Payment of tuition, room, board, and fees are due prior to the start of each official school semester or term. Failure to pay the account balance in full by the Last Payment Date will result in the assessment of a Late Payment Fee each month the student account has a balance due unless:
Payments received after the Last Payment Date (regardless of the postmark date) are considered to be late and are subject to late charges. For the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, an initial late fee of $165 will be assessed to any unpaid balance the first day after the last payment date (see schedule below). Accounts with outstanding balances of $500 or more will be assessed late fees each subsequent month in the amount of $85. Outstanding balances under $500 will be assessed late fees for each subsequent month in the amount of $70. Late fees for Summer 2015 are assessed $165 for each term a balance is unpaid. The last day for tuition payment for each semester or term before late fees are assessed are:
Last payment date for Summer 2016 Terms:
If a check, online payment, or monthly MET plan payment is returned to the University unpaid for any reason, the amount of the returned item will be charged back to the account. The account will be assessed a $30 Return Item Fee for each incident. Full restitution for each returned item plus fees must be made within 14 business days. Any balance resulting from a returned item may be subject to a Late Payment Fee or a Hold placed on the account if restitution is not resolved in a timely matter.
Failure to pay all balances due for any semester or term will result in a HOLD being placed on the student account. Students with a HOLD on their account will be restricted from registering for classes in future semesters. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until the account is paid in full.
Delinquent accounts may be referred to a commercial collection agency and may be reported to a national credit bureau. All costs, expenses, and fees incurred by the University in collecting or attempting to collect a past-due account are the responsibility of the student.
To resolve any past due accounts, please call the Business Office at (402) 280-2707.
A student is considered in attendance and is responsible for any tuition balances due until he or she has formally notified the University in person or in writing of their withdrawal. Refunds are made to the student on the basis of the date he/she has formally notified the Dean in person or in writing of their withdrawal. Students who formally withdraw from the University before the official start of the semester or term will not be liable for tuition or fees.
The federal refund policy will be used for all students receiving federal aid. This is a proportional calculation based upon time enrolled during a semester, type of aid received and direct costs. Students impacted by this policy will receive a worksheet outlining the steps and resulting calculation.
All financial aid proceeds will be credited to the studentís tuition and fee account. Student loan proceeds will disburse three business days prior to the start of classes. Students will be notified by an email message to their CU mail account if any financial aid checks require endorsement. If Federal Financial Aid exceeds assessed charges, refunds will be disbursed within 14 days after the financial aid is credited to the studentís account.
Creighton University encourages students who are expecting an overpayment and/or financial aid credit in excess of the charges on their account to sign up for Direct Deposit of the refund through NEST. Students may have the refunds deposited into any bank account they choose. Creighton University does not endorse any specific financial institution. Students should sign up for the Direct Deposit Refund process at least 3 business days prior to an expected refund to allow time for the process to be activated. Once a student has signed up for Direct Deposit, all future refunds will be directly deposited to the bank account indicated unless the student initiates changes or cancels the Direct Deposit in NEST. Students signed up for Direct Deposit will receive an email notification at least one business day prior to the actual deposit of their refund. It is the studentís responsibility to make sure that the banking information is kept up-to-date should you close your account or change banks. Failure to do so will result in a delay to your expected refund.
If a Direct Deposit Refund request has not been completed and an overpayment has been created by Federal Financial Aid disbursement(s), a paper refund check will be mailed to the student's current mailing address within 14 days. It is the studentís responsibility to maintain a current mailing address in NEST.
Paper checks will also be issued for any overpayment that is created by a Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and will be refunded directly to the parent borrower within 14 days of the loan posting to the studentís account. If a parent prefers to have the refund issued to their student, the parent borrower must submit a written request to the Business Office. Written requests may be provided in person, by mail, email or fax.
If a credit card was used as a method of payment and a credit balance is created by a tuition adjustment, the refund amount will be returned to the credit card used in the original transaction. As stated when the online credit card is originally processed, the convenience fee is non-refundable. If a personal check credited to a studentís account overpays the account, a refund check will not be issued until sufficient time has passed (usually 10 -14 business days) to ensure that the check has cleared.
The Business Office offers registered students, staff, and faculty check cashing privileges at the Cashier Window located on the first floor of Creighton Hall (Administration Building). Requirements and limitations include:
Check cashing is a privilege that the University offers to our students, staff and faculty. The Business Office reserves the right to revoke or deny this privilege to any individual at any time.