The Office of Student Accounts will begin processing fall semester refunds on August 31, 2017. If your financial aid award is greater than the total cost of your tuition and fees, you will be refunded the excess amount. For those students who have set up direct deposit, please check with your bank for the availability of your funds no earlier than September 7, 2017. If you have not set up direct deposit, a check will be mailed to the mailing address you have entered in PAWS under Personal Information. To avoid delays in receiving your refund, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit. To sign up for direct deposit, simply log on to PAWS , go to the Student Accounts Menu and select ‘Enroll\Change Direct Deposit’.