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4PP Frequently Asked Questions

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I'm still waiting for information on my financial aid package. What should I do?

If you delay applying for the Four Payment Plan awaiting additional information, it may cause registration problems. It is best to complete the application on a timely basis with as much accurate information from correspondences and the web-sites noted in the instructions. Upperclassmen may wish to estimate some numbers based on prior year. (If your estimates differ significantly from your actual amounts, special consideration may be available to spread the difference over the remaining payments providing all necessary financial aid paperwork was completed by student and parents on a timely basis.

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What happens if I over-estimated my plan amount?

If your original Plan Amount was over-estimated, the "Total Due" amount on the following bill will be your monthly installment less the amount over-estimated.

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What happens if I under-estimated my plan amount?

If your original Plan Amount was under-estimated, the "Total Due" amount on the following bill will be your monthly installment plus the amount under-estimated. Please note: any amount under-estimated must be paid prior to the start of class to avoid registration problems.

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Will I receive a separate bill for my payment plan?

No, you will be billed and credited for your Four Payment Plan transactions on your regular monthly student bill. These bills will be mailed in the student's name to their home address.

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What payment plan transactions will appear on my Fall bill?

If you return your completed application to the Bursar's Office by the July 1st deadline, your subsequent bills will reflect the following EPP activity:

July Bill: Charge for your $50 Application Fee
Charge for your 2nd Installment Plan. (due August 1st)
Credit for your 1st Installment Payment
Advanced Credit for your August, September, and October Payments.
August Bill: Charge for your 3rd Installment Payment(due September 1st)
Credit for your 2nd Installment Payment (providing received by August 1st)
Sept Bill: Charge for your 4th Installment Plan(due October 1st)
Credit for your 3rd Installment Payment(providing received by September 1st)
October Bill: Credit for your 4th Installment Payment (providing received by October 1st)

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Why is my "Total Due" different from my monthly installment?

The "Total Due" amount on your bill may be different for a variety of reasons. Any financial aid that is still pending will not reduce your "Total Due" amount. If you incurred any new charges such as phone bills, your "Total Due" will be your monthly installment plus the amount of new charges. Your "Total Due" will also be affected if your original Plan Amount was underestimated OR overestimated.

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What if I do not participate in the plan?

Your spring balance less loans, grants and scholarships will be due in full by January 2. The billing for spring charges will be mailed in early December.

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If I participate in the payment plan in the fall semester, do i need to reapply for the spring semester?

Yes! New payment plans are established for each semester. You may apply for the same or a different amount as your plan for the fall, but you must reapply to participate in the spring.

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What payment plan transactions will appear on my spring bill?

If you return your completed application and payment to the Bursar's Office by the December 1st deadline, your subsequent bills will reflect the following 4PP activity:

December Bill : Charge for your $50 application fee
Charge for your 2nd Installment Plan(due January 2nd)
Credit for your 1st Installment Payment
Advanced Credit for your January, February, and March Payments.
January Bill: Charge for your 3rd Installment Payment(due February 1st)
Credit for your 2nd Installment Payment (providing received by January 2nd)
February Bill: Charge for your 4th Installment Plan(due March 1st)
Credit for your 3rd Installment Payment(providing received by February 1st)
March Bill: Credit for your 4th Installment Payment (providing received by March 1st)

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May I include my work study award as a credit?

No, the student earns work study awards by working in a work-study employment position on campus. Funds are paid as an hourly wage directly to the student in the form of a paycheck.

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