Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2550
Have your Grizzly ID ready
finservices@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

As you work toward earning your OU degree, please remember that Student Financial Services' knowledgeable advisers can help you navigate financial resources and payment options, including payment plans. If you have questions or need help with your payments, please contact us at (248) 370-2550 or stop by 120 North Foundation Hall immediately. 

After you register for classes, please:

  • View your student account in eBill to make sure the charges are accurate
  • Consider enrolling in a payment plan to help spread costs into smaller payments
  • Pay your student account on time to avoid having your classes and housing dropped
  • Know which charges financial aid can cover and pay in full any charges financial aid cannot pay.
Dates

Winter 2019 Dates

Winter tuition and housing charges will begin posting to your student account November 19 or as soon as you register for classes if you register for classes after November 19. 

Payment due day: December 15, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. 
(for any balance on your student account on December 15)

If you add any new charges to your account after December 15, those charges need to be paid immediately to avoid having your classes (canceled) dropped for non-payment. Access eBill to make a payment or enroll in a payment plan.

Financial aid
Financial aid for the winter semester will appear on your account and be deducted from your account balance.  It is important for you to check MySAIL to see if you have any unsatisfied financial aid requirements.

Know which charges financial aid can cover and pay in full any charges financial aid cannot pay.

Payment plan installments
The payment plan is for current semester charges only. The payment plan for winter will open November 19. If you have charges from a prior semester, they must be paid outside of the payment plan. Payments will always pay prior charges first before applying as a current payment plan installment payment.  Pay your payment plan installments by their due date.

Late payments
Balances not paid by the due dates will receive a 1.5% late payment penalty.

*Students who are canceled (dropped) from classes will have their tuition charges reversed. Students may re-register for classes based on class availability as long as registration is still open; new tuition charges need to be paid immediately. Students who are canceled (dropped) 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 to stay enrolled in your classes and university housing (if applicable). You can pay your balance in full:

If your charges are not paid in full by the due date or if you have not signed up for a payment plan and made all required payments, you will be canceled (dropped) from all your classes and university housing (if applicable). Students who are canceled (dropped) from classes will have their tuition charges reversed. Students who are canceled (dropped) from housing will have their charges adjusted according to University Housing's terms and conditions.

If you’re canceled (dropped) because your current semester charges have not been paid in full, you can re-register for classes based on class availability as long as registration is still open; new tuition charges need to be paid immediately. If you’re canceled (dropped) because your past semester charges have not been paid in full, you can re-register based on class availability once the prior balance is paid in full; new tuition charges need to be paid immediately.

Know which charges financial aid can cover and pay in full any charges financial aid cannot pay.

FAQs

What happens if I don’t make my payment by the due date?
You will be canceled (dropped) from all your classes and housing (if applicable). Your tuition charges will be reversed and your housing charges will be adjusted according to University Housing’s terms and conditions.

Can I re-register if I am canceled (dropped) from my classes?
Yes, you can re-register for classes based on class availability as long registration is still open and you do not have an outstanding balance. Once you re-register, your tuition balance is due immediately; access eBill to make your payment or enroll in a payment plan.

Can I re-register for classes once I pay my past semester balance?
Yes, once you pay all outstanding balances in full, you can re-register for classes based on class availability as long as registration is still open. Once you re-register, your tuition balance is due immediately; access eBill to make your payment or enroll in a payment plan.

If I am canceled (dropped) from classes, will I lose my on-campus housing?
Yes, you will be canceled (dropped) 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 (dropped) from classes?
Review the payment due dates and make your payments on time. Make sure your financial aid and external resources paperwork is turned in on time and/or sign up for a payment plan and make the initial payment by the payment due date. 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. If you were late applying for financial aid or missed the deadline to turn in paperwork and your financial aid requirements are not satisfied, sign up for a payment plan or pay your balance.

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.

By enrolling in a plan and making your installments by their due dates, you:

  • stay enrolled in your classes and housing (if applicable)
  • avoid late payment penalties
  • avoid holds being placed on your student account that prevent registration, transcripts, etc.
  • have longer to pay!

Can I use financial aid to pay my balance?
Yes. It is recommended that you satisfy all financial aid requirements for awards by the deadline in your financial aid notification. If requirements are submitted past the deadline, financial aid cannot be guaranteed by the payment due date. You must also be enrolled for the appropriate number of credits to receive your financial aid awards. 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 authorizations (authorized third-party billing, scholarship checks, private loans) 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.

What charges can my financial aid and external resources pay?
Financial aid and external resources can only pay tuition and housing charges. If you have other charges on your student account, you are responsible for paying those charges. You have an option to complete Student Financial Services Authorizations on MySAIL to authorize excess financial aid and/or external funds to pay for miscellaneous charges such as from Graham Health Center, Kresge Library, Housing, student ID replacements, fines for damages, etc., beyond tuition and room and board charges. Note: Late payment penalty charges, payment plan processing charges and default charges are excluded from the authorization.

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 and must be completed by the due date.

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.

Any tips to keep me in good financial standing?

  • Check SAIL to view your registration records and financial aid information.
  • Read the Payment Information section of your student account statement on eBill.
  • Monitor your balance in eBill to be sure there has not been any new activity that created a balance that needs to be paid.
  • View the Important Semester Dates for each semester. Pay attention to the dates for the 100% refund period (this is very important if you are expecting to receive financial aid).
  • Know the financial aid policies for eligibility/requirements.
  • Review award notifications and scholarship renewal criteria to make sure you’re meeting the guidelines.
  • Understand your housing contract, including the section that discusses the cancellation policy.
  • Keep your address and phone numbers updated at all times.
  • Complete a FAFSA every year to see what financial aid you are eligible for.
  • Know which charges financial aid can cover and pay in full any charges financial aid cannot pay.

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.