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Billing & Payments in HUB University at Buffalo Offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts
Graduate Student Orientation 2013
HUB Student Center Student Accounts and Billing Information Payment Information Financial Aid Items Contact Information Helpful Resources Questions
HUB Student Center A self-service component where students manage their school-related activities, such as:
View, Accept and Decline Financial Aid Web Registration MyClass Schedule View Account Transactions View MyGrades HUB: www.buffalo.edu/hub
HUB STUDENT CENTER
Check the website: http://registrar.buffalo.edu/pe rsonalinfo/address.php for each student address description
HUB Student Center – Student Financials • Payment Options
Link, opens a new window to QuikPAY
• Students must log in through this link in order to make online payments, enroll in Direct Deposit, or enroll in a Payment Plan.
Billing Information • eBill notification email sent to the student’s UB email address. The email provides instructions on how to access your eBill. • Charges and/or adjustments are calculated daily and available for viewing in HUB Student Center • eBills include account activity up to the date they are produced. Subsequent activity will appear on the next eBill.
Billing Information (continued) Fall 2013 Billing Emailed: • • • •
July 22, 2013* September 9, 2013** October 14, 2013 November 18, 2013
Fall 2013 eBill Due: • • • •
August 21, 2013 October 9, 2013 November 13, 2013 December 18, 2013
*If you enroll on or before July 21, 2013 **If you enroll after July 21, 2013 NOTE: Payment Plan enrollees will refer to the payment due date in the Payment Plan Contract.
Drop/Add Deadlines Don’t get stuck paying for courses you don’t want! Last day to DROP/ADD classes: September 3 http://registrar.buffalo.edu/registration/howtoregister/dropadd-fall.php
Billing Information (continued) Charges include:
Tuition and Fees Housing and Food Service Student Medical Insurance (Students who have adequate private coverage may waive the plan by submitting the on-line waiver at http://www.healthinsurance.buffalo.edu )
New Student Fee (orientation) Campus Cash/Miscellaneous Charges
New York State Residency for Tuition Purposes • View and understand requirements to apply • Generally, eligibility for in-state tuition becomes effective one year after a student has established a New York State domicile. • Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants and Fellows can be considered for residency for tuition purposes after one semester • the same application must be used and appropriate documentation provided as required but for a 6-month or one-semester period of time and not a full year •
Deferments On Your eBill Anticipated financial aid will appear on your eBill and will reduce the amount owed. You must pay the amount due on your eBill in full by the bill due date in order to avoid late fees.
Student Center Payment Options in QuikPAY • Set up a Payment Profile • Set up Authorized Payer(s) • View Current Account Activity • View eBill (current and past statements) • Make a Payment • Review Transaction History (payments & electronic refunds) • Enroll in Direct Deposit • Enroll in a Payment Plan
Authorized Payers Students may designate someone, such as a parent, guardian or spouse, as an Authorized Payer. Only students can add or delete Authorized Payers. An Authorized Payer will be able to:
View and Pay the Student’s eBill Online (Credit Card or eCheck) View Transaction History (only transactions made by Authorized Payer) Enroll in a Payment Plan Enroll in Direct Deposit of Parent Plus Loan Refunds
Payment Methods Online Payments
• All credit/debit card transactions must be done online through QuikPAY • Credit/Debit cards with MC/VISA or Discover Logo are accepted* • eChecks are also accepted online • Student can set up authorized payers to pay their bill • We do not charge a fee for credit card payments *Note – Debit cards carry maximum daily limits – check with your financial institution
• Cash (cannot be mailed) • Checks (payable to University at Buffalo) • Money Order University at Buffalo Student Response Center 232 Capen Hall Buffalo, NY 14260 *Note - Credit card payments are not accepted at the in-person location
Payment Plan • The University at Buffalo is partnering with Nelnet Business Solutions/QuikPAY to administer payment plans. • Payment plans are available for Fall and Spring terms only. • Students who join in the fall will not automatically be enrolled for the spring. • Up to four(4) equal installments, depending on when you enroll. • The payment plan is not a loan program and the service is provided interest-free. • Enrollment fee is $45.00 per term and is non-refundable.
Payment Plan (continued) • Enrollment in a payment plan for Fall 2013 begins on July 5th. • (Student) Enroll by logging into your HUB Student Center and clicking on Payment Options in the Finances section. • (Authorized Payer) Enroll through the Authorized Payer link found on Student Accounts website. • Only one payment plan is allowed per student.
Direct Deposit • Apply to have your financial aid or overpayment refunds directly deposited into your U.S. checking or savings account. • You are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit as soon as possible. Sign up in your HUB Student Center by clicking on Payment Options in the Finances section. The advantages: • There’s no risk of your check being lost or stolen in the mail. • No need to cash or deposit your check at the bank. • Funds for direct deposit participants will be available sooner when a refund is generated.
Financial Aid Advisors Each student is assigned a Financial Aid Advisor Meet your advisor, by appointment, in 115 Porter Hall http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/advisor
School information Student’s cost of attendance
Information supplied by Dept of Education
Graduation Rate Loan Default Rate Median Borrowing
Net costs Work and loans
Loan repayment information Other funding options Customized information
Graduate Tuition Remission/Scholarship • Tuition remission/scholarships are applied to tuition charges only and might not equal the full amount of your bill. Other charges/fees not covered are your responsibility. • View and understand the instructions • If a tuition scholarship does not appear as a credit on your account, be sure to follow-up with your department/funding supervisor • Must be a matriculated graduate student • Be mindful of deadline dates for submission of forms
Federal Graduate PLUS Loans • Begin the application process at www.studentloans.gov • Credit check is required • May borrow up to the cost of attendance less all other financial aid • Student must complete a Grad PLUS eMPN which is separate from other student Direct Loan promissory notes that you may have previously signed. • Borrowers are required to complete Grad PLUS Entrance Counseling before submitting the form.
Financial Aid Award Letter • Access your financial aid award letter via the HUB at www.myub.buffalo.edu • Grants and Scholarships are already accepted. • First-time Federal Direct Stafford Loan Borrowers Must: • Complete Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/aid/loans/empn.php • Entrance Counseling http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/aid/loans/entrance.php in order to have funds count as a pending credit against the account balance .
Financial Aid To Do List • After UB receives your 2013-2014 FAFSA, if you need to complete additional steps or submit additional documentation, these items will be listed in your To Do List in HUB Student Center. You will also receive a Financial Aid To Do Letter correspondence as an alert that there are items on the To Do List. • A student’s financial aid cannot disburse towards the cost listed on the student account until all items in the To Do List are completed. • You may receive a Financial Aid Award Letter even if there are outstanding items listed in the To Do List.
Contact and Services Information
Student Response Center (SRC)
The Student Response Center (SRC) serves as the walk-in location at 232 Capen Hall for students who require the following services: • • •
General Financial Aid Information** Student Accounts/Billing Registrar/Academic Records
Phone: Monday –Thurs 9:00-4:00
Friday 10:30 am-4:00 pm (EST)
Financial Aid – 645-8232 Registrar – 645-5698 Student Accounts – 645-1800 Email : Financial Aid: [email protected] Registrar: [email protected] Student Accounts: [email protected] **To schedule an appointment to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor located at 115 Porter 2 in the Ellicott Complex, call: (716) 645-8232
Helpful Websites • • • • • •
Student Response Center http://sarfs.buffalo.edu/src.php Student Accounts http://studentaccounts.buffalo.edu/ Financial Aid http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/ Student Advising Services http://sas.buffalo.edu/ Registrar http://registrar.buffalo.edu/ HUB http://buffalo.edu/hub