Credit on Account Refund Request


If your student account has a credit balance, you may be entitled to a refund.

Refunds are only issued on actual credits, not anticipated credits. This request must be in writing. Fill out a tuition refund form at the Business Office Front Counter or send an email to requesting the credit from your account and include the following information:

Whittier College ID number, student's full name, and current address. If you are asking for the check to be made payable to someone other than the student, please include their full name and address if it differs from the student. 

If the credit balance results from Federal Title IV aid such as Direct subsidized or unsubsidized loans, Perkins loans, Whittier Student Loans, Pell grants, Cal grants, or SEOG's, a refund check will be issued to the student upon request.

If the credit balance results from a Direct PLUS loan, a refund check will be issued to the parent who took out the loan. Parents can also authorize the college to issue the check to the student if written authorization is received.

A credit balance can also be held on the student account for the fall and spring semesters and applied against future charges.

Refund checks to student are held at the Business Office Front Counter. A picture ID is required for the student to pick up the check. If the refund is payable to the parent, it will be mailed to the address on file.