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Refunds are payments to the student for any amount received on your account that exceeds the cost of tuition & 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.

The preferred method for getting a refund is an ERefund in CashNet. If you do not have a bank account, you can fill out a Student Refund Request Form 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: Students can sign up for an eRefund through their Cashnet account. This ACH’s your refund into your bank account. Just push the eRefund tab and follow the instructions in Cashnet. eRefunds are processed on most Wednesdays, so that the funds will be in your account by that weekend.

  2. Refund Checks: Can currently be picked up or mailed. You must fill out a Student Refund Request and you will need to mark either Pick up or Mail. ALL STUDENTS PICKING UP CHECKS MUST HAVE A PICTURE ID, PREFERABLY YOUR CBU ID. Refund Requests that are received by Wednesday are processed for pick up or mail on that Friday after 12 noon. When Friday is a Holiday, you will need to check your emails for any changes in pick up dates.

  3. Bookstore Advance: Students who are showing pending Financial Aid that more than covers tuition, fees and housing, can get a “Bookstore Voucher” to purchase books at the CBU Bookstore. This is an advance of the student’s excess funds to allow them to buy their books before the start of class. These funds are put directly on the student’s CBU ID Card, and they just swipe their card at the CBU Bookstore to purchase books and any supplies. Bookstore Advances are handled at the CBU Business Office.