New Payment Deadlines Charging Privileges at the USA Bookstore Financial Aid Refunds USA Federal Credit Union Payment Plan Payment Policy Calendar Frequently Asked Questions
The University of South Alabama payment policies effective Spring Semester 2014. Payments can be can be made via cash, check or money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card. Student payments can be made online on PAWS with your credit card. Payment Drop Boxes are located at Meisler Hall, the lobby of the College of Education and in front of the University Bookstore. (No Cash Please.) The Office of Student Accounting is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Spring 2014 Payment Deadlines
Students registering between October 14, 2013 and December 10, 2013
must pay at least 15% of tuition and fees, including housing and meals by December 10, 2013, to retain their schedule. Financial aid awarded to a student's account or approval in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan is applied as payment toward the semester balance. If a student does not provide 15% payment by December 10, 2013, his/her schedule will be cancelled and the class seats made available to others. IF A STUDENT MISSES THE 15% PAYMENT DEADLINE, HE OR SHE WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES. However, if a student's schedule is cancelled there is no guarantee that his/her preferred schedule will remain available.
The balance of the account is due by January 17, 2014, January 20, 2014 if paying on PAWS. Students registering after December 10, 2013
must pay their balance in full by January 20, 2014. Registration schedules will be cancelled if the balance is not paid in full by January 20, 2014. There will be a reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled from January 22 - 27, 2014. A notification of location and times will be delivered via e-mail and postal service. Students will be required to pay the balance of their tuition and fees, including housing and meals plus $100 reinstatement fee, $50 late registration fee and a $50 late payment fee.
Charging Privileges at the USA Bookstore (for Financial Aid Recipients Only)
Students who have been awarded financial aid by USA's Office of Financial Aid and have excess funds after all tuition, fees, meals, and housing have been paid, he or she may charge up to $1500 (or the available balance, whichever is less) of books at the USA Bookstore. The Bookstore will have the available amount at checkout. Bookstore charges will be placed on the student's account and covered by the financial aid disbursement. Bookstore charges will run from January 8 - 15, 2014.
Financial Aid Refunds
Financial Aid refunds will be distributed after Drop/Add.
The Office of Student Accounting will review eligibility after the third day of class and process the refunds within ten (10) business days.
USA Federal Credit Union Payment Plan
The USA Federal Credit Union offers a low cost plan by financing 100% of tuition, fees, housing and meals with equal payments over four months. A book allowance is also offered. Students should see a Credit Union Representative by January 16, 2014, to secure their schedule. For more information please call 251-706-0255 or visit the USA Office of Student Accounting website
for details. Participation for Spring 2014 will end January 16, 2014.
For more detailed information, please see the Schedule of Classes
or the USA Office of Student Accounting website
or call 251-460-6195. Remember, if you are a financial aid recipient, be sure to apply early and complete your file in a timely fashion.
Payment Policy Calendar
Spring 2014 Registration Begins October 14
15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due for all students registering between October 14, 2013 and December 10, 2013. Please refer to the 15% payment calculator online on PAWS. December 10
Registration schedule cancelled if at least 15% payment is not received by the December 10, 2013, deadline. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPERTUNITY TO RE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES.
However, if a student's classes are cancelled, there is no guarantee the courses will remain available. December 11
Deadline for electronic direct deposit (EDD) enrollment January 17
Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin January 8
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end. January 15
Last day to enroll in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan for Spring Semester 2014 January 16
Balance of tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due in full
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals. January 20
Registration schedules cancelled for students not paid in full by January 20, 2014.
Financial Aid refunds begin January 22
Reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled. Note:
Notification times and location will be delivered via e-mail and postal service. Students who are reinstated will be required to pay the balance of their tuition, fees, housing and meals plus $100 reinstatement fee, $50 late registration fee and a $50 late payment fee.
January 22 - 27
No course withdrawal refunds after this date January 26
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Aid Refunds
1. Why are you distributing financial aid refunds after drop/add?
We are allowing students to charge their books at USA's bookstore through drop/add and it allows for more flexibility in schedule changes.
2. Does the distribution of financial aid after drop/add include loans also?
3. How long after drop/add will I receive my refund?
The refunds should be processed by the Office of Student Accounting within 10 business days. If you have direct deposit, check with your bank to verify the deposit. Refunds issued by check will be mailed.
4. When is the deadline to sign up for direct deposit of my financial aid refund?
January 17, 2014 is the deadline to submit completed paperwork to the Office of Student Accounting for Fall semester.
1. Will my financial aid go toward my 15% paymentDecember 10, 2013?
Yes, provided you have been awarded aid by our financial aid office and have sufficient aid to cover 15% of your tuition and fees, including housing and meals.
2. If I don't meet the December 10, 2013 tuition and fee payment deadline, what will happen?
You'll be removed from your courses for the term. You will be able to re-register beginning December 11, 2013, but you may not get your original schedule.
3. What is included in the required 15% payment?
All tuition and fees, including housing and meals.
4. What if my tuition and fees are being paid by PACT, VA, ROTC, my employer, or some other third party vendor?
You must have all proof of payment documentation to the Office of Student Accounting by 5:00 pm on January 17, 2014.
1. What if I get to the cashier in the bookstore and they do not allow me to charge books?
Then you have either not been awarded financial aid at USA or you did not have sufficient aid available to allow for a bookstore charge.
2. I was awarded aid today but the bookstore will not allow me to charge my books. What has happened?
The data is sent each night to the bookstore and they have either not received the data for today, or you do not have sufficient aid available to allow for a bookstore charge.
1. I want to use USA's Credit Union. What do I do?
Contact the credit union at (251) 706-0255.
University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6101
For questions or comments Contact Us
Date last changed: November 18, 2013 12:04 PM