UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Refunds

Refund Processing

A refund is automatically generated when a student has a credit balance on his or her student account in eSIS.  Credit balances occur when payments and/or financial aid exceeds tuition and fee charges.  UWRF requires students to sign up for direct deposit of refunds.  All students eligible to enroll will receive an email from easypathrefund@ecsi.net with direct deposit sign up information including refund account ID and temporary password.  UWRF has partnered wtih ECSI to provide refunding services beginning May 12, 2014.

Students can access the ECSI website to sign up for direct deposit two ways if they no longer have the email from easypathrefund@ecsi.net

  1. Click on Direct Deposit Signup from your eSIS Student Center
  2. Go to the ECSI website, https://www.ecsi.net/refund/?client=REF-J1link Here you can also check on the status of your refund.
  • The UWRF client code is REF-J1
  • Your account ID is the first two letters of your last name plus your Falcon ID.  For example, a student with the last name of "Smith" and Falcon ID of "W3090000" would have a refund Account ID of smw3090000.
  • You will receive your temporary password in the email from easypathrefund@ecsi.net or click on the Lost Password? Link and re-enter the client code REF-J1 and your Account ID (Login ID) and select "Email My Password."

Refunds are processed once per week, generally on Tuesdays.  Your refund will be delayed if you are not signed up for direct deposit.  Please contact the Student Billing Office at 715-425-3145 if you are unable to obtain a bank account to use for direct deposit of refunds.

Refund Schedule for Academic Fees for Drops and Withdrawals

The refund schedule below can be used for calculating the refund of tuition, segregated fees, and online fee charges based on the session length and time point in the period when the withdrawal or drop occurred.  The amount owed or the refund due is based on the total charges rather than the amount paid to date.  Classes dropped after the 100% refund period are included in the credits attempted for the term and used for determining tuition for the term.

*Refunds are based on total FEES CHARGED rather than amount paid.   

Session Length

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

12 weeks & up

100%

100%

50%

50%

8-11 weeks

100%

50%

25%

None

5-7 weeks

100%

50%

None

None

3-4 weeks

100%

25%

None

None

2 weeks

100%

None

None

None

1 week
*Only for the first two days

100%    

None

None

None


Please note that in addition to the adjustment to tuition and fee charges explained above Financial Aid may be recalculated for students withdrawing from the University.  The University is required to calculate if any Federal Financial Aid, also known as Title IV Aid, needs to be returned for withdrawn students.  Title IV Aid is prorated on a daily basis.  Students are not eligible for 100% of Title IV Funds until the student has completed at least 60% of the term.  Withdrawing prior to that time may mean that the student will have to repay a portion of the Title IV Funds, which may impact the refund amount or amount due to the University. 



Refund of Other Fees

Room and meal plan refunds are pro-rated by the Housing and Dining Offices.  Please call Residence Life at 715-425-4555 with room charge questions or Dining Services at 715-425-4444 with meal plan questions.

Special Course Fees are refunded 100% through week 2 of courses running 10 weeks or more and through week 1 of courses running 9 weeks of less.  Special course fees are non-refundable after this time.  Special refund policies may apply for access codes for online resources.  Appeals of special course fees should be directed to the department charging the Special Course Fee.