St. Thomas refunds credit balances in student accounts exclusively through electronic funds transfers (eRefunds) using the Touchnet eBilling and ePayment system. The benefits of eRefunds include:

  • Secure - no lost, delayed, or stolen refund checks in the mail
  • Confidential - no need to share your bank account data with others
  • Convenient - no need to go to the bank to deposit refund checks or contact the Business Office to update your account information if needed

Students are expected set-up an eRefund profile promptly after enrolling at St. Thomas. Refunds cannot be processed unless the student has set up an eRefund profile, which includes bank account data that allows St. Thomas to process the refund.

See setting up eRefund for step-by-step instructions.

Students have access to input, delete, and update their eRefund profile as needed, online, anytime, anywhere.

Refunds are granted in accordance with the Student Payment Agreement and Disclosure Statement, the Tuition Refund Policies and the applicable Tuition Refund Schedules. Refunds begin to be processed at different times depending on whether you are an undergraduate, law, or graduate student.

The first refund disbursement for undergraduate students will be processed approximately 10 days after the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester. Throughout the year, direct deposits are processed at least once a week.

For more information regarding refunds, please visit Refund Policies and Schedule.

refund policies and schedule

Fall term 2024 eRefunds dates begin:

Law students: August 30, 2024

Graduate students: September 10, 2024

Undergraduate students: September 24, 2024