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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/campushub/announcements/

Spring Registration Guarantee, Payment Dates (11.11.2014)

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014, is the Early Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. Students registered through Thursday, December 11, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by December 18 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  • Friday, January 16, 2015, is the Final Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. All students registered through Friday, January 16, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by January 16 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  • Accounts meeting the minimum payment criteria will not have registrations cancelled for non-payment. Students are obligated for tuition and fees charges regardless of attendance. Additional information is published regarding the financial impact of dropping courses and official withdrawal.
  • Monday, February 16, 2015, is the Spring Semester Due Date. All registered students should ensure that spring semester account balances are paid in full or covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan. Note that Monday, February 16, is also the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.
  • Monday, March 9, 2015 is the Spring Semester Past Due Date. Accounts with unpaid spring semester balances not covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan will be subject to Unpaid Balance hold and $50 late fee. Additionally, accounts whose unpaid spring semester balances include unpaid residence hall charges will be subject to the suspension of meal plan/dining privileges per the terms of the 2014-2015 Residence Hall Contract.

Loan Exit Counseling Sessions (11.11.2014)

Student-borrowers of Federal Direct Loans graduating or otherwise ceasing to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis at Minnesota State University, Mankato, at the end of Fall Semester are required to participate in Loan Exit Counseling.

To meet this requirement, students may complete the counseling process during one of the sessions hosted on campus by Student Financial Services.

  • Thursday, November 20     11 am              CSU 201 Searing Conference Room
  • Thursday, November 20     2 pm                CSU 201 Searing Conference Room

Information needed to complete the process includes:

  • Borrower’s driver’s license number
  • Names/addresses/phone numbers of borrower’s next of kin
  • Two personal references

The counseling session takes approximately 45 minutes and will provide borrowers with an individual review of their loan repayment obligations, information regarding repayment options and suggestions, debt management strategies, potential deferment, forbearance and cancellation options, and consequences of loan default.

Student-borrowers can also meet the requirement by completing Loan Exit Counseling online. Sign In at the StudentLoans.gov homepage, click on Complete Counseling and select Exit Counseling to begin. Visit www.pin.ed.gov if you need assistance with your Federal Student Aid PIN, which is required for online access.

For a complete federal loan history, visit www.NSLDS.ed.gov and click on the “Financial Aid Review” link.

Spring Semester FACTS Payment Plans (11.11.2014)

Convenient monthly payment options are offered through Nelnet Business Solutions, a third-party tuition payment service provider for Minnesota State University, Mankato students. Enrollment in fall semester FACTS payment plans is currently open. Deadline to enroll in the last available plans is February 16, 2015.

Automatic payments can be authorized from designated checking, savings, or credit card accounts. Credit card options include: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and internationally-issued credit cards. Enrollment in a Nelnet/FACTS monthly payment plan is done on semester-by-semester basis, at a cost of $25 per semester.

Students with active Nelnet/FACTS payment plans satisfy the minimum payment requirements for the Registration Guarantee Dates of December 18, 2014, and January 16, 2015 and protect their accounts from Registration Cancellation for Nonpayment; active payment plan status also prevents past due registration holds, semester late fees and suspension of residence hall meal plan/dining privileges. More information.

Annual tax documents online, consent needed (10.14.2014)

Students can provide consent to receive student-related annual tax documents electronically for quicker access. If consent is not provided, the forms will be printed and mailed in January to student address on file as of the end of December. Students providing consent will receive an e-mail and see an update to Action Items on Student e-Services indicating the availability of tax forms for downloading.

To sign up for electronic tax forms, log in to Student e-Services and click on the Action Items links for Tax Form 1098-T Tuition Statement and Tax Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. Once consent is provided, the Action Items links will disappear. The consent is only needed one time for each tax form and covers current and future years of enrollment at all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Set up Proxy Bill Pay through eServices (09.11.2014)

Students can assign proxy access to designated individuals to view University account information and make payments on the their behalf. A student who wishes to provide this access can do so by logging in to mnsu.edu/eservices, selecting the Bills and Payment menu item, and clicking on the “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill” button on the Bills and Payment summary screen. The first time the student is required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. Once accepted, the name and e-mail address of the alternate payer may be provided. Clicking on the “Send or Renew Access Request” button will initiate an e-mail message sent to alternate payer with instructions to activate his/her access within five days. Proxy bill pay access remains active for six months; a student may revoke access at any time, as well as renew access after it expires or is revoked.

The proxy bill payer will have access to functions within the Bills and Payment section of eServices, which includes viewing the student’s class schedule through the Account Activity PDF form. The proxy bill payer will not be able to enroll in a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan, will not have access to other sections of eServices, nor can s/he designate anyone else to have proxy bill payer access.  Students may also designate more than one individual as assigned alternate bill payers with proxy access to their account. It is recommended that access is limited to family members such as a parent, spouse, or legal guardian. It should also be noted that providing access to alternate payers is not considered a guarantee of payment; the student retains sole responsibility for timely payment of all account charges.

Important Dates information related to student accounts

Direct deposit saves time, money (07.14.2014)

Payments to students for financial aid overages, student payroll earnings, and refunds are routinely posted to student-designated bank accounts through direct deposit. Students with a current direct deposit authorization benefit from safest, quickest and most convenient method of payment while assisting the University in its mission to provide excellent student service at the lowest possible cost.

Current students can either link their MavCARD to a Wells Fargo® checking account to authorize direct deposit for University payments or set up their authorization to another bank account through e-services. The Direct Deposit Setup function is found under either the Financial Aid or the Student Employment menus on e-services. This setup screen can also be viewed to confirm the accuracy of bank account information for a current direct deposit authorization.

Apply for Financial Aid for 2014-2015

Students planning to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato during the 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible to determine eligibility and allow sufficient time for required award acceptance processes. Work-study and certain other federal scholarships and grants are limited; students who qualify for need-based aid and apply by March 15 ensure greater access to these resources before the available funds are depleted.

2014-2015 FAFSA information is submitted through www.fafsa.gov, the Department of Education’s FREE application site. Do not file through the .com website, which is a private FAFSA advisory, consultation and preparation service not affiliated with the Department of Education, unless you are prepared to pay fees of $79.99 or more for that firm’s services.

Free assistance is available via online prompts and “Help and Hints” topics as you navigate through the FAFSA. If you would like to see a preview of the questions you may be asked while completing it online, you can review the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. A number of helpful YouTube videos including How to Fill out the FAFSA are also provided by Federal Student Aid.

Several free workshops are held across Minnesota each year where financial aid professionals are on hand to assist with FAFSA completion. For more information, go to the Minnesota College Goal website, www.minnesotacollegegoal.org/StudentsFamilies.html

For additional assistance regarding the FAFSA process, contact us.


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