Fall 2022 eBill

The first fall 2022 eBill will be published the week of July 18, 2022.  The eBill will reflect your pending charges and your pending financial aid.  Tuition is due in full by the first day of classes each semester, unless you elect a payment plan. Payment plans allow you to spread your payments over the semester. You would sign up for the payment plan by choosing the payment plan link (see Fall 2022 Payment Plan below).  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 (Wednesday and Friday) to pickup any changes in your schedule, and will publish eBills monthly after the add/drop date.  
 
 

Fall 2022 Payment Plan

The fall 2022 payment plan will be available the week of July 18, 2022.  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, Online Payment Center.  On the Online Payment Center page you will see the links for the summer 2022 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%; this is a temporary fee reduction).  A payment can also be made by eCheck (using your bank account information), 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.
 
 

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.  We will not process a refund for any balance less than $200.00, unless requested by the student. 

 

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, by paper check, 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 Student Accounts office at bursar@dom.edu.

 

Your refund will be sent to you by the following methods:

 

  • eRefund:  electronic refund directly into your personal bank account, but you must sign up for it (see instructions below); or 
  • Echeck:  an electronic paper check that is directly emailed to your DU email address;  you must download to print the Echeck, and deposit it with your bank; or
  • Paper check: Paper checks will be mailed to the student's home address on file

eRefunds are our preferred method and will be processed on a weekly basis.  If you have not done so, you will need to sign up for eRefunds within mydu with our 3rd party vendor Transact/Cashnet.  When signing up, you will provide your personal bank account and routing number onto a secure website.  Once signed up, any refunds that are due to the student will be process as a eRefund, and will continue unless the student removes/changes his/her bank account information, or the student's bank rejects the payment.  

 

Echecks are our next preferred method, and will be processed on a weekly basis.  Echecks save mailing time and are safely sent to your DU email address. You will receive an email that an Echeck was processed for you.  Separately, our vendor, Paymerang, will send you an email notifying that a check is attached to the email, with instructions for you to download and print the check.  You will deposit or cash the eCheck, as you would any other paper check. 

 

Paper checks, least preferred, will be processed on Wednesdays and mailed to the student's home address on file. This is a slower route of receiving payment and not as secure.  

 

 

 

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. 
 
 

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 receiving transcripts. 

 

Finance Charge (1%)

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. 
 
 

Graduation Policy

Dominican University encourages students to participate in their graduation ceremony. However, to maintain the quality of education it provides, the University's policy requires that students pay in full all charges relating to tuition, fees, room and board prior to the graduation date.  Students should make payments to clear their balances and can do so by check, cashier's check, money order, or cash [pay cash directly to the Stars Connect Office (Lewis Hall 1st floor)]. Students may also pay electronically, on-line, through the Online Payment Center with ACH or any major credit card. 

Although students are allowed to participate in graduation ceremony with an outstanding balance, diplomas and official transcripts will be on hold until all balances are paid in full.  Any tuition balance related questions or concerns should be addressed to Jan Hnilica, the Director of Accounts Receivable, at jhnilica@dom.edu

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 2021 will be available by January 31, 2022.  Note: You must be logged in with your network user name and password to print the form.  We will post an alert online when the forms are available. Any forms not consented to will be mailed to home addresses by January 31, 2022.   
 
Click the following link:   1098-T

 

The Student Accounts Office, located in Lewis Hall (room 120), is responsible for managing your tuition account, student holds, payment plans, and special payment arrangements, and can be reached at bursar@dom.edu.  However, many questions and concerns can be addressed first with the Stars Connect team, Lewis Hall (room 115).  The Stars Connect can also take payments for your tuition by cash, check, convenience checks from a credit card company or money order, and can cash personal checks, up to $50.00. So that payments are handled more securely, payments by credit card (i.e. Visa, Mastercard, Discover) must be made on-line. These offices are available to assist in managing your tuition account so do not hesitate to email, stop by, or give us a call. 

Office Location 

Student Accounts Office is located in Lewis Hall, Room 120;

DU Stars Connect is located in Lewis Hall, Room 115. 

 

Office Hours 

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

University Main Campus

7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Student Accounts

Jan Hnilica
Director or Accounts Receivable
jhnilica@dom.edu
 
Please direct billing questions to bursar@dom.edu
 
Phone:  708-524-6487
Fax: 708-488-5045
 
 
Former student payment matters: 
Tom Galvin
Collections Specialist
708-524-6206
 
 
Expedited matters:
Doris Dumas
Associate Vice President for Finance
 

FERPA

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