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.

Qualifying full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students also will receive a blanket $250 refund for student fees.

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


On-Campus Housing & Apartment 7 Meal Plan


On-Campus Housing & Flex 85 Meal Plan


On-Campus Housing & Flex 65 Meal Plan


On-Campus Housing & No Meal Plan


Off Campus Student Traditional Meal Plan


Off Campus Student Apartment 7 Meal Plan


Off Campus Student Flex 85 Meal Plan


Off Campus Student Flex 65 Meal Plan


When Will I Get My Credit/Refund?

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

  • Students who left campus by March 23, received a prorated credit according to the refund schedule above.
  • Credits/refunds will be applied to qualifying students’ accounts.
  • If a student has a current balance due, credits/refunds will be applied to that balance.
  • All students must sign up for direct deposit to receive a credit/refund if you have not previously done so.
  • If a student would like to redirect all or part of their credit/refund to the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, please fill out the form, and University Relations will provide a charitable gift receipt for your contribution.

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.