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Financial Aid Refunds

Summer 2020 Financial Aid Refunds Will Begin July 2, 2020

Financial aid refund processing will begin July 1 and Student Financial Services will begin refunding financial aid credits on July 2, 2020.

Financial Aid Refunds

Student Financial Services begins processing refunds for financial aid credits nine days before classes begin in fall and spring terms.  Financial Aid disbursements occur approximately ten days before classes begin for fall and spring (summer varies each academic year) and are posted to your student account as a payment.  Any credits remaining after all tuition and fees are paid are then refunded to students.

Financial Aid refunds are issued in the form of a direct deposit to a student’s checking or savings account or a paper check is mailed to the student’s mailing address posted in myCoyote.

Fall and Spring Refund Schedule

  • Initial Refund: Nine (9) Days before classes begin
  • Ongoing refund schedule:
    • Direct Deposit: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (excludes days campus is closed, subject to change without prior notice).  
    • Paper Checks: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (excludes days campus is closed, subject to change without prior notice).  Checks are mailed within five business days. 

Summer Refund Schedule

  • Initial Refund: Disbursement date determined by Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Ongoing refund schedule:
    • Direct Deposit: every Monday and Wednesday(excludes days campus is closed, subject to change without prior notice).  
    • Paper Checks: every Monday and Wednesday (excludes days campus is closed, subject to change without prior notice).  Checks are mailed within five business days. 

Refund Check Not Received

If the check is not received within 15 business days, the student is required to complete the Affidavit to Replace a Lost Check form and email to sfs@csusb.edu with the student’s original signature.  It takes approximately 4-5 weeks to reissue the check.

Refund Amount

View your student account to determine if you will have any credit on your account.  The amount of Financial Aid disbursement will not be discussed in detail over the phone to protect student's information. 

Direct Deposit

All financial aid recipients are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to avoid waiting on the mail to receive a financial aid refund.  Please allow 10 business days to confirm receipt of your direct deposit.  If you do not receive it within 10 business days, please contact us at sfs@csusb.edu.

Questions About Financial Aid Amounts and Eligibility

Any questions regarding the amount of Financial Aid awarded should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Please visit the Financial Aid Website for complete Financial Aid information.