Direct Deposit Refunds

The Office of Student Accounts offers direct deposit as a more convenient means of providing refunds to students. Instead of mailing a check, we will deposit the funds directly into the student's bank account.  Students may enroll in direct deposit through thier Nelnet account. Please allow at least 1-2 business days for the funds to be deposited. Please see Direct Deposit for additional information. Refunds are processed and issued every Friday. 

Financial Aid Refunds

 At the start of each semester student's who are eligible for a refund will be contacted via email with instructions on how to set up direct deposit or how to decline and leave the credit for future term balances. If a student elects not to receive a refund they will be added to the "do not refund" list until we receive email confirmation of changeStudent refunds will be processed within 14 days of the account balance showing a credit. Refunds from non-financial aid sources will not be refunded until 14 days after the payment originally posted to the student account. Outstanding balances from Public Safety or other campus fees may be deducted before refund is processed.

Any refunds resulting from the PLUS Loan go to the parent unless specified to go to the student on the Federal PLUS Loan application. Parent borrowers who elected to receive the refund from the PLUS Loan proceeds are mailed directly to the parent borrower at the address submitted on the Parent PLUS promissory note.

OWU does not provide refunds by cash.  And checks will not be available for in person pick up. 



Withdraw Refunds

If a student withdraws from Ohio Wesleyan University, they may be eligible for a refund. Please see Refund Policy for additional information on how refunds are determined. OWU does offer refund insurance. An independently sponsored insurance program called the Tuition Refund Plan is available. We strongly urge you to consider this plan if you are concerned about receiving no refund after the ninth week of classes.

Special Notice Regarding Paper Check Refunds

Check refunds are mailed to students' home address on file.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that OWU has a correct address. Refunds that are mailed are not forwarded and are returned to the Office of Student Accounts if undeliverable. Incorrect addresses will delay the student from receiving the refund. To update your address on file please fill out the change of address form with the Registrar's office and update your address manually on your Nelnet account. 

Stop Payments

Stop payments may be requested for refund checks that have not been received 30 days after the check issue date. The student (or parent borrower for PLUS Loan proceeds) will need to e-mail the Office of Student Accounts to request the issuance of a new refund.  There will be a fee of $25 for each Stop Payment request and will be added to the student's account.







Contact Info


Office of Student Accounts
61 S. Sandusky St.
University Hall 018
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3369

Walk-in Office Hours  
Monday- Friday                        
9:00am- 12noon                           
1:00pm- 5:00pm