Sign Up For E-Refunds

Students can receive their refund sooner by signing up for E-Refunds, and avoid waiting for a refund check to arrive in the mail.

Click here for E-Refund setup instructions.

Click here for a Step-by-Step video on how to setup your E-Refund account. 

E-Refunds can be set up to be deposited into a checking or savings account. Please note that you cannot have E-Refunds sent to a Credit Card. Authorized users cannot set up E-Refund accounts, only students can set up an account for E-Refunds.

Please have your routing number and account number handy when setting up your payment profile. These numbers can be found on your checks and/or banking statements.

If you see on your MyUAlbany page that an E-Refund was issued to you more than three business day ago, but you have not yet received it, please check that your routing and account numbers are correctly entered on If so, please call your bank to see if they are holding any credits for your account.

E-Refunds with incorrect account information are returned to the University and the funds are then re-posted to the student’s account. A paper check is then written and the student is notified via e-mail. This process usually takes two weeks.

For questions about setting up an E-Refund account, please contact the Student Financial Center at (518) 442-3202, or send an e-mail to