There are circumstances that can create a credit balance on your Bursar's Student Account, you may have:
When this occurs, the Bursar's office must ensure you receive payment in order to bring your account back to zero.
Direct Deposit is the preferred method of sending your funds to you.
Note: Entering your bank account information here will only give the IPFW Bursar's Office permission to deposit funds, not deduct funds.
During Disbursement Week (the week before the semester begins) refunds are mailed or direct deposited. You will not be able to pick up any checks at the Bursar's office. If you can choose to have your refund directly deposited just follow the steps above, but you must set it up ahead of time. Your refund will be deposited into your bank account 2-3 business days after the refund is generated.
Credit balances due to disbursement of Federal Parent PLUS Loans and dropped classes originally paid by credit card are excluded.
If you would still like to receive a paper check, the checks will be mailed out on a continuous basis during the week before classes begin 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. Out of zip code area checks that are not picked up in the first week of classes will be mailed the second week of classes.
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.
*Remember you are able to see if your refund has been issued by reviewing the recent activity on your Bursar Student Account. Once you see your balance change from a credit to a zero, you know your refund has been processed & is on it's way to your bank account or will be ready in the Bursar's office later that day.
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 ID card, will be required to pick up all types of refund checks.
There are circumstances which require IPFW to reduce the amount of Financial Aid that was disbursed to your account. These circumstances are often the result of a student dropping classes, not-attending classes or not performing well in classes. When this occurs, the Financial Aid Office reduces the award which results in these funds being 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.
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