Student Financial Services
FSCJ Refund Options
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All student payments (with the exception of student worker payments) are processed through student financial services. There are two major types of student payments processed by the College, financial aid disbursements and refunds for overpayment of tuition.
Some forms of payments to students can impact a student’s financial aid eligibility. If the student is overpaid, the student’s financial aid will be adjusted and a bill forwarded to the student to pay.
It is normally the student’s responsibility to determine whether the payment is taxable or not. The College is not required to be included in this determination. However, for students who are not citizens or resident aliens of the United States, the College must determine whether to withhold a portion of the payment for taxes or not. The maximum amount of withholding is 30 percent of the payment amount.
Student workers may have their wages forwarded to their FSCJ Refund Card although it is not required.
Students who have dropped a class or file an approved appeal may be due a refund. Refund checks are automatically generated every Thursday night after the drop and add period for each term. A student with money available can request a refund online through Connections at “my Finances,” “my Bank.” A refund will be generated for the student during the next check cycle regardless of whether or not the drop and add period has passed. Students can also request a refund at the campus business affairs office. Students paying by check must wait 14 days from receipt of the check before a refund can be issued. Refunds are deposited into either the students existing bank account or into the FSCJ Refund Card. Students should visit FSCJ Refund Card to choose how the refund should be deposited. Students who do not choose direct deposit will receive a check 14 days from the date of refund. If you would rather have a refund processed to the credit card originally used to pay your tuition, please contact your campus business affairs office.
Financial Aid Disbursement
The finance department is responsible for disbursing financial aid to students. Disbursement is not to be confused with functions performed by the financial aid department. The financial aid department determines eligibility and authorizes disbursement. The finance department officially records the disbursement, satisfies outstanding institutional debt and processes payment for remaining amounts. The finance department is also responsible for refunding tuition and processing appeals for refunds. As a service to our students, we deduct amounts due to the institution and send the net difference to the student. Financial aid students will receive a financial aid statement when disbursed. This statement details the amount of financial aid disbursed, the debts that were deducted, and amounts paid to the student directly. This information can also be viewed in Connections by selecting “Financial Aid.” Financial aid disbursements are deposited into either the students existing bank account or into the FSCJ Refund Card. Students should visit FSCJ Refund Card to choose where disbursement will be deposited. Students who do not choose direct deposit will receive a check 14 days from the date of disbursement.