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Payment Plan - College of Arts & Sciences

Students have the option to enroll in the online 5 Month Semester Payment Plan for the fall 2014 and the spring 2015 semesters. Enrollment in the payment plan and payment of the first installment are required prior to the beginning of each semester. See these important enrollment dates below. The following information may help you decide whether this payment option fits your financial needs. This payment plan option is offered ONLY to College of Arts & Sciences students.

5 Month Semester Payment Plan Details for 2014-2015

The Semester Payment Plan option is for all charges on your student account. Enrollment in the payment plan is elected online on a semester-by-semester basis, with payments spread out over the semester. The enrollment fee is $20 per semester. The monthly payment amount is recalculated each time there is a new transaction posted to the student account. Therefore, your payment amounts may differ each month. You will be notified each time your payment amount changes. If a student does not stay current on their monthly installment payment(s) they will be removed from the payment plan. If removed from the payment plan, the student will be required to pay the balance due for the entire term before future registration is granted. A finance charge of 1% per month will be assessed on any unpaid balance. (Payment plans are not offered for summer school.)

Fall Semester Payment Plan

Enrollment in the fall payment plan is available beginning on July 1, 2014. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is August 15, 2014.

Installment due dates: August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, and December 15.

Spring Semester Payment Plan

Enrollment in the spring payment plan is available beginning on December 26, 2014. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is January 15, 2015.

Installment due dates: January 15, February 15, March 15, April 15 and May 15.

Enrollment Instructions

Students: You can enroll in a Semester Payment Plan online through Blink > Student Services tab > My Bethel Account channel > click “Make a Payment”. This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay side. Once in Touchnet/Bill-Pay click “Payment Plans” on the toolbar > “Enroll Now” and follow the prompts.

Authorizing Other Users

If a student would like to give electronic access to a parent, spouse, or another person to view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and make online payments; the student will need to authorize him/her as a user through Blink. Once the student has followed the steps below, the authorized user will be sent an email with further instructions. 

To authorize a user: Blink > Student Services tab > My Bethel Account > Make a Payment. This will direct you to the Touchnet Bill-Pay site. Click "My Account" on the toolbar > "Authorized Users" and follow the prompts.

Current authorized user will be able to access the account through the online payment system.

Recalculating Monthly Payments

The payment plan is recalculated on the 5th of each month. The monthly installments will be determined by the balance owed divided by the number of payments left on the payment plan. Therefore, monthly payment amounts may differ each month.

Installment Due Dates

Payments are due on the 15th of each month. Activity posted on an account after the 5th of the month will not be reflected in the current monthly payment, but will be included in the recalculation in the following month(s).

Finance Charges

There are no additional interest charges for students participating in the Semester Payment Plan. However, if removed from the payment plan due to delinquent installment payments there will be a finance charge of 1% per month for any unpaid balance.

Private Music Lessons

A student who qualifies for a free or reduced cost private music lesson will have the discount credited on their student account later in the semester.

Loans and Financial Aid

Loans and financial aid that have been authorized and recorded by the Office of Financial Aid will be considered when calculating monthly payments.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships and Church Partnerships Grants will reduce the amount owing on the student account. Recalculation of the Semester Payment Plan will result in lower monthly installments. Recalculation will not occur until the scholarships have been posted on the student account.

Making a Down Payment Prior to Enrollment in a Payment Plan

Students/Parents can choose to make a down payment on their student account prior to enrolling in a Semester Payment Plan. The monthly installment payments will be based on the remaining balance on your student account.

Fees

Enrollment Fee $20 per semester

Late Monthly Payment Fee: $25 per month

Non-Sufficient Funds Fee: $20 per item; late fees may apply

Online Monthly Statement

Around the 17th of each month, an email will be sent to every student's Bethel email address alerting them that their online monthly statement is available to view with access instructions. The monthly statements will not reflect specific information regarding the Semester Payment Plan, such as due dates and monthly installment amounts. Specific information regarding the Semester Payment Plan will be found on the Touchnet Bill site. However, an email will be sent each time a transaction occurs on the student account.

Payment Options

Learn more about the payment options available.