Presentation on theme: " Office of Financial Aid Beck Center, Suite 108 Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Online Access 24/7 at MyTLU to documents and award letters Business Office."— Presentation transcript:
Office of Financial Aid Beck Center, Suite 108 Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Online Access 24/7 at MyTLU to documents and award letters Business Office Beck Center, Suite 101 Hours: ▪ Cashier’s Window: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ▪ Office: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ▪ Online Student Account Access 24/7 at MyTLU
Financial aid information is available online 24/7 at MyTLU and through your TLU email account. Access: Document Tracking – both requested and received. Print award letters View job opportunities
Changes in enrollment may affect financial aid eligibility. Dropping below 12 hours before 12 th class day may cause student to lose scholarships or the scholarship to be reduced. Withdrawing from all classes before the 60% point of the semester will result in a recalculation of aid eligibility – student may be required to repay some or all aid received. Dropping classes will affect completion percentage Contact Financial Aid BEFORE reducing hours enrolled
Know scholarship and grant renewal requirements Requirements can be found on the TLU Scholarships section of the Financial Aid website. Merit-based aid is awarded for 8 full-time semesters.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Must maintain minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Must successfully complete at least 75% of credit hours enrolled Must complete degree within 125% of hours required to complete the degree
If receiving Tuition Equalization Grant: Must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours each academic year. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA Must complete 75% of credit hours enrolled each academic year.
Work-Study awards DO NOT appear on the billing statement – student must work to earn the funds Paid bi-weekly If awarded, students should attend the student employee orientation held on August 28
Notify Office of Financial Aid of outside scholarships student will be receiving. Donor Name Amount Any restrictions (i.e. tuition specific, term specific) Considered part of the financial aid package and may reduce other financial aid awarded. Split equally between fall & spring unless otherwise stated by Donor
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the donor to send checks to the TLU Office of Financial Aid. Will appear on student billing statement. Will disburse to your student account once monies are received.
Financial Aid is disbursed at the beginning of each term once enrollment is verified. Refund checks are issued when the amount of aid disbursed is more than the amount billed for the term. Students expecting a refund may purchase Bulldog Bucks to use at the Bookstore, Lucky’s or Hein.
At least one week before arriving on campus: Check your portal to see if you have any holds Make sure all documents are submitted Make sure 1 st payment has been made Early Arrivals: If you have a hold that cannot be cleared at time of arrival, you WILL NOT be allowed to begin practice.
Contact Information Business Office Phone: 830-372-8010 Fax: 830-372-8179 Business Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org@tlu.edu Cheryle Sozzi : email@example.com@tlu.edu Esther Tiemann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments Online: Credit/Debit Card or E-check Cashier Window: Cash, Check or Credit Card Purchase Bulldog Bucks Can be used at: ▪ Bookstore ▪ Lucky’s and Hein Purchase in Office or Online at MyTLU
Business Office Enroll in direct deposit Cash personal checks up to $50 (no two party checks accepted) Pick up refund checks (financial aid in excess of charges) Available beginning the Friday after 12 th class day
Pre-Billing Statements Pre-Billing Statements Review Statement for Accuracy Will include: Tuition Student Services Fee Housing IF housing application processed before statement printed Meal Plan Course fees as applicable
Pre-Billing Statements Contact appropriate office with questions regarding charges and to make changes. Resident Life – Housing and Meal Plans Financial Aid – Scholarships and Loans Business Office – Tuition and fees. Changes will not generate a new bill. Refer to MyTLU for recent activity and updated balance information.
Payment Options Option 1: Payment in Full Payment due August 3 rd. Option 2: Monthly Payment Plan Initial Payment = 40% of net balance, due Aug 3rd 2 nd Payment = 20%, due Sept 15 th 3 rd Payment = 20%, due Oct 15 th 4 th Payment = 20%, due Nov 16 th Installment plan fee $50
Third Party Notify Business Office immediately if receiving Third Party benefits including: DARS Texas Guaranteed Tuition Submit Plan Type and Copy of ID Card to Business Office VA Benefits – Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35
Contact Information Business Office Phone: 830-372-8010 Fax: 830-372-8179 Business Office email: email@example.com