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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Announcements/News

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

Semester Break Office Hours (December 12, 2016 - January 6, 2017)

GradReady - a web-based modular financial literacy training program. GradReady is intended to help students make informed decisions about paying for college, manage their finances while enrolled, and successfully repay their student loans.

GradReady

GradReady

 

Early FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018 Begins October 1st

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will now:

  1. Be available October 1, 2016
  2. Utilize 2015 federal tax information  
  3. Allow you to import 2015 tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  

What are the benefits of using the IRS DRT? 

  1. No need to locate your tax return and enter in all those numbers yourself
  2. May reduce the chance that the University will need additional information

Questions?

  1. View the IRS DRT video tutorial
  2. Watch our Financial Aid TV playlist
  3. Contact us at the Campus Hub

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s school code is 002360

Spring Semester FACTS Payment Plans (11.04.2016)

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 spring semester FACTS payment plans is currently open. Deadline to enroll in the last available plans is February 13, 2017.

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 $24 per semester.

Students with active Nelnet/FACTS payment plans satisfy the minimum payment requirements for the Registration Guarantee Dates of December 13, 2016, and January 13, 2017, and protect their accounts from Registration Cancellation for Nonpayment; active payment plan status also prevents past due registration holds and semester late fees. More information

Spring Registration Guarantee, Payment Dates (11.04.2016)

  1. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, is the Early Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. Students registered through Tuesday, December 6, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by December 13 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  2. Friday, January 13, 2017, is the Final Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. All students registered through Friday, January 13, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by January 13 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  3. 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.
  4. Monday, February 13, 2017, 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 13, is also the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.

Monday, March 6, 2017 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.

Loan Exit Counseling Information Sessions (11.04.2016)

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.

  1. Monday, November 14     11 am CSU Room 245
  2. Monday, November 14     3 pm CSU Room 245
  3. Thursday, November 17     3 pm CSU Room 201

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 meet the requirement by completing Exit Counseling online. Log In at the StudentLoans.gov homepage, click on Complete Counseling and select Exit Counseling to begin. Visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid if you need assistance with your FSA ID, 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.

Set up Proxy Bill Pay through eServices

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

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.

Students set up their authorization to their bank account through the e-services Direct Deposit Setup function found under either the Financial Aid or the Student Employment menus. This setup screen can also be viewed to confirm the accuracy of bank account information for a current direct deposit authorization.


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