Disbursements and Refunds

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.

General Information

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.

If you borrow more funds than tuition/fees, the PCOM Bursar's 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's Office, please allow 3-5 business days for your refund check to arrive via postal mail from PCOM.

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

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.
  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, 2nd 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.
BURSAR OFFICE DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM 

Estimated Disbursement and Refund Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule

PROGRAM SUMMER (if applicable) FALL WINTER SPRING
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Date
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Refund Date
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Date
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Refund Date
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Date
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Refund Date
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Date
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Refund Date
 
1st- and 2nd-year DO;
1st-year Physician Assistant;
1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-year Pharmacy;
Most graduate & certificate programs
Jun 4 Jun 14 Aug 13 Aug 23 Nov 19 Nov 29 Mar 4 Mar 14
 
3rd- and 4th-year DO Jun 4 Jun 14 Aug 27 Sep 6 Nov 19 Nov 29 Feb 25 Mar 7
 
2nd-year Physician Assistant Jun 4 Jun 14 Aug 13 Aug 23 Nov 5 Nov 15 Feb 11 Feb 21
 
3rd-year Physician Assistant May 7 May 17            
 
4th-year Pharmacy Jun 4 Jun 14 Sep 3 Sep 13 Nov 12 Nov 22 Feb 11 Feb 21

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