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Loan Refunds

For new freshmen/transfer students, refunds that are expected from student loans will not be disbursed until one month after classes have begun. Continuing students will receive refunds as soon as their financial aid is applied to their accounts. Refunds need not be requested because they will be issued automatically.

For up-to-date information, please visit the My LIU portal. Refund checks are mailed to the student with the following exceptions:

  • Refunds from PLUS loans are mailed to the parent
  • Overpayments made via credit cards may be credited to the cardholder's account.

Financial aid is disbursed at different times throughout the semester causing some students to receive their entire refund in more than one check. Students who were mailed a refund check and who have not received it in a reasonable amount of time may come to the Office of the Bursar and fill out a Refund Check Replacement Form. Lost refund checks that have not been cashed will be reissued within 10 business days. All refund checks are mailed to the student's local address. Contact Student Financial Operation at 516-299-2553 or university.bursar@liu.edu for information and directions. No check will be disbursed without proper identification.