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Tuition and Fee Payment Dates

Term
Deadline - due by 3:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Verification Initial Opening Date
Spring  2014
January 21, 2014*
January 1, 2014
Summer  2014
June 3, 2014
May 21, 2014
Fall 2014
August 25, 2014
August 4,2014

* Summer tuition deadlines vary depending on course date. If the class begins before June 3rd ,2014,  tuition is due by the first day of the class. If your enrollment occurs after June 3rd, 2014 tuition is due at the time of enrollment.

For tuition and fee payment information see the following link: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/cashier/tuition-and-housing-payments.dot 

Financial Aid

Students can apply for financial assistance (i.e. grants, scholarships, or student loans). Visit Financial Assistance web site at http://www.pittstate.edu/office/financial_aid/.

IF YOU HAVE A LOAN, GRANT, SCHOLARSHIP, OR OUTSIDE SPONSORSHIP

Students are required to access GUS on-line to verify their enrollment in order to have their financial aid applied to their accounts.  This verification must be completed for EACH new semester.  Students will access the web site http://www.pittstate.edu   Click on GUS.  Enter your GUS ID and PIN #.  If you do not have a GUS ID and PIN #, click on Forgot GusPIN/Password and a GUS Pin will be emailed to you.  Through this process, students will verify the classes in which they have enrolled.  All University charges are required to be paid in full before financial aid refunds will be disbursed to the student.  If a student has any academic holds, this will also be noted on the web site.  Please note that students with a University HOLD on their records will be required to either have the hold removed or obtain permission from the applicable University department.  Students may verify their enrollment for the current term via GUS at Verification of Enrollment for Distribution of Funds. See top of page for dates when this verification page becomes available.  Students must maintain all financial assistance and University requirements (i.e. no academic holds, enrolled in the number of hours in which aid was based) to insure that their financial aid is available at the beginning of the semester.

Students will receive any financial assistance refund monies through their Gorilla ID card.  The monies will be deposited into the student’s Gorilla checking account at Commerce Bank.  The students may utilize their Gorilla ID card as an ATM card.   Students should contact the Commerce Bank branch in the Overman Student Center (620) 235-6378 for any additional banking information.  Students may also find additional information on the Gorilla Card web site, http://www.pittstate.edu/audiences/current-students/gorilla-card/index.dot. Should the student not wish to utilize the free checking account, the student may request a counter check for the funds from any of the four branches of Commerce Bank.  

Students who pay tuition and fees by a sponsorship (3rd party payment, vocational rehabilitation, military service benefits, foreign embassy, Indian tribe, etc.) must report to the Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts, Room 112 Horace Mann, to authorize the release of their student financial records to their third party payer. This allows us to bill the third party for the tuition and fees.  Failure to report to the Cashiers and Student Account Office before the tuition payment deadline will result in cancellation of your enrollment.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts at 620-235-4092.

LATE PENALTY FEE AND RETURNED CHECK FEE

Tuition and Fees must be paid by 3:30 p.m. on the tuition payment deadline date. Students who fail to pay their tuition and  fees by the due date will have their enrollment cancelled.  Students enrolling or re-enrolling beginning the day after the tuition deadline (for Fall and Spring Semesters only), will be charged a late fee penalty of $50.00.

Students will be charged a $30.00 fee for returned checks.

ADDRESS INFORMATION

Addresses and other demographic information can be changed by you through GUS. After logging into GUS, click on "Personal Information" then "Demographics". You may choose to have your address and/or phone number unlisted on the “on-line directory” under “Directory Preferences” in GUS.

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

If you have early-enrolled, but have decided you will not attend Pittsburg State University this fall, please call the Registrar’s Office (620-235-4200) and indicate you wish to withdraw from all semester classes.  We will cancel your enrollment and release your classes for use by other students.

PARKING

The entire campus is zoned for permit parking.  Zone permits may be obtained at the University Police and Parking Services Office in Shirk Hall. 

HOUSING FEES

Housing fees are available online along with your tuition and fees.  The same methods of payment will be available for housing contracts.

TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT OF 1997

Important Tax Information

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 offers several educational tax benefits for students to consider.  Taxpayers with qualifying tuition and related expenses may claim this benefit for themselves and their dependent children.

The Pittsburg State University Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts is required to report students who are attending at least half-time, and those students in a graduate program at PSU, to the Internal Revenue Service.

In January 2015, the Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts will mail the 1098-T (Tuition Payments Statement) with a detailed listing of all tuition, fee and related payment information, to each student who paid tuition at PSU in 2014 and requested a mailed copy.  Students may also login to GUS and print off their own statement after the Cashiers Office has made that information available.

CONSUMER INFORMATION

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 1998), a summary of consumer information must be made available to all students at Pittsburg State University.  The information is available at www.pittstate.edu/RightToKnow  If you need assistance obtaining information listed or would like a paper copy, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, 103 Horace Mann, (620-235-4240) or visit them on the web at www.pittstate.edu/office/financial_aid/.