General Payment Refunds
General payment refunds are disbursed after the 20th day of class. Thereafter, general payment refunds are subject to a 14 day encumbrance from the date of payment before being disbursed in the next scheduled refund batch. Effective November 1, 2009, KU has a new refund policy for Lawrence and Edwards Campus students requiring direct deposit for student account refunds.
Direct Deposit into your bank account
Students may sign up for Direct Deposit through Enroll & Pay > Campus Finances > Direct Deposit for Refunds. Or, a Direct Deposit Authorization Form (pdf) may be filled out and brought to Student Accounts and Receivables. Once you have submitted the form, any excess financial aid and other credit balances will be electronically transferred to your bank account each semester. If you change bank accounts, you must update your bank information online or with a new Direct Deposit form.
Important: Students who do not personally deliver the form to Student Accounts and Receivables must have the form notarized by someone other than a family member.
Withdrawing / Dropping hours
Depending on when you withdraw from the University, you may or may not owe for tuition and fees. Please refer to the Registrar’s website for more information and a refund schedule.
Canceling your enrollment
If you wish to cancel your enrollment, you may withdraw. If you do not intend to return to KU for the start of a new term, you must properly cancel your enrollment before the due date to avoid late fees. If you have accepted financial aid, you must also submit a written request to Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) to cancel your awards. For additional information refer to the Withdraw/Dropping Information Sheet at http://affordability.ku.edu/billing/refunds.