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Spring 2019 eBill

The spring 2019 eBill will be published in mid-December.  The eBill will reflect your charges and your pending financial aid.  Tuition is due in full by the first day of classes each semester.  If you are unable to pay in full you can enroll in one of the spring payment plans, or you can contact the Financial Aid Office to ask about additional loan options. We will republish eBills each week until the first day of spring classes to pickup any changes in your schedule.  We publish eBills monthly after the add/drop date.  
 
 

Spring 2019 Payment Plan

The spring 2019 payment plans will be available in mid-December.  There is a $45 enrollment fee to use a payment plan and you must enroll on-line.  To enroll you need to log into MyDU, go to Students, My Student Account and then to CASHNet.  On the CASHNet page you will see the links for the spring 2019 payment plan options on the right hand side of the page. 
 
We now offer two payment plan options, a monthly plan and a bi-weekly plan.  The monthly plan payments will be due on the 5th of each month, January through May.  The bi-weekly plan payments will be due twice monthly, on the 5th and 21st, also extending from January through May. 
 
If you were enrolled in a previous payment plan you DO need to re-enroll if you want to use a payment plan for spring. In other words, you DO need to enroll in the payment plan every semester you want to use it.  
 
 

How to Make Your Tuition Payment

Pay On-line:  Current students can log into MyDU using a network username and password to make a tuition payment.  Once logged in, go to Students , My Student Account and CASHNet.  Make a payment using MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express.  There is a 2.75% convenience fee to use a credit card.  A payment can also be made by eCheck, for which there is no fee.
 
Pay in the Office: Students can pay using cash, check, or money order in the Student Accounts Office.
 
 

Semester Deferment Fee

The Student Accounts Office reviews tuition accounts after the add/drop date each semester, adding a $90.00 deferment fee and SA hold to any account that is not paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan.  Balances need to be resolved before Student Accounts can remove the SA hold.  A SA hold placed will prohibit a student from registering for additional classes, reviewing their schedule, and requesting transcripts. 

 

1% Finance Charge

Students enrolled in CASHNet's My Payment Plan (MPP) are expected to follow the payment schedule provided for them by CASHNet.  If a payment is not made on time a 1% finance charge will be applied to the tuition account.  This fee will be assessed once a month, as long as there is an outstanding monthly balance.  Students who have NOT enrolled in MPP and have not paid their tuition in full by the first day of class will first receive the deferment fee of $90.00 and will then be assessed the 1% finance charge.  This fee will be assessed monthly until the balance is resolved. 
 
 

Refund Process

Your refund from title IV funds (Stafford loans, UG Plus loans, Pell and SEOG Grants and Perkins Loans) will be processed within 14 days of receipt and mailed to you, unless you have signed up for eRefund.   eRefunds are processed on a weekly basis. We strongly encourage you to sign up for eRefund because it will expedite the receipt of your excess loan funds. Checks will be processed twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday, and are typically mailed the next day.  We will not process a check refund for any balance less than $200.00. 
 
Refunds will be processed to the student unless the credit is the result of an UG Plus loan.  In this case the refund will be processed and mailed to the parent who secured the loan.  If the parent would like the refund processed by eRefund they will need to contact the Student Accounts Office at bursar@dom.edu.
 
 

How to Sign up for eRefund

Log into MyDU with your network user name and password, go to the Student Tab, My Student Account and Go to CASHNet.  There you will find a link on the left side labeled eRefund Sign up and Processing You will be asked to enter your banking information, which includes the routing number from your bank and your checking or savings account number.  Once you are enrolled we can process your eRefund when it becomes available.   
 
 

Technology Fee

With the support of the technology fee Dominican has plotted out a two-year renewal and enhancement plan. Specifics include some new computers, upgrades to all Parmer labs and classrooms, four new enhanced classrooms at the Priory Campus, Wi-Fi in all residence halls, our first DU app and much

more. Dominican's goal is for all undergraduate students to take at least two on-line classes during their time on campus. Another goal is to increase the number of graduate students enrolled in on-line programs. 

 

Graduation Policy

Dominican University encourages students to participate in their graduation ceremony. However, to maintain the quality of education it provides, the University requires that students pay in full all charges relating to tuition, fees, room and board prior to the graduation date. Note that Student Accounts stops taking personal checks two weeks prior to the date of graduation.  During this time you are welcome to pay in the office by cashier's check, money order, or cash. You may also pay on-line through CASHNet with MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express. Currently Dominican University will hold diplomas and official transcripts until all balances are paid in full. 

Under special circumstances, Dominican University may allow a student to participate in the graduation ceremony with an open balance.   All special circumstances will be considered by appeal. For consideration, a student will need to submit an appeal to Terri Shimkus, Bursar, at tshimkus@dom.edu . The appeal should state your outstanding balance and your plan for payment of the outstanding balance.  If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. NO student participating in the graduation ceremony will be allowed to pick up their diploma and/or transcripts until the balance is paid in full.

 

IRS Form 1098T

Your personalized Form 1098T  for 2017 will be available by January 31, 2018.  Note: You must be logged in with your network user name and password to print the form.
 
Click the following link:   1098-t

 

Transcripts and Diplomas

Students with an outstanding balance and a Student Accounts (SA) hold will not have access to their transcripts or diploma until their balance is paid in full.  Student Accounts can release a transcript directly to a potential employer for the purpose of securing employment.  

Student Accounts can take payments for your bills by cash, check, convenience checks from a credit card company or money order and cash your personal checks, up to $50.00. Payments by MasterCard, Discover and American Express must be made on-line; payments by eCheck can be made on-line as well.  We are available to assist in managing your account so don't hesitate to stop by or give us a call.

Office Location

Student Accounts is located in Lewis Hall, Room 119, next to the Registrar's Office on the first floor.

Office Hours (Spring/Fall)

Monday -Thursday          8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday                            8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During semester breaks we have reduced hours, please call ahead.  

Office Hours (Summer)

Monday and Thursday                     8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Main Campus

7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Terri Shimkus, Bursar 
708-524-6487                          
tshimkus@dom.edu
 
Venessa Rodriguez, Undergraduate Financial Services Associate
708-524-6566
vrodriguez@dom.edu
 
 
Antonio Walton, Financial Services Assistant
708-524-6769 
awalton@dom.edu
 
 
 
 
Fax: 708-488-5045

FERPA

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps to protect the privacy of student education records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and the right to limit disclosure of information from the records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education, including Dominican University.  
 
Information on student rights can be found on the Registrar's MyDU Page under FERPA
 
 

Financial Aid

How to file your FAFSA
 
The first step in getting student aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov.  You must complete this every year.  Dominican University's Federal School Code is 001750.  
 
For questions contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@dom.edu.  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Financial Literacy

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Institutional Information

  • Description of any special services and facilities for disabled students can be found on the Dean of Student’s MyDU page under  Disability Support Services
  • Information on Dominican University’s retention and graduation rates can be found on the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research MyDU web page under SUCCESS