All qualified credit balances are refunded to the student as either:
- A check to your mailing address
- An electronic funds transfer (EFT) to your banking account if you have
signed up for direct deposit. View the Direct Deposit FAQs for additional information.
- A refund to your credit card if the payment being refunded
was made by a credit card.
If courses have not been paid in full or if you have a balance owed to the University for other items, credit you receive from dropping classes is applied to your student account balance first, before a refund is issued. Refunds due to withdrawals from the University are subject to various conditions. Please contact the Account Maintenance Center for more information at (208) 426-2134. Deductions may be made from the refund amount for any other financial obligations owed to Boise State University.
This date varies per semester, please view Financial Aid Dates & Deadlines for specific dates.
Once financial aid has disbursed to your student account it may take 3-5 business days for the refund to be sent to your bank account or 5-7 business days for a refund check to be mailed. We encourage all students to set up a direct deposit for their financial aid and cash refunds.
Cash refunds (including credit card and e-check payments) are not typically processed until after the 10th day of classes due to the high volume of adds and drops. If you wish to request a refund sooner, please e-mail SFINFO@boisestate.edu. For a complete list of refund dates, please check the Academic Calendar