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New Payment Due Dates -- What You Need to Know

Payments & Cancellation

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.

Beginning with fall 2017, Oakland University is implementing new payment and cancellation dates.

Due dates have been changed to help reduce outstanding debt, limit late payment penalties, and free up available housing and classroom space. Read below for the information you need to know, and contact Student Financial Services if you need help financing your education.

Dates
 SUMMER 2017 PAYMENT DATES
 Payment due day:May 29, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
 Payment due day:June 29, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
 Payment due day:July 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.


 FALL 2017 PAYMENT & CANCELLATION DATES
 Payment due day:August 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
(for any charges assessed on or before August 15)

If you add any new charges to your student account (a class, meal plan, etc.) after August 15, those charges are due immediately. Access eBill to make a payment or enroll in a payment plan. Students will be canceled* from all classes and university housing (if applicable) on the following dates:

  • August 16, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • September 20, 2017

If you are on a payment plan, your installments are due on:

  • August 15, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • October 15, 2017
  • November 15, 2017

If you accrue any miscellaneous charges on or after September 20, 2017, your additional payment due days are:

  • October 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
  • November 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
*Students who are canceled from classes will have their tuition charges reversed. Students who are canceled from housing will have their charges adjusted according to University Housing's terms and conditions.


 WINTER 2018 PAYMENT & CANCELLATION DATES
 Payment due day:December 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
(for any charges assessed on or before December 15)

If you add any new charges to your student account (a class, meal plan, etc.) after December 15, those charges are due immediately. Access eBill to make a payment or enroll in a payment plan. Students will be canceled* from all classes and university housing (if applicable) on the following dates:

  • December 16, 2017
  • January 2, 2018
  • January 18, 2018

If you are on a payment plan, your installments are due on:

  • December 15, 2017
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018

If you accrue any miscellaneous charges on or after January 18, 2018, your additional payment due days are:

  • February 15, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
  • March 15, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
*Students who are canceled from classes will have their tuition charges reversed. Students who are canceled from housing will have their charges adjusted according to University Housing's terms and conditions.

How to Pay

Be proactive in paying your OU charges on time so you don’t get canceled from classes or university housing. You can pay your balance in full:

If you do not pay your charges in full by the due dates, you will be canceled from all your classes and university housing (if applicable). Students who are canceled from classes will have their tuition charges reversed. Students who are canceled from housing will have their charges adjusted according to University Housing's terms and conditions.

If you’re canceled for not paying current semester charges, you can re-register for classes (subject to space availability). If you’re canceled for not paying past semester charges, you can re-register (subject to space availability) once the prior balance is paid in full.

FAQs

What happens if I don’t make my payment by the due date?
You will be canceled from all your classes and your tuition charges will be reversed.

Can I re-register for if I am canceled from my classes?
Yes, you can re-register for classes (subject to space availability) as long as you do not have a past semester balance.

Can I re-register for classes once I pay my past semester balance?
Yes, once you pay any past semester balances in full, you can re-register for classes (subject to space availability).

If I am canceled from classes, will I lose my on-campus housing?
Yes, you will be canceled from on-campus housing and your charges will be adjusted, according to University Housing’s terms and conditions. If you re-register for eight or more credits, you must contact University Housing to reapply for housing as space is available.

How can I make sure I don’t get canceled from classes?
Review the payment due dates and make your payments on time. Don’t wait until the last minute to pay your outstanding balance — be proactive and take care of all your financial business ahead of time to avoid any last-minute issues (aim for two weeks before the actual payment due date).

Can I use a payment plan to pay my balance?
Yes. OU offers a payment plan so you can spread tuition and on-campus housing charges into several smaller payments. Plans are available for summer, fall and winter semesters. Payment plans do not cover prior semester balances. Be sure to make your initial payment by the payment due date.

Can I use financial aid to pay my balance?
Yes. It is recommended that you satisfy all enrollment and financial aid requirements for awards at least 14 days before the payment due date, unless otherwise indicated in the requirement description on MySAIL. If requirements are submitted past the requested timeframe, financial aid disbursement cannot be guaranteed by the payment due date. If your financial aid does not cover 100 percent of your balance, you must pay the balance or enroll in a payment plan and complete the initial payment by the due date. 

Can I use external sources to pay my balance?
Yes. It is recommended that you provide all third-party paperwork to Student Financial Services at least 14 days before the payment due date. If external sources do not cover 100 percent of your balance, you must pay the balance or enroll in a payment plan and complete the initial payment by the due date.

Can I use a combination of financial aid, external sources, payment plans and my own funds to pay my balance?
Yes, these are all acceptable forms of payment.

When will charges be posted?
Typically, one month prior to the payment due date for each semester. Your charges will be posted on eBill, OU’s electronic notification and payment system. You need to login to eBill to view and pay your account balance.

How do I know if charges are posted?
You’ll receive an email notification to your OU email account. You are responsible for checking your OU email. If you don’t set up your OU email account (@oakland.edu), you will not receive a notification. Failure to receive an electronic notification does not excuse you from the required payment on the specified payment due date.

How is payment processed through my graduate assistantship?
Monitor your account balance in eBill to validate the processing of your tuition award. If your graduate assistantship is not paying 100 percent of your tuition or your award has not been processed, you are responsible for paying the amount due.

Why is OU changing its payment due dates?
Due dates have been changed to help reduce outstanding debt (for students who register early, never attend and never drop their classes), limit late payment penalties, and free up available housing and classroom space.

Any tips to keep me in good financial standing?

I need help financing my education. Who do I contact?
Please contact Student Financial Services at (248) 370-2550 or finservices@oakland.edu to discuss your financial situation. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (have your Grizzly ID available). We are ready to help.