Financial Aid money

Lourdes University wants to make paying for your education an affordable investment that works with your and your family’s budget. Below is a description of payment options available.

Pay Now

Log onto the Lourdes Portal to access your account and view completed registration and charges associated with registration. After logging in, click on Web for Students (in the Applications section on the left) and then click on the Student tab. Under Registration and Student Records, you can access your registration and account information as well as make a payment. Select the term, and make a payment based on the amount due. If you require a paper copy of your schedule/bill with charges included for reimbursement purposes, please contact the Student Accounts Office.

Traditional Payment Plan

Payment is due in full for each semester prior to the start of classes. Payment due dates are as follows:

  • Summer semester – May 15
  • Fall semester – August 22
  • Spring semester – January 9

The following payment methods are offered:

  • We accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.(Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% convenience fee per transaction.)
  • Online payment is available for credit or web check payments. (Credit cards are subject to the same fee above; web checks are subject to a flat $3 per transaction fee.)
  • Many families choose to secure loans for the balance. For example, parents may choose to secure a parent PLUS loan. This loan will pay Lourdes in full and your payments will be made directly to the lender. Further information regarding this option can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Extended Payment Plan

This payment option divides the balance due for the academic year into 10 smaller payments (2 for summer semester). Payments for each semester are due on the 20th of the following months:

  • Summer semester – May, June
  • Fall and spring semesters – July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Please note that any payments received after the 20th of the month will be assessed a $25 late charge on a monthly basis. If any changes affecting the amount owed occur (i.e. changes in enrollment, meal plan selection, etc.), it is the responsibility of the student to make appropriate arrangements with the Student Accounts Office to adjust their monthly payment and keep their account current.

We ask that all students return the payment agreement form prior to the beginning of the semester to declare your payment intentions. Failure to do so will result in a $50 late financial registration fee assessed to your account.

For more information please contact Student Accounts at 419-824-3727.

Financial Aid

If financial aid information is not on file by the first day of the semester, a $50 payment plan fee is added to the account and monthly billings are sent until the bill is paid in full. If financial aid does not cover all charges, the student may use either self pay option to pay the balance. If financial aid is in excess of the charges, a refund will be processed when application of financial aid creates a credit balance.

Holds

Failure to make timely payments on an outstanding balance results in a hold being placed on the account. This hold subsequently affects future registrations, transcripts and diplomas. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Account’s Office to discuss the balance and pursue arrangements for payment.

Tax Information: Form 1098T

To comply with IRS rules, Lourdes has chosen to report qualified expenses billed and related scholarships/grants during a tax year. However, this could be confusing to the taxpayer. For students who register in the fall for the upcoming Spring term, the billing dates will fall in a different tax year than the actual dates of attendance. Therefore, if you registered in Fall of 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester, the charges will be reported for tax year 2015.

Since we cannot credit scholarships/grant to your account prior to the beginning of a semester, the amount of scholarships/grants reported will be reported in the tax year of the actual attendance for a semester (e.g., Spring 2016 registration reported in tax year 2015 but scholarships/grants reported in tax year 2016). Please share this information with your tax preparer.

Students can access their 1098-T 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Lourdes Portal.

Here are the instructions for a student to view their 1098-T:

  1. Login to the Lourdes portal
  2. Select ‘Web Self Service’
  3. Select ‘Student’
  4. Select ‘Student Records’
  5. Select ‘Tax Notification’
  6. Enter Tax Year:  “2016” and click submit

Refund/Withdrawl Information

If a student withdraws before freeze date:
Tuition & fees charged are 0%
Tuition & Fees refunded are 100%

 

If a student withdraws after freeze date:
Tuition & Fees charged are 100%
Tuition & Fees refunded are 0%

A refund of tuition may be claimed in case of withdrawal from the University or from individual courses. Students must submit in writing a dated notice of withdrawal to the Registrar’s Office. The amount of any refund will be calculated based on the date the notice is received by the Registrar. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute official withdrawal. Students who discontinue class attendance without officially notifying the Registrar during the refund period will be responsible for the full amount of tuition. Charges will be made if a student withdraws completely after the semester begins.

Any student who wishes to withdraw should contact their Advisor, who will initiate the written withdrawal notice for the student to submit to the Registrar’s Office. Withdrawing does impact a student’s account. Return to Title IV calculations must be calculated when a student receives federal financial aid. These calculations determine how much of the federal money a student earned and how much must be returned to the federal funding agencies. Additional information is available by contacting the Financial Aid Office.