Student Financial Services
The Student Financial Services office assists students in meeting their financial obligation to the University. It is our goal to provide accurate financial information in a timely manner.
FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and it is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In compliance with this law, Idaho State University is prohibited from disclosing certain information in your education record, such as grades, billing, tuition and fees assessments, financial aid (including scholarships, grants, work-study, or loan amounts) to a third party without your prior consent. This restriction applies, but is not limited to, your parents, your spouse, or sponsor.
The student may, at his or her discretion, grant the university permission to release information about his or her student records to a third party by submitting a completed Student Information Release Authorization Form
Student Financial Responsibility Agreement Information
Effective December 1, 2016, Idaho State University implemented a Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. This page provides an explanation about the agreement and how to complete the agreement. We understand that there may be questions or concerns related to this process. If you have any questions please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement?
The Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (herein referred to simply as the Student Financial Agreement) informs students of the financial responsibilities associated with enrolling for classes and explains the potential consequences if a student fails to meet those obligations.
Why do I have to complete this agreement?
Our goal is to help our students understand the cost of their education and the financial policies associated with their enrollment at Idaho State University. This agreement, in conjunction with the Student Financial Services website, BengalWeb account information, and other documentation, helps define the University's expectations for payment, and allows us to clearly inform students of our policies related to e-billing, late fees, and contact methods, etc.
How do I complete the Agreement?
The process for completing the Student Financial Agreement is quick and easy, and should take students just a couple of minutes to complete. Students will need to log into BengalWeb, go to the Academic Tools tab, click on "Add or Drop Classes", and select the Term. You will then be directed to a webpage where a link is provided to view the agreement and have the option to agree or not agree to the terms and conditions in the agreement. If you select "I agree", click on the Update button and you will be directed to the webpage where you can begin adding classes.
Students can also access the agreement and agree to the terms and conditions prior to registration opening. To do this, students log in to BengalWeb, go to the Academic Tools tab, click on the link "Financial Terms Agreement for Registration", select appropriate term, and then click Submit. After clicking submit students will be directed to the webpage where a link is provided to view the agreement and have the option to agree or not agree to the terms and conditions.
How often do I need to complete the agreement?
Students will be asked to complete the Student Financial Agreement every semester that they register for classes.
What happens if I refuse to sign the Agreement?
The Student Financial Agreement provides vital financial information and potential consequences for non-payment. If a student chooses not to complete the Agreement, they will not be permitted to enroll for classes until the issue is resolved. Students with concerns about this policy are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services at email@example.com.
What does the Agreement look like?
If you have any questions please contact student financial services at (208) 282-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Helpful Links
- Student Tuition and Fees Distribution as approved by the Idaho State Board of Education
- Registration Holds - Describes restrictions or holds placed on student accounts
- Refund Information
- Tax Benefits for Education - American Opportunity Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, & Education Deductions
- ISU Consumer Information - Find key ISU information such as: access to student records (FERPA), financial aid availability, campus security, athletic programs, etc
- Class Fee Authorization Procedures
- Direct Loan Servicer - Inquire about your student loan balance and history or obtain general information about Federal Student Loans
- Financial Aid Office - Apply for Federal Financial Aid online, inquire about scholarships, view your personal financial aid information, etc.
- BengalWeb - Access personal information on Banner system, including payroll, student information, financial aid, and outstanding account information and payment.