Fall 2014 Semester Statement FAQ's
When is the due date for the Fall 2014 semester?
The Fall 2014 bill is due August 01, 2014
How can I pay the balance due on my bill?
VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted for tuition and fees paid over the web. When a credit card is used, a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged in addition to the tuition and fees.
E-checks are accepted without a convenience fee. An e-check electronically debits a checking or savings account. Student's can pay online via the portal. Log into myLyco, select WebAdvisor, under Financial Information select View Statement/Make Payment link.
My parents are responsible for paying my tuition bill. How can my parents/authorized payers log in and view the bill?
People other than the student may have the ability to view the bill as an authorized payer. Students must set up authorized payers in the system. Students will log in to their myLyco account, on the right select the quick link for WebAdvisor. Once in WebAdvisor, select Financial Information, View Statement/Make Payment and then select "Authorize Payer" on the navigation bar.
Follow the online instructions to create a user name and temporary password for the payer. Authorized payers will receive an automated email notification with the login name informing them that they have been authorized. The student will provide the temporary password to the authorized payer. When the authorized payer logs in for the first time, they will be instructed to change their password. Each billing cycle, both the student and authorized payers will receive an email notifying them that the eBill has been uploaded. Students and authorized payers receive a link in their email that takes them directly to the QuikPAY login page.
Authorized Payer Link
How can my parents/authorized payer pay the bill?
Once the authorized payer is established they can make online payments by selecting "Make Payment" on the navigation bar. Credit card, checking and savings account information from a bank within the United States can be entered at the QuikPAY website and payments will be transferred electronically to Lycoming College. You will have the option to have the site retain your bank account information or you may enter it each time you make an online payment.
No one else will be able to view a payee’s confidential account information, not even the student. In the interest of security and privacy, each authorized payer is assigned a separate login and password to access their account and payment history.
Authorized Payer Link
How can I wire funds to Lycoming College since I am an international student?
Lycoming College has partnered with peerTransfer Corporation to provide you and your family with a more convenient and efficient method of sending international payments to the school. Students can wire funds by going to WebAdvisor, select Financial Information, View Statement/Make Payment. Once in the online billing system, select Make Payment on the left-hand side and choose International wire from the down box.
Your Authorized payer can go to the following link:
Select Authorized Payer: Make a Payment under related pages. Once logged into the online billing system, select Make Payment on the left-hand side and choose International wire from the drop down box.
If your family is not set up as an authorized user and want to pay with a wire, they can go to lycoming.peertransfer.com to wire the funds to Lycoming College.
Can I pay by paper check?
Paying electronically is the preferred bill payment method but it is optional. You may send payments by mail or pay in person in Long Hall at Lycoming College. To send a check or money order through the mail, please print a copy of the PDF bill or use the statement which was sent to the student's address on file, detach the top remittance portion of the statement and mail it with the payment (payable to Lycoming College) to:
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701
Do I need to pay my bill in full by the due date?
No. Lycoming College offers Tuition Payment Plans administered by Higher One as a convenient way to pay tuition! Payment plans offer manageable ways to pay your tuition in monthly installments, rather than one lump sum, and can be used to cover your entire bill, or just the portion remaining after grants, loans, and financial aid. This plan must be set up before the due date of the bill in order to prevent a late fee. Call 1-800-635-0120 for more information or visit the payment plan website and select Enroll now to enroll on-line.
Tuition Payment Plan
Will I be charged a LATE FEE if my bill is not paid by the due date?
Yes. If the bill is not paid and/or loans approved and ready for disbursement, (College certified) a $25 late fee will be posted to your student account.
What are the charges on the my bill?
These charges includes all activity posted to your student account as of the billing date. You will note that the beginning balance for new resident students will normally include a $100 credit from the room deposit ($300 Confirmation fee less the $200 Contingency Deposit). Accounts for upperclassmen will reflect the $100 credit from the enrollment deposit paid prior to registering for Fall classes.
What is the freshman fee?
The Freshman Fee is a one-time charge to all freshmen to cover the costs of Summer Orientation, 1st Weekend, and special programs throughout the year.
What is the activity fee?
This fee provides entrance to campus programs and concerts.
What is the student health Insurance fee?
All students are required to have health insurance while enrolled at Lycoming College. Students who elect to waive the College's health insurance must go online and complete the waiver form confirming enrollment in another health insurance plan. For students who are covered on a parent or guardian’s health insurance plan, consider contacting the plan provider to review available network coverage and options for the student while enrolled at Lycoming College. If you want to waive the College's health insurance, complete the online health insurance waiver form not later than September 30, 2014 indicating enrollment in another plan.
Online Student Health Insurance Waiver
What is the technology fee?
All fulltime students will be charged a per semester technology fee to cover technology services. Commuter students are charge the fee at a reduced rate to take into consideration students accessing fewer services.
What is the laundry fee?
All resident students are charged a laundry fee. Students will receive a pre-loaded card to allow for 60 cycles of laundry per semester (2 wash and 2 dry per week). Students will have the ability to add more funds to their laundry card via a number of machines around campus.
Why isn't tuition posted on my Fall bill?
Tuition charges are generated from your registration. If tuition is not posted on your statement, you are not registered for the next semester. If you are not returning for the upcoming semester, please go to myLyco and access WebAdvisor. Once in WebAdvisor select Academic Profile and complete the “Not Returning Notification”. If you plan on registering for the upcoming semester, please contact the Business Office at (570) 321-4032 for the balance owed on your account and the Registrar's Office at (570)321-4045 for instructions to register.
I am a fulltime student. Why am I being charged part-time tuition?
Tuition charges are generated from your registration. If you've registered for less than 12 credits you are considered a part-time student. If you intend to be full time, contact the Registrar's Office at (570)321-4045 for instructions to register.
I'm studying abroad. Why did I receive a statement from Lycoming College?
According to the Registrar's office, you will be studying away from Lycoming College for the up-coming semester. If you are studying at an affiliate College, the charges for the semester should be charged to your Lycoming student account. If you are studying at a non-affiliated College, that school will send you a bill. The statement you received from Lycoming may also include charges posted to your account from the previous semester.
If you feel any of these charges are incorrect, please contact the Businesss Office at (570) 321-4032.
I am a resident student. Why doesn't my room and board charges appear on my Fall bill?
If room and board charges are not posted on your statement, information has not been received in the Residential Life Office. Please contact Residential Life immediately at (570) 321-4147 to resolved any housing issues.
If you are considered a resident student, you are required to live on campus and participate in the College meal plan. To calculate what your balance due would be as a resident student, you will need to add an additional $2,647.00 for the room cost, $2,541.00 for the meal plan cost and an additional $100.00 for the residential technology fee to the account balance.
Failure to complete required information will result in a hold being placed on your student account.
Why are only room and board charges posted on my statement?
Our records indicate you are not registered for the Fall 2014 semester, but are registered for housing. If you are not returning for the upcoming semester, please go to myLyco and access WebAdvisor. Once in WebAdvisor select Academic Profile and complete the “Not Returning Notification”. If you are returning for the upcoming semester, you must register for classes. Contact the Registrar’s office at (570) 321-4145 for instructions on registration then contact the Business Office at (570) 321-4032 for the balance owed on your account.
Why doesn't the financial aid listed on my statement agree with what's listed on my award letter?
In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must be registered as a full-time student. Tuition charges are generated from your registration. If you are registered as a part-time student, this could cause your aid to not be listed on your statement.
If you intend to add additional credits in order to be full-time (12-16 semester hours), adjust the part-time tuition charge to $17,008.00. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (570) 321-4040 to receive your estimated financial aid amounts. List the adjustments on the back of the statement. Subtract the adjustments from the balance due and pay the difference.
If you intend to remain a part-time student for this coming semester, contact the Financial Aid Office at (570) 321-4040 to receive your estimated financial aid amounts. List the adjustments on the back of the statement, subtract from the balance due and pay the difference.
If you are registered as a full-time student, additional paperwork may be needed in the Financial Aid office. Contact Financial Aid at (570)321-4040.
What if I was awarded a Perkins loan and it doesn't appear under my estimated aid?
Students who have been awarded and accepted a FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN for the first time and have not yet completed the application process must go to the following website www.ecsi.net/prom95 to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling session. Returning students who received a Perkins loan previously should have a valid MPN on file and are not required to complete another one. If you have completed the online MPN and Entrance Counseling session and it still does not appear, contact Financial Aid at 570-321-4040 for assistance.
What is a Federal Direct Stafford Loan?
A Federal Direct Stafford Loan is a low-interest, government sponsored loan available to students. For more information about the Federal Direct Stafford loan, go to http://www.lycoming.edu/financialAid/loans.aspx.
What if my Federal Direct Stafford Loan does appear under my estimated aid?
Federal Direct Stafford Loans which were processed (and certified by the Financial Aid Office) at the time the statement was upload will be listed in this section for one-half of your total loan less the approximate origination or guarantee fee. The Financial Aid office is unable to approve a Federal Direct Stafford Loan until an Entrance Counseling session and Master Promissory Note is on file. If you have completed the online MPN and Entrance Counseling session and it still does not appear, contact Financial Aid at 570-321-4040 for assistance.
What if I need additional loan funds to cover my balance?
Parents can apply for a Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan. The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is a low-interest, government sponsored loan available to parents of dependent students. For more information about the Federal Direct Parent Plus loan, go to http://www.lycoming.edu/financialaid/loans.aspx.
What is the purpose of the adjustment page on the back of my statement?
You may be able to deduct additional items; however, documentation MUST be provided for these items:
HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER - If you are covered with health insurance and elect to waive the College's insurance, complete the online health insurance form no later than September 30, 2013 then deduct the cost.
Online Student Health Insurance Waiver Form
TUITIONPAY PAYMENT PLANS - If you have made arrangements to pay your balance through the TuitionPay monthly payment plan, and it is not already listed in Section II, you may subtract one-half of your total annual contract amount for the academic year 2014-2015 (i.e. one-half of a $14,000 contract would be $7,000 for Fall 2014). Any additional charges (e.g. overloads, lab fees, telephone, campus store charges) which you may elect not to be budgeted on the monthly payment plan will be due directly to Lycoming College when billed.
OTHER AID/LOANS NOT LISTED IN SECTION III (documentation must be provided)
Student Loans - If you have applied for or are going to apply for a loan and the credit does not appear on your statement, you may deduct the net amount of the loan by sending a copy of your completed loan application. As an example, for a Federal Stafford Loan processed for $3,500 for the year, the maximum allowable deduction is one-half of total loan less Lender origination fees (i.e. $3,500 x 50% = $1,750.00 x .98 = $1,715 maximum deduction).
If you are just now applying for a PLUS loan, you may deduct the net amount by sending a copy of your completed loan application. As an example, for a Federal PLUS Loan processed for $4,000 for the year, the maximum allowable deduction is one-half of total loan less Lender origination fees (i.e. $4,000 x 50% = $2,000.00 x .95 = $1,900.00 maximum deduction).
More information regarding Federal Direct Loans
If any loans and State Grants are not approved by August 22, 2014, a PAYMENT EXTENSION REQUEST (along with a fee of $50) will be necessary to defer the amount of the loan or grant unless you prefer to pay your bill up front and request a refund after the loan or grant is received. Loan and grant proceeds not received by September 30, 2014, will be subject to interest charges.
If your State Grant is not listed on your statement, it may be because you must submit additional paperwork to PHEAA. PHEAA has notified you of this paperwork. If you have questions, you can contact PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392.
If you have documentation for any other loans or miscellaneous outside scholarships for the Fall Semester which have been awarded to you and are not listed on your statement, please enclose a copy and subtract the amount from the balance due.
Calculate the total amount due by subtracting all “Other Financial Aid & Adjustments” (located on back of remittance portion) from the "Net Balance Due". Enter the total amount due in the “Amount Enclosed” box and remit by August 01, 2014.
If my suspension was tabled until mid-August, when is my Fall semester bill due?
If after the Appeals meeting you are approved to return for the Fall 2014 semester, please pay the balance due on your statement by August 15, 2014. If your balance is not satisfied by August 15, 2014, a $25 late fee will be posted to your student account.