  1. log onto MySlice and access your account via Student Services, “View Student Account”
  2. A negative number on your student Bursar account means that you have a credit balance that can be refunded.
  3. Select the “Request Refund” link and complete all required fields. Note: If you are required to submit payment to cover costs outside of tuition, or have a hold on your account from other departments within the University, (such as the Bookstore or Parking Services,) you may request to have a portion of your refund allocated to those required payments.
  4. You may also set up Direct Deposit information for the refund to deposit into the account(s) of your choice through MySlice. Please allow an additional 1-2 business days for your refund to fully deposit into your account(s) should you choose this refund method.

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!