A refund is the result of having more total funding on your account than the actual balance due. Student refunds are processed automatically when a balance is due to the student. Any amount paid in excess of the amount owed may be applied against charges that are outstanding prior to a refund taking place.

Please note some types of financial aid payments may not be used to pay a balance owed to the university. In addition, credits issued to a student’s account within 10 business days of a web check payment will be held for an additional 10 business days.

Options to receive refunds at FAU are as follows:

  1. To your bank account via direct deposit
  2. A paper check to the address on file with FAU

Get your refund in as little as 3-5 business days with Direct Deposit!

  • Go to:
  • select sign in to login to your MYFAU account
  • Select FAU Self-Service
  • Select Student Services
  • Select Direct Deposit
  • Select Add or Update Direct Deposit Information and complete the information that is requested.


  • Click Save when you have finished.