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Types of Refunds

  • Financial Aid Refunds (including Parent PLUS loan refunds)
  • Student Overpayment Refunds

If, as a result of withdrawal, cancellation, or termination of attendance, the student may be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees (determined by the Bursar) or UF Department entering charges on a student’s account, the following may apply:

  • If the student received financial aid, the refund may be returned to the appropriate financial aid program including Bright Futures
  • Any amount remaining after financial aid programs have been reimbursed may be returned to the student

Information about Financial Aid Refunds.

Circumstances That May Prompt a Refund

  • Financial aid exceeding UF charges due
  • Student overpayments (via electronic check/ACH, check, money order, cashier’s check or 529 Plan, and Credit Card)
  • VA Chapter 33 payment
  • Approved withdrawals from the university after the end of drop/add
  • Credit hours dropped during drop/add
  • Courses cancelled by the University
  • Account adjustments
  • Involuntary call to active military duty
  • Approved Medical withdrawal (refer to Dean of Students website)
  • Death of the student or member of the immediate family (Parent, Spouse, Child, Sibling)
  • Approved petition documenting illness of the student as confirmed in writing by a physician
  • Exceptional circumstances, upon approval of the University president or the University President’s designee(s)

A refund of 25 percent of the total tuition and fees paid (less late fees) is available for withdrawal of enrollment from the university prior to the end of the fourth week of classes for full semesters or a proportionately shorter period of time for the summer terms.


Students are required to sign up for Direct Deposit to receive refunds.

Please complete the online direct deposit authorization by logging into ONE.UF and selecting:

  • View My Account > Related Links > Sign up for Direct Deposit-Refunds
  • Direct deposits will be transmitted to the checking account of the financial institution designated by the student and/or parent PLUS borrower

Direct Deposit ensures the refund is processed and sent as quickly as possible.

Refunds Due to Withdrawal

  • Students must follow UF’s official withdrawal policy
  • Please contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawals
  • Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more details on how withdrawals affect financial aid
    • Students withdrawing who received financial aid, including the Bright Futures scholarship, may be subject to repayment of awards

Last Reviewed

12/31/2021: updated content


Medical Withdrawal

Office of the Registrar

Office of Student Financial Affairs


Bursar: (352) 392-0181

Registrar: (352) 392-1374

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