Meredith College students whose financial aid exceeds their charges may be eligible to receive a financial assistance refund in the amount of the overage. These extra funds can be paid to the student (or parent in the case of a parent PLUS loan) once all aid has been credited to the student’s account and all charges have been satisfied. A refund can be in the form of a check, a credit on the Meredith College student Cam-Card, or a combination of both check and Cam-Card credit. A Cam-Card can be used in the bookstore or anywhere on campus the Cam-Card is accepted.
If you believe that you have completed all of the necessary forms, have excess funds and would like a credit to be placed on a Cam-Card and/or issued to you in a refund check, please
Request a Refund
How to Ensure a Timely and Accurate Refund
In order to be eligible for any refund whatsoever, you must have all your financial assistance forms in place. Here is a list of the most common situations and missing information that cause a delayed or inaccurate refund:
Common Causes of Delayed or Inaccurate Refund
Calculating Your Refund
To calculate the amount of your refund, subtract your semester charges from your expected financial aid for the semester. Charges are on your e-bill issued by the Office of Accounting. Pending financial aid is listed by semester on the Statement of Award. To ensure accuracy, you must be registered for all classes and anticipate additional charges or fees. All necessary paperwork required by the Office of Financial Assistance must be completed for aid to credit your account and “refund” issued.
Distribution of Financial Aid Refunds (Cam-Card or Refund Check)
If you are eligible to receive a refund, you may request in the form of a check, or a credit on your Meredith College Cam-Card, or a combination of both. During the academic year, financial aid refunds issued in the form of a Cam-Card credit are generally available two days prior to the first day of classes. The actual refund day may vary by semester and typically determined a month prior to the start of the semester.
Students Receiving Parent PLUS Loans
Students who have a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS loan) will have their refund issued either to the parent or student depending on which refund option was chosen through the application. If the parent was selected, the refund check will be issued in the parent's name and mailed to the parent's home address. If the student refund option was chosen, the refund will be issued in the student's name and available for pick up in the Accounting Office. If you have further questions or would like to change your PLUS refund designation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requesting a Financial Aid Refund
If you believe you have excess funds you and would like a credit to be placed on a Cam-Card and/or issued to you in a refund check, please Request Your Refund.
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