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Welcome to Stephens College One Campus Focused on You Accepted Students Day Resource Pack stephens.edu/accepted-students

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Office of Accounting 2nd floor, Lela Raney Wood Hall Phone: (573) 876-7105 Email: accounting@stephens.edu Fax: (573) 876-7238

October

You should complete the FAFSA as early as possible. The system opens each year on October 1. The Financial Aid office uses that information to determine student awards for the next year, and the ability to obtain some grants may be affected by the timeliness of your student’s FAFSA submission. (Our code is 002512.)

November Students are allowed to register for classes for spring term. They will meet with their advisers, decide on their course schedules for the following term and complete their registration online using MyStephens. If a balance exists on their account, they will not be able to complete the registration process. This may have an impact on their ability to get in classes they need or want. Students should talk to us immediately, so we can try to find a solution to any problems preventing them from completing the process.

January We will send you or your student a 1098-T. This will provide important information to you as you prepare your income tax return and determine any education credit you may be able to claim.

April Students register for the following fall term (just like the process in November). Any adjustments to tuition, room or board rates will be announced prior to students registering.

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Office of Accounting

Services

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cashier’s window is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except on “pay day Fridays” when hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can cash personal checks up to $100, and we will also cash work-study checks for any amount. Students can get their photo IDs here. A new ID is free. If it is broken and presented, a replacement is free. If it is lost, the cost is $15 to replace the old one.

Billing

Tuition, room and board are to be paid in full one week prior to the start of classes. Stephens does not have a payment plan; however, you may use Tuition Management Systems (TMS) (stephens.afford.com) to schedule payments. You’re charged a handling fee of $52 per term. TMS submits your payments to us twice a month, and when these are received we apply them to your student’s account. When a credit balance exists on your student’s account, we automatically generate a check that will be available to pick up at the Accounting office on Friday, usually between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. This check will be made out to the student unless the student requests otherwise. If the check is not picked up after a week, we will mail the check to the student’s permanent address. Please remember to update your address information. Transcripts are not available until all accounts are paid in full.

About

O ur Team

We are located on the second floor of Lela Raney Wood (LRW) Hall. We are responsible for receiving tuition, room and board payments; we make sure that the College’s bills are paid in a timely manner, including any refunds due to your student; and we have a cashier’s window where students can cash checks, get change or just stop by with one of those questions that they don’t know who else to ask. Even when we don’t know the answer, we always do our best to help students find the person who can help!


Office of the Registrar 2nd floor, Lela Raney Wood Hall Phone: (573) 876-7277, option 0 Email: registrar@stephens.edu Fax: (573) 876-7279

Five things to know about the Registrar’s office: • We post your transfer work, dual credit and AP credit to your Stephens transcript. • We process changes of major and adding or dropping of minors.

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• We sign good student insurance discount forms and applications for study abroad or group academic tours. • We provide registration assistance and process registration overrides. • We process graduation applications and verify all requirements for graduation have been met.

Four things to send to Stephens College before the first day of school: •

Your final high school transcript (with your graduation date posted).

Your transfer work. If you have earned dual credit and other college credit, have the college that awarded you that credit send an official college transcript to Stephens.

AP scores. Ask the College Board to send your scores to Stephens.

Ethnicity Declaration.

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Office of Residential Life Room 222, Stamper Commons Phone: (573) 876-7230 Email: reslife@stephens.edu

Our residence halls have been welcoming students just like you for generations. By living on campus, you’re just steps away from friends, professors, classrooms, labs, dining, the library and student union. Resident advisers plan activities and are available to help you navigate your transition to college. All halls have common lounges, free laundry facilities and common kitchens. Except where noted all rooms have air conditioning. Incoming students choose their rooms based on date of deposit.

Our Residence Halls

Suite-style rooms

Shared bathrooms between suites. Pillsbury Hall Features ceiling fans, carpeted hardwood floors. Pet-friendly and pet-free floors. Roblee Hall Features ceiling fans and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly and pet-free floors. (Partially air-conditioned). Tower Hall Tower also features some apartments. Pet-friendly.

Traditional residence halls

Large shared common bathrooms on each floor. Also features shared balconies. Both are pet-friendly. Prunty Hall and Searcy Hall

Historic Quad halls Wood Hall One- and two-bedroom suite-style units, fully furnished. Pet-free. Columbia Hall is our all-apartment hall and is typically filled with upperclass students.


Stephens provides each student with a bed frame, mattress, desk, chair and a dresser. Here is a list of additional items you may need (or want) to bring:

Packing List

• Alarm Clock • Area and Bath Rugs • Shower Curtain (for suite-style rooms) (coordinate with suite mates) • Chairs (for guests and lounging) • Storage Containers • Desk & Floor Lamps (no halogens) • TV, Stereo, Radio, DVD Player (and Movies) • Personal Computer & Printer • Surge Protector & Extension Cords • Refrigerator (maximum size: 4.2 cubic feet) • Room Decorations (posters, picture frames, etc.) • Mattress Foam or Pad • Sheets (check bed size to determine twin or full) • Pillows, Blankets (Electric Blankets are OK) • Toiletries (including toilet paper for suite-style rooms) • Hair Dryer, Curling/Flat Irons • Hangers • Small Fan • Cleaning Supplies (brooms and vacuums can be checked out in each hall) • Iron & Ironing Board • Laundry Supplies (Laundry is free at Stephens!) • Sewing Kit • Small First Aid Kit • Flashlight • Coffee Pot (without heating coils/single-serve coffeemaker) • Personal Trash Can and Bags • Bed Risers For a list of prohibited items, and items that can only be used in the common kitchens, see stephens.edu/what-to-bring.

Pet Life

Once you declare on your housing form that you are interested in being a pet, we will provide you with complete sign-up information. Each year, we require a completed and signed pet agreement and pet deposit. Dogs/cats must be 6+ months old. Dog breed restrictions do apply. Contact reslife@stephens.edu with questions. See stephens.edu/accepted-students for pet forms.

(See floor plans and more at stephens.edu/accepted-students.)


Dining Services • Supporting all dietary needs and restrictions • Vegan and vegetarian options at every meal

One Campus Focused on You Stephens Services Quick List

• Serving everything from comfort food to daring new dishes • Made-to-order grill

Academic Support • Free tutoring, including writing and study skills • Appointments and drop-ins • Workshops for academic success • Conveniently located in the library • Includes ADA/Disability services

Safety & Security • Available 24 hours a day • Located in Tower Hall on the Residential Quad • Parking services • Bike share program • Safety escorts

Information and Technology • Wireless Internet campus-wide • State-of-the-art computer labs • Free service desk and tech help

Counseling • Individual and group therapy options • Crisis intervention • Workshops and education

Student Union • Fitness center and wellness programs • Student organizations

Career Readiness • Full range of workshops and services to ensure future career success • One-on-one career counseling

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Stephens College Accepted Students Resource Pack  

A Stephens College Accepted Students resource pack with important information regarding the Accounting, Registrar, and Residential Life offi...

Stephens College Accepted Students Resource Pack  

A Stephens College Accepted Students resource pack with important information regarding the Accounting, Registrar, and Residential Life offi...