Welcome to the Business Office
The Business Office is here to provide student account assistance along with various university cashiering functions.
Location: Second Floor Sandefer Memorial
Hours of Operation
General: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cashier Window: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
CashNet Online Bill Pay
Monthly statements are available through CASHNet Online Bill Pay.
Students can go directly to CashNet where you can pay your bill online.
A student may create a Parent PIN to allow parents, guardians and other authorized users to access his/her account information. A Parent PIN must be created by the student before it can be used. Once a PIN is created parents can login here.
- Online payment via Cashnet
- Additionally, international students may make payments using PayMyTuition.
PayMyTuition is specifically for international students and is the only preferred method for international student payments.
More information available here.
Please see the student handbook for the official payment plan details, however below summarizes the payment options for each term.
Fall and Spring Semesters
- Pay 100% of the balance not covered by financial aid by the Payment Due Date
- Enroll in a payment plan on CASHNet and make the first payment by the Payment Due Date
HSU offers a payment plan, for an enrollment fee of $75, which allows students to pay their outstanding balance with four equal payments. The payments are due as follows:
|Spring 2019||Fall 2019||Summer 2019|
|First 1/4||January 7||August 1||May 1 (1/3)|
|Second 1/4||February 1||September 1||June 1 (1/3)|
|Third 1/4||March 1||October 1||July 1 (1/3)|
|Final 1/4||April 1||November 1|
A late fee of $75 will be charged for all payments made more than 5 days after the scheduled payment dates above. Additionally, for outstanding balances past the final payment date, a fee of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month will be charged.
There is an Automatic Draft Payment plan option that will draft the selected account on the above dates; however, please be advised that the automatic draft is calculated as a proration of the outstanding balance on the payment date. The payments drafted will change if there is a change in registered classes, financial aid awards, book charges or other charges that are applied to the account.
About Get Funds
Get Funds is a place where students (and parents) can manage their cowboy cash accounts, find places to eat and more. Get Funds provides valuable information about account balances and spending history, and enables you to report a lost or stolen card at any time of day or night. Login Here
Get Funds allows you to deposit funds into your student’s cowboy cash account. Login Here
For international payments Hardin Simmons University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates.
PayMyTuition allows you to choose from several payment options and currencies including wire transfers, e-wallet payments, bill payments and credit card payments. You can pay your tuition payments in your home currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple and cost effective.
Follow the step by step instructions to begin your transfer. Please ensure to make your payment before the transfer date.
Benefits of using PayMyTuition:
- Don’t overpay your bank on currency exchange. PayMyTuition will save you money.
- PayMyTuition is fast, secure and easy to use.
- Create, fund and track your payments from start to finish using PayMyTuition’s online dashboard.
- Access multilingual customer support available any time.
- Opening an account is easy and only takes a few minutes.
Additional Information on PayMyTuition:
- Benefits for international students – click here
- How it works – click here
- Price match guarantee – click here
Toll free U.S. and Canada: 1.855.663.6839
US Local: +201.209.1939
Canada Local: +905.305.9053
Additional contact options: www.paymytuition.com/contact
TIP: PayMyTuition also offers personal transfers with real time exchange rates and lower transfer fees than banks. Setting up recurring payments to manage and pay for your monthly expenses including books, meals, rent is quick and easy. Contact us and one of our friendly customer support team members who will be happy to assist.
Title IV Funds
Title IV refunds result from students receiving Title IV government funds, such as, Pell Grant, subsidized and unsubsidized loans in excess of charges on their account. Title IV refunds are processed once Financial Aid has posted aid to the student account after the 8th class day. The business office will process all Title IV refunds within 14 days after financial aid has posted the funds to the student account. The Business Office processes any Title IV refund from a report that it runs weekly to determine the existence of credit balances.
The Business Office will process Title IV refunds one of two ways: (1) direct deposit through Bank Mobile or (2) by check. The only way a student receives their refund by check is if they specifically request it in the Business Office. Unless otherwise stated, the refund will be sent via Bank Mobile and processed electronically based upon how the student requested to receive it. Once BankMobile receives the refund, the student will receive an email notification stating the funds are available.
The HSU Business Office does not allow a student’s Title IV refund money to pay a past semester balance. If you owe from a previous semester, we will refund the entire amount shown for the current semester credit. It is the student’s responsibility to use that refund to pay off their previous balance. Our goal is to contact any student owing $1000.00 or more while processing their refund. If a student currently has a balance and wants to register for a future term, the Business Office will verify the student can receive adequate financial aid to pay the future term and the current balance. Only if adequate financial aid is available to pay both balances will the business office allow the student an exception to register. The exception requires the student to agree to the HSU terms of agreement and bring any refund money in as payment for any past balance. All exceptions are evaluated at on a case-by-case basis and may not be granted.
Parent Plus Loans
The Parent Plus Loan is another Title IV fund that must also follow government refund regulations. Instead of the student receiving the refund, the parent will receive the refund for any credit on the account up to the amount of the Parent Plus Loan for that semester. If the parent wants the student to have the refund, the parent must specify this desire in writing at the loan origination. Once the refund appears on the student’s account, we will look at the Parent Plus Loan application and mail the refund check to the parent name and address on the loan file. These checks will be sent via mail following the day the refund is processed on the student account. If the parent indicated to refund the student, the refund will be sent to the student via Bank Mobile. The student will receive an email stating they have a refund and how to proceed to receive the refund.
Non-Title IV (Remaining Credit Balances After Full Title IV Refunds)
A non-Title IV refund can come from an overpayment, outside scholarships, or private loan to an account. Generally, these refunds occur in accounts receiving no Title IV funds paid to the students’ accounts in the current semester. However, a credit balance can result after a student receives a full Title IV refund if one of the above situations occurs. These refunds will be processed after all the Title IV refunds are complete. These refunds can also be completed upon request once a credit is shown in the student’s account. A non-Title IV refund can be returned to the student either by check or Bank Mobile. If the student would like to receive their refund via check, they need to contact the Business Office to specify this. If they do not request a check, the refund will be sent via Bank Mobile. Bank Mobile will then contact the student when the refund is ready to be deposited in their account. Students can request the Business office to apply these refunds to prior unpaid balances without receiving any distribution.