Fall 2021 eBill

The first fall 2021 eBill will be published the week of July 19th.  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 plan options, or you can contact the Financial Aid Office to ask about additional loan options. We will republish eBills twice weekly to pickup any changes in your schedule.  We publish eBills monthly after the add/drop date.  

Fall 2021 Payment Plan

The fall 2021 payment plans will be available the week of July 19th.  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 the Online Payment Center.  On the Online Payment Center page you will see the links for the fall 2021 payment plan options on the right hand side of the page. 
If you were enrolled in a previous payment plan you DO need to re-enroll if you want to use a payment plan for fall.  In other words, you DO need to enroll in the payment plan every semester you want to use it.  If you are enrolled in a payment plan for the current semester, it is suggested that you complete the plan before enrolling in a plan for the upcoming semester.  

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 the Online Payment Center.  Make a payment using MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express.  There is a 2.75% convenience fee to use a credit card (currently the fee is 1%).  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 DU Stars Connect Office, Lewis 115.

Semester Deferment Fee

The Student Accounts Office reviews tuition accounts after the add/drop date each semester, adding a $90.00 deferment fee and Student Accounts (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 Payment Plan (MPP) are expected to follow the payment schedule provided for them by the Online Payment Center.  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 Federal Title IV funds (Subsidized & Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal UG Parent Plus Loans**, Federal Pell & Federal SEOG grants) 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. Paper checks are processed on Wednesdays and will be mailed to home address on file, unless another delivery method is chosen. Echecks (electronic checks) will be paid on Fridays. We will not process a check refund for any balance less than $200.00, unless requested. 
**Federal Plus Loans: Refunds will be processed to the student unless the credit is the result of a Federal UG Parent 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 DU Stars Connect 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 the Online Payment Center.  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.   
The alternative to eRefund is an Echeck, which is an electronic check that is sent to your email address.  An Echeck saves processing and delivery time and secures the payment arrives to the student. 

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 DU Stars Connect 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 the Online Payment Center 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 Jan Hnilica, the Director of Accounts Receivable, at jhnilica@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.


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.  

IRS Form 1098T

Your personalized Form 1098T  for 2020 will be available by January 31, 2021.  Note: You must be logged in with your network user name and password to print the form.    
Click the following link:   1098-T


DU Stars Connect 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 

DU Stars Connect is located in Lewis Hall, Room 115, the old Registrar's Office on the first floor.

Office Hours 

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

University Main Campus

7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Jan Hnilica
Director or Accounts Receivable
Please direct billing questions to bursar@dom.edu
Fax: 708-488-5045
Phone:  708-524-6791


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