Tuition Assistance (TA): Do Students Receive a Refund for Overpayment by an Agency?

Question: A student's Tuition Assistance (TA) was posted to cover their full tuition; however, the authorized amount of the TA exceeded the cost of the tuition. What will happen to the remainder of the amount not posted to the student's account - will the student receive a refund in the amount of the difference?

Answer:

  • UMUC is only authorized to bill the agency for the maximum amount of the cost of the tuition
  • The student will not receive a credit if the TA is authorized for more than their total charges
  • Money in excess of the actual tuition amount will be refunded to the third party agency