Frequently Asked Questions
You may check your balance anytime in myBLINN. Log in to your myBLINN account, then choose the "My Records" tab. Click on the semester in the "My Account" box that you want to view. As financial aid is credited to your account, it is applied to all the charges that exist on your account. If a credit balance remains after all charges are paid, you will be refunded the amount of the credit. All refunds are made through the refund choice that you made with Higher One and the Blinn Bucs refund card. Once the refund has been sent to Higher One, it will show up in myBLINN as a charge to your account that creates a zero balance.
Check your financial aid in myBLINN by opening links within the "Financial Aid Awards" or "Financial Aid Requirements" boxes in the "My Records" tab. When your financial aid reaches an “authorized aid” status, it will hold your classes and create a book voucher.
A book voucher is a service provided to students with financial aid that allows them to purchase textbooks and needed supplies at the Barnes & Noble bookstores located on the Brenham and Bryan campuses. The student utilizes the Blinn student ID card to access the book voucher at the bookstore. The amount of the book voucher is based upon an estimate of the financial aid that is to be received by the student and the number of hours the student has enrolled in, normally not to exceed $1,000. As the student adds and drops classes, the amount of the book voucher can change. On the date of record; the estimated bookstore voucher is replaced on the student’s account by the actual charges incurred at the bookstore. Once bookstore charges are placed on the student’s account, it is the responsibility of the student to repay these charges, either through financial aid or other payment sources.
Schulenburg and Sealy Campus student book vouchers are handled manually. Contact the main offices at these campuses for additional information.
How do I know if I have received a book voucher?
- Login to myBLINN
- Click My Records
- Under My Account (click the semester)
- This will show the amount of the voucher which is based on full-time status. The amount is shown as a charge because it is used out your financial aid.
- Any portion of the book voucher that is not used will be issued as a refund back to the student.
How can I view holds on my account?
- Login to your myBLINN
- Click on My Records
- Click on the link that says HOLDS
The percentage of your refund depends upon when you register and when you drop/withdraw. The only way to receive a 100% refund is to drop/withdraw BEFORE the first class date. This drop/withdrawal must be done in writing or online in person at the Enrollment Services counter, in writing or online in myBlinn when electronic registration is active. You cannot drop a class or withdraw from school verbally or in a phone conversation.
The refund policy for Blinn College is based upon the assumption that student tuition and fees provide a portion of the actual costs of a student’s education, including costs incurred for registration and administration. When a student registers for a class, a spot is reserved for that student; therefore, that spot is not available to another student. If the first student does not pay for the class or drops the class after the first class date, Blinn College has incurred a significant expense that is not reimbursed to Blinn College by the Higher Education Coordinating Board for the State of Texas.
In order to recover some of those costs, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has issued regulations that Blinn College follows in establishing its refund policy. The official Refund and Drop / Withdrawal schedule, per the Blinn College Handbook, is provided at this link: