Refund Overview

Millersville University automatically reviews accounts and processes refunds for eligible students. The process begins 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. 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. Changes in your registration status may delay financial aid awarding and the refund process.

  • Refunds & Direct Deposit

    Expecting a student refund? We recommend selecting Direct Deposit to receive your refund more quickly and securely. Once a refund has been processed, excess funds will be into your Checking or Savings account in 5 business days or less. Please note - if you do not use direct deposit, the refund will be processed via paper check to the mailing address on file with Millersville and received in the mail within 14 days. 

    Manage your preferences by logging into SAM and clicking on Refunds. In the Direct Deposit box, click on Set up a new account and enter the requested information.


  • 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 and, from there, to a voucher at the University Store. Funds may be transferred beginning 10 days prior to the start of the semester. This amount can be used toward the purchase of books and supplies at the University Store only. To take advantage of this offer, 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.

  • Parent PLUS Loan Refunds
    Parent PLUS loan refunds are processed based on the refunding method chosen by the borrower during the application process. The borrower can choose to receive any refund themselves or have a refund go to the student to whose account the loan is paid. Please note – PLUS loan refunds being sent to the parent borrower are issued via check to the address on the loan application and may take up to 3 weeks to process.
  • 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 2022


     Through drop period, first week of class

    Monday, Aug 22 - Monday Aug 29

    Percent of Refund


    (applies ONLY to complete withdrawal from all classes

    Effective Dates for Fall 2022 


     Through week 2

    Tuesday, Aug 30 - Friday, Sep 2


     Through week 3

    Tuesday, Sep 6 - Friday, Sep 9


     Through week 4

    Monday, Sep 12 - Friday, Sep 16


     Through week 5

    Monday, Sep 19 - Friday, Sep 23


     Week 6 through end of semester

    Saturday, Sep 24 - end of semester                    

    These deadlines are for standard length Fall courses only. For non-standard length course deadlines, consult the Registrar's Office DROP/ADD & WITHDRAW.

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

    Expecting a student refund? We recommend selecting Direct Deposit for speed and security, as outlined above.

    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). Refer to Section IX: Residence Hall in the Living On Campus Guide for more information.

     Effective Dates for Fall 2022

    Percent Refund

    Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022


    Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022


    Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022


    Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022


    Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022


    Sep 24, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022