Bookstore Voucher / Emergency Cash Advance Request Form





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Bookstore Voucher / Emergency Cash Advance Request Form


Bookstore Vouchers

Cash Advances requests cannot be approved during the weeks of Sept 25 through October 6th while we process financial aid.

Book vouchers are no longer available for the FA17 semester.  Any unused portion from a previous request has been returned to the student account and will be refunded once financial aid is processed on accounts.

If you live off campus, please be sure that your off-campus address is updated with Residence Life.

In order to have a book voucher available by the first day of classes for the fall 2017 (FA17) semester, emergency cash advance/bookstore vouchers must be submitted by Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Noon, to allow time for processing. Requests submitted by Aug. 24th will be available on the first day of the FA17 semester, Monday August 28, 2017.

You may apply for an emergency cash advance or bookstore voucher after the above dates, however, the funds/vouchers will 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

Cash Advances requests cannot be approved during the weeks of Sept 25 through October 6th while we process financial aid.

Requests for emergency cash advances may be made for emergency situations only.

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 FA17 are mailed after Friday, October 13, 2017.

  • 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 Julie Cimino at jcimino@mansfield.edu or call her at 570-662-4388.

 

Refunds

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

  • FA17 refund checks will begin to be mailed after October 13, 2017.
  • Local off campus addresses need to be updated by Friday, September 8, 2017 to ensure proper mailing of refund checks.
  • Summer refund checks are mailed to the home address unless otherwise specified in your application request form.

PLEASE do not contact the campus mail room or the United States Postal Service concerning the delivery of your refund check.  The mail room can only deliver your refund check to the dorm mail box.  Questions regarding the delivery of refund checks should be direct to Julie Cimino at 570-662-4388 or jcimino@mansfield.edu.

Students should be prepared to pay for books and/or any off-campus living expenses they may have at the beginning of the FA17 semester. Aug. 1, 2017 is the expected date you may begin to purchase FA17 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.

The summer refund check will be mailed to the student's home address.

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.