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  • Paying for your Education

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    Business Office

    Raymond Hall (1st floor)
    Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:00
    Phone: 814.472.3006 
    Fax: 814.472.3886

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    Explore financial aid options.


     

    A student who wishes to attend Saint Francis University should not hesitate to apply for admission because of cost. Saint Francis University believes that every qualified person who desires higher education has the right to pursue it, regardless of financial status. While the primary responsibility for financing an education belongs to the student and their family, the University provides awards to supplement the family’s funds whenever possible and aggressively seeks financial aid for those demonstrating valid need.  

    • For questions on loans, scholarships, and grants, contact the Financial Aid Office at 814-472-3010 or finaid@francis.edu.
    • For questions on housing or meal plans, contact the Residence Life Office at 814-472-3029.
    • For billing questions, contact the Business Office at 814-472-2884 or at billing@ francis.edu. 
  • Student Billing Timeline

    Fall Semester

    • On-line statement produced beginning of July
    • Due date for balance owed beginning of August

    Spring Semester

    • On-line statement produced beginning of December
    • Due date for balance owed beginning of January

    Summer Semester

    • On-line statement produced first week of May
    • Due date for balance owed end of May

     

    Billing FAQ

    Billing: Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some common questions students have asked regarding payment of tuition and fees.

    When is my balance due?

    The balance is due three weeks before the first day of class if you are paying by cash, check, money order, debit card, or credit card.  If you are obtaining a loan to pay the balance, please have a loan approval by this date.

    I have a billing adjustment concerning my meal or housing plan?

    Please see the Tuition and Fee Schedule for the correct cost and calculate your new balance.; Please contact the Office of Residence Life to process your meal or housing change. Your student billing account will be automatically updated for the beginning of the semester when the change is received and approved by the Residence Life Office.

    I have an outside scholarship not listed on my student bill?

    Please mail a copy of the scholarship award letter to the Business Office and make the necessary deduction from your student bill to calculate your new balance.

    My bill does not show any financial aid, now what?

    Contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 472-3010 or at finaid@francis.edu.

    I signed a Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note before but now I received another one to sign. Do I need to sign it?

    Yes, if the Master Promissory Note you received has information concerning Saint Francis University. No, if the Master Promissory Note does not contain information concerning Saint Francis University.

    How do I waive or enroll in the University health insurance?

    You must complete a waiver or enrollment form via the internet, mail, or fax.  Enroll or waive the insurance coverage using your unique ID and password received in a mailing from Hulse/QM, or go to www.hulseqm.com/myinsurance and follow the instructions provided. If you do not have your unique ID and password, call 1-800-434-1579, ext. 2. Please be aware no proof of insurance waiver forms will be accepted after the 20th business day of each semester and you will be responsible for the cost of the health insurance.

    When will refund checks be issued?

    Refund checks will be direct deposited into a student’s bank account or placed in the students’ campus mail box or mailed home the 11th business day of the semester.

    Company Sponsored Tuition Deferment

    To be eligible for tuition deferment, a letter regarding your company's tuition reimbursement policy is due at the beginning of every semester.  The letter must be on your company’s letterhead and include the student's name and the reimbursement policy of the company.  Each student will receive a billing statement at the end of the semester.  It is the responsibility of the student to give the statement to his/her employer along with his/her grade(s) for reimbursement.  Payment must be made within approximately 30 days upon completion of the course.

    To Apply

    Please forward your company letter to the following:
    Saint Francis University
    Business Office
    P.O. Box 600
    Loretto, PA  15940-0600
    Fax: (814) 472-3886
    Phone: (814) 472-2884
    billing@francis.edu

    Reducing or Cancelling Your Loan

    SFU Request to Reduce or Cancel Loan(s)

    You may request that your loan be reduced or cancelled through the Financial Aid Office at Saint Francis University within 30 days* of the loan being posted to your student account.

    Please note if you completely cancel a disbursement of a loan, any pending disbursements will automatically be cancelled. If you request a loan with more than one disbursement to be reduced and no disbursements have yet been made, the disbursements will be evenly reduced. All requests must be in writing and include the following information:

    • Direct Student, Direct Graduate PLUS, and Private Educational Alternative Loans — Student must make request, not parent. Please include your name, your SFU ID Number, and the amount you want the loan reduced to or cancelled.
    • Direct PLUS Loans — Parent borrower must make request, not student. Please include parent borrower's name, the student's name, the student's SFU ID Number, and the amount you want the loan reduced to or cancelled.
    • Perkins Loans — Student must make request, not parent. Please include your name, your SFU ID Number. 

      *Please note – any loan not returned within 30 days will be the responsibility of the borrower to return to their loan servicer directly