Due dates for the payment of tuition, room, meal plan, and other charges are set well in advance of the beginning of that semester. The due date for the fall semester is August 1 for returning students and August 29 for incoming students. Spring semester bills are due December 19.
Financial responsibility begins with registration for a course. Failure to attend will not cancel a bill. Written notice must be given to the Registrar. A student's registration is subject to cancellation if charges for a semester are not paid by the due date specified on the bill.
Failure to settle accounts in full will prevent the student from registering for a subsequent semester, receiving academic credit, transcripts or any degree.
Semester bills for the academic year will be posted online in July with a due date of August. 1, 2011, for the Fall Semester, and November with a due date of December 19, 2011, for the Spring Semester. All accounts that are not satisfied by the due date will be assessed a $100 late fee.
You are liable for the amount shown due on your original bill by our due date. A new or revised bill will be sent at a later date, at which time any additional outstanding balance is due.
The University’s student account billing is done electronically with our ONLINE BILLING SYSTEM. Students and parents have the ability to view their student account statements and daily student account activity online. St. Bonaventure University’s e-billing system offers students and their families a safe means of receiving electronic billing statements and a secure method of making Web-based payments. We are pleased to offer Electronic Check (ACH) payments for tuition, room and meal plans, fees, and incidental expenses. There will be no service fee if processed through our new Web-based system. Credit cards are accepted online with our partner CASHNET, SmartPay. They accept MasterCard, Discover, American Express and VISA.
Students enjoy having 24/7 access to student account information. To view current account activity and statements, students should log onto http://my.sbu.edu
; select the Student menu and click on View/Pay Student Account.
Students are encouraged to register parents as authorized users, which gives them access to the system and e-mail notification when a new bill is available. To set up an authorized user, the student logs on to http://my.sbu.edu
, clicks on View/Pay Student Account, select the Student menu and then selects Add Authorized User. Once the authorized user has access, he or she logs in through the https://commerce.cashnet.com/sbupay
site. There, they will be prompted to reset their password.
If you wish to submit payment by check please send to St. Bonaventure University, Business Office, P.O. Box 2448, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778. Checks should be payable to St. Bonaventure University. Please indicate the student’s account number and name on the memo line of the check.
Expenses for many students may be offset by financial aid awards that include grants, scholarships, and loans. A Federal Work Study Grant or Bona Work cannot be credited to the semester billing. Click here to visit the Financial Aid
Students who expect to receive financial aid or loans from any source should begin their application process well in advance of the beginning of any semester. Since Stafford Loans are issued in two disbursements, only 50 percent of the total loan amount, less origination and insurance fees, can be applied to any given semester.
Deferments are accepted for approved bank loans and financial aid. The following information is required: type of deferment, name, address, telephone number to verify deferment, and disbursement date of the funds. Please send information after you have received your semester statement and before the due date. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Business Office of outstanding deferments each semester.
Books, supplies, or other items purchased at the Bookstore may not be charged to student accounts. The bookstore accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express.
The student is held financially responsible for any laboratory equipment damaged or lost due to the student's negligence, carelessness, or failure to follow instructions.
Students are responsible for maintaining the physical condition of their dormitory rooms as they find them. Rooms are checked for damages periodically by the Office of Housing, and students will be charged for any damage they cause. Dormitories are available for occupancy only during the time established in the academic calendar.
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