Cashier's Office

Fall 2017 – Financial Aid Refunds

Financial aid for the Fall 2017 semester is scheduled to be disbursed onto student accounts on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Any remaining balance after your student account has been paid in full will be refunded to you by the Cashier’s Office. Due to the large number of funds being disbursed, the Financial Aid Office requires 3 business days to complete the disbursement process and the Cashier’s Office requires 3 business days to complete the refund process.

We realize the importance of processing refunds and make every effort to have them available to students as soon as possible.

*Refunds from the first disbursement run are expected to be available on Thursday, August 31st after 1pm. This is an estimated date and subject to change. If you signed up for direct deposit prior to August 1st,  your refund will be made via direct deposit, a check will not be issued. Refunds for students that sign up for direct deposit are expected to be deposited into accounts on Wednesday, August 30th. Deposit dates may vary among financial institutions. If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit but would like to do so, please download a direct deposit enrollment form at and deliver a completed form to the Cashier’s Office located on the first floor of the Old Main Building.

Please note that an email will be sent to your WCSU email account when your refund has been issued; students are required to check their WCSU email account for the status of their refund.

*Excludes Parent plus loans as those require additional processing time and refunds are not issued to students. Parent plus refunds are expected to be issued by September 6th. Please note that these are anticipated refund dates and are subject to change. 
Checks Issued in Error: In the event that the Bursar’s Office issues you a refund check or via direct deposit in error, the University reserves the right to reclaim such funds. Any changes to your financial aid award may result in a balance due to the university.