University of Vermont

Student Financial Services

Credits and Refunds


Credit balances are generally refunded to the student. However, there are some federal regulations and contract requirements that obligate us to disburse refunds to someone other than the student. Each credit balance is analyzed for appropriate disbursement before the refund check is generated.

If you pay by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover and the charges paid by the credit card are later reversed, we will issue the refund directly to your credit card. This is required by the terms of our contracts with the credit card companies; there are no exceptions. The 2.75% service fee, charged when you make an online credit card payment, is non-refundable.

Credit balances resulting from financial aid can be applied to a CAT$cratch account only after all financial aid awards have been posted to your student account. Please contact Student Financial Services if you wish to request a transfer of your credit balance to your CAT$cratch account.

If you have any questions, contact Student Financial Services at (802) 656-5700 or send an email using our support page.

Refunds Due to a Covered Medical Reason

An optional insurance program is available to help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the annual policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason. This insurance program complements and enhances UVM's refund policy and we believe families will benefit from this added protection. Visit GradGuard for additional information.

Last modified June 09 2016 11:15 AM

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