Summer Session Payment Needs
Summer Session enrollment at KU is handled differently than Fall and Spring terms. Payment is expected when you register to secure your enrollment, or at minimum satisfactory and approved payment arrangements in an amount sufficient to cover the invoice. Enrollments may be removed within 2 weeks if payment is not secured. Please take a sense of urgency when planning attendance in the summer sessions. Lastly we ask that you kindly remove enrollments if you decide to not attend, and not rely on our removal process. We use many factors to determine removals, and the only way to ensure no financial liability from an enrollment, is to remove it yourself before the end of the Drop Add period or before.
- Pay your bill in full
- Sign up for the payment plan with Tuition Pay by Sallie Mae - due dates are 4/27, 5/27, 6/27, 7/27 - sign ups are open NOW! MBA students have a plan as well.
- Apply for Summer Financial Aid if interested - complete a Summer Aid Application - turn it into the Financial Aid Office with a sense of urgency!
- Summer aid eligibility is determined by many factors, for example: was all aid used in Fall and Spring terms, number of credits enrolled, financial aid progress and more!
- Aid is disbursed only when the credit that meets the eligibility starts (ie disbursement could occur in Summer 2 in some cases).
Summer payment is expected at the point of registration. Emails are sent to KU email accounts when invoices are ready to view (these can be used for 529/TAP requests). These will show charge and payment activity. Course registrations may be removed within 2 weeks from registration due to non-payment.
You can contact the Bursar's Office multiple ways (checks made payable to Kutztown University):
PO Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530
How will I know my summer aid pacakge?
Summer aid cannot be confirmed until a student's Spring 2013 grades are posted. These grades are necessary to determine Financial Aid eligibility, as the student must still be making financial aid progress (completed vs. attempted credits, progress and GPA) in order to receive aid in the summer. If you have concerns on your eligibility, you can discuss them with the Financial Aid office. Call 610-683-4077 to contact Financial Aid.
If you are NOT eligible for Financial Aid, you will need to pay us directly in full, sign up for the payment plan with Tuition Pay, or investigate Alternative Loans. Recent regulation changes have lengthened the processing time for alternative loans, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as you can (this process can take up to 2-4 weeks).
When will my summer aid be disbursed to my account and/or refunded?
Summer aid is processed a bit differently than aid during the academic year. If your Final Determination shows you are getting Stafford loans, when we actually get those loans is determined by when you reach the 6th credit that makes you eligible for them (remember, to receive Stafford loans you have to take a minimum of 6 credits). For example, if you are taking 3 credits in Summer session 1 and 3 credits in Summer session 2, the 6th credit that makes you eligible for Stafford loans in session 2, and that is when your loans would disburse - not before. Plan accordingly for book expenses. No refunds from overpayment on your account can be issued until your account is actually in overpayment status and the aid has disbursed.
I have more questions regarding Summer Aid - where can I look?