1) How much will my student owe for attending Dordt University?
Dordt University costs are published on the Dordt University website.
2) How will I be billed & when is payment due?
Payment is due the first day each semester unless you are enrolled in a payment plan. Fall billing information is posted in mid-July, and spring billing is posted in mid-December. Students can access their online bill on Dordt U > Finances. Use this document for instructions on how to view your statement. It is the student’s responsibility to access their online tuition statement & account summary that displays potential changes to charges and/or financial aid. A student's account can be discussed with the parent(s) or other responsible party upon written request of the student by submitting the Student Account Release Form.
3) What are my payment options?
You can make full payment prior to the first day of the semester by check, cash, wire, money order or online by electronic check or credit card. Monthly Payment Plan options are also available under Payment Options.
4) When will my financial aid be applied to my student account?
Most financial aid is posted to the student account approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester, provided that all documents are completed. Loan funds will credit the student account after the promissory note has been signed electronically & loan forms are submitted and processed. Alternative student loans are credited to student accounts when the funds are received by the University. Scholarships from private foundations or organizations will be posted when the actual check is received by the University.
5) Why is my outside scholarship not appearing correctly on my student tuition account?
Scholarships from private foundations or organizations will be credited to student tuition accounts when the actual check is received by the University. Like all other financial aid, the amount of the scholarship is divided equally between 2 semesters. For example, the $1,000 high school scholarship will show as a $500 credit on the fall semester & a $500 credit on the spring semester.
6) Can I charge books to my tuition account?
Students must purchase books directly from the bookstore using personal funds. The cost of books ranges from $400-$1,200 per semester. The bookstore accepts cash, checks (US or Canadian), money orders and credit card. The bookstore does not extend credit, and the cost of books may not be added to a student’s tuition account. The bookstore also has a book rental program. Please contact the Bookstore for more details.
7) Why is my federal workstudy or employment earnings not credited to my account?
Earnings from an on-campus job are paid directly to the student through student payroll on or about the 10th of each month. Students need to apply for a job, work the hours allotted & remit a timecard in order to be paid. Payroll earnings are direct deposited into the student’s U.S. bank account. Most students use their earnings for miscellaneous or personal expenses.
8) What if I am unable to pay by the due date?
Dordt University charges interest on any unpaid balance. If a student has not paid or enrolled in the monthly payment plan, an interest charge (9% annual rate) will be assessed on any unpaid balance. Students with a balance due will have a financial hold placed on their account, preventing them from registering for a future semester, and will not be able to have transcripts, grade reports or diplomas released. If you still have questions concerning your student account or payment procedures, please contact Samantha Hoekstra, Student Accounts Manager at Samantha.Hoekstra@dordt.edu or StudentAccounts@dordt.edu or 712-722-6013.
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