Getting Your Refund

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Anticipating a refund? Follow the steps below.

If your financial aid award exceeds your balance due, you are entitled to receive a refund of the credit balance on your student account. Refund checks are available after the add/drop period if your account shows a credit balance. You will receive an email when your refund is available.

You have two options for getting your refund:

  • Electronic Refunds: Direct deposit is the fastest, safest and most convenient way to receive your refund. It generally takes 3-5 business days for direct deposit to work after the initial setup.  To set up or update your direct deposit information click here.
    Paper refund checks will be MAILED to your permanent home address listed on your student account after last day to add/drop.  If you need to change your mailing address, please visit personalinfo.rutgers.edu .

Cashing Refund Checks

Students may cash refund checks at Bank of America. Bank of America requires two forms of identification. Acceptable forms of primary photo identification include:

  • State-issued driver's license or ID
  • Non-U.S. driver's license
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Corporate employee ID
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident ID or Resident Alien ID
  • Student ID (from a known school)

Secondary forms of identification include:

  • Major credit/debit cards
  • Vehicle registration

If you do not have two forms of ID, come to Newark Business Office to get a letter from the Business Office Manager.

Key Contacts

Blumenthal Hall, 3rd Floor 335 A
249 University Avenue NewarkNJ07102

Main Contact