Financial Clearance

To be considered financially cleared, a student must have a method of payment established and agreed upon with Ottawa University or have the balance paid in full by the campus stated deadline.

This can be completed by:

  • Paying the balance in full upfront;

  • Having a third party pay tuition and/or fees - verification of the agreement with invoicing instructions must have been submitted to the Accounts Receivable office;

  • Receiving federal financial aid - FAFSA, Master Promissory Note, Loan Request, Entrance Counseling, as well as any verification documents needed if selected for verification. These documents must have been received by the University by their deadline date;

  • Deferring tuition (APGS only) according to the University's defined deferred tuition plan - a deferred tuition form, $60 deferred payment fee and employer reimbursement policy with approval must have been submitted to the Accounts Receivable office;

  • Establishing a Tuition Management System (TMS) payment plan- the plan must have been created on the TMS website with the enrollment fee paid by the deadline date (The College or OUAZ) ; and/or

  • Getting approval for a need based internal payment plan signed off by financial advisors, campus managers, and/or the Account Receivable office.

Student account balances are due the first Friday of August for the Fall term, and the first Friday of January for the Spring term, unless other arrangements have been made with the Accounts Receivable office or the student has set up a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Any student that is not financially cleared by these deadlines will not be eligible to move in to on-campus housing and any athlete will not be allowed to participate in any team activities until the account has been resolved.

8-, 4- or 3-WEEK TERM
All tuition and fees have to be paid in full by 5:00 p.m. CST on the second Monday of the term. See details above for payment options.

A student may be administratively dropped if the student is not financially cleared by the clearance deadline. There will be no reinstatements for students that have been dropped due to financial clearance.