Student Refunds

RWU Payee Choice

At RWU you have two Payment Options for receiving your refund. When you are expecting to receive a payment or reimbursement from RWU, and that payment has been processed, you will receive an email from US Bank's Payee Choice platform with RWU insignia. At this point you will be able to set up your direct deposit.

  • Zelle deposit: Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to get your payment from RWU using your email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
  • Bank Account deposit: Provide your bank account information and we will deposit your payment in a few days.

For information regarding your RWU Payee Choice account and preferred Payment Option please select:Payee Choice Instructions.

To unlock a Payee Choice account please contact the Finance Office at (401) 254-3396 or

Federal Title IV Refunds

Due to Department of Education guidelines, Roger Williams University is required to refund any Federal Title IV funds which exceed the applicable charges for the award year excluding $200.00 from a previous award year.  If you have previously signed a Federal Title IV Release form, we may also exclude all non-applicable charges for the current award year from the refund check(s).

Federal regulations prohibit Roger Williams University from holding Federal Loan proceeds in excess of 14 days from the first day of classes if the loan(s) creates a refund. Federal loans received after the semester begins will be refunded within 14 days of their receipt. Please note: your Title IV refund will be deposited directly to your Preferred Payment Option (see above). 

If you adjust your course schedule after you receive your refund, you must make proper arrangements with the Student Finance and Records to cover your balance.

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.