New Financial and Registration Policy for Fall 2017
Please note that an important financial and registration policy change affecting all students will begin with the fall 2017 semester.
Under the new policy, Wilkes requires that all balances must be paid in full, two weeks before the start of classes, or a financial clearance must be obtained. Students who are not financially clear at least 10 business days prior to the start of classes shall have their registration cancelled. To read the full payment policy, please click here.
Payment for the 2017 Fall Semester will be due on August 14, 2017. Bills for any other academic programs that are on a different semester/term schedule other than Fall, Spring or Summer, are also due 10 days prior to those start dates.
Several options are available for students to obtain financial clearance. A student who has not paid in full can be treated as financially clear by taking one of four specific steps. To review a complete list of options for obtaining financial clearance, please click here.
This new policy is designed to assure an equitable and consistent policy for all Wilkes students. We recognize how complex financial planning for college can be. Please know that the University welcomes the opportunity to speak directly with you if you are facing financial challenges with your invoice. For assistance, please call the Bursar's Office at 570-408-4960.
Billing And Payment Information
The steps for financial clearance are outlined below.
Your balance may be subject to change due to revisions to your ﬁnancial aid award, changes to your course schedule, room and meal plan changes, parking, bookstore charges or lab fees.
Please note that if your registration is canceled, all registered courses will be deleted from your record. Should you make payment arrangements after this cancellation occurs, there is no guarantee that you will be re-registered in the same course sections.
Invoices can be accessed on the Wilkes portal under the Student Tab by selecting eStatement. All student account information can be accessed online, through the Wilkes Portal at mywilkes. wilkes.edu.
- Pay your balance in full by mailing your payment to Wilkes University Student Lockbox, P.O. Box 824696, Philadelphia, Pa. 19182-4696. Please include your Wilkes Identification number on your check. You may also pay your bill online with electronic check, MC, Visa, AmEx or Discover (credit card payments will be charged a 2.75% convenience fee by the credit card processor).
- Apply for and receive a final aid award from the Financial Aid Office or be approved for a loan that equals or exceeds the student’s account balance for that semester. Failure of the student to make a timely response in requests from the Financial Aid Office for additional information will result in immediate loss of ﬁnancial clearance.
- Enroll in the Wilkes University Payment Plan, an automated, online ﬁve- installment plan. The plan is interest free with a $25 charge per semester. Enrollment in the installment payment plan must be prior to the beginning of each semester, with the ﬁrst installment due on August 15, 2017. Students can enroll by signing onto mywilkes.wilkes.edu and selecting Installment Payment Plan. (“Authorized Users” such as parents or guardians can access via www.wilkes.edu) You need to sign up for the payment plan each semester.
- Submit a signed Employer Deferment Agreement or third party payment agreement, which includes an agreement from a foreign government, prior to start of semester. (Employer Deferment Agreement Forms are available under on the Wilkes portal on the Student Page under “My Account”.)
PARENT ACCESS TO STUDENT ACCOUNT
Students can provide parents or other authorized users access to their student account and can receive all tuition account notiﬁcations via email by selecting the “Authorized User” link under the My Account section of the portal. Parents can then access all payment information via www.wilkes.edu by selecting the Parent link.
ACCESSING YOUR FINANCIAL AID
To access your ﬁnancial aid award, go to the Wilkes Portal at mywilkes.wilkes.edu. Under the Student tab, go to My Financial Aid and click on the link to Award Information.
If you anticipate receiving a refund on your account, you will receive your refund faster by having the refund automatically deposited to your checking or savings account. You may enroll by selecting eRefund on the student portal.