Refund Schedules

Academic Year Refund Schedule & Dropping Classes Impact on Refunds

Undergrad students taking between 12-18 credits for Fall and Spring (not in an on-line program) pay the same rate (except for DLE), so please plan accordingly when dropping classes. 

Graduate and doctorate students taking 9 credits and above for Fall and Spring (not in an on-line program) pay the same rate (except for DLE), so please plan accordingly when dropping classes. 

Refund Options

  • All financial aid proceeds are applied first to the student’s university bill.
  • If there are funds left over after the bill is paid in full, a refund is created.
  • UWL partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to process all student refunds, so students must enroll with Nelnet and set up a refund profile in order to have their refunds processed.
  • Refunds are done by direct deposit to any bank account of the student's choosing.
  • To register with Nelnet
    - Log into your WINGS account
    - Go to the Finances section
    - Click on "Student Choice Refund" link
    - Fill out the required information and enter your bank account information

     If a parent borrowed a Federal Parent PLUS loan on their student's behalf, they indicated on   the Parent PLUS Loan application whether the student should receive any refund or if the refund should be processed as a paper check and mailed to the parent.