Charges (tuition, fees, room, board, etc.) are posted for each semester or session that the student is registered and payments are recorded as received. PennWest University provides electronic billing to all students via the myPennWest online student information system. Students are notified through their university email when an invoice has been posted to their account. The university does not mail invoices to enrolled students. Students should print and provide invoices to other parties as needed from their myPennWest account. For more detailed billing information, students can go to the "Account Activity" screen found in the drop down box of the Student Center's Finances section.
Initial fall and spring semester invoices are provided to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the semester. Initial winter intersession and summer session 1, 2, and 3 invoices are provided to students approximately 10 days before these sessions.
The student is responsible to ensure that all PennWest University charges are paid or covered by financial aid by the beginning of each semester or session. Please note: Undergraduate students must be registered for six or more credits each semester in order to receive a Stafford loan or a state PHEAA grant. Less than half-time students may still qualify for a federal Pell grant if they demonstrate sufficient financial need. Payments can be made in the form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships), cash, check, debit card, or credit card. Payments are accepted in the office (cash, check, debit card), by mailing a check payment, or by online payment (online check, debit card, credit card) via the student's myPennWest account.
Students with delinquent account balances will be charged a late fee and will not be permitted to register for courses. Financial registration holds are assigned to students with delinquent accounts of $500 or more. Academic records (transcripts and diplomas) will be withheld until all charges have been paid in full. To avoid late payment fees, all charges not covered by financial aid should be paid by the start of the semester.