Nelnet Student Choice Refund FAQs

You may check your balance anytime by logging into your myBlinn portal. Select the “My Finances” tab, and “View Details.”  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 method selection you make with Nelnet Student Choice Refunds.  Once the refund has been sent to Nelnet, it will show up on your myBlinn portal as a charge to your account that creates a zero balance.

  • A disbursement is the process in which your aid is released to the school to pay towards your tuition and fees.
  • A refund is the process in which any remaining funds not used for your tuition and other authorized expenses you owe are paid to you.
  • Refunds will be released to the refund method that you have selected through Nelnet (Direct Deposit or Reloadable Debit Card).

Nelnet Financial Solutions is an industry leader partnering with schools to provide refunding and payment services.  Choices for refunds include an electronic deposit to the students’ bank account or to a reloadable debit card supplied by the student.

  • Direct Deposit to a bank account provided by the student (1-2 business days from processed date)
  • Deposit to a reloadable debit card provided by the student (1-2 business days from processed date)
  • Log in to the Student Portal via myBlinn.
  • Click on the Nelnet icon labeled “Student Choice Refunds.” This will direct you to the Nelnet site.
  • On your first visit, follow the prompts to Create an Account with Nelnet.
  • After creating an account, select “Manage Refunds” to Enroll in a Refund Method.
  • Fill in the necessary information. Your refund will then be sent using the option you selected.

Making a refund method selection ensures you will receive your refund without a delay.

Yes, you can change your Refund Method through your Nelnet portal.  After logging into Nelnet, changes can be made by selecting Manage Refunds/Edit Refund Method.

At the beginning of a semester, no refunds are processed until after the Day of Record (12th class day in a long semester; 4th class day in a summer session); it then takes 7 to 14 days for you to receive your refund. First-time borrowers will have their disbursements/refunds delayed and split. See Financial Aid for details. Refunds are issued on a set schedule with funds being processed through Nelnet once a week initiated each ThursdayAll refunds are processed through Nelnet; Blinn College does not issue refund checks. 

Yes, Nelnet will send you an email notification that a refund is in process.  You can always view the status online or sign up to receive text messages sent directly to your cell phone with convenient Mobile Alerts.  Click the mobile alert icon on your dashboard and enter your 10-digit phone number to enroll.

You may check your balance anytime by logging into your myBlinn portal, select the “My Finances” tab and “View Details.”  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 method selection you made with Nelnet.  Once the refund has been sent to Nelnet, it will show up on your myBlinn portal as a charge to your account that creates a zero balance.

For additional questions or assistance, please contact the Blinn College District Business Office at 979-830-6498 or refunds@blinn.edu.

The Blinn College District will cease its contractual agreement with BankMobile on December 31, 2018 to provide Blinn students with refund options.  If you have a BankMobile Vibe account, you can still use it to receive your student refund, although you may have to pay service charges on that account after January 1, 2019.  Student Choice refunds handles a Vibe account as any other checking account, all that is needed to set up and then send a Student Choice refund to a Vibe account is a routing/transit number and an account number, available through BankMobile Customer service,

If you were set up as a direct deposit refund in BankMobile, you will have to re-enter that information into the Student Choice portal to continue getting your refund deposited into your existing bank account.

If you were set up as a paper check refund in BankMobile, you will need to change to an ACH deposit into a bank account you have access to, or obtain a reloadable debit card such as an American Express Bluebird card (available at a minimum charge at Walmart) or any other reloadable debit card.  The Bluebird card does not have any monthly charges; some of the other reloadable cards do.

For more information about BankMobile, call their customer care phone line at 1-877-327-9515, or go to the following website:

https://www.refundselection.com/refundselection/#/welcome/continue

If you have questions for Blinn College, please contact the Blinn College District Business Office at 979-830-6498 or refunds@blinn.edu.