In an effort to help our students plan financially and avoid unnecessary debt and collections, the University implemented a new payment policy that potentially impacts whether a student will remain enrolled in classes. The new policy will cancel a student’s course registration if sufficient payment arrangements aren’t in place by the established administrative cancellation date.
Students are expected to pay their Student Account bill, demonstrate sufficient anticipated financial awards, and/or enroll in a University Installment Payment Plan. The due date of the first Spring 2020 bill is December 13th, 2019. Bill notifications will be emailed to students and their authorized payers in mid-November. Bills can be viewed online through EaglePAY.
The enrollment period for the Spring 2020 University Installment Payment Plan is open now. The payment plan is an interest free payment option that allows charges for the semester to be divided into as many as 5 payments. The number of payments depends on when you enroll in the plan. Students and their authorized payers can enroll using EaglePAY. More information, including instructions and a video to help you enroll, can be found on the Student Accounts website.
The new payment policy requires students to make sure all appropriate steps have been taken to secure financial awards. Students who have a balance exceeding $1,000 after the anticipated financial aid and awards are calculated, will be required to pay the balance in full OR enroll in the University’s Installment Payment Plan. If the balance is not paid by the posted deadlines or enrollment in the University’s Installment Payment Plan hasn’t been completed, then course registration, along with the student’s corresponding housing and meal plan, will be administratively cancelled. The administrative cancellation date for the Spring 2020 semester is January 7th, 2020.
Once administrative cancellation occurs, there is no guarantee that payment will secure the same classes or housing assignments. Students who have housing and meal contracts and have their registration cancelled after the start of the semester will be financially responsible for pro-rated housing and meal charges.
The Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid are eager to help students enroll in a payment plan, complete necessary steps to secure aid, and answer questions about bills and awards. They can be reached using the phone numbers and emails below. Both offices are located in the Student Services Center in Lee Hall 206.
Visit www.umw.edu/keepyourschedule for more details, including links to helpful information and important dates and deadlines.
Office of Student Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-654-1250
Office of Financial Aid, email@example.com, 540-654-2468