Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds. This hold will not be lifted until 14 days have passed, regardless of your scheduled registration date. Any holds on your account must be satisfied before registration for the upcoming term will be allowed.
If you have questions regarding an outstanding balance or a financial hold on your account, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (630) 829-6503.
Tuition and fees are incurred at the time of registration. For ALL programs (with the exception of the Next Generation $10K MBA programs), payment of tuition, fees and housing charges is due seven (7) calendar days after the first day of class unless the balance is covered by financial aid or set up on a payment plan through TuitionPay (see below). Tuition for the Next Generation $10K MBA programs is due PRIOR to the start of your program, unless the full balance of the program will be covered by financial aid or through your employer via direct billing (see #5 below).
Tuition is due by the tuition due date whether or not a bill has been received. If a student has not received a bill, they may contact Student Accounts to determine the required amount due or they may view their account online at http://www.ben.edu/MyBenU.
1) Payment in Full - remit payment to:
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Benedictine University accepts cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Student may view and pay their accounts online at www.ben.edu/MyBenU from any on-campus computer or access MyBenU via BenUConnect at www.ben.edu/BenUConnect from off-campus. Instructions on how to make an online payment.
2) Monthly Payment Plans
Benedictine University has partnered with Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) to provide interest-free monthly payment options through the TuitionPay Plan. Students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs annually or per term. Students may enroll online or call (800) 635-0120 to speak with a TuitionPay consultant. Be sure to have your estimated expenses ready when you call or visit the Web site. If your budget changes at any time (increase/decrease in financial aid, increase/decrease of tuition charges or fees), please contact TuitionPay to adjust your payment plan accordingly. Please note that if the budget amount does not equal your balance due with BU, a financial hold and late payment fee may apply. Please note that you will continue to receive monthly billing statements from Benedictine University while enrolled in a payment plan through TuitionPay until your student account balance with Benedictine is paid in full.
Annual budgets (Fall and Spring Combined Tuition) Traditional Semester students only - For a fee of $50, students can make monthly payments toward their full-year's tuition balance (June - May). Please note that tuition for the Fall must be paid in full through the payment plan with the December 1 payment and tuition for the Spring must be paid in full with the May 1 payment.
Annual budgets (Fall and Spring Semester)-Mesa Campus students only - For a fee of $50, students can make monthly payments toward their full-year's tuition balance (September - August). Please note that tuition for the Fall must be paid in full through the payment plan with the February 1 payment and tuition for the Spring must be paid in full with the August 1 payment.
Single Term budgets (Quarter/Semester)- All Campuses - For a fee of $30, students can make 5, 4 or 3 monthly payments toward their tuition balance for a single term. Balances must be paid in full prior to the next quarter/semester registration or start date.
Online Session, Adult MOD and Learning Team budgets - For a fee of $20, students can make 2 monthly payments toward their tuition balance for a single course or online session. Balances must be paid in full prior to the next course/session registration or start date.
ESL Program budgets - For a fee of $50, students can make 9 monthly payments towards their tuition balance for the entire ESL program. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the program.
For a small fee, students can arrange with Higher One's TuitionPay, a single tuition payment due at the end of the term/session. Documentation of your approval in your employer's tuition assistance plan must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office of Benedictine University prior to enrolling in this plan. An updated copy of the policy must be submitted every Fall term thereafter. Students may fax this documentation to Student Accounts at (630) 829-6501 or email it to SAR@ben.edu. After submitting documentation showing eligibility, the student may enroll in the plan that best corresponds with their class and program. If the student's enrollment changes after the initial set up of this plan, the student will be responsible for adjusting the payment plan either online or with a TuitionPay consultant at (800) 635-0120. If the student makes a payment directly to Benedictine rather than to TuitionPay, it is the student's responsibility to contact the Student Accounts Office so that we may notify TuitionPay. Since the student/payer is required to accept and/or sign the agreement for the payment plan, the Student Accounts Office cannot enroll students or make adjustments to the payment plan accounts. Please note that tuition is due in full according to the deferred due date specified by TuitionPay regardless of when individual employers reimburse their employees.
Quarter/Semester - For a fee of $30 each term (quarter/semester), students can arrange with Higher One'sTuitionPay, a single tuition payment plan due at the end of the term (plus approximately a month grace period) with proper documentation from their employer. The plan amount should include your total out of pocket expense (tuition minus financial aid) for the entire quarter/semester). For example, if you are enrolled in 3 courses for the fall quarter/semester, you must include tuition charges for all 3 courses (minus financial aid) to avoid a late fee and financial hold. Adult/MOD students often may have multiple courses that begin consecutively throughout the same term. It is imperative that students include all courses that will occur during the term in the payment plan amount. If you are unsure which courses fall under what terms, please contact your academic advisor. Once your plan amount has been established, your would send in to Student Accounts proper documentation showing your eligibility in your employer's tuition assistance plan and then enroll in the employer reimbursement plan through TuitionPay at http://tuitionpaymentplan.com/ben prior to the payment deadline of September 2nd. Select "Fall" from the Term of Study drop down box and the payment plan for the Fall quarter/semester would state the payment is due February 1st. Please note that if payment is received by TuitionPay earlier than the due date, it will not appear on your student account until after the February 1st due date has passed.
Online session, Adult MOD and Learning Team- For a fee of $20 each session, students can arrange with Higher One's TuitionPay, a single tuition payment plan due at the end of the session (plus approximately a month grace period) with proper documentation from their employer. For example, your fall session 1 course begins August 25th and ends October 19th. You would send in to Student Accounts proper documentation showing your eligibility in your employer's tuition assistance plan and then enroll in an employer reimbursement plan through TuitionPay at http://www.tuitionpaymentplan.com/ben prior to the payment deadline of September 2nd. Select "Session" from the Term of Study drop down box and the payment plan for session 1 would state the payment is due December 1st. On or before December 1st, payment should be submitted to TuitionPay. Please note that if payment is received by TuitionPay earlier than the due date, it will not appear on your student account until after the December 1st due date has passed.
*Please note that you will continue to receive monthly billing statements from Benedictine University while enrolled in a payment plan through TuitionPay until your student account balance with Benedictine is paid in full.*
4) Third Party Payment Authorization/Direct Company Billing
The Student Accounts Office will bill a third party (an organization, business or agency) for any and all charges on a student's account, if a valid authorization from the third party sponsor is received on or before the beginning of the course/term. Benedictine will send an invoice to the third party after the drop/add period. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice and is not contingent upon the student successfully completing the course. All authorized and non authorized charges not paid for by the third party will be the responsibility of the student.
5) Next Generation Programs ($10K MBA)
Tuition is due in full prior to start of your program, unless the full balance will be covered by financial aid or will be paid by a third-party directly to Benedictine. Students can arrange with the Student Accounts Office at your local campus to direct bill your employer for your courses with your employer's written approval. All related documentation must be provided to the Student Accounts Office prior to the start of your program.
Direct Company Billing: If student/employer provides a letter from the employer to Student Accounts indicating that the student is eligible for 2 years Tuition Assistance, Benedictine will temporarily credit the student account for $10K and bill employer for first 6 courses ($5K). Then, at the beginning of the following calendar year, Benedictine will bill the employer for the next 6 courses ($5K). We are also able to provide invoices which indicate the tuition cost per credit hour, should the employer so require for direct billing.
Employer Reimbursement: If the student has employer reimbursement (not direct company billing), the student is expected to pay up front for the total cost of the program (either through financial aid or out-of-pocket). Upon the student's request, Benedictine can prepare an itemized receipt for the student's completed (and paid) courses that he/she may provide to his/her employer for reimbursement. If the student provides a written request, along with documentation of his/her eligibility in their employer's tuition assistance/reimbursement program, Benedictine can provide these receipts to the student on a quarterly basis.
**Failure to meet Payment Options by payment deadline will result in a late payment fee of $100 and a financial hold placed on the student's account**
Payment of tuition or fees with a check or ACH that is subsequently returned from the bank unpaid will result in a returned check fee posted to your student account. A student may not satisfy a returned check obligation with a personal check.
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