Your students have a variety of activities to participate in and/or attend throughout the year. This calendar of events is a great place to see a list of all happenings on campus.
Many times parents wonder how to be the best support to their student as they navigate their way through college. You may find yourself asking questions like… How do I support my student through this experience? What can I do to be helpful? Below, you will find two resource links to help understand your student and their college experience.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. Some other services offered include selling postage stamps and receiving special deliveries.
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The Accounts Receivable Office (OUAR) is located in the Administration Building, 1st floor. This office strives to provide excellent customer service to OU students, faculty and staff. Listed below are some policies and procedures, as well as common services, offered by OUAR and the Accounting Office ( located in Tauy Jones Hall).
Tuition and fees for each semester of courses are due at the time of registration. Registration for any current term will not be permitted until all charges for the previous semester have been paid in full. In addition, diplomas, transcripts and other records will not be released until accounts are paid in full.
We strongly encourage students to contact the Department of Financial Aid early to begin working on eligible aid for the upcoming year. If the student is not eligible for financial aid, there are two payment options: 1) Pay the entire amount prior to the financial clearance date for each term, or 2) enroll in a program administered by Tuition Management Systems to spread payments over the academic year. Enrollment in Tuition Systems is $70 and allows for current academic year tuition to be paid in 12, 11, 10, 9, or 8 month plans. Payment to the OUAR office for your student’s account balance may be made by cash, check, money order, cashiers check, wire transfer, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
Refunds of credit balances on student accounts will be processed once a credit balance is shown on the student account. OUAR will begin reviewing accounts and processing refunds on the second Friday of the semester. Refunds will be processed daily from the 2nd Friday, through the3rd Friday of the semester. Thereafter, any account with a credit balance will be reviewed on Tuesday and Thursday of each week and will be disbursed through the Acceluraid debit cards. Any student requiring a disbursement in check form will be able to pick up their check in the OUAR office with proper identification on Thursday after 3:00 p.m.
Personal checks (students only) may be cashed in the Accounting Office, Tauy Jones building, 2nd Floor between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Checks may be cashed up to $100. Photo ID is required.
It is encouraged that student paychecks be handled by direct deposit. In order for paychecks to be direct-deposited, students will need a bank account, either in their hometown or with a local bank. Questions concerning student paychecks should be directed to the Payroll Office at 800-755-5200, ext. 12354.
Students who lose their OU student ID may purchase a replacement from the Accounting Office for $25. If a card is broken from normal wear and tear it can be replaced for a $10 charge. The charge will not be added to the student’s account. Payment will be due prior to having the card replaced. If you have questions regarding our procedures or your student’s account balance at any time, please stop by the OUAR Office in the Administration Building, 1st Floor or contact OUAR at 888-487-0182.
Whether or not students are living in a residence hall, they will need spending money. How much they need depends on how often they go shopping, go to the movies, eat out, talk on the phone, etc. Budgeting is a family matter between you and your student. Parents can probably count on a student spending at least $15-30 per week. Keeping track of expenses for a few weeks is one way for students to determine exactly how much money they will need/want. Some common expenses are phone bills, fast food, toiletries, stamps, entertainment, clothing, gas, laundry, and credit card bills.
If your son or daughter does not have a clear and workable budgeting system that allows for planning and meeting expenses, we encourage you to help them develop one. The demands of college life are challenging enough without the constant pressure of unpaid bills and debt.