The Bursar's Office issues student refunds within 14 calendar days from when a credit balance occurs.  A variety of reasons can create a credit balance, but the most common are as follows:

Over borrowing on loans creates an overpayment on the balance due, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you wish to reduce your loan obligation and avoid a refund payment.

A cancellation/change to housing assignment or meal plan, please contact Residence Life (or the University Card Office for commuter meal plans), for questions about these charges/refunds.

Course withdrawal(s) reducing the balance due, according to course withdrawal refund deadlines, please contact the Registrar's Office.  Additionally, students receiving Federal aid should consult with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships prior to withdrawal in order to determine the financial impact that the return of "unearned" Title IV funds will have upon the students account. 


Southern processes most student refunds through Higher One, a financial services company.  To learn more about selecting your refund delivery preference through the Owl Choice Card click here.