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Money Matters Bursar’s Office 2006 Springboard To Success Bursar’s Office Services Accept payments for student accounts Check cashing – student bank account Distribute student payroll checks Mail refund checks Mailed each Friday beginning the Friday before classes start

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money matters bursar s office

Money MattersBursar’s Office

2006

Springboard To Success

bursar s office services
Bursar’s Office Services
  • Accept payments for student accounts
  • Check cashing – student bank account
  • Distribute student payroll checks
  • Mail refund checks
    • Mailed each Friday beginning the Friday before classes start
  • Produce and mail 1098Ts
finding the main bursar s office
Finding the Main Bursar’s Office
  • First floor Rendleman Hall,

Room 1101

    • Hours 8 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday
    • www.siue.edu/BURSAR
    • 618-650-3123
    • Email: bursar@siue.edu
satellite cashier station
Satellite Cashier Station
  • Located in the Service Center,Rendleman Hall, Room 1309
    • Hours (extra hour during “peak” weeks):
      • 8 am to 6 pm, Monday - Thursday
      • 8 am to 4 pm, Friday
payment methods
Payment Methods
  • Cash, Check, Mastercard, Discover, Visa
  • Internet (a 2% service fee will be charged), in person, mail or night drop
  • If mailing:
    • give sufficient time (e.g. 7 or more days) to meet payment due date
    • print hard copy of bill off CougarNet and send in with check
  • Returned checks cause a stop to be placed on a student’s account and a $25 charge will be assessed
installment payment plan
Installment Payment Plan
  • Automatic enrollment if student account is not paid in full by first day of class
  • $20 charge per term
  • 4 bills for Fall term4 bills for Spring term3 bills for Summer term
e billing
E-Billing
  • Email notification that billing data has been updated
  • Students access CougarNet and can authorize up to five 3rd party email addresses to receive an email notification; for example, parents
  • Parents access billing data only with the student’s permission
  • Students automatically registered for E-billing using their SIUE email address
  • The following web address provides easy links to Frequently Asked Questions and 3rd Party Signon: www.siue.edu/BURSAR/ebill.html
e billing cont d
E-billing (cont’d)
  • Steps to authorize a 3rd party:
    • Student accesses “3rd Party Authorization” page on CougarNet and adds a 3rd party email address
    • An email is sent to the 3rd party email address requesting the recipient to register (acknowledge validity of) the email address
    • 3rd party receives on the browser an 8-position, randomly assigned and unchangeable password
    • Password is used along with the email address to sign-on to CougarNet as a 3rd party
fall billing schedule
Fall Billing Schedule

Email dateDue date

July 17 August 11

September 5 September 29

October 2 October 20

October 23 November 17

fall semester bill example subject to change
Fall Semester Bill Example(Subject to Change)
  • Guaranteed IL Tuit./15 hours $2379.00*
  • Fees, including textbook rental $ 590.15**
  • Residence Hall, shared room $1985.00
  • Meal Plan A $1250.00

Total $6204.15

*Illinois tuition is $158.60 per hour.

Out of state is $396.50 per hour.

**Textbook rental is $8.55 for each hour above 15 hours.

fall semester bill example cont d initial billed amounts on cougarnet
Fall Semester Bill Example (cont’d)Initial Billed Amounts on CougarNet
  • Installment Payment Due = $1,551.04
  • Balance Through Today = $6,204.15
  • First Due Date = August 11*

* Note: $20 installment fee added to second bill if Balance not paid in full by first day of class

financial aid recipient and billing
Financial Aid Recipient and Billing
  • For some recipients of financial aid, the aid may cover the 1st, 2nd and possibly 3rd installments
  • First actual payment may not be until the 4th installment
  • Verify via the “Unpaid Installment Payment Due” line on the Installment Due page of CougarNet (amount would equal zero)
  • May be changing for Fall 2007
financial clearance
Financial Clearance
  • Officially enrolled status
  • Financial clearance is required to:
    • Avoid having classes dropped
    • Use University services
    • Remain in University housing
    • Work on campus and access SJF
financial clearance cont d
Financial Clearance (cont’d)
  • Financial clearance is achieved by completing one of the following actions by the first payment due date:
    • Paying semester charges in full or
    • Making the minimum payment (Installment Payment Due), thus enrolling in the Installment Payment Plan ($20 charge) or
    • Having sufficient financial aid to cover at least 25% of charges
fall billing schedule15
Fall Billing Schedule

Email dateDue date

July 17 August 11

September 5 September 29

October 2 October 20

October 23 November 17

if a payment is missed
If a payment is missed …
  • Missed payments will result in a 1.5% service charge.
billing address
Billing Address
  • Created in one of two ways –
    • By the student via CougarNet, or
    • By the student via paper form available from the Bursar’s Office or Service Center
  • Used as first choice address by the Bursar’s Office for mailing refunds and 1098Ts.
  • Local or permanent address will be used if a billing address is not created.
tax relief act of 1997
Tax Relief Act of 1997
  • Established the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits
  • 1098Ts are mailed to all students
  • Also available on CougarNet
  • SIUE cannot provide any tax advice
ferpa family educational rights and privacy act
FERPAFamily Educational Rights andPrivacy Act
  • Protects student educational records such as academic progress and financial data
  • Students “own” their educational records and such data may not be disclosed without the student’s consent
  • This includes parents
  • Authorization form provides consent
    • Notarized signature of student or witnessed by Bursar’s Office employee
    • Password protected
just ask for assistance

Just ask for assistance!

We are here to help your son or daughter graduate from SIUE!