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Financial Assistance

Realize your Potential

Title IV Federal School Code: 002064

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Financial Assistance (FAD)
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Financial Assistance

Refunds Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my refund?

Students will receive their refund once the funds for that specific award(s) have been received, processed and applied to their account. The Bursar's office sends out refunds to the students. If the student has any federal financial aid and the funds have been disbursed the refund will be sent to the student within 14 days. This includes any other aid they are receiving for that semester. Fall semester refunds start to be processed in late October and Spring semester refunds start to be processed in mid March.

How do I get my refund?

When your funds are transmitted and processed, you will have two options to receive your refund: via check or electronic transfer. If you have opted in to receive your refunds electronically, the funds will be transferred from CSM electronically to your CSM OneCard or via ACH to a bank account of your choice.  To get more information on this method, please go to the CSM OneCard web page.

If you do not opt in to receive your refund electronically, the Bursar's Office will send you your refund via U.S. Mail. Please review your current address on file with CSM by logging onto your myCSMD account, go to Online Services, Current Students and Address Summary.  If you need to update your mailing address, please complete and submit an Update Contact Information Form to the Admissions Office.