Check & Refund Distributions

Once your tuition and fees have been subtracted from your total financial aid, you may be eligible for a refund if there is a credit balance on your student account.


Financial aid balance checks

The Financial Aid Office will notify you through your Delta College email address when we receive your financial aid funds and apply them to your account. If we receive more aid funds than needed for your tuition and fees, the Student Billing Office will send another email to let you know when your balance check is processed. Checks will be mailed to your home address on file with Delta College.

Balance check information cannot be given out over the phone. You can determine the amount of your balance check in Student Self-Service.

Please note that State of Michigan financial aid funds are paid to Delta later than other types of financial aid - typically after the semester ends. If you receive state aid, we will show it on your account so you do not get dropped from your classes, but your refund will be delayed until the state sends your funding.


Federal direct loan checks

Loans are disbursed in two separate installments each semester. The Financial Aid Office will notify you at your Delta College email address each time we receive a loan disbursement for you and apply it to your account.

The initial installment should be received approximately 30 days after the semester starts.  The second installment should be received after the semester mid-point.  If we receive more loan funds than needed for your tuition, fees, books and supplies, the Student Billing Office will send you another email to let you know when your loan check has been processed.

Loan check information cannot be given out over the phone. You can determine the amount of your loan check in Student Self-Service.


Tuition refunds by check and credit card

The Student Billing Office will process tuition refunds after the add/drop period has ended and notify you at your Delta College email address when a refund is issued. Tuition refunds are generated by our software system according to how your tuition and fees were originally paid.

    • Online Student Self-Service credit card only payments are refunded to the credit card used in the original transaction.  
    • Online Student Self-Service credit card payments in combination with another form of payment, such as financial aid, loan check, personal check, additional credit card(s) or cash, may be refunded in two or more separate transactions. A portion may be credited to the credit card(s) and a refund check may be issued for the balance.
    • Payments made by methods other than online Student Self-Service, such as financial aid, loan check, personal check, cash or credit card(s) paid at the Cashiers Office, will receive a refund check.  

If you did not receive financial aid, your refund check will be mailed to you so please keep your contact information up to date.

If you received financial aid, the Student Billing Office will notify you at your Delta College email address when your refund check is processed. Checks will be mailed to your home address on file with Delta College.

Refund check information cannot be given out over the phone. You can determine the amount of your refund check in Student Self-Service.

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1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
989–686–9000
info@delta.edu