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Refunds

When Will I Receive My Student Refund?

All student refunds will be processed after the semester begins within the Federal Standard Guidelines from the time the credit appears on the students account ("credit appears" refers to financial aid disbursement - visit the Financial Aid Office homepage under the Aid Disbursements link for more information). Student Accounts will not release a refund if the student authorizes Liberty University to hold a credit balance through Financial Check-In (see below section).


Refund Process

Qualified students can receive a refund from their student account when a credit balance is present.  End of Academic Year Policy:  At the end of each academic year, all Title IV (Federal Grants or Federal Loans) credit balances must be refunded.

The student must register a refund preference with their Higher One card according to instructions provided with the Higher One card.  You can choose one of the following two options:

  • Easy Refund (Next Business Day) - Have funds transferred to the Higher One ID/ATM Debit Card and have all credit balances refunded to that account.

  • ACH Transfer (3-5 Business Days) - Have funds transferred via electronic funds transfer into designated personal checking account.

Have you updated your Higher One Refund Preference, yet?  Log-in and update it now!


Am I Eligible to Receive a Refund?

Financial Check-In provides students with two credit-management options through the Credit Balance Options page of Financial Check-In.

  • By Selecting "Hold my credit" you authorize Liberty University to hold a Title IV credit balance for a future term.

  • By Selecting "Refund my credit" you authorize Liberty University to release a Title IV refund to the student (in all cases except Parent Plus loan refunds).

Note - All Title IV (Federal Grants or Federal Loans) credit balances must be refunded at the end of each academic year.

Any questions concerning refund eligibility should be directed to studentrefunds@liberty.edu


Refund Recipients

Parent PLUS Loans: The parent receives the refund unless the 2013-2014 Federal Direct Parent/Grad PLUS Loan Change Request Form is submitted to Financial Aid office stating that the parent permits the student to receive the refund).  It can be found at www.liberty.edu/faforms as well.

All Other Loans:  The student receives the refund via his or her Higher One preference.

Other Refunds:  The student submits the refund request to the Student Accounts Office via studentrefunds@liberty.edu for Resident students and luorefunds@liberty.edu for Liberty University Online students.

NOTE:  Refund from credit or debit card payments will be refunded back to the original payment card when the refund request is made by email studentrefunds@liberty.edu .

IF YOU CHOOSE THE EASY REFUND (Higher One card) AS YOUR REFUND PREFERENCE, YOUR REFUND WILL BE AVAILABLE THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY AFTER 2:00 P.M.