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Refunds are payments to you for any amount received on your account that exceeds the cost of tuition and fees. Refunds are not processed until after Add/Drop period and after the 14-day verification period of each semester. Notification of the first refund schedules will be emailed to your CBU email account.

Federal Loan funds are downloaded electronically and posted directly to your account. If the posting creates a credit on your account, you may leave it in your account to assist with future balances or you may receive a refund of the amount.

The preferred method for issuing a refund is an e-Refund in CashNet. If you do not have a bank account, you can fill out a Student Refund Request Form PDF) to receive a paper check. Refunds are usually processed once a week except during the start of a semester or during the start of a part of term.

  1. eRefunds through Cashnet: Sign up for an eRefund through your Cashnet account. This sends your refund into your bank account. eRefunds are processed on most Wednesdays, so that the funds will be in your account by that weekend.
  2. Refund checks: May be picked up or mailed. You must fill out a Student Refund Request first. To pick up a check, you must bring a photo ID - preferably your CBU ID. Refund requests that are received by Wednesday are processed for pick-up or mail on that Friday after 12 p.m. When Friday is a holiday, you will need to check your email for any changes in pick-up dates.
  3. Bookstore advance: If your student account shows pending financial aid that more than covers tuition, fees and housing, you can get a bookstore voucher to purchase books at the CBU Bookstore. These funds are put directly on your CBU ID card.