Student Financial Services
Spring Semester 2013
Tuition and Fee Payment Information
Tuition and fees for Spring 2013 will be assessed early in December. Student account information is available on BengalWeb under the Finances tab. Notification to students will be in the form of email, campus announcements, and personal announcements. Please pay attention to the alerts that are sent. No registration invoices or statements will be sent this spring, but are available on BengalWeb. You will be expected to use the tools available on BengalWeb to sign up for classes, establish eligibility for financial aid, monitor your accounts, and complete fee payment. If you need help logging on to BengalWeb, please call (208) 282-HELP (4357).
All students, including those who pre-register shortly before their classes start, should pay fees on-line or at the Cashier's Office by Friday, January 11, by 5:00 p.m., to avoid late fees and potential loss of enrollment in the classes. Students should check on the web site or in person to verify fee payment and registration in classes. Fees are reassessed as students drop or add classes, so students can review their charges on the Finances tab as soon as the class change is completed. A checklist is available to review critical steps in the fee payment process.
Payments or qualified authorizations made by employers or other sponsoring agencies and received by the due date in ISU Student Financial Services are posted to the student's account when received. Students should verify payment, and provide a copy of the authorization if payment is not yet posted to their account to avoid late fees.
A New Student Orientation Fee of $100 is assessed to all new degree-seeking undergraduate students. All new students should plan to attend the orientation program the week before classes begin. An International Student Orientation Fee of $20 has been added for new international students, and an International Student Administrative Support Fee of $50 is charged each semester to international students attending in the U. S. More information concerning cost of attendance can be found here. A listing of class fees is also available.
Financial Aid processing begins January 4, 2013, for students who have completed financial aid acceptance and authorization requirements. Account information will be available on-line and refunds will be delivered only by mail or directly to your bank account. Please allow 5 to 6 days for local bank and mail processes. Those desiring direct deposit should complete the banking information for eRefund on BengalWeb in the Finances tab at least 10 days before the expected payment.
Installment plans are available for Spring Semester beginning January 4th on BengalWeb. Students will be expected to pay the first installment at the time the installment plan is set up, with automatic deductions from a checking account, debit, or credit card for the remaining installments. Tuition, registration fees, student insurance, housing rent and meals, and computer user fees are eligible for the installment plans this spring. More information is available at the Installment Loans web page.
Fees are due Friday, January 11. If you will be attending ISU this spring please arrange to complete fee payment by January 11 at 5:00 p.m. If you will not be attending this spring, please drop the classes, making them available to students who will be attending. Disenrollment of students who have not paid fees will be Friday night, January 11. However, if you will not be attending, please drop the classes by January 3 to avoid late fees, refund penalties, and financial aid repayment situations. Some who were not planning to attend remained in their classes due to a disenrollment exception, received failing grades, and incurred fee charges and late fees. You will be charged and graded in classes you remain enrolled in. Classes begin Monday, January 14.
A $50 late handling fee will be charged to students paying fees Tuesday, January 15 through Monday, January 28. Students who have not paid fees in full by January 28th will again be subject to additional late fees and may be disenrolled from classes.
Late registration and/or fee payment after January 28 is by permission only. A Late Registration Petition (students not yet enrolled for Spring 2013), or Late Re-Enrollment Petition (students who were disenrolled from Spring 2013) will be required of those students who have not paid fees by Monday, January 28, 2013, and an additional $50 late fee will be charged.
Refund Policy Considerations
Students who drop classes before classes start are granted a 100% refund of fees charged. Drops within the 1st week of an 8-week class, or within the 1st two weeks of a semester class also receive a 100% refund. Those withdrawing in the second week of an 8-week class, or in the third week of a semester-length class receive a 50% refund of fees for those classes. Those eligible for a 50% refund are charged for 50% of the related withdrawn credits and 50% of the class fees for the applicable class fees. For the refund policy, exceptions, and examples, please click here.
On-Line Registration and Fee Payment
Students are expected to take care of admissions, class selection, financial aid application and authorization, and fee payment on-line through BengalWeb. Please pay attention to email, campus and personal announcements, and account information. Account information for students will appear on the Finances tab, and will reflect tuition, fees, miscellaneous charges, financial aid, exemptions, and third-party (agency) payments.
Students who need help with registration, scholarships, or financial aid can stop by the Museum Building Customer Service Center. Cash and check payments are accepted at the Cashier's Office in the Administration Building. Change check processing is not available in person. Students should plan to complete on-line registration and financial aid requirements by January 3 to take advantage of priority processing, which begins Friday, January 4. Refund checks will be mailed, or E-Refund ACH bank deposits will be processed beginning January 4. Banner processes rely on batch processing for applying financial aid and processing refunds, and change checks will be mailed to the mailing address on the student system.
University of Idaho Students
If you are taking classes from the University of Idaho in Spring Term 2013, your UofI classes will not appear on the ISU system. Please look for your account on the University of Idaho website. If you have matriculated through ISU, and are taking UI classes, you will need to arrange payment at each institution for the classes you will be taking at each.
If you are a graduate student taking at least 9 credits, or an undergraduate taking 10 credits or more between the two instituitions, please contact Alice Allen at UI (282-7816) or Lisa Leyshon at ISU (282-4207) for adjustments to fees between the two institutions
Students seeking a degree through University of Idaho should coordinate with UI to receive financial aid. If you are taking classes from ISU, please check with a financial aid counselor concerning a consortium agreement to maximize your eligiblity for federal financial aid. ISU degree-seeking students taking UI classes should similarly consider a consortium agreement for the UI credits.
Student Health Insurance Information
Required Coverage: Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) coverage is mandatory for full-time students at ISU. The Idaho State Board of Education defines full-time as 12 credits (or 9 credits or more for graduate students). International students are also required to have health insurance coverage. Students who document personal health insurance coverage can have the insurance premium of $925 waived.
Insurance coverage information is available at the ISU Student Health Insurance Program website. Information is also available at the Ascension Insurance website as well as procedures and link to document your current coverage to waive the SHIP coverage.