Student Accounting Services
Financial Aid Refunds for Fall 2016
Student Accounting Services will make every effort to process all refunds as quickly as possible. The first day for Financial Aid refunds for Fall 2016 is Wednesday , August 31st. Refunds will also be processed on September 1st and 2nd and then every Monday, Wednesday and Friday thereafter. You may monitor the progress of your refund by logging into EKU Direct and watching your account balance. When your balance changes from a credit balance to a $0 balance, your refund has been processed and will be sent on the next refund date. If your refund preference is ACH transfer, please allow 2-3 business days for the deposit to your account.
Book Vouchers for Fall 2016 will be available August 8th through September 6th.
A Message from President Benson regarding the Special Usage Fee
Thank you for choosing Eastern Kentucky University.
Whether you are just beginning your journey with us or a returning student, our pledge is to provide you with not only a world-class education but also the best possible college experience outside our classrooms and laboratories – one that makes your short time with us memorable and positively shapes you and your future in every imaginable way.
In order to do that, we need an environment and facilities that equal the high quality of our academic programs and faculty and match the level of our commitment to your academic success and personal growth.
As you probably know, the University is in the midst of a campus-wide revitalization, a comprehensive renewal that will transform the way we learn, live and work together and even change the way others perceive us. You see evidence of that everywhere you turn – for example, construction of Phase 2 of our New Science Building and the numerous landscaping projects designed to enhance our curb appeal. Not only are your best interests at the heart of all these improvements; you are playing an active part in some of them.
This past spring, the EKU Student Senate approved (and the Board of Regents and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education ratified) a fixed special-use fee of $150 per semester that will go toward improving, renovating and/or constructing student-centered facilities. Two projects have been identified as the more immediate priorities: a new, much larger recreation and wellness center and a renovated student union facility. Because these are student facilities funded with student dollars, you will have a voice in determining the features that best serve you and your fellow classmates. For more details about these and other projects and plans, follow @EKU Builds on Twitter or at ekubuilds.eku.edu.
This special-use fee is applied to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students and pro-rated for all part-time students based on number of credit hours. Part-time undergraduates will be assessed $12.50 per credit hour; part-time graduate students will pay at a rate of $16.67 per credit hour. The fee is applied regardless of where or how you take your classes, so our online and regional campus students are sharing equally in the cost. In the interest of fairness, no appeals or exemptions from the fee assessment will be considered.
Just as you have big dreams for the rest of your life, we are making no little plans for our University. A combination of factors suggest our time is now to take bold and visionary steps to ensure a brighter future for the University and for you and all the students who follow in your footsteps. Your investment via this fee is an investment in the future value of your EKU degree. As alumni, you will continue to benefit from a strong and vital Eastern Kentucky University.
Again, thank you for trusting your future with Eastern Kentucky University and for your continued support. Together, we will reach our goals and achieve our dreams. Go Colonels!
2015 1098-T Forms will be available online through EKU Direct after January 30th. Click here for more information.
Students, Faculty and Staff should view their EKU account regularly by logging into their EKUDirect account and clicking on “Billing Statement”. A monthly billing notification is currently emailed to all individuals with a balance due to the university to that individual’s official EKU email account. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the student of obligation to pay by the due date. A late fee of 10% of the account balance up to $25 per month will be assessed on all past due accounts
Payments can be made by Check, Cash, Pin based Debit or Money Order at the cashier window on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit card payments may also be made online by logging into the EKUDirect account and clicking on "Make a Payment". Check and Money Order payments may be mailed to the following address:
Eastern Kentucky University
P.O. Box 931059
Cleveland, OH 44193
Send Scholarship Checks to:
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave.
Whitlock Bldg CPO 60
Richmond, KY 40475
If a student, faculty or staff fails to pay in full or make acceptable payment arrangements with the Student Accounting Services Division within 90 days of the original due date, he or she may be subject to additional fees including collection costs, legal fees, and any other expenses incurred by the university in collection of, or attempting to collect the obligation.