Due Dates ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Payment Due Date 9/9/16 11/11/16 1/29/16 4/8/16 6/17/16 Financial Aid Please consult our Financial Aid Website for all financial aid questions. Methods of Payment Students using VA or loans must make payment in full by the payment due date. You will be reimbursed later by the VA for your tuition. All tuition payments and fees must be paid upon receipt of bill from the main campus (check or money order) send payment to address below. NO PAYMENTS CAN BE ACCEPTED AT ANY SITE OFFICE Troy University ATTN: Dawn Meredith Student Financial Services 147 Adams Administration Bldg. Troy, AL 36079 Tuition payments can also be paid by credit card using the Trojan Web Express. Refund Policy and Deadlines The PACAF contract stipulates the tuition refund policy for Troy Pacific programs. Applying this formula to Troy Pacific course formats yields the following: Withdraw Deadline Amount of Refund Withdraw before the term start 100% Withdraw at the end of add/drop week 100% Withdraw at the end of term’s second week 50% Withdraw after second week’s end 0% Students should contact their tuition assistance office to discuss their financial responsibility if they drop or withdraw from a course. Tuition Assistance (TA) Tuition Assistance includes Active Duty Military TA, Spouse TA, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society TA, 1556 Forms, and Spouse Scholarships. All tuition assistance forms submitted should be signed and an original copy should be provided when possible. Photocopies or faxed copies will only be accepted if your Education Center does not provide you with an original copy. You must seek tuition assistance prior to the start of the term in order to secure funds. Attempting to request TA for a class at the end of the term may result in denial of funds. If your TA is denied, you will be held responsible for the full tuition payment. Active duty military using 100% tuition assistance will be responsible for the remaining balance of $270.00. The government will be billed for $750.00. Please make sure your TA form indicates the correct tuition amount! All TA forms must be signed by the student and the authorizing official. Students receiving Relief Society TA or Spouse TA will need to make sure that a list with their name, amount awarded, and term the money is to be used for is submitted to the Program Coordinator and will be sent to the VA along with the certification form upon registering for your first term. If you used VA benefits for your undergraduate degree and would like to use them for your graduate classes, you must go to the VA Web site and complete a "Request for Change of Program Form (22-1995)". This should also be submitted to your Program Coordinator. Tuition Assistance Forms should be given to your local Program Coordinator and will be sent to the VA along with the certification form upon registering for your first term. If you used VA benefits for your undergraduate degree and would like to use them for your graduate classes, you must go to the VA Web site and complete a "Request for Change of Program Form (22-1995)". This should also be submitted to your Program Coordinator no later than the last day of registration. Tuition Assistance and GI Bill Pay (Top Up Program) The Top-Up program allows Chapter 30 VA participants and VEAP converts to receive tuition reimbursement for the 25% tuition not covered by Tuition Assistance. Chapter 30 refers to a section in the legislation creating VA educational benefits. All Chapter 30 students must have served at least 2 years in the Armed Forces to be eligible for the Top-Up program. VEAP converts must have paid $2,700 to convert. Students may receive Top Up reimbursement for only 36 months. For example, if students take 1 or even 2 courses during one eight-week on-site term, they will only use 2 of their allotted 36 months worth of benefits. However, if students take 1 or 2 courses during one 10-week distance learning term, they use up 2 and one half months of their allotted 36 months of benefits. The Top-Up benefits have to be initiated and completed by the student. The student is responsible for mailing an original signed copy of the TA form to the VA. No certifications from the school are needed. The TA form must indicate that you would like to use the Top Up benefit. Students whose home Troy campus is in Korea, Japan, or Guam should mail their form to: Atlanta VA Regional Office Regional Processing Center P.O. Box 100022 Decatur, GA 30031-7022 Students whose home Troy campus is in Hawaii should mail their form to: Muskogee VA Regional Office Regional Processing Center 125 South Main Street Muskogee, OK 74401 Students located at other Troy home campuses should contact their local VA representative for information about where to mail their TA form. Students who drop their course will be required to repay the VA for the 25% tuition unless a TA waiver is submitted by the student's Education Center. Information about the student's responsibilities will be sent to them from the VA the first time they use the Top Up benefit. For the latest information about Top-Up Claims, please visit the VA Web site. The VA Web site states: "These claims (Top-Up claims) are handled differently from claims for MGIB without TA. For top-up claims, you won’t need to check in with the school official who certifies VA benefits. We won’t need an enrollment certification on VA Form 22-1999. You won’t need to check for approval of the program for VA benefits; approval isn’t an issue. That’s because top-up is payable for any course for which TA is payable under DOD criteria." GI Bill Pay / Veterans Assistance (VA) If you are using Veterans Assistance or GI Bill Pay, you MUST indicate VA on your registration form. If you have previously used VA benefits for Troy graduate courses, AND you have indicated "VA" as your method of payment, then a certification form will automatically be completed for you by Troy and will be sent to the VA in Atlanta, Georgia. VA certification forms are not signed by the student. Certifications are only sent by mail. Forms will not be faxed or emailed. VA forms will not be sent until after the Troy drop date each term. If you have never used VA benefits for Troy Pacific graduate courses, then you will need to go to the VA Web site to print and complete an "Application for VA Benefits Form (22-1990)". This needs to be submitted to your Program Coordinator and will be sent to the VA along with the certification form upon registering for your first term. If you used VA benefits for your undergraduate degree and would like to use them for your graduate classes, you must go to the VA Web site and complete a "Request for Change of Program Form (22-1995)". This should also be submitted to your Program Coordinator and will be sent to the VA with your certification form. When using VA benefits, tuition payment must still be made in full by the student to Troy by the payment due date. The VA will later reimburse the student directly. The VA will take approximately 90 days to process the certification form. First time certifications will require an additional 4-6 weeks processing time.