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Bookstore Voucher / Emergency Cash Advance Request Form and Refund Procedures


Bookstore Vouchers

Book vouchers and cash advances are no longer available for the spring 2014 semester as we are preparing to send out refunds after March 7, 2014.

Approved cash advance requests on finalized financial aid exceeding current charges will be limited to a maximum of $600. These funds will allow students to cover the cost of incidentals related to college attendance until refund checks are issued. Students will need to plan accordingly to cover expenses until refund checks for 2014/SP are mailed after Friday, March 7, 2014.

In order to have it available by the first day of classes, emergency cash advance/bookstore vouchers must be submitted by Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Noon, to allow time for processing. Requests submitted by January 16th should be available on the first day of the 2014/SP semester, Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

You may apply for an emergency cash advance or bookstore voucher after the above dates, however, the funds/vouchers may not be available until after the first day of class. Please review the email you receive for information regarding the date your request will be available.

  • Note: Due to Federal Regulations, bookstore vouchers and cash advances are not available until the first day of class.

Emergency Cash Advance

Requests for bookstore voucher slips and emergency cash advances may be made for emergency situations only.

  • Request for emergency funds will be considered if your financial aid is final and greater than your charges.
  • If you feel you have a financial emergency, please fill out the request form prior to the start of the semester.
  • Approved cash advance requests on finalized financial aid exceeding current charges will be limited to a maximum of $600. These funds will allow students to cover the cost of incidentals related to college attendance until refund checks are issued. Students will need to plan accordingly to cover expenses until refund checks are mailed.
  • If you are eligible for a bookstore voucher or emergency cash advance you will receive an email via your MU student email account.
  • Every effort will be made to have your emergency cash advance or bookstore voucher available on the first day of class.

Questions about this procedure? Contact Dot Rakoski at drakoski@mansfield.edu or call her at 570-662-4889.

 

Refunds

If a student's financial aid is finalized and the disbursement of financial aid and/or loans exceeds the students charges, the student will be eligible for a refund.

  • 2014/SP refund checks will begin to be mailed after March 7, 2014.
  • Local off-campus addresses need to be updated by Friday, February 7, 2014 to ensure proper mailing of refund checks.

Students should be prepared to pay for books and/or any off-campus living expenses they may have at the beginning of the 2014/SP semester. January 8, 2014 is the expected date you may begin to purchase 2014/SP semester books online at http://www.mansfieldbookstore.com/. Purchase your books early in order to take advantage of great prices on used books.

Student should review their Residence Hall/Local Off-Campus address via Student contact Information at http://my.mansfield.edu/. If the address listed is incorrect, please follow the instructions on the webpage to change the address information.

If a student is eligible for a refund, they will receive an email confirmation via their Mansfield University student email account. The refund check will be mailed to their residence hall or current local off-campus address. If a student does not reside on campus and there is not a local off-campus address on file, the refund will be mailed to the home address on the system.

Active-Duty Military Students - A full refund of tuition will be granted to students of any PASSHE universities who are military reservists or members of the National Guard and are ordered to active military service by the President of the United States or the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Refund Schedule:

Withdrawal from the University (or all coursework)/Approval To Move Off Campus:

Tuition, housing and miscellaneous fees, excluding the technology fee, will be adjusted according to the refund policy listed below. The Board of Governor's policy states that the technology fee is non-refundable. Dining is adjusted at a weekly rate.

 

% Refunded
Fall 2013
Winter 2013
Spring 2014
100%
Aug. 26 - Aug. 31
Dec. 17 - Dec. 20
Jan. 21 - Jan. 26
80%
Sept. 1 - Sept. 7
Dec. 21 - Dec. 22
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2
60%
Sept. 8 - Sept. 14
Dec. 23
Feb. 3 - Feb. 9
50%
Sept. 15 - Sept. 21
Dec. 24
Feb. 10 - Feb. 16
40%
Sept. 22 - Sept. 28
Dec. 25
Feb. 17 - Feb. 23
No Refund
Sept. 29 - Dec. 13
Dec. 26 - Jan. 13
Feb. 24 - May 9


Return of Title IV Federal Student Aid Policy

Students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60 percent of the payment period will have their Federal aid calculated based on the percentage of the term completed, which shall be calculated as follows:

#days completed by student
total # of days in term

The total number of calendar days in a term excludes any scheduled break of five days or more.

Unearned Federal aid (the amount that must be returned to the appropriate program) will be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Subsidized Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS loans, PELL Grant, and SEOG Grant.

Course Drop:

Tuition and miscellaneous fees will be adjusted at 100 percent through the drop period with the exception of the technology fee. The technology fee is non-refundable. There will be no reduction after the drop period.

Course Withdrawal:

There is no fee adjustment for course withdrawals; therefore, full payment is due to the University.

NOTE: There will be no financial adjustments for tuition and fees after the semester ends. All petitions should be initiated in a timely manner to allow for a decision prior to the end of a semester.