Sign up for eRefund (Direct Deposit)

If you have a credit balance on your account, you may be eligible for a refund. To receive a refund, you must log in to and sign up for direct deposit if you have not already done so.

If your bill was paid with cash, check, web check or financial aid and you are eligible for a refund, it will be deposited directly into the student’s bank account (regardless of who paid) in 2-3 business days. You are responsible for verifying that funds are available in your bank account before spending the refund.


Credit/Debit Card Refunds

If you settled any portion of your account with a credit/debit card, the card must be refunded first before the remaining balance can be processed through direct deposit. Submit a credit/debit card refund request to begin the process. Credit/debit card refunds typically require 7-10 business days for processing.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Refunds

Parent PLUS loan refunds are automatically sent to the person designated in the loan application (typically the parent borrower) in 5-7 business days.

Payment Plans

Regardless of how you paid your account, if you have an active payment plan, a budget change is required before a refund can be made.

Wire Transfer

If your account has been overpaid by a wire transfer, either the university will return the entire amount of the wire transfer to the originating bank or you may leave the excess funds in your account to be used for future charges. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Tuition Refund Insurance (Medical Withdrawal)

If you enrolled in tuition refund insurance and withdraw from USC for medical reasons, you may qualify for a refund.