Credit on Account Refund Request


If your student account has a credit balance, you may be entitled to a refund.

Refunds are only issued on actual credits, not anticipated credits. Please submit a refund request form for any excess of non-Title IV funds from your student account. A credit balance can also be held on the student account for the fall and spring semesters and applied against future charges. The Business Office will not process a refund unless requested.

If the credit balance results from Federal Title IV aid such as Direct subsidized or unsubsidized loans, Perkins loans, Whittier Student Loans, Pell grants, Cal grants, or SEOG's, a refund check will be generated by the Student Accounts Department and issued to the student.

If the credit balance results from a Direct PLUS loan, a refund check will be issued to the parent or responsible party who took out the loan if the borrower did not indicate that excess funds can be released to the student on the loan application. Parents or responsible parties can still authorize the College to issue the check to the student if written authorization is received. An email can be sent to

Direct Deposit of credit refunds

Please submit your bank information online through your My.Whittier portal. On the "For Students" page, click the "Online Payment and Payment Plan" link. There, you can sign up for direct deposit refunds.

If your bank information is not on file with Whittier College at the time of processing a request, a check will be mailed to the address you provided.