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All students are expected to establish direct deposit with a valid bank account. Refunds will be issued via direct deposit unless a third party refund is requested. Download the Direct Deposit Authorization Form.

Credit Balances

Traditional Students

Credit balances for traditional students are refunded upon request, using a Refund Request Form (PDF) or by requesting the refund in writing from your official Smith email account.

Any refund required by federal regulation will be sent within the required time period. Credit balances from parent loans are generally refunded to the parent borrower. Parents may authorize the refund to be paid directly to the student by selecting the appropriate choice during the PLUS loan application process.

Ada Comstock Scholars & Graduate Students

All Ada Comstock Scholars and graduate students will receive automatic refunds for credit balances over $100. These refunds will be processed weekly. (During college closures refunds will be processed the following week.) Refunds for credit balances under $100 may be requested at any time.