Student Billing Office

Contact Information
Office Hours

8 AM - 4:00 PM

The Student Billing Office is responsible for all financial aspects of the MyHusky account. We coordinate billing and are available to discuss your questions about bills, accounts and other financial information.

Services provided

  • Generate tuition statements
  • Apply all payments to MyHusky account including personal payments, scholarships, TAP, military benefits, financial aid post award, employer deferments, etc.
  • Generate refund disbursements for overpayments on MyHusky account
  • Update MyHusky account for housing, meal plans, bookstore and other miscellaneous charges
  • Generate 1098-T information statements for tax purposes

Tools/Resources Available

Cost estimator Tuition and Fees

Offices and Policies

Tuition Statements, Charges and Payments

Fall 2021 Tuition Invoice - Students have been notified via their BU email address that the invoices are ready to view online in MyHusky. Fall invoices are due by August 23, 2021. Invoices will NOT be mailed! These online invoices are acceptable and valid for all billing needs.

Full tuition information

Accounts not paid by the due date may be subject to a $75 late fee and a hold will be placed on the account. If a student feels they should not have been charged a late fee, they will need to complete and submit a Late Fee Appeal Form for review. The Late Fee Appeal Form can be found under the forms section on this page.

A tuition payment plan is an option that breaks down the large lump-sum payments due at the beginning of each semester into easy to manage installments.  You still owe the same amount of tuition, but you now have more time to pay and your payments are smaller and more manageable.  Bloomsburg University offers the option to make tuition payments on a monthly basis via your MyHusky account.  

The following forms of payment are accepted:

Note: If you are using the Google Chrome browser, you may find it necessary to disable some flags for cookies to make online payments. Instructions available here!

  • Cash
  • Checks - please make payable to Bloomsburg University and be sure to include student’s ID number
  • Electronic Check (eCheck) - eCheck payments may be made online. Log into MyHusky using your HuskyID and HuskyID password. There is no fee to pay by eCheck.
  • Credit Cards - Credit card payments can only be made online at MyHusky.
  • Wire Transfers - International students can only wire payment online via their MyHusky Account. Instructions available here!

TouchNet - There will be a 2.85% convenience fee charged by our third party vendor, TouchNet, for each payment.

Direct Deposit of Refunds

Overpayments on student accounts from payments, scholarships, grants and student loans will be processed as a refund to the student.  The refund process will be expedited by signing up for direct deposit.  You only need to do this once, unless your information changes.  If you choose not to sign up for direct deposit, a check will be issued and mailed to the permanent home address on your MyHusky student account. You are no longer able to pick up refund checks in the Student Billing Office.  You will need to log in with your MyHusky ID and password in order to see the instructions on how to set up direct deposit via your MyHusky account. Direct Deposit Tutorial  

FERPA Release

Application for Deferment of Tuition Payment

Employer Certification of Eligibility for Tuition Deferment

Late Fee Appeal Form

Form W-9S  Request for Student’s or Borrower’s Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

  • We are requesting that you provide your social security number to us so we can accurately report your qualified education expenses to the IRS.  You can do so by completing the W-9S form.  The Internal Revenue Service requires educational institutions to file a 1098-T form each year.  The 1098-T form contains information about qualifying tuition and related expenses.   The 1098-T form is needed to claim educational credits on your or your parent’s federal income tax returns.  Your social security number identifies and matches the IRS files to your tax returns. 

  • Please complete of the W-9S --- then return it to Bloomsburg University at the address listed below.  Failure to provide your social security number may result in the IRS issuing you a penalty of $50. 

    Student Billing Office
    336 Arts & Administration Building
    400 E 2nd Street
    Bloomsburg, PA  17815
    Phone:  570-389-4013
    Fax:  570-389-3898

What is a 1098-T form?

The 1098-T is a record of the financial information reported to the IRS by Bloomsburg University on the student's behalf. The information on the 1098-T form can be used to determine if you are eligible for education tax credits when filing a U.S. tax return*.    A 1098-T form is created for all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year by January 31st.  Related expenses do not include charges for student meal plans, housing and miscellaneous fees.
*If another individual claims a student as a tax dependent, or is responsible for filing their taxes, it is very important that they are forwarded a copy of the 1098-T.

Form 1098-T

A copy of the 1098-T form for the calendar year ending (January – December) will be available for you to access on your MyHusky account by the end of January.  This will include any payments made and scholarships and grants applied to student accounts during the calendar year.  Students will be notified via their BU email address of the availability of the 1098-T form and additional information about the form.

How to Access your 1098-T Form

Full details

Tax Benefits for Education & the 1098-T form

The 1098-T form is informational only and should not be considered as tax advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits such as the Lifetime Learning Credit and the Hope Credit as part of their Federal Income Tax Return. IRS Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" as well as Chapter 35 of IRS Publication 17 provide additional information on these credits (https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/education-credits-aotc-llc). While it is a good starting point, the 1098-T form, as designed and regulated by the IRS, does not contain all of the information needed to claim a tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the tuition and fees deduction or an education credit. For those who may qualify, claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision.

Information and Advisement

Bloomsburg University cannot act in the capacity of tax advisors and will not offer tax advice.  The University strongly recommends that you consult with your tax advisor for guidance on your specific tax situation.  IRS Publication 970-Tax Benefits for Education can be downloaded from http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/index.html.

 

 

A process for students to purchase textbooks and other course-related materials at the University Store using excess financial aid is available. If you have pending Financial Aid in excess of the charges on your account for tuition and fees, and you complete the Registration – Term 20XX (commitment to attend) on your MyHusky To Do list and you grant permission in MyHusky to use this excess aid to pay University Store charges, you can use your student ID to purchase textbooks and course-related materials up to $600. No cash back will be given at the time of purchase.

The University Store charges will be placed on your student account prior to the Financial Aid disbursement. If you still have a credit balance on your account after all charges are paid, a refund will be issued to you within 14 days after disbursement. In order to expedite your financial aid refund, please sign up for direct deposit.

Full detailed instructions

 

Go to: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20442_ustores/web/classic/index.jsp

Select BU Citations

Select the specific type of payment being made.

Enter Payment amount – Payments should be made according to the payment information that appears on the citation.

Select Add to Cart.

Select Checkout – there are no Promotional Codes .

Enter Buyer Information – Name, Citation #, BU ID# (if applicable) and Issue Date of Citation and click continue - this is for reporting purposes.

Enter email address for receipt if Unregistered and select Checkout as Guest or Login as a Registered User – you may register at any time - Registered User can save payment information for future use.

Enter Payment Information and Select Continue – payment can be made with credit/debit card or echeck.

Review Order window will appear – Contact information can be edited at this time.

A. Echeck Order Information: You must agree to the return check policy of a $30 fee and check the box for the Return Policy Agreement for deposits before submitting the order Select Submit Order

Order Receipt will display and can be printed and an email is generated. Print email for your records.

B. Credit Card Order Information: You must check the box for the Return Policy Agreement for deposits before submitting the order

Order Receipt will display and can be printed and an email is generated. Print email for your records.

Select the Online link at the bottom of the email to return to the website for future payments.

Parent/Supporter Connection Sign Up

Parents/supporters may receive general information emails sent to their student.

By registering for the Parent/Supporter Connection, you will receive important information from the Office of Student Life as well as general information e-mail notices that are sent to all university students from the Student Billing Office.

Residency Classification

The rules and regulations relating to PA residency for tuition purposes are defined by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. The rules clearly state that the student must convincingly prove that he/she is domiciled in Pennsylvania permanently or indefinitely, and is not in the state for the sole purpose of obtaining an education.

Students who want to change their residency status to Pennsylvania must apply through the Finance and Business Services Office. They will be required to fill out the Residency Classification Data Collection Form and submit it to: Student Billing Office, Bloomsburg University, 336 Arts & Administration Building, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. This form must be notarized to be valid. Copies of all proof of PA residency should be attached to this form when it is submitted.

NOTE: All students with non-PA high schools will be required to fill out the Residency Classification Data Collection Form if they are using a PA address on their Admissions application to prove they have permanently established domicile in PA.

Contacts: Deb Yablonski, Cathy Hadesty

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