Choose Your Refund Option

Expecting a refund for a financial aid award, scholarship, or dropped course? You're not alone. Nearly 40% of students receive refund payments from their school every year. Avoid waiting in lines at school offices and take control of the refund process online.

Get started here to choose the method that gives you the quickest and easiest access to your money:


Educate Card

Don't want to wait for ACH to be processed, or for a paper check to be mailed, manually deposited and cleared? Get immediate access to your money using your school's educatecard Discover® Prepaid Card*.

  • Immediate access to funds as soon as your school releases your money.
  • Use your educatecard for a variety of purchases, from retail to books to meals - even for travel.
  • Use your educatecard to access cash via ATMs nationwide.
  • Reloadable: You, your family or friends can load funds to your educatecard at any time.
  • Request and use your reloadable educatecard even if you don't receive a refund.

*educatecard Discover® Prepaid Card is issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC. Terms and conditions apply. See cardholder agreement for details. Discover and the Discover Acceptance mark are service marks used by Sutton Bank under license from Discover Financial Services. Privacy Notice

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Choose to have funds deposited directly into the personal checking or savings account of the registered student.

  • Have your checking or savings account information available, including account number and routing number.
  • Access funds 2-3 days after your school releases your money.

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Paper Check


Choose to have your school mail a paper check directly to you. Paper checks are made payable to the registered student.

  • Receive your funds approximately 10 days after your school releases your money.*
  • Sign and cash your check or deposit funds into the account of your choice.

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*Time may vary depending on your school's processing schedule.