Check Refunds

Check refunds are produced beginning with the first official day of each quarter. Checks can take up to 7-10 days to be received. 

Direct Deposit/EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) is the safest and quickest way to receive your Financial Aid or credit balance refund.  If you have not already, please consider signing up for Direct Deposit.

Credit balances on credit card payments made through the UCSC eBill/ePay site are not refunded via Check or Direct Deposit.  The funds will be refunded through the UCSC eBill/ePay site back to the Credit Card used to make the payment.

These checks stale date after 90 days, which means they are not negotiable at that time and would need to be reissued. The check is mailed to the Mailing or Permanent address provided by the student on MyUCSC. It is important to keep addresses current and up-to-date. Lost or stolen checks cannot be reissued for 21 days after the date of issuance. If you did not receive your check, you must complete a Stop Payment Form.

If you have a credit balance on your account from an overpayment of a General Payment made by a check, there is a 21-day waiting period before a refund is generated.