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Refund Methods

Refunds are issued via direct deposit or paper check.

  • Direct deposit to the student's bank account if a student signs up for the eRefund option.
    • Note: To sign up for direct deposit for your refund, go to the Student Center in WaveNet, https://wavenet.pepperdine.edu, and click on the "eRefund Account" link in the Finance section.
  • Hard-copy refund check mailed to the student's permanent address if a student is not signed-up for the eRefund option.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for an eRefund account (direct deposit) to minimize the refund delivery timeline.

Refund Timeline

  • Refunds for a term will not be processed until the term begins. Therefore, no refunds will be issued prior to the start of the term. A refund also cannot be processed until there is an ending credit balance on the student account.
  • Refunds for financial aid credit balances are sent automatically to the student (at the start of the term after financial aid has been disbursed) unless written notification is submitted to the Student Accounts Office requesting the credit balance to remain on the student's account.
  • Refunds of credit balances will not be made until the student's payments have cleared the bank. If a credit balance includes a check payment, there is a ten business day waiting period before those funds are released.

Refund Request

To receive a refund for any other credit balance remaining after all charges and credits are processed, the student must make a written request for the credit to the Student Accounts Office by emailing PGBS.Student.Accounts@Pepperdine.edu 

Related Disclosures

  • Payments more than the amounts due may be rejected by the University and returned to the payor. Students are responsible for accurate and timely payments. Any overpayment amounts accepted by the University may be refunded at the end of the term with the student's written request. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the amount of the refund.
  • As part of the refund process, the student's account will be audited, and financial aid will be verified before a refund is processed.
  • Students who receive refunds generated by student loans should understand that their student loan balance is not reduced by the refund amount - unless the student returns the amount to the student loan lender. Students who have received refund checks and who want to reduce their student loan debt may contact the Financial Aid office for more information. All refund checks that have not cleared after 240 days will be voided, and funds will be sent to the State Treasurer's Department or the respective federal student loan programs. Refund checks are good for 6 months from the date of the check. The Financial Aid Office does not return or reduce the loan amounts for any uncashed refund checks without written request from the student.