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Location: Eisenhower 243 (next to Lottie Nelson Dining Hall)
Phone: (717) 691-6004
Fax: (717) 691-2315
Email: busoffc@messiah.edu
Office Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Counter Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mailing Address: Messiah College
One College Ave Suite 4516
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Payment Due Dates


Fall Semester 2014:  August 22, 2014

Spring Semester 2015:  December 22, 2014

A $100 late fee will be assessed to the account if not paid by the due date.


Billing Procedures
Bills will be announced by email to the student as they become available in late July for the Fall Semester and in late November for the Spring Semester.   These initial bills will be based on registration and financial aid information available to the Business Office at the time of the bill. Financial aid that is known at the time of the billing will be listed as anticipated financial aid.  However, the financial aid award payment must actually be received before it is credited to the student account.


Periodic statements of activity on student accounts will be updated on the eBill site.  Students may check their account at any time online using MC Square.

NOTE ABOUT FINANCIAL AID: Anticipated financial aid (e.g. student loans, private scholarships and grants) is shown on the initial bill of each semester as a credit, as if it has already paid to the account. However it is up to the student to follow through on any financial aid requirements such as accepting Terms and Conditions, completing loan applications and their requirements, submission of scholarship letters to Financial Aid, verification requests by FAFSA, the State or the Financial Aid department at Messiah and requirements by organizations awarding non-institutional scholarships. After the initial bill for each semester, financial aid that has not yet paid to the student account may result in additional amounts owed. Outstanding balances carried beyond the due date are subject to a finance charge of 1.25% per month.

Summer Sessions and Independent Study Courses
Payment in full is required at registration for summer sessions and independent study courses.


Payment Options


1)  Semester payments of the entire balance due for the Fall Semester by August 22, 2014 and December 22, 2014 for the Spring Semester.   Credit card and ACH payments must be done through the eBill site.  Credit Card payments (but not ACH) are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee.

2)  The Monthly Payment Option (MPO) administered by Tuition Management Systems, allows payment of ten (10) equal monthly installments for the combined balance due on the Fall and Spring Semester bills. Payments are made directly to Tuition Management Systems by the 20th of each month starting in June and ending In March. If you enroll in the MPO before the Fall Semester bill is mailed, the bill will reflect a credit for one-half of the contracted amount. The second half of the contracted amount is credited on the Spring Semester bill. Tuition Management Systems contracts may be cancelled if payments are missed, resulting in a larger balance due from the student.

The MPO is available for a $60 enrollment fee and includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day, and online access to your MPO account. To enroll in this program, please call a Tuition Management Systems Representative a 1-800-722-4867 or log onto their web site at www.afford.com/messiah. You may enroll in the program until August 31, 2014.



Student Health Insurance


Students must be covered by a health insurance plan while attending Messiah College. All full-time students are charged for the Messiah College student health insurance plan on the Fall Semester bill. The plan covers sickness, accident, and major medical expenses for a 12-month period beginning August 1, 2014 and ending August 1, 2015. This coverage includes all vacation periods. Coverage for participation in intercollegiate athletics is covered under a separate policy maintained by the College.

Students requiring the student health insurance plan must complete an enrollment form online before September 19, 2014. The cost of health insurance is to be annouced for domestic students. An international policy is offered and required for foreign nationals studying here.  The cost of the international plan is still being determined. Please address general insurance questions to 800-332-9901.

A  student who demonstrates coverage under another health plan may have the health insurance premium removed from their account. To have the student health insurance charge removed, please complete the online Voluntary Waiver of Insurance Coverage form before September 19, 2014. This is the only way to ensure that the charge for health insurance is removed from the Fall Semester bill.

REVIEW HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN HERE

2013-14 Medical Insurance Brochure


Family coverage (spouse and/or dependent) is available for an additional charge. Spouses and dependents are not covered unless you request coverage. You may request coverage for family members by completing the online enrollment form.

 
Claims and benefits questions:
Administrative Concepts, Inc.
994 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 1005
Wayne, PA 19087-1802
888-293-9229

Request a Refund

We are excited to announce that you may now submit a refund request online.  To do this, please follow these directions.



Refund Policy
Refunds for students who withdraw voluntarily or involuntarily are issued according to this policy:


1. The portion of tuition to be refunded to withdrawing student will be as follows:

Week 1
100%
Week 2
75%
Week 3
60%
Week 4
50%
Week 5
25%

2. For refund calculation purposes, spring semester begins the first day of January term. Students who withdraw during J-term are considered part-time students for the purpose of calculating refunds. As such, no J term refunds are issued after the 2nd day of J-term classes.

3. Student who withdraw after the completion of the 5th week of classes will not receive a refund of tuition or residence fees.

4. Student Government, Student Services, and Lab fees will not be refunded after the first week.

5. Dining Services fee refunds are pro-rated weekly up through the fifth week.

6. Students who withdraw after the J-term, but before the first day of Spring Term, will be treated as part-time students for refund purposes. As such, no J-term refunds are issued after the 2nd day of J-term classes.

7. Refunds and adjusted bills will be sent to the student's home address following withdrawal.

8. There are no refunds for incomplete independent study or correspondence courses.

9. There are no refunds for enrolled students vacating a room after the start of the semester.

10. Spring Semester room and unlimited meal plans will be adjusted only for students enrolled in credit-earning, academic, off-campus cross-cultural activities (for which Messiah has charged a fee), during J-term.

11. Medical Leave Refund Provision:
  1. Refunds for tuition, room and board will be calculated based upon the date of the medical leave paperwork. All other fees are not refundable.
  2. Fall semester refunds for medical withdrawals are calculated in accordance with the schedule included in the official institutional refund policy.
  3. Spring semester segments will be treated separately:
    1. Students who withdraw after January-term, but before the first day of spring-term will be treated as part-time students for refund purposes.
    2. Students who have not attended January-term and are granted medical leave during spring-term will receive refunds based upon the schedule included in the official institutional refund policy, with the first week beginning on the first day of spring-term.
12. In accordance with federal regulations, when federal financial aid refunds are involved, the amounts are allocated in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Subsidized Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG Grants, other Title IV aid programs.

13. The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the Federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs; unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Direct PLUS loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG.

13. Institutional and student responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV funds:

  • Messiah College’s responsibilities:
    • Providing each student with the information given in the policy
      Identifying students who are affected by the policy and completing the Return of Title IV Funds calculation for those students
    • Returning any Title IV funds that are due the Title IV programs
  • Student’s responsibilities:
    • Returning to the Title IV programs any funds that were disbursed directly to the student and which the student was determined to be ineligible for via the Return of Title IV Funds calculation
14. Other financial aid will be refunded in proportion to and along the same schedule as tuition.

The fees, procedures, and policies listed above supersede those published previously and are subject to change at any time.

 

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