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A refund to a student occurs when the University owes the student money. The majority of student account refunds are generated by financial aid credits. However, credit balances may also result from other over-payment transactions such as tuition, fee, library and parking credits, security deposit refunds, and duplicate payments. Students are notified by email to their official University email account when a student refund has been processed.
To receive your refund in a timely manner, enroll in direct deposit. If you are signed up for Direct Deposit, it takes approximately 3 to 4 business days for the refund to deposit in your bank account. If you are not enrolled in direct deposit, a check will be mailed to the address on file with the university and takes approximately 10-15 business days to be received. 
Exceptions to the schedule:
  • If the credit is sitting on a credit card payment, a refund will be issued back to the credit card used for payment.
  • If your financial aid is under review, a refund might not be issued until all adjustments have posted.  
  • Personal payments resulting in a credit balance may be held and applied toward future charges. 
  • Other exceptions may apply.  For further information, email

If you do not enroll in direct deposit, it can take over 10 days from the date your refund transaction is posted to your student account to be sent to your mailing address on file.

Refund Status Page





Room 162 (MC 367)
Henry Administration Bldg.
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone (217) 333-2180


Room 1900 (MC 073)
Student Services Bldg.
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone (312) 996-8574


Room 1001
University Hall Building
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Phone (217) 206-6727

Payment Address

University of Illinois Payment Center
Student A/R
28393 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1283

Do NOT send scholarship checks to this address. See Scholarship Payments section of our website for more information.