Refunds

Refunds for eligible students are automatically processed if there is a credit balance resulting from a financial aid disbursement that exceeds college expenses such as tuition, fees, and books or credits resulting from having dropped a course(s) by the drop/add deadline. 

The refunds are processed weekly and are forwarded to BankMobile or refunded directly to the debit/credit card you originally used to pay your tuition and fees (Online via Web Advisor only) or by HCC check. 

Refunds and financial aid disbursements that are processed by BankMobile are done so according to your selected refund preference as indicated at HCC's BankMobile Vibe Card site. 

Options include:

• Direct deposit to an existing account that you have with a financial institution
• Use of an HCC BankMobile Vibe Card account
• BankMobile paper check. 

You may change your refund preference at any time via the BankMobile website.  BankMobile will deliver refunds once they have received the refund file from HCC.  Once the file has been received, an email will be sent to the address on file with BankMobile and a refund will be released according to your preference.

If you are not eligible for an HCC BankMobile Vibe Card Account (e.g. no social security number on record, bad address, age restriction, etc.) or have opted out from choosing HCC BankMobile Vibe, an HCC check can be issued.  If you choose to have a check issued by HCC as opposed to using BankMobile Vibe,  please call 813-253-7300 extension 5166 or visit any campus cashier office.  If you elect to receive an HCC check, it will be mailed to the address on file with the college.

It is your responsibility to update your address and phone number on file with HCC as with BankMobile.  Changes to your address and/or your phone number can be made in person at any campus admissions office or through Hawknet/Webadvisor.  

It’s important that you check your account regularly.  If you have financial aid and see “pending aid” on your account, that means financial aid is pending but has not been credited to your account.  “Pending Aid” is not eligible to be refunded until it has been credited to your account.

To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, click here

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