Electronic Direct Deposit Refund
If financial aid disburses by 9am on a Friday, any refund will generally be credited to your bank account by the following Monday or Tuesday. Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive a financial aid refund when your financial aid exceeds the amount owed on your Cashiering and Student Accounts billing statement.
Sign up for Direct Deposit via MyUNLV.
Paper Refund Checks
Paper refund checks are created once per week. A paper refund check is issued when your financial aid exceeds the amount owed on your Cashiering and Student Accounts billing statement.
If financial aid disburses by 9am on a Friday, most refund checks will be mailed the following Monday. If the financial aid disbursement occurred after 9am on a Friday, the paper refund check may take up to two weeks to be processed and mailed to you.
Paper refund checks are mailed to the address you have on file with UNLV the first day of classes. Direct deposit are more timely, please sign up through MyUNLV.
If you do not cash your paper refund check by the expiration date on the check, your funds may be returned to the Department of Education. To avoid the return of these funds you must cash or deposit your paper refund check by the expiration date. If the funds are returned because the check was not cashed or deposited prior to the passing of its expiration date, there is no guarantee the funds can be reissued. This determination must be made on a case by case basis. You can avoid the hassle of paper refund checks altogether by signing up for electronic direct deposit via MyUNLV.