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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Student Payment and Disclosure Statement, and why do I need it? | return to top
The Student Payment and Disclosure Statement is an enrollment requirement as well as a requirement of the Federal Truth-in-Lending Act for all incoming students, both freshman and transfer students. Furthermore, enrollment requirements will not be completed until such time as the Student Payment and Disclosure Statement is completed and returned, without exception. In short, students are granted open charging privileges, and the Payment and Disclosure Statement outlines the student's rights as a borrower, as well as the College's rights as a lender. The Payment and Disclosure Statement states that the student will assume responsibility for charges accrued during his/her time at St. Norbert College.

What if I received my first tuition statement and my loan is not listed as part of my financial aid? | return to top
Often times students who receive a Stafford or Perkins Loan do not see this financial aid on their first tuition statement. For Stafford Loans, a student must complete the Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling before the loan is credited to the tuition account. Every student that receives a Stafford Loan receives entrance counseling in order to ensure that the student knows his/her responsibility for the repayment of the loan. Instructions on how to complete both your Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling can be found at the Financial Aid website. Once your entrance counseling is complete and the promissory note is signed and processed, funds will be credited against your account. However, the entire process may extend beyond the first statement date. All out-of-pocket expenses are payable and due by the due date regardless of pending financial aid.

What if my tuition statement shows a late payment charge? Is it possible to have it removed? | return to top
Applications for financial aid are due on July 1. In the event that all paperwork was completed by this due date and the late fee was only assessed on the pending financial aid balance, your account will be reviewed for removal of the late payment penalty. The late payment charge is 1% per month.

How is work study part of my financial aid package? | return to top
Work study is just like any other job. It is paid to the student as he/she earns it via a campus job. At the beginning of each semester, scholarships and grants are credited to the student's account. Work study is different in that students receive paychecks on a bi-weekly basis for their campus job. Paychecks may be endorsed and credited to the student's account in the Bursar Office if he/she so chooses. The student makes the decision of whether or not to utilize their work study earnings as part of their financial aid package. In that respect, the actual value may end up being different from the amount indicated on the financial aid statement, which serves as an estimate.

What is the payroll deduction available to students? | return to top
Since many students choose to apply their work study paychecks directly to their tuition accounts, a payroll deduction is offered, which allows a student to voluntarily enroll in one of four plans. A student may choose to apply 100, 75, 50 or 25 percent of every paycheck to his/her tuition account. Enrollment forms are available in the Payroll Department, and the percentage desired will be automatically deducted from each paycheck and applied to the student's account. A student may change or cancel the deduction at any time, but be aware the change may take seven working days to appear on the next payroll.

What is the admission deposit used for? | return to top
Every new student is required to deposit $350 upon acceptance to St. Norbert College. $100 is used as a security deposit and will remain on the student's account until either graduation or separation from St. Norbert College occurs. $250 is applied to the first semester's tuition and any applicable new student orientation costs.

What is the cost of the mandatory Student Health Insurance if I should choose not to waive it? | return to top
Enrollment and other information can be accessed from the Health and Wellness Services website. 

Will my parents' insurance cover me at school? | return to top
In most situations, coverage from home is sufficient at school. Some out-of-state students may be restricted due to geographic reasons. Contact your own insurance provider to inquire about this.


Will I be eligible for continued coverage once I graduate from college, but before my new employer's insurance coverage takes effect? | return to top
Yes, similar to a Cobra Plan, coverage is available for students from one to three months after the July 31st expiration date of the college's insurance plan. For more information go to the WPS website. St. Norbert College is not affiliated with this continuation plan and your enrollment is a contract between you and WPS.

Do I have to purchase the Student Health Insurance offered by St. Norbert College? | return to top
St. Norbert College does require that all registered full-time students be covered by health insurance. However, the student health insurance that the college offers is only required if the student does not have other insurance based in the US, or is in the English as a Second Language program. To waive out of having to enroll in the college's plan, you will need to submit your insurance information online. Please go to our Health and Wellness Services website and click on the New Student button. Follow the instructions to complete your insurance information. To enter the secure site, you will need your SNC username and password.

How do I obtain a parking permit? | return to top
Parking permits can be purchased in the Parking office-PAC 120. Green Resident permits (valid for all student lots) are limited in quantity sold because of space constraints. Green permits are available to students who reside in a residential hall, on campus apartment/townhouse or in any college-owned house. Parking within each lot is on a first come first serve basis.

Blue Commuter permits (valid for all student lots and the 6 employee/commuter lots) are available for purchase by commuter student and students who have been granted off campus status. Commuter and off campus students must have a local address on file with the Residential Education and Housing office prior to applying for a Blue permit. Parking costs and related information can be found on the Campus Safety website.

What are Common Area Damages? | return to top
If damage occurs in a hall or wing, such as in a recreation room or an elevator, and the person(s) responsible cannot be identified, the cost of repair is divided among the residents of that residential life area. The costs assessed to a student's account for floor and/or hall damages will be charged as a total "Room Damages" entry on the statement, along with individual room damages.

What is the Student Activity Fee used for? | return to top
The Student Activity Fee is available to all student organizations dedicated to sponsoring activities that will benefit the entire student body. It is distributed by the Student Allocations Committee throughout the academic year.

Do I have to pay for the Activity Fee if I live off-campus? | return to top
All students, degree seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, registered in undergraduate programs are required to pay the Activity Fee. The nature of the fee requires that its distribution include only activities that will benefit the entire student body, including those living off-campus.

What is the Green Initiative Fee used for? | return to top
The Green Initiative Fee, instituted with the 2014-15 academic year, is a student-driven initiative. Through committee recomendations the fund will be used to support St. Norbert College and its student's commitment to environmental sustainability.

What is the Student Technology Fee used for? | return to top
The student technology fee supports the deployment and operation of technology for student use. This includes, but is not limited to, computer laboratory equipment and software, student technology, dedicated support staff, network connectivity and wireless technology in residence halls and student centers, enhanced Internet service, and enhanced printing service.

What is the Student Health Fee used for? | return to top
All students registered in undergraduate programs at St. Norbert College are charged a Student Health Fee. All St. Norbert College students have access to care at Health and Wellness Services. Health care services include physical assessment and evaluation by a registered nurse, testing procedures for illnesses such as: influenza, mono, strep throat and urinalysis, as well as sample over-the-counter medications and health education.

What other services are provided by the Health and Wellness Services? | return to top
Medical care, advanced diagnostic testing, and prescriptions are available on a fee-for-service bases, which may be covered by medical insurance. The college's student health insurance plan covers 100% of any health care costs incurred in Health and Wellness Services. For more information, please visit the Health and Wellness Services website.

When can Custom Cash be refunded to a student? | return to top
Custom Cash is refundable for any balance over $25. However, it will only be refunded directly to the student if all Bursar Office accounts have been satisfied in-full. In the event that there are any outstanding balances in the Bursar Office, any refund will be applied to that balance prior to the issuance of a refund to the student.