Student Financial Accounts > Cost of Attendance > Refunds


DePaul University distributes refunds to eligible students based on an excess of Financial Aid or overpayment on student's tuition account.

Distribution Schedule

Refunds are processed weekly and are concurrent with the Office of Financial Aid's disbursement schedule. All required documents must be completed and submitted to Financial Aid to ensure timely disbursement of loans, scholarships, grants etc.

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Distribution Method

The university's preferred method for refund distribution is direct deposit. Students can enroll to receive an electronic refund through the Student Center.

Log in to your Campus Connect account and click on the Student Center tab at the top of the page. (The link is also available along the left side of the page.) Next, locate the "Finances" area in the middle of the page and click on the arrow to see a drop-down menu. Choose "Direct Deposit" and provide your banking information.

Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

  • Students who have not completed the direct deposit enrollment will receive a paper check mailed to the address on file.

Note: A valid U.S. address is required and must be entered in Campus Connection to receive a refund.

  • Refunds resulting from a credit card payment will be refunded back to the credit card used.
  • Parent Plus Loans resulting in a refund may be issued and made payable to the parent borrower in the form of a check. The parent borrower must complete and submit the refund authorization form to release these funds.

Personal payments, if not requested by the student within the term, will automatically be sent back to the student at the end of the term if they are not registered.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the university's enrollment requirements to be eligible for a refund. Delinquent tuition charges may result in a restriction of funds.

View student account information in detail online in the Student Center within the "Finances" menu.

For questions or concerns regarding Student Financial Accounts, please call (312) 362-8610 or email