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Methods of Payment

Before the start of each academic year, the University publicizes the deadlines for students to clear their financial obligations.  Payment for charges may be made through the following methods:

•    Payments can be made with cash, cashier’s check, money order, or traveler’s check.  Personal checks are not accepted. Cash should not be mailed.  Payments should be made payable to Bethune-Cookman University, with the student’s name (first, middle initial, last) and student I.D. or social security number indicated.  Payments should be mailed to:  Bethune-Cookman University, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114-3099, Attn:  Cashier’s Office.

•    Credit Card payments (American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard) can be made online by accessing the Wildcat Web at www.cookman.edu.  A student must know their B-CU student I.D. & pin numbers to access the site.  Third party payments to a student’s account can be made online through the following link:  http://www.cookman.edu/payment/index.html.

•    Payments can also be made in person by visiting the Cashier’s Office (located in the Admissions Building) or by calling the Cashier’s Office at (386) 481-2289 or 2292.

Tuition Management Systems Payment Plan

To help students afford education expenses, Bethune-Cookman University is pleased to make the services of Tuition Management Systems available to students and their families.  Tuition Management Systems’ Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option allows students to spread their education expenses over smaller monthly installments for only a small enrollment fee.  There is no interest and no pre-qualification or credit check for this service.  With this payment plan, students have 24-hour access to account information through Tuition Management Systems’ website, toll-free automated account information, and personal account service Monday through Saturday. 

This is a popular option with many families who have enrolled in Tuition Management because it reduces the need to borrow and it gives families more control over their savings.  Tuition Management Systems’ services have helped over two million students at more than a thousand schools nationwide afford education.

If the payment plan option is selected, the student must enroll in Tuition Management before the start of a semester, and pay a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the Fall and/or Spring tuition and room & board balance(s) to the University. The remaining balance(s) will be paid monthly through the Tuition Management Systems Payment Plan.  The cost of books is not included in this payment plan.

For more information on specific payment options or to enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan, visit Tuition Management Systems’ website at www.afford.com/cookman, or call 1-800-722-4867 and speak with an Education Payment Partner.  Education Payment Partners are available to help students/families determine the best payment option for education costs.

Tuition Remission
Bethune-Cookman University offers fifty percent (50%) for one course tuition remission to full-time employees who have completed at least one year of service at Bethune-Cookman University.  Fifty percent (50%) tuition remission of the regular tuition taken at Bethune-Cookman University is granted for legal spouses living in the same household, sons and daughters (including stepchildren and those legally adopted) living in the same household and not over 25 years of age.

A full-time employee is limited to taking one course per semester (Fall & Spring) at Bethune-Cookman University during assigned regular work hours. Written approval from the immediate supervisor is required.  Tuition remission is an employee benefit that allows an employee to take three-credit hours per semester. Courses taken in excess of three-credit hours are the financial responsibility of the employee.  All written requests must be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources Management for further processing. 

Beginning January 1, 2008 the revised policy covers 50 per cent Tuition Remission. The policy covers no more than four years for each student on the plan.  All participants of the Tuition Remission program prior to January 1, 2008, will be allowed to continue with the current Tuition Remission.  However, the four year cap on time limitation will be in effect.

It is the responsibility of the employee to provide the Office of Human Resources with information requesting first time or continued tuition remission in advance of the expected matriculation.  The Office of Human Resources Management will not contact employees to obtain this information.  Contact Human Resources for the Tuition Remission qualifications at (386) 481-2049.

Tuition Remission is available at Bethune-Cookman University during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  No Tuition Remission is granted to full-time employees enrolling in courses at other institutions.

Receipts for Payments
Receipts for payments mailed to the University are not automatically issued.  However, a receipt may be requested by calling the Cashier's Office at (386) 481-2289 or 2292; the receipt will be mailed within 10 days of the request.  Receipts cannot be issued for payments made through the University’s Website.     Receipts may also be picked up from the Cashier's Office in White Hall Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bookstore Authorizations
A student who has financial aid in excess of their semester charges or a book deposit paid on their account may receive a Bookstore Authorization to purchase books at the University’s bookstore. Authorizations are issued during an established time period that is publicized before the start of each semester.  The bookstore charges are posted to the student’s account and deducted from their financial aid.  Students are permitted to receive an authorization in an amount not to exceed $750 (dollar amount authorized depends on the student’s available funds).  If a student’s financial aid is later reduced, the student is still responsible for payment of any bookstore purchases.

Account Inquiries
Students are encouraged to review their student account history on-line to see the financial activities that have posted to their account.  The following information is available:  charges, financial aid, payments, credit balances, date & amount of refund issued (if applicable), and any balance that may be due.

Students can review their accounts by going to www.cookman.edu and clicking on the Wildcat Web Icon.   The student must enter their student I.D.# and PIN #, click on “My Profile” then “My Account” and/or “Accounts Receivable”.

To obtain a PIN #, a student can go to the Academic Advising Office in Faith Hall (room 9) or to the Center for Information Technology Office located next to the Registrar’s Office; a PIN # can also be requested by emailing the CIT Help Desk.

Furthermore, a student may review their account information with their Staff Accountant. The student must present their student I.D. or a picture I.D. to obtain any information about their account. For reasons of confidentiality, information is not released to anyone other than the student, parent(s), and/or guardian unless a release form is on file in the Student Accounts Office.

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