Refund Requests

If your student account is overpaid, you may submit a refund request form via the link below. Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

  • Web Refund Request Form
  • If financial aid is contributing toward the credit on your account, the refund process will involve certification from the Office of Financial Aid.

Questions regarding your refund should be directed to the Bursar’s Office at (401) 254-3520 or

RWU Payee Choice

At RWU you have two Payment Options for receiving your refund.

  • Zelle deposit: Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to get your payment from RWU using your email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
  • Bank Account deposit: Provide your bank account information and we will deposit your payment in a few days.

For information regarding your RWU Payee Choice account and preferred Payment Option please select: RWU/PayeeChoiceInformation.

To unlock a Payee Choice account please contact the Finance Office at (401) 254-3396 or

Federal Title IV Refunds

Due to Department of Education guidelines, Roger Williams University is required to refund any Federal Title IV funds which exceed the applicable charges for the award year excluding $200.00 from a previous award year.  If you have previously signed a Federal Title IV Release form, we may also exclude all non-applicable charges for the current award year from the refund check(s).

Federal regulations prohibit Roger Williams University from holding Federal Loan proceeds in excess of 14 days from the first day of classes if the loan(s) creates a refund. Federal loans received after the semester begins will be refunded within 14 days of their receipt. Please note: your Title IV refund will be deposited directly to your Preferred Payment Option (see above). 

If you adjust your course schedule after you receive your refund, you must make proper arrangements with the Bursar's Office to cover your balance.