Fee Payment Information
DUE DATE FOR PAYING FEES AND TUITION
Fall 2014 Due Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
WHERE CAN I PAY FOR MY TUITION?
1. Payments can be made online (see below).
2. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Counter (Nigh University Center, first floor).
3. Payments can be made by mail. Payments mailed prior to, but arriving after the due date will not prevent the assessment of a late payment penalty. Postmarks prior to the deadline do not constitute payment before the due date.
The mailing address is:UCO Cashier’s Counter Box 107 100 N University Dr Edmond, OK 73034-5209
HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS ON THE WEB?
Payments on the Web can be made with either a web check or credit card. These payments occur in real time and have proven themselves to be secure, reliable, and convenient ways to avoid the hassle of making tuition and housing payments. Two online routes exist for making payments:
1) UCONNECT; 2) Through eBill.
HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS THROUGH UCONNECT?
Every student has access to UCONNECT and is assigned a corresponding email account. To make payments, go to the UCONNECT web page http://uconnect.uco.edu). Students should already know their USER NAME. The password is student chosen after the first entry into the Web self-services. In the My Account channel, click on the term for which you intend to make a payment. Scroll down to the bottom of the "Account Summary by Term" page which appears, and choose a payment option.
HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS THROUGH eBILL?
Three weeks before the semester, eBills will be sent to all students through their UCONNECT email accounts. These bills include a link to the eBill program. From the ‘My Account’ page, click the black ‘Pay’ box. Completing the payment involves three steps. (As you go through these steps, pay attention to some of the other functionality that can really be helpful.) ONE: Choose the payment method—new ACH (web check) or new credit card. Click Go. TWO: Enter the details of either the web check or credit card transaction. (You can save these details for future use.) Click continue. Enter the payment amount, any desired memo information, and specify the date of the transaction. (If a future date is entered, the payment will not be initiated until then.) Click continue. THREE: Confirm the payment by reviewing the specifics of the transaction. Click submit.
CAN MY PARENTS MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT?
Parents will not have their own access to UCONNECT. But, eBill does offer students the ability to have duplicate copies of their eBills sent to parents or authorized parties by clicking on the Authorized user tab after signing in to eBill. After the authorized party’s email address is added, click on Add User. The authorized party will be emailed their own password that accesses only billing information. This is the ideal solution for parents who need billing information and are located out of town.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T PAY FOR MY CLASSES PRIOR TO THE FEE PAYMENT DUE DATE?
The fee due date for a particular semester is 5:00 pm on the Friday before the regular semester begins. If a balance exists after the deadline, a $40 Late Payment Penalty will be charged to your account. The resulting financial hold may limit access to official records. YOU WILL NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM YOUR CLASSES BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I ENROLL AFTER THE DUE DATE AND I CANNOT PAY FOR MY CLASSES?
A monthly interest rate will be charged on your balance due. The interest rate assessed is 1.5% per month. It is to your benefit to make partial payments to reduce the interest charges on your account.
CAN I WAIT TO PAY UNTIL MY FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE?
If you are waiting on your award letter to be sent to you, your pending assistance may not protect you from the late payment penalties/interest charges.
If you are unsure of your financial aid status, you may utilize the UCO Web site to check your status. Log on to http://www.uco.edu/finaid and go into the secure access area before contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid.
WHAT STEPS MUST I COMPLETE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
The financial aid process can be time consuming so we encourage aid applicants to start early. Federal Applications are available as early as January 1st of each year.
Students planning to use financial aid to meet their college expenses for this semester must complete the following steps:
1. Log on to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply for federal student aid by the internet.
2. Log on to www.uco.edu/finaid to download and complete the UCO Student Financial Aid Institutional Application. Submit the Institutional Application and any supporting documentation that may be required (students will be notified in writing or via the web or any additional requirements).
3. Satisfy the requirements of your aid. Most federal programs require that you maintain satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress is a vital part of maintaining long-term eligibility for federal assistance. A copy of this policy is available at the Financial Aid Service Center, and posted on the financial aid website at www.uco.edu/finaid.
Restrictions are placed on Tuition Waivers and other scholarships which will not allow funding of zero level courses or courses taken at other schools through a consortium agreement; however, you may be eligible through Federal Student Aid. You should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss eligibility for these programs.
CAN A THIRD PARTY PAY MY FEES?
Yes. Special arrangements may be made in some limited cases where payments are made by an employer or agency. The recipient of the assistance must provide the Student Financial Services Office with the authorization or certificate from the third party. These documents may be delivered to the Office of Student Financial Aid, NUC 141.
DOES UCO OFFER ANY SPECIAL RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS?
Yes. Residents of Oklahoma, 65 years of age or older, may request a fee waiver to audit up to six semester hours of academic course work per semester contingent upon available classroom and laboratory space. Permission to audit must be obtained from the instructor. Students auditing a class are expected to have the same prerequisites completed as students enrolled for credit. After enrollment, senior citizens requesting a fee waiver should take their processed class schedule printout and proof of age to the Office of Student Financial Aid, NUC 141.
DEADLINES FOR FEE AND TUITION PAYMENT
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR PAYING MY FEES AND TUITION LATE?
If you miss the Fee Due date, your account will be charged a flat $40 late payment penalty. If you continue to have a balance, your account will be charged a monthly charge in the amount of 1.5% of your balance.
WHAT IS THE LAST DATE I CAN WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS IN PERSON AND RECEIVE A REFUND ?
Fall 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014
WHAT IS THE LAST DATE I CAN WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS VIA THE WEB AND RECEIVE A REFUND ?
Fall 2014 - Monday, September 1, 2014
Please note: Complete withdrawals (dropping all classes) via the Web ends at 6 am of the first day of the term. After that time, all complete withdrawals must be done in person at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, room 124 in the Nigh University Center.
For 8-week semesters, drops or withdrawals of regular 8-week courses during the first 5 dates of the term are allowed without charge.
For 16-week semesters, drops or withdrawals of regular 16-week courses during the first 10 dates of the term are allowed without charge.
ARE REFUND POLICIES DIFFERENT FOR BLOCK COURSES?
Yes. For specific refund dates, see the "Fee Payment/Refund Deadlines" section on the appropriate semester’s "Deadlines to Remember" page near the front of this publication.
ARE THE REFUND POLICIES DIFFERENT FOR INSTITUTES, WORKSHOPS, AND TOURS?
Yes. A full refund will be issued if a drop or withdrawal from these courses occurs on the first date of the course or before. After the first date, no refund will be issued for course adjustment or withdrawals.
ARE THE REFUND POLICIES DIFFERENT FOR INTERSESSION COURSES?
Yes. Similar to the refund policy for workshops and institutes, any drop or withdrawal which occurs on the first day of class or before will receive a full refund. Any course adjustment after the first day of class will receive no refund.
CAN U.C.O. CHANGE THE COST OF MY CLASSES OR ADD ADDITIONAL FEES?
Yes. Fees and tuition at all institutions of higher education in Oklahoma are subject to change without notice. In the event the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the State Legislature approve an increase, students will be assessed the additional amount and be given the option of making payment or making a complete withdrawal.
DELIVERY OF REFUNDS
Student refunds are managed by Higher One, a third party service that facilitates student refunds from campuses across the country. When new students enroll at UCO, Higher One automatically (after a delay of a couple of days) issues a Broncho Spirit Card to the students through U.S. mail services. The card should be retained even if it won’t be used as a debit card. The card is the key to activating a refund preference. After receiving the card, each student must log into BronchoSpiritCard.com and choose their preference for the delivery of refunds from UCO. They can choose to 1) open a Higher One account and utilize the Broncho Spirit Card or 2) have the credit direct deposited to a checking account. Assistance in making this decision is available at BronchoSpiritCard.com. Replacement cards for active accounts may only be ordered through Higher One. The $20 fee must be paid before the replacement card is produced and shipped. Students may request replacement cards for inactive accounts through our bursar or the First Year Experience office for $10.
Federal and State funds, which include Pell, SEOG, OTAG, Stafford, FUSL, and Perkins loan funds in excess of direct University costs, will be released to students beginning the first week of the semester and will continue on a weekly basis as students are awarded. Scholarship refunds in excess of direct University costs will be released beginning during the 3rd week of the semester.