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HOW TO READ YOUR BILLING STATEMENT This sample is designed to assist you with understanding your billing statement. The figures and dates given on this sample are for illustration purposes only and do not reflect your personal charges/credits or actual payment due dates. Please review your billing statement very carefully. Your statement reflects your registration schedule and charges/credits as of the statement date.




1. STATEMENT DATE – The date the statement was generated. 2. FALL SEMESTER 2017 BALANCE – The total amount of charges minus credits/anticipated credits for the semester that the statement represents. 3. PREVIOUS/FUTURE BALANCE – The total amount of charges/credits that remain from a previous semester or charges/credits for a future semester that may be due/available now or in the future.

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4. AMOUNT DUE – This is the amount that must be paid in full by the due date. If you are receiving scholarship or grant awards or tuition assistance from another institution (charitable organization, employer, etc.) and you wish to reduce the amount you are expected to pay by that amount, you will need to provide documentation of the award before the amount due can be reduced. 5. DUE DATE – When the bill must be paid. If the bill is not paid by this date, it may result in late fees/interest and restrictions on services such as registration, transcripts, dining plans, etc. If the due date states “Upon Receipt,” this amount must be paid as soon as possible to avoid late fees/interest or the restriction of services listed above. 6. TUITION, FEES, ROOM AND DINING – This section shows a summary of all charges, including tuition, University fees, room, dining plan, special course fees, and any fines for the semester. Changes in your registration can affect these charges. You are responsible for charges that result from changes to your class schedule.

 ew Students – If you have not participated in orientation, your bill reflects estimated charges based on your N anticipated course load. A revised billing statement will be available on the portal after you register, but the due date will not change.

7. CREDITS/ANTICIPATED CREDITS – This section shows a summary of your payments, including anticipated financial aid for the semester. The financial aid listed here may include anticipated aid based on your current credit load. Changes in the number of credits for which you are registered may affect your financial aid. Questions regarding financial aid eligibility and awards should be directed to the Student Financial Services Suite at or 516-463-8000 (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). 8. CLASS SCHEDULE – This section shows your class schedule as of the printing of this statement. If you made recent changes to your registration, they may not be reflected here. You can log in to the Hofstra portal ( to view your most up-to-date schedule. If a class does not appear on your online schedule of classes, you are not registered for that class and will not receive credit.

 uilding Codes – A complete listing of building codes is available at (click on B “Building Codes Key”).

There are some special building codes that may appear on this schedule and represent courses offered at off-campus locations. For example: • STUDY – This course is part of a study abroad opportunity. • ONLINE – All material, discussions, etc., for this course will be delivered via the internet.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION Checks, Cash or Money Orders – Tuition, housing, dining and related fees may be paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra portal at, 24 hours a day/7 days a week; submitted in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus; or mailed to Hofstra University, Office of the Bursar, Room 205 Memorial Hall, 126 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1260. If making a payment, please ensure that your Hofstra student ID is included on the check for proper processing. Cash and money orders are accepted only in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus. Payment Plan Options ­– Hofstra University offers interest-free payment plans available to students and those helping them pay for their education. Students may divide their total outstanding balance, after financial aid, into easy-to-manage monthly installments. Further information regarding payment plan options is available at Please note that payment plans are not available for the January intersession and summer sessions.


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