BURSAR/CASHIER POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Bursar/Cashier’s Office
is the central processing department for all receipts of the university. All
services will be in compliance with Alcorn State University and state of
Mississippi policies and procedures along with all state and federal regulatory
requirements. For questions about financial aid awards and posting of aid,
contact Financial Aid Office. Anyone
with questions about registration (adding/dropping classes) should be directed
to the Registrar’s Office at (601) 877-6160. The Bursar’s Office is located on
the 2nd floor of the Walter Washington Administration Classroom
The Bursar’s Office is open
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on
Friday for money/credit card transactions.
Bursar’s Office, also referred to as the Cashier’s Office, is responsible for
accepting and processing registration and non-resident tuition fees along with
other miscellaneous materials and lab fee payments. In addition to fee
collections, the Bursar’s Office manages student and third-party invoicing,
installment tuition payment plans, financial aid disbursements, the collection
of outstanding amounts due to the University, 1098-T’s, and refunds.
Direct Deposit forms are available for all students, faculty, and staff
members who are expecting a student aid refund. Direct Deposit forms are
should become familiar with the details of his or her account. A Statement of
Account (student bill) is sent to students on a quarterly basis. Students can
access their accounts online by going to www.alcorn.edu.
Log onto Banner online service, enter secure area,
student and financial services, and view summary by term.
students report to campus, they must have a full award which covers the total
cost of attendance, a partial award which must be accompanied by any balance
due or payment by cash, cashier’s check, personal check, money order or credit
card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover) to pay cost of enrollment. There are
other alternatives for making payments online using webchek and webcreditcard
that post directly to a student’s account. If there is a balance from previous
enrollment period(s), that balance, in addition to current charges, must be
paid in full before the student will be allowed to complete the registration
process and/or enter the residence halls. All students living in the main
campus residence halls must have a University meal plan.
cost of an education at Alcorn State University has been determined by
maintaining such expenditures as room, board and incidentals at the lowest
possible amount consistent with satisfactory service. Tuition may be reduced in
many instances by scholarship aid, student earnings and grants-in-aid. Alcorn
State University reserves the right to alter charges for tuition and living
expenses if the prevailing cost of materials and services makes it necessary.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees 2012-2013 (12 hours
and above - Lorman/Natchez Campus)
Mississippi Resident Non-Mississippi
Boarding $6,856 Boarding $11,032
Commuting $2,856 Commuting $7,032
ACT Exam $35.00 Dorm
Breakage Deposit $100.00
Parking Decal $40.00 Parking
Key Deposit $25.00 Return
Library Photocopy $ .10 Student
ID Replacement $25.00
Library Overdue $ .05/day Transcript $ 7.50
Mail Box Rental $15.00 Lab
Late Registration $25.00 Graduation $50.00
State University reserves the right to alter charges for tuition, miscellaneous
costs and room and board. In estimating the total cost of expenditures for an
academic year, the student should include cost of books, supplies, travel,
tools and personal items. A student receiving financial aid must pay the
difference between financial aid awarded and the direct cost of attending the
institution before being assigned to the residence halls or registering for the
1098-T Form is an information tax document to aid taxpayers in determining
whether they are able to claim a tax deduction or one of the education tax
can print and view current and prior 1098-T forms online by logging onto the Banner
online service, enter secure area, student and financial service, student
records and tax notification and place the year of interest in the appropriate
are not required to furnish a 1098-T to non-resident aliens; to individuals
whose qualified tuition and related expenses are waived or paid with
scholarships or grants; to individuals enrolled only in noncredit courses; or
to those individuals whose calculations net to zero.
Forms are available to students for online viewing and printing by January 31st
of that year.
note that Alcorn State University does not provide tax or legal advice. The decision as to whether you qualify
for an education tax credit should be determined in consultation with your
personal tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service.
REFUND OF WITHDRAWAL CHARGES
who withdraw from the University in good standing are entitled to a refund of
tuition charges according to the following schedule for fall and spring
- First official day of class 90%
- Between one and two weeks 80%
- Between two and four weeks 60%
- Between four and six weeks 40%
- After six weeks No refund
who withdraw unofficially and return weeks or months later to withdraw officially
and claim refunds are not entitled to refunds. If a student’s withdrawal from
the University results in a credit balance, a refund will be automatically
generated through the refund process.
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