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Fall 2018 eBill

The fall 2018 eBill will be published the week of July 16th.  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 fall 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 fall classes to pickup any changes in your schedule.  

Fall 2018 Payment Plan

The fall 2018 payment plans will be available on July 18th.  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 fall 2018 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.  With the monthly plan your payments will be due on the 5th of each month, August through December.  If you use the bi-weekly plan your payments will be due twice monthly, also extending from August through December. Payments will due on the 5th and the 21st of each month.  
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.  

Make your tuition payment 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.

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 twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday. We strongly encourage you to sign up for eRefund because it will expedite your refund. 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 a credit is the result of an UG Plus loan.  In this case the refund will be processed and mailed to the parent who took out the loan.  If the parent would like the refund processed by eRefund they will need to contact the Student Accounts Office at

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.   

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. 

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. Students with balances owed to the University will be restricted from participating in the graduation ceremony. This year the restriction will not apply to students with the following payment arrangements, since their final payment will be received after the graduation date. These students will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony as long as the scheduled final payment will completely cover the unpaid balance:

·         Teach for AmeriCorps Students

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 . 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


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 
Venessa Rodriguez, Undergraduate Financial Services Associate
Antonio Walton, Financial Services Assistant
Fax: 708-488-5045


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  You must complete this every year.  Dominican University's Federal School Code is 001750.  
For questions contact the Financial Aid Office at  

Financial Literacy

Check out this great website!

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