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Welcome to the Office of Enrollment Services



Effective with the Fall 2015 semester, the univeristy will offer a semester-based monthly payment plan.  The semester-based plan will offer families more flexibility with start dates and frequency of payments.  Please note that students who wish to use the monthly payment option must now enroll in the plan for each semester in which they wish to participate.  More information is available at


Account statements are generated on the 15th of each month (or the first business day thereafter). Account activity occurring between statements, including payments, acceptance and disbursement of financial aid awards, and reversal of the student medical plan charge, will appear on the subsequent monthly statement. Up to date account activity can be viewed between statements in Cardinal Station and on the Account Status page in CardinalPAY.

The first monthly statement to include charges for the Fall 2015 term was the June 29th statement.  Account activity occurring after a statement is issued will occurr on the subsequent monthly statement.


Families are encouraged to consider participating in the university's tuition insurance program.  This program reimburses students for the cost of tuition and mandatory fees if they are forced to withdrawawl from the university due to medical or mental health reasons.  Read more about the program at

Students who are not enrolled in the tuition insurance program will not be refunded for tuition and fees outside of what is allowed through the university's Refund of Student Charges policy.


Students with unpaid balances are subject to registration, transcript, and diploma holds. Additionally, those with unpaid balances of $300 or more will not be permitted to register for classes or select on-campus housing during the Spring housing lottery.

Interest is assessed on unpaid balances on the 15th of each month (or the first business day thereafter) and late fees are assessed once per term.  The summer term late fee will be assessed on July 6th.Student Financial Responsibility  The fall term late fee will be assessed on September 15th.


Quick Links

Academic Calendar


Make an Online Payment (Authorized Payers) - Use this link if your student has established a CardinalPAY account for you

Make an Online Payment (Guest Payers) - Use this link if your student has not granted you Authorized Payer access

How to Read a Billing Statement

Proof of Enrollment / Degree

Statement of Financial Responsibility


FERPA Awareness Training


Important Dates

  • SEP
    Last day to add or drop regular session courses for Fall semster*
  • SEP
    Holds assigned to students with outstanding Fall term balances
  • SEP
    Late fee assessed on outstanding Fall semester balances
  • SEP
    Interest assessed on outstanding balances from Summer 2015 and prior terms
  • SEP
    Class of 2019 Convocation, 9:00am
  • SEP
    Pope Francis Visit
  • SEP
    Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for October 2015 graduation
  • OCT
    Last day for Summer 2015 graduates to submit diploma application in Cardinal Station
  • OCT
    Columbus Day Holiday: No classes; University offices closed
    Add, drop, and withdrawal transactions must be completed in Cardinal Station by 11:59pm on the deadline specified above.