All UT Permian Basin financial aid and scholarships (with the exception of work-study) will be paid towards your tuition and fees and other education charges that appear on your student bill. If your financial aid is in excess of all student billing charges, the remaining amount will be refunded to the student, unless the excess funds are from a Parent PLUS Loan and the parent requested the refund to be sent to them directly. 

Refunds appear as a "Student Refund" on your billing statement and will be sent either via US Mail or direct deposit within seven to ten business days after your account balance shows a credit balance. Refunds are not generated the same day your aid disburses. You can sign up for a direct deposit on the MyUTPB portal so that funds are transferred directly to your bank account. 

If you do not sign up for direct deposit, the mailing address as indicated on your student account will be where Student Accounts send your refund. If it is not correct, checks will not be forwarded, but rather returned to UTPB and will have to be picked up by the student. If you did not receive an expected refund, email studaccts@utpb.edu.

Get your refund via direct deposit

UT Permian Basin offers direct deposit for student refunds into your bank account.

Why use direct deposit?

  • You don’t have to cash your refund check
  • Get your refund 1-2 days sooner than a mailed check
  • It’s free.

To sign up for a direct deposit refund, please log in to my.utpb.edu

Drops and Withdrawals

If you plan on withdrawing from the University or reduce your course load, you may be entitled to a refund. Please review the policy below and view our Drop and Withdrawl Calendar to see the date and percentage that you could be eligible to receive. 

Drops and Withdrawals Deadlines and Refund Percentage

Refund Policy

All refunds are completed after the census date (this is the deadline by which all enrollment and payment arrangements must be finalized - Drop and Withdrawl Calendar). If students do not officially withdraw by the census date, they may remain liable to pay for the enrolled courses, even if not attending classes.

All drops or withdrawal actions must be initiated in writing by the student through the Registrar’s Office. A drop is defined as dropping one or more courses while remaining enrolled in other courses. A 100% refund is given for those hours dropped during late registration. A withdrawal is defined as dropping ALL courses. Drops and withdrawals become effective the date of the written request, with all required signatures and is received by the Registrar’s Office.