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 Deposit: 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.
  • Mail: 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