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New Bill Due Dates: What you need to know

Billing Cycle & Due Dates

Effective fall 2017, Oakland University is implementing new bill due and class cancellation dates. The new bill due dates are approximately two to three weeks before the first day of classes for each semester.

Along with the new bill due and cancellation dates, the payment plans have been expanded to allow students to enroll in a three installment or four installment plan, depending upon when they enroll, to spread their tuition and on-campus housing charges into several smaller payments. Payment plans are available for summer, fall and winter semesters.  Payment plans do not cover prior semester balances. Prior semester balances must be paid in full to avoid cancellation.

Final bill due date(s) and cancellation date(s) will be posted to this website once they have been established.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR BILLS IN FULL BY THE ESTABLISHED DATE(S) WILL BE CANCELLED FROM CLASSES.

Stay tuned to this website over the coming months. Additional details on the new bill due dates, cancellation and expanded payment plans will be added as details emerge. The official bill due date, cancellation date and payment plan dates for fall 2017 will be posted to this website in mid to late winter 2017.

Last update: February 3, 2017

Effective fall 2017, Oakland University is implementing new bill due and class cancellation dates. The new bill due dates are approximately two to three weeks before the first day of classes for each semester.

Please read below and stay tuned to this website over the coming months. Additional details on the new bill due dates, cancellation and expanded payment plans will be added as details emerge. The official bill due date, cancellation date and payment plan dates for fall 2017 will be posted to this website in mid to late winter 2017.

Current Billing
Cycle & Due Dates
Tuition, university housing and meal charges, other allowable educational charges (Graham Health Center, lost ID card charge, etc.) and student account adjustments are generally due three weeks into a semester. Student Business Services will send billing notifications electronically to each student’s official Oakland University email address. Students may access their student account information, including bills, via the eBill system.  

FAILURE TO RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION DOES NOT EXCUSE STUDENTS FROM REQUIRED PAYMENT ON THE SPECIFIED DUE DATE.

Students who have a past due balance from a prior semester will be taken out of their future semester classes. To stay in good financial standing, please pay all OU bills on or before their due dates. Read more about de-registration.

BILLING CYCLEBILL DUE DATE
October 13, 2016 – November 20, 2016 November 30, 2016 
De-Registration from  winter 2017 classes --
December 1, 2016 
 
November 21, 2016 – December 15, 2016 December 25, 2016 
December 16, 2016 – January 15, 2017Winter 2017 DUE DATE: January 25, 2017
January 16, 2017 – February 15, 2017 February 25, 2017 
February 16, 2017 – March 15, 2017 March 25, 2017 
March 16, 2017 – April 20 , 2017April 30, 2017
April 21, 2017 – May 19, 2017Summer 2017 DUE DATE: May 29, 2017
May 20, 2017 – June 19, 2017June 29, 2017
June 20, 2017 – July TBDJuly TBD

IMPORTANT: remember to check the Fall 2017 Billing & Payment Information tab for information on the new bill due dates and cancellation policy.

Fall 2017 Billing
& Payment Information

In order to reduce the number of uncollectable student bills (for students who register early, never attend and never drop their classes), to free up classes and housing space for students on waitlists, and to accurately report enrollment numbers, Oakland University will change its bill due dates and implement class cancellation for students who have not paid their bills in full by the established due dates.

Effective fall 2017, the new bill due dates will be approximately two to three weeks before the first day of classes for each semester. Students who have not paid their bills in full by these dates will be canceled from classes with a 100% tuition refund. Students cancelled from classes for non-payment of their current semester bill will be able to re-register for classes, subject to space availability. In addition, students cancelled from classes for non-payment of a prior semester bill will be able to re-register for classes, subject to space availability, once they pay the prior balance in full. 

HOUSING STUDENTS: Students not registered for classes are ineligible for University Housing and will be canceled from a University Housing assignment. Students who re-register for 8 credits or more must contact University Housing to reapply for housing as space is available.

Along with the new bill due and cancellation dates, the payment plans have been expanded to allow students to enroll in a three installment or four installment plan, depending upon when they enroll, to spread their tuition and on-campus housing charges into several smaller payments. Payment plans are available for summer, fall and winter semesters. Payment plans do not cover prior semester balances. Prior semester balances must be paid in full to avoid cancellation.

Final bill due date(s) and cancellation date(s) will be posted to this website once they have been established.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR BILLS IN FULL BY THE ESTABLISHED DATE(S) WILL BE CANCELLED FROM CLASSES.

Students who are in good financial standing on a payment plan, expect to receive funding from external sources or have financial aid must meet the following conditions prior to the bill due date to avoid having classes canceled:

  • Payment plan — enroll in a payment plan and complete the initial payment by the bill due date
  • External sources — provide a third party sponsor authorization or scholarship check to OU Student Financial Services
  • Financial aid — satisfy all enrollment and financial aid requirements for awards that cover 100% of tuition and on-campus housing (if applicable)

Students who are interested in receiving financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 school year as soon as possible.

Oakland University will send billing notifications electronically to each student’s official Oakland University email address (@oakland.edu) approximately one month before the bill is due. Students may access their student account information, including bills, via the eBill system.

Students who have not set up their official OU email address (@oakland.edu) will not receive a billing notification. Failure to receive an electronic billing notification does not excuse students from the required payment on the specified bill due date. Information for students to activate their official OU email address is available at netid.oakland.edu.

Avoid billing problems and cancellation by following these tips.

Remember, Oakland offers several financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to help make an OU education affordable, including payment plans that give students more time to pay.

Billing, Payment
& Cancellation Tips

Avoid billing problems by resolving all issues and questions before the first bill due date of the semester. Utilize these tips:


Things you can do to help avoid being canceled from classes:

  • Discuss costs with your family and PLAN on how you’re going to pay for tuition and on-campus housing (if applicable)
  • Don’t hold on to scholarship checks from donors, turn them in to OU Student Financial Services in time to be processed by the bill due date
  • Turn in your third party sponsorship authorization to OU Student Financial Services in time to be processed by the bill due date
  • Turn in your tuition assistance paperwork to UHR or AHR in time to be processed by the bill due date
  • Sign up for a payment plan and make the initial payment by the bill due date
  • Keep an eye on your account balance in eBill to be sure there has not been activity you are not aware of
  • If your financial aid, third party sponsorship or tuition assistance waiver is not paying 100% of your tuition and housing (if applicable), you are responsible for paying the remaining amount
  • Find ways to earn and save money for college
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Review award notifications
  • Complete financial aid and enrollment requirements
  • Review scholarship renewal criteria to make sure you’re meeting criteria
  • Apply for private scholarships
  • Check MySAIL and your OU email frequently
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS in good academic standing and receiving a Graduate Assistantship need to be aware of the following information to avoid being canceled from their classes:

    • Monitor your account balance in eBill to validate the processing of your tuition award
    • If your graduate assistantship is not paying 100% of your tuition or your tuition has not been processed, you are responsible for paying the amount due
    • Sign up for a payment plan and make the initial payment by the bill due date