2014 Parent & Family Orientation Welcome Parents, Family and Friends Dean Strauss, Ph.D., Dean of Students Office (DOSO) Linda Seatts, M.A., Coordinator of Student Life, Parent Programs and Student Community Initiatives
Student Billing Statement Pg. 20 Green & Gold Guide
Payment Due Date August 15, 2014 Remember the date!
Paying your bill How to pay • MyWSUCard • Checks • Personal Checks (Current Balance) • Cashier Checks (Current Balance or Prior Balance) • Money Orders • Wire/ACH Payments • Credit and Debit Card - fee • Master Card • Discover Card • American Express • Visa • Tuition Assistance Where to pay • On-line - WSU Pipeline • Auto Teller • 866-520-7786 • By Mail Wayne State University P.O. Box 02788 Detroit, MI 48202 • In person • Cashier’s Office • Payment Plans • Peer Transfer
Tuition payment plans Tuition Management Services 1-800-722-4867 www.afford.com • Payments are interest free • Require payment of an enrollment fee • Semester plan enrollments are announced by Student Accounts Receivable each term
Tuition Payment Plans Fall 2014 Payment Plans: Payments are accepted July through November First payment is due as early as July Last day to enroll in a plan is September 10, 2014 Example –Tuition and fee balance of $5,974.00 July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. 1,194.80/mo. 1,493.50/mo. 2,987.00 1,493.50/mo.
Options: • Cash available • $4,298 Parent PLUS Loan • $2,149 in a payment plan • Combination of any/or all options
Combination Example $250 cash available for each semester ($500 total) $500 in a payment plan for fall (with another for winter) $2,798 in a Parent PLUS Loan for Fall & Winter Example –Tuition and fee balance of $500 for Fall July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. 100/mo. 100/mo. 200 100/mo.
Federal Parent PLUS Loan • Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students • Approval subject to credit review • Cannot borrow above the student’s total cost • Fixed interest rate 7.21% • 4% loan fees
The Refund Process • You will receive the card two weeks after your student register • The mailing address at time of registration • Look for the green envelope from Higher One and Wayne State University • It contains the MyWSUCard • The key to unlocking the refund preference
Authenticate the card myWSUCard.com Get Started
Your part in the graduation goal • Help your student understand their financial responsibility • Ask them to share with you: • Their ebill • Their financial aid • Their grades • Progress toward graduation
Questions? Office of Student Accounts Receivable (313) 577-2100 email@example.com Visit our website fisops.wayne.edu/bursar/accounts-receivable
Agenda: ► Bag Review ► Learn about the resources available to you and your student ► Student Green & Gold Guide on Dean of Students (DOSO) website (FERPA Form, Pg. 67 in Green & Gold guide) www.doso.wayne.edu Orientation Overview
Stay connected and informed. Join the free Parent Information Network (PIN). Monthly e-newsletters (Fall/Winter terms). For “Orientation 2” (O2) join us on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 for new student convocation. www.doso.wayne.edu. Parent Information Network
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://wayne.edu/parents/ Phone: (313) 577-2923 http://wayne.edu/parents/ www.doso.wayne.edu Parent Resources
Realities of the adjustment. Students need your support, and encouragement. The Adjustment Process
They will be okay. You will be okay. Preparing yourself for the separation and new journey! Letting Go
Text, E-mail, Instagram, Facebook….. Cards or notes. Care packages. Keep in Touch
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Campus Resources (Pages 3-5 - Green & Gold Parent and Family Guide)
Provides free clinically appropriate counseling for currently registered students. Offers groups, and workshops for currently enrolled students. Room 552, Student Center Building. As a parent, you can request Consultation about resources. We provide Coordination of Care for any student who needs local mental health providers. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Open Monday - Friday 9-6. Closed weekends. Staffed by Nurse Practitioners. Physician in clinic limited hours but available by phone for consultation if needed. Located in Helen DeRoy Apartment Building…right across from Einstein Bagels! email@example.com Campus Health Center
Workshops-interviewing skills, resume writing and career planning. On-Campus and Off-Campus job postings. Design your Future Course. Career Services
Virtual “pipeline” at www.pipeline.wayne.eduipne.wayne.edu Gives students access to most WSU online services and resources like: Campus news and announcements E-mail Blackboard Library databases Registration Tuition Payment …and more. WSU PIPELINE
Multi-purpose ID card. Provides a “cashless” environment. Used all over campus for a variety of services including parking, door access, copying printing, food and more! One Card-Parking Service Center\
On Pipeline using a credit card (under the “My Pipeline” tab). In person, at OneCard/Parking Service Center, Room 257, Welcome Center “cashless” Cash System Value Terminals (CSVT) in locations across campuses. One Card How to Add Money? (Cont’d.)\
Connected Students are Successful Students “The three major sources of student departure: (1) academic difficulties; (2) the inability of individuals to resolve their educational and occupational goals and (3) their failure to become or remain incorporated in the intellectual and social life of the institution.” -Vincent Tinto
407 student organizations. 23 sororities and fraternities. Thursdays in the “D” Campus Activities Team Exciting events throughout the year Visit the Resource Fair for details. www.doso.wayne.edu Get Involved!
Parent Orientation Academic Matters University Advising Center 1600 Undergraduate Library (313) 577-2680 www.advising.wayne.edu
Presentation Agenda • Advising Services • A WSU Degree • Freshman Year Hurdles • Success Strategies
Advising Services Wayne State University 13 Schools and Colleges 370+ Academic Programs 1) Advisors are available in the Schools or Colleges. • For students who define their major upon entering WSU. • Advisors are available in the University Advising Center. • For exploratory and pre-medical and health science students.
Advising Collaboration Between Advising Community University Advising Center Pre-Medical and Health Sciences Exploratory WSU Schools and Colleges Major Advising
Advising Services Today • Acclimate students to advising services • Review degree requirements • Assist with Fall 2014 class schedule • Register Future • Progress in nature: Meet at least once a semester • Review progress towards a degree (Degree Audit System) • Assist with course planning and goal setting (Plan of Work) • Review academic progress: Strategies to improve GPA
Advising Accessibility • Wams.wayne.edu Online appointments • Phone • E-mail
A WSU Degree Minimum 120 Credit Hours • General Education (approx. 60 credits) • Major Requirements (approx. 40 credits) • Electives or College Requirements or Minor (approx. 20) General Education Major Electives College Requirements or Minor
College Readiness • Course placement through college readiness benchmarks. • ACT Scores / SAT Scores • Advanced Placement Exams • International Baccalaureate Credits • WSU Placement Exams • English, Math, Biology and Chemistry courses assigned based on performance results from above.
Possible Math Sequence Math 0900 Math 1000 Higher Level Math Math 1050 Math0993 Math 1800 Math1500 Math 1110 Math 0993 Math1050
A Typical Schedule • English • Mathematics • General Education • General Education or Major or Pre-Professional Requirement Enrollment • Full time enrollment is 12 or more credits per semester - Average enrollment is 15 to 18 credits, 4 or 5 classes per semester - 30 credits per year equates to 4 years of school Study Time • Minimum 2 hours (per week) for every credit hour - 15 credit hours, equates to 30 hours of study per week
Freshman Year Hurdles • Challenging Curriculum • Scheduling classes throughout the week; day, night, web based, location. • Making choices among general education classes. • Adjusting to independent college environment; managing time.
Support Services • Academic Success Center http://success.wayne.edu/ • Student Disability Services • English Writing Center • Math Success / Tutoring / Rising Scholars • Advisor Intervention
Parent Success Strategies • Recognize this is a time of transition. • Encourage involvement with the university community. - Learning Communities - Student Organizations - Intermural Sports - On Campus Employment - Volunteer Opportunities Through Dean of Students’ Office - Study Groups - Undergraduate Research Opportunities • Encourage behavior that leads to academic success. - Adequate study time - Good attendance, preparation and participation - Sound body and mind, Fitness Center - Encourage student to meet with academic advisors.
Aim Higher Support + Responsibility = Success • Support is all over the university community. • The student and the university share the responsibility. • The achievement of the student’s academic goal is the measurement of success.
Lunch Time/ Announcements Questions? Make sure you have your lunch ticket(s) Wrap Up