If you have a credit balance on your student account, you can receive your refund electronically.

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. Mills offers students the option of having these funds directly deposited into a bank account of your choosing, saving you the extra time and effort needed with printed checks.

Refund Eligibility

To be eligible for a refund you must have:

  • Completed all financial aid requirements, including any required additional documentation and financial aid verification
  • Enrolled in the appropriate number of course credits (usually full-time enrollment)
  • Financial aid and/or payments which exceed the total charges for the semester.
  • If you are a new student, Mills also must have received and processed your final high school and/or college transcripts.

Enrolling in eRefund

If you are eligible for a refund, eRefund is the fastest way for you to receive your funds. View this slideshow tutorial for step-by-step enrollment instructions or follow these directions:

  1. Log in to the Mills Resource Portal.
  2. Under the myMills Resources section, click on Account Billing and Payments.
  3. Click on Receive Refunds Electronically. You will be asked to enter your bank account and routing information.

Please double check that you have entered your banking information correctly. If an eRefund deposit is returned to the College by your bank, you will be charged a $35 fee before the refund will be reissued.

You may edit your bank account information, add new bank account information, or withdraw from eRefund at any time through the Mills Resource Portal.

Refunds Via Check

If you choose not to enroll in or if you withdraw from eRefund, your refund will be issued via printed check, which will be sent to you via regular US mail. These checks are not available for in-person pick up.

Refunds due to a Federal Parent PLUS Loan will be issued as a printed check mailed to the parent borrower unless the parent has specified in their PLUS Loan application that refunds should be distributed to the student.


For refund questions, we invite you to contact the Student Accounts Office via email or phone, or in person during business hours.