Tuition and Fee Refunds

If you drop or withdraw from classes by the specified refund deadline at each campus, you may be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees. Tuition is automatically recalculated and reversed during the refund period. After the refund deadline, tuition and fees will not be re-calculated or reversed. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees remaining on their account.

Refunds due to a complete withdrawal, change from full-time to part-time, drop in credit hours or change from one tuition rate to another are processed approximately 4 weeks after the end of the 50% drop period for the semester.

NOTE: Student activity fees are not refunded unless the student is completely withdrawn from ALL campuses of the University of Hawai'i system before the first day of the term.

University of Hawai‘i Student Refund Policy


If you paid by cash or check, sign up to have your refund direct deposited into your U.S. bank account. To enroll in eRefunds :

  • Go to
  • Type in your UH username and UH password
  • Go to View Charges/Make Payment
  • Click on "Click here to access the Student Account Home Page"
  • Click on "Refund" tab at the top of the page

Answers to frequently asked questions about eRefunds are available at

If you do not sign up for direct deposit of your refund, a check, payable to the student, will be mailed to your mailing address on file in the student information system. Please verify and keep your addresses current as all refund checks will be mailed in the following priority :

  1. Mailing Address
  2. Permanent Address (If Mailing Address is blank)

Mailing address corrections and updates can be made online through MyUH Online Services or in-person at any campus Records Office. Permanent address changes can only be made in-person.

If you paid by credit card, refunds will be credited first to the credit card used to pay within the past 90 days.

Other Important Refund Information

Refund checks are payable only to the student.

If you have a financial hold with the University of Hawaii, your refund may be delayed as it will not be processed until the unpaid obligation is cleared. Any refund will first be applied to unpaid charges owed to the University.