Credits and Refunds

Credits and Refunds

Thank you for your patience as we navigate complex new challenges presented by the global spread of COVID-19. As announced March 20 by Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, the University will offer a room-and-board credit to residential students who have vacated the residence halls.

Room-and-board credits are standard for residential students but will vary slightly due to the meal plan the student selected. Students should expect the credit to follow the schedule below:

Complete Refund Schedule

On-Campus Housing & Traditional Meal Plan

 $1,600

On-Campus Housing & Apartment 7 Meal Plan

 $1,375

On-Campus Housing & Flex 85 Meal Plan

 $1,250

On-Campus Housing & Flex 65 Meal Plan

 $1,175

On-Campus Housing & No Meal Plan

 $925

Off Campus Student Traditional Meal Plan

 $675

Off Campus Student Apartment 7 Meal Plan

 $450

Off Campus Student Flex 85 Meal Plan

 $325

Off Campus Student Flex 65 Meal Plan

 $250

When Will I Get My Credit/Refund?

Refunds will look different for each student depending on their financial arrangement with Creighton.

  • Students who have left campus by Monday, March 23rd, will receive a prorated credit according to the refund schedule above.
    • During the week of March 23, Creighton will finalize the roster of students who have left campus housing
    • A credit will be applied to qualifying students’ accounts
      • If a student has a current balance due, the credit will be applied to that balance.
      • All students must sign up for direct deposit to receive a refund if you have not previously done so.
      • If a student would like to redirect all or part of their credit to the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, please fill out the form, and University Relations will provide a charitable gift receipt for your contribution.
  • Qualifying full-time undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Nursing, College of Professional Studies and the Heider College of Business will receive a $250 credit of their student fees.
  • Full-time Law students will receive a $250 refund of their student fees.
  • The refund process may take 30-60 days.

Direct Deposit Instructions:

Here are the steps to Sign up for Direct Deposit:

  1. Login into the NEST
  2. Select: Students Accounts
  3. Select: Sign up for Direct Deposit Refunds
  4. Select: Start and then enter your bank routing and account number
  5. Select “Submit.”
  6. Read through the Direct Deposit Agreement, print a copy for your records, and select “I Agree” at the bottom of the page.

Once a student has signed up for direct deposit, the authorization is valid indefinitely and only needs to be updated if bank account information changes.

Students who do not sign up for direct deposit will receive a paper refund check. This process can take up to three months for students to receive their refund checks, plus mailing time. If you will not be signing up for direct deposit, please make sure your mailing address is current in the NEST.