Refund Overview

Each semester Millersville University automatically reviews accounts and processes refunds for eligible students. This process typically occurs the second week of the semester, after the drop/add period. A student may be eligible to receive a refund if their account has been overpaid. This can occur if the amount of financial aid or other funding received exceeds your cost. Once your account has been fully resolved and reviewed by the necessary offices, any excess funds are refunded. Refunds are issued based on the last payment method received on your account which resulted in the overpayment. If your account was paid by credit card, a refund will be issued to your credit card. If your account was paid by an outside scholarship, we may be required to return the funds to the scholarship donor. Parent PLUS loans are returned based on the refunding method chosen by the borrower during the application process. Please note – refunds being sent to parents must be issued via check and can take up to 2-3 weeks to process. Accounts funded by a donor or contract payment must be received before we can process your refund. Anticipated funds will not be refunded until the actual payment is received. Please note that changes in your registration status may delay financial aid awarding and the refund process.

Refunds & Direct Deposit

Expecting a student refund? Sign up for Direct Deposit.

Login or register your account with your Millersville email address on Nelnet Campus Commerce (NCC) at To register, click on Resend Registration Email and follow instructions to enroll in direct deposit. Once a refund has been processed, excess funds will be directly deposited into your Checking or Savings account. Please note - If you do not use direct deposit, the refund will be processed via paper check within 14 days. Don't delay...sign up for Direct Deposit today!  

Anticipated Refunds & Books

If you are expecting a refund for the semester and want to use some of the anticipated credit to cover books, please contact our office to verify your anticipated credit balance. The Office of Student Accounts will allow you to transfer up to $500.00 of the anticipated credit balance to Marauder Gold. Funds may be transferred beginning 10 days prior to the start of the semester. This amount can be used towards the purchase of books and supplies at the University Store only. To take advantage of this offer please contact our office at (717) 871-5101 or via email at and make sure to include your M#. Simply let us know how much of your anticipated aid you would like to transfer. Please note the amount of your future refund will be reduced by the amount you transfer. 

Refund Policy for Fall/Spring

Students who reduce their credit hour load after the end of the drop/add period so as to qualify for billing as part-time students shall not be eligible for a refund of the amount billed which exceeds the part-time rate. After the drop/add period, refunds for tuition and general fee shall be made only for full semester withdrawals.

After the end of the drop/add period, there will be no partial refunds for fulltime students who reduce their credit hour load below fulltime status, or for part-time students who reduce their credit load. After the drop/add period, refunds of tuition and the general fee will only be made for students who officially withdraw from the university or, in the case of eligible undergraduates, take an official leave of absence.

The technology fee is non-refundable after the drop/add period and the refund of tuition and general fee will be based on the following schedule for the fall and spring semester. Students: please note that dropping or withdrawing from a course after the first week of class will NOT result in a refund.

Percent of Refund


(applies to full or partial withdrawal from classes)

Effective Dates for Fall 2021


 Through drop period, first week of class

Monday, August 23 -

Monday, August 30


Percent of Refund


(applies ONLY to complete withdrawal from all classes

Effective Dates for Fall 2021 


 Through week 2

Tuesday, August 31 - Friday, Sept 3


 Through week 3

Monday, Sept 6 - Friday, Sept 10


 Through week 4

Monday, Sept 13 - Friday, Sept 17


 Through week 5

Monday, Sept 20 - Friday, Sept 24


 Week 6 through end of semester

Saturday, Sept 25 - end of semester                    

If you expect a refund please contact us, including your M#, by email at

Student refunds are issued through Nelnet Campus Commerce (NCC). Click here to register your account for direct deposit or to verify your address for paper check delivery.

Students who register are responsible to drop any class they do not plan to attend. Failure to drop the class before the semester begins may result in charges and/or grades being posted to your records. Do not rely on the "drop for non-payment" policy to remove these classes. There is no automatic drop for non-attendance. Also see:

Housing Refund Policy

Housing charges will only be refunded for students who completely withdraw from the University and properly check out of the residence hall. The housing refund effective date will correspond with the date the student officially checks out of the residence hall. The student must coordinate the official checkout with their respective Residential Area Director (RAD). Please refer to the Living On Campus Guide under “Section IX: Residence Hall” for more information.

 Effective Dates for Fall 2021

Percent Refund

August 21 - August 27, 2021


August 28 - September 3, 2021


September 4 - September 10, 2021


September 11 - September 17, 2021


September 18 - September 24, 2021


September 25 - December 10, 2021