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 2013. 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.
Fall 2013 Payment Deadlines
Students registering between April 8, 2013 and August 5, 2013
must pay at least 15% of tuition and fees, including housing and meals by August 5, 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 August 5, 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 August 23, 2013, August 25, 2013 if paying on PAWS. Students registering after August 5, 2013
must pay their balance in full by August 25, 2013. Registration schedules will be cancelled if the balance is not paid in full by August 25, 2013. There will be a reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled from August 27 - 30, 2013. 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 August 12 - 21, 2013.
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 August 22, 2013, 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 Fall 2013 will end August 22, 2013.
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
Fall 2013 Registration Begins April 8
15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due for all students registering between April 8, 2013 and August 5, 2013. Please refer to the 15% payment calculator online on PAWS. August 5
Registration schedule cancelled if at least 15% payment is not received by the August 5, 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. August 6
Deadline for electronic direct deposit (EDD) enrollment August 22
Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin August 12
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end. August 21
Last day to enroll in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan for Fall Semester 2013 August 22
Balance of tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due in full
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals. August 26
Registration schedules cancelled for students not paid in full by August, 2013.
Financial Aid refunds begin August 27
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.
August 27 - 30
No course withdrawal refunds after this date September 1
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?
August 22, 2013 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% payment August 5, 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 August 5, 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 August 6, 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 August 22, 2013.
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.
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