In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, we cannot release student financial information to parents or guardians without written consent of the student, or unless the student is a dependent of the parent as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. If consent is NOT given by the submission of the Privacy Act Release Form, adequate documentation of dependent status is required for the parent to gain access to the student's financial information. A copy of the parents' latest federal income tax form would be sufficient documentation of dependent status.
Students will be responsible for viewing their account online through the ForUM website. Once logged into ForUM, to view account detail, click on the Banner tab located at the top of the screen. In order to avoid busy signals or long lines, please review your account online through Banner Self Services before contacting the Cashier's Office.Payment deadline is the first day of class of each term by 5 p.m. A late payment fee ($50.00) will be charged if payment is not received by the first day of class. The University accepts cash, personal checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
Payment may also be made on the WEB by accessing the student's account at Banner Self Services or through the e-payment parent portal. The University accepts American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and ACH electronic check payments online.
Payment Plan (Only available during Fall & Spring Semesters):
All loans and grants must be credited to the student's account by designated payment deadline day listed. A late payment fee ($50.00) will be charged if there is still a balance due after the loans are applied. Failure to pay the balance could result in loss of the student's schedule and deactivation of ID cards, loss of meal plans and ability to gain access to assigned dorm rooms.
Two or more returned payments on a payment plan will result in termination of the payment plan. Payment in full will be due immediately to the Cashier's Office.
Please note the payment plan has to be re-activated each semester through the e-cashier link. It is NOT an automatic enrollment from semester to semester.
Example: If tuition and fees equal $3,752.00 and room and board is $2,761.00 for a total of $6,513.00. The initial payment would be $2,605.20 (40%, if enrolled in plan by August 21st) plus $40.00 enrollment fee for a total of $2,645.40. There will be 3 equal payments of $1,302.60 due on the 5th of the following three months. This payment is automatically deducted from the specified account provided upon enrollment. If the student’s schedule, room or board is changed after initial enrollment, the amount of the payments will change as well.
To view a tutorial video by on how to set up a payment plan, click here.
If you have any questions about financial aid, grants, loans, scholarships, Vocational Rehabilitation, or GI Dependent benefits please contact the Financial Aid Office at (205) 665-6050.
Students receiving federal financial aid who withdraw from the University:
PRIOR to withdrawing, you are urged to contact the Financial Aid Office. Withdrawing may result in repayment of financial aid and a balance due on your student account