Disbursement and Credit Balance InformationThe Whitworth University Financial Aid and Student Accounting Services offices work closely to assure timely delivery of funds to students. Please read the following information related to credit balances.
What is a credit balance?
What must I do to obtain my credit balance?
When can I anticipate receiving my credit balance?
These dates apply only if the student begins the first class/session of his/her respective term.
* Due to the campus holiday closure, checks for spring semester will be ready a couple days after classes start.
Students should come to Whitworth prepared to purchase books and supplies without relying on their financial aid refund.
The Federal Direct Loan Programs and the federal Pell Grant Program require current data to be received and processed by the Federal Department of Education before funds can be transmitted to your student account.
Financial aid funds are transferred to Whitworth student accounts twice weekly. Credit-balance refunds are processed on Wednesdays and Fridays, with the refunds issued via check and available for pickup after 1 p.m. in the Whitworth Student Accounting Services Office. Be prepared to show photo I.D. Refunds issued via direct deposit are transmitted to students' bank accounts on Wednesdays and Fridays and are generally available within 1-3 days from the time of transmittal, depending upon your bank's policy.
To sign up for direct deposit, go to the Student Pirate Port. On the right side of the page, select WhitNet, click on Student Account Information, click on the link that says Bank Info for Non-Salary Refunds/Payments, and enter the requested banking information. If you change banks or close your account, please notify us as soon as possible to avoid any delay in processing your refund.
Students with tuition remission who have completed the necessary paperwork with Whitworth Human Resources can anticipate their credit checks being available a week or two into the semester.