Students purged for not paying
As W-2 forms are delivered in the mail, scholarship applications and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) become due, and taxes need filing, spring semester is financially sobering for many students.
Two weeks prior to the start of the semester, 1,485 undergraduate students taking classes at or through the Logan campus of USU were removed from the class rolls, according to Bill Jensen, senior business officer at the Logan Campus’ registrar’s office.
Two weeks after the start of the semester, 647 more students were cut from USU, including graduate students, USU Eastern, and distance education sites. Of these, 84 were USU Eastern students, according to Jan Young, director of academic records and registration at USU Eastern.
Young, provided with a list prior to the deadline, of students who had not paid, sent a warning email to the accounts listed as preferred in the banner accounts of the students and another to those who did not make arrangements with records and registration not to be dropped.
Students who have not paid their tuition and fees in full within two weeks of the start of the semester are provided with options by the financial aid office to avoid the purge. Payment plans are available as well as subsidized loans for students who have applied for FAFSA, which loans do not charge interest while students are enrolled in school full time and for six months after.
Any students who think they may have been dropped from classes may check at the records and registration office or by checking their banner accounts. Students who have been dropped without receiving the requisite warnings, should check banner accounts to make sure their preferred email addresses are up to date.