Check to see if your refund has been issued at anytime!
Just log into Your Bursar Student Account
- Review the recent activity
- Once your balance changes from a credit, to a zero, your refund has been processed.
"Disbursement Week" is the week before classes begin.
Note: There are special pick-up and delivery rules for this week.
- We strongly encourage the use of direct deposit, it is the most efficient way of obtaining your refund.
- During Disbursement week your refunds are mailed or direct deposited
- You will not be able to pick up any checks at the Bursar's office
- If you want your refund directly deposited, you must set-up Direct Deposit before 12 am Monday of disbursement week.
- If you choose Direct Deposit, your refund will be deposited into your bank account 2-3 business days after the refund is generated. (Excluding disbursement of Federal Parent PLUS Loans and dropped classes originally paid by credit card.)
- If you do not choose Direct Deposit, a paper check will be mailed out for all zip codes beginning with: 467, 468, 469, 467, 465, 434, 435, 436, 458, 490, 492.
- If your zip code is outside this area, your check will be held for you to pick up during the first week of classes.
- Checks that are not picked up in the first week of classes, will be mailed the second week of classes.
- NOTE: Beginning Spring 2015 we will no longer hold checks for any zip code, ALL checks will be mailed.
After Disbursement Week and Beyond.
- Refund checks issued during the first week of classes and thereafter may be picked up in the Bursar's Office, with photo ID, after 1 p.m.
- If a refund check is not picked up by Friday before noon, the Bursar's Office will mail the check to the address on your account.
- Valid Photo Identification, such as a Mastodon Student ID or a State issued driver's license or a Government issued ID card, will be required to pick up all refund checks.
- If you choose to have your refund directly deposited, your refund will be deposited into your bank account 2-3 business days after the refund is generated. (Excluding disbursement of Federal Parent PLUS Loans and dropped classes originally paid by credit card.)
There are circumstances which may require IPFW to reduce the amount of Financial Aid that was disbursed to your account:
- A student dropping classes
- A student not-attending classes
- A student not performing well in classes
When this occurs:
- The Financial Aid Office reduces the award.
- Funds are pulled from your Bursar Student Account and sent back to the students’ loan or grant.
- If a Refund of excess Financial Aid has already occurred, you will be notified of the need to pay these funds back to the University.
- This notification will be made electronically in the form of an eBill and may also be made in the form of a letter from Financial Aid Office, Bursar Office or both.