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Student Billing - Important Information

Billing information for Spring Semester 2015 will be added to Bill + Payment, our new online billing system on December 10th.  All classes that you are currently registered for will be included in this billing. If you have recently added enrollment, it takes one to two days for your charges to reflect your new enrollment.

Payment for Spring Semester is due by January 5, 2015.

Students who have not made financial arrangements by the payment deadline will be charged a nonrefundable $200 late fee.

If you anticipate a problem meeting the payment deadline, please contact Student Financial Services (SFS) before the deadline at 253.879.3214 or sfs@pugetsound.edu to make special arrangements. Registrations not confirmed by the second day of classes will be cancelled. Students are able to re-register on a space-available basis after financial arrangements have been confirmed.

Meal Plans

All students living in residence halls, Union Avenue housing, Foreign Languages House, and Langlow House are required to purchase a meal plan. These students will be charged for the Medium Plan.  Once a student is billed, the opportunity to select a different type of meal plan or to purchase an optional meal plan is available to students on their Cascade Student Finances Menu page until the tenth day of the semester.  It may take up to 24 hours for any changes or additions to show up in the "View Account Activity" section of Bill + Payment system. See more information on meal plans.

Payment Plans available after December 10th

The payment plan allows for extended payments of the semester balance due across the months of the term. There is an $80 participation fee for using the extended payment plan. The first payment of the plan is due January 5th with additional payments due the fifth of each month, as indicated on your payment plan detail.

Students or Authorized Users must enroll for payment plans through Bill + Payment. 

Parent PLUS Loan

The Direct PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan which allows parents to borrow up to the cost of attendance, less any other financial aid already awarded. Parents may apply for a Direct PLUS Loan for any year that their student is enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student. See more information on PLUS Loans.

Tuition Insurance

Your investment in your education is a significant and important one. Our experience is that a small percentage of enrolled students unexpectedly find it necessary to withdraw from Puget Sound for medical reasons.  With this in mind we suggest that you consider tuition insurance through A.W. Dewar to help safeguard your tuition investment.  Undergraduate tuition is automatically protected for a full academic year, a tuition insurance fee of $120 for fall semester and $125 for spring semester will be applied to your billing statement each semester, unless you waive the coverage by the first day of class fall semester.  Find more information on tuition insurance and the waiver form here.

Summer Payment Deadlines

  • Summer billing is typically posted to Bill + Payment in early May.
  • Summer Study Abroad programs all have a due date of the first day of Summer Term 1.
  • Log into Bill and Payment, Select View Account Activity, Select Summer Term, see Due Date(s) for your summer tuition charge(s), select Make Payment.

Summer Tuition Adjustments

If you do not plan to attend a class you are currently registered for, you must cancel your registration by the first day of the term. Non-attendance does not release you from your financial obligation.

The first day of the summer term (for which your class is held) is the last day to drop a summer class at 100% tuition adjustment.  See the full tuition adjustment schedule at:  http://www.pugetsound.edu/admission/tuition-aid-scholarships/summer-session/refunds-adjustments/

Questions?

Please visit the FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about student finances.

Need Help?

For help accessing Cascade or PeopleSoft, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

For questions related to your account, contact Student Financial Services at 253.879.3214 (toll-free at 800.396.7192) or sfs@pugetsound.edu.

Transitioning from Cascade

As part of Optimize Puget Sound, the university is implementing software from Oracle PeopleSoft in stages. This means students, parents, faculty, and staff are seeing new ways to do many of the things once done in Cascade. Eventually, Cascade itself will be replaced by a new portal called myPugetSound. Read more about this conversion.

We appreciate everyone's patience and support during this time of transition!