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Disbursements and Refunds

View important information regarding student loan and scholarship disbursements and how living expense refund funds are distributed each term.

At PCOM, students are charged for tuition and fees each term. Therefore student loans and other aid are divided into disbursements equal to the number of terms enrolled for the academic year.

How disbursements and refunds work

Electronic disbursement to PCOM

Student loans and most other aid will electronically disburse toward students' PCOM tuition/fee charges on the first date of enrollment at the beginning of each term.

Living expense refunds

If you borrow more funds than tuition/fees, the PCOM Bursar Office will then release the remaining "living expense refund" funds to you 7-10 days after your first date of enrollment for the term. After PCOM processes your refund, allow 1-3 additional business days for your bank to deposit the funds into your bank account. If you are not signed up for direct deposit through the PCOM Bursar Office, please allow 3-5 business days for your refund check to arrive via postal mail from PCOM.

Vacation and rotation months

Vacation months do not count as a class or rotation for financial aid refund purposes. For example, if a third- or fourth-year DO student takes a vacation period at the beginning of a term, this will likely result in their disbursement and refund dates being pushed back to later in the term.

Individual students' disbursement and refund dates can vary by programs, years and individual student enrollment.

Signing up for direct deposit

Direct deposit for refunds

We highly recommend that PCOM students sign up for direct deposit through the PCOM Bursar Office. By signing up for direct deposit, your financial aid refund funds are paid directly to your bank account each term. Direct deposit is generally faster and more secure than receiving a paper check via postal mail.

  1. Print out the Bursar Office Direct Deposit Form (PDF).
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Return the completed form to the PCOM Bursar Office (bursaroffice@pcom.edu) via your PCOM email, faxed to 215-871-6106 or bring it to their office (Rowland Hall, Second floor, Suite 203).
  4. You will also need to submit a voided check or bank statement so the Bursar Office can verify your routing and account numbers.
DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM (PDF) 

Estimated Disbursement and Refund Schedule

2020-2021 Schedule
DO (1st and 2nd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/8/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/18/21
DO (3rd and 4th year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/31/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
9/10/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/1/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/11/21
PharmD (1st, 2nd and 3rd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/8/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/18/21
PharmD (4th year)
Summer Disbursement Date
5/18/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
5/28/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/3/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/13/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/16/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
11/26/20
Spring Disbursement Date
2/15/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
2/25/21
Physical Therapy (1st and 2nd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/8/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/18/21
Physical Therapy (3rd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/1/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/11/21
PA Studies (1st year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/8/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/18/21
PA Studies (2nd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/9/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
11/19/20
Spring Disbursement Date
2/15/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
2/25/21
PA Studies (3rd year)
Summer Disbursement Date
5/11/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
5/21/20
Graduate and certificate programs
Summer Disbursement Date
6/8/20
Summer Approximate Refund Date
6/18/20
Fall Disbursement Date
8/17/20
Fall Approximate Refund Date
8/27/20
Winter Disbursement Date
11/23/20
Winter Approximate Refund Date
12/3/20
Spring Disbursement Date
3/8/21
Spring Approximate Refund Date
3/18/21

Note - Individual students’ disbursement and refund dates may vary by programs, years and enrollment.

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