Questions about Cost and Financial Aid Refunds?

What are the current tuition rates and fees?

Tuition and fees are based on your degree program and can be found on our tuition rates and fees page. You can utilize the Cost of Attendance Calculator to help you determine your account balance based on the credit load and financial aid offered to you.

How much will books cost?

Book costs vary per class and what the instructor requires. For financial aid purposes, we estimate books will cost about $55 per credit.

Will financial aid cover my admissions fee or test fees?

Financial aid cannot be used to cover your admissions fee or entrance test fees.

I was awarded financial aid in excess of my actual costs. When will I get my money?

After we’ve disbursed all financial aid to your student account, if the total provided to you is greater than what you owe, we will refund the excess to you. Refunds are issued once a week, and the first refunds of each term are issued the Friday of the third full week of classes. Financial aid must be disbursed to your account by Tuesday evening to get a refund on Friday of that same week. We won’t issue refunds until we’ve actually disbursed and credited the financial aid to your account. You should always confirm with our Student Accounts Office if you are expecting a refund.

Can financial aid cover an outstanding balance from a previous school term?

It depends. Federal regulations allow aid to cover costs within one academic year. If the aid received is within the same academic year as the term the balance is due, then it can be used to cover those costs. However, federal regulations don’t allow aid to cover prior year balances. For example, summer term aid can help pay the previous spring term balance. However, fall term is the start of a new academic year, so fall aid cannot be used to cover the previous summer term balance.

Can I get financial aid for repeated courses?

Under certain circumstances you can get aid for repeated courses. Generally, if you receive a grade of C- or lower, you can receive aid the first time you repeat the course. If you must receive a grade higher than the grade you earned for a course in order for that course to count toward your graduation requirements, you can receive aid the first time you repeat a course. Please check with the Office of Financial Aid to get more specific information about receiving aid for repeated courses.

What is “pending aid”? Can I get a refund from pending aid? If my aid is pending, can I defer payment on my student account?

If you are registered for the correct number of credits for the term and you have turned in all items on your To Do List, then your accepted aid will show as “pending” aid on your student account. You’ll receive your refund of excess financial aid when the aid has actually been disbursed and credited to your account. Pending aid allows you to defer payment of the amount owed that will be covered by financial aid. However, if the accepted pending aid never gets disbursed to your account, you are still responsible to pay the amount due. Please contact the Student Accounts Office to confirm any balance on your account.

When can I get a book voucher?

If your awarded financial aid will be more than what you will owe for tuition and fees and will create a credit on your student account, you can request a book voucher to purchase your books prior to aid actually being disbursed to your account. Your aid must show as “pending” in the Student Accounts Office to qualify for a book voucher. You also must be registered for the correct number of credits for the term and have turned in all fund-required documentation on your To Do List. Book vouchers are available five weeks prior to the start of each term and until the end of the second week of classes. For book vouchers, contact our Student Accounts office at cashier@marylhurst.edu or call 503.699.6278.

When do I need to clear my student account?

You must clear your account by the end of the second week of classes. Please contact the Student Accounts office (cashier@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6278) for more information about clearing your account.

How do I use financial aid to clear my student account?

If you are registered for the correct number of credits for the term and you have turned in all fund-required paperwork listed on your To Do List, then your aid will show as “pending” on your student account. You’ll receive a financial aid refund for any aid that is over and above the cost of your tuition and fees only when the aid has actually been disbursed and credited to your account. Pending aid allows you to defer payment of the amount you owe that will be covered by financial aid. However, if the accepted pending aid never gets disbursed to your account, you are still responsible for paying the amount due. Please contact the Student Accounts office (cashier@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6278) to confirm any balances on your account.

Does Marylhurst University provide short-term loans?

No, but payment options and financial management resources are available through the university.

What options do I have to clear my account if my financial aid does not cover my bill?

Please contact the Student Accounts office (cashier@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6278) for information about options for clearing a balance due on your account. You can also review our financial management resources for options like payment plans.

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Contact Us – Office of Financial Aid

Not finding what you need? We’re here to help. Contact the Financial Aid team and we’re happy to answer your questions.

Contact Information
503.699.6253 (real humans do answer the phone, M – F from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT)
finaid@marylhurst.edu