Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: All notifications from the Student Accounts will be sent to your Lincoln University email address. Remember to check your email regularly!
Health Insurance Questions
Due to a recent policy change by the Board of Curators in June 2015, student health insurance is only mandatory for international students. Therefore, waivers are no longer applicable. International students, regardless of their enrollment status, are required to purchase the student health insurance. For more information, please contact the Student Health Center at 573-681-5476.
Book Purchase Questions
NOTE: For the first 13 days, ONLY BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED BY BOOK VOUCHER.
If you have excess financial aid, you may charge your textbooks to your student account. If you have been awarded a book scholarship, you may also charge textbooks up to the amount of the scholarship. If an agency is sponsoring you and authorizes book purchases, you may charge your textbooks to your student account. You may proceed to the bookstore with your picture ID to make your purchases. They will know what and how much you may charge. You do not need to visit Student Accounts to receive a voucher.
If you have a book scholarship, you can proceed to the bookstore to make your purchases. They will have your scholarship information. You will need to show your picture ID.
No. You do not need to visit Student Accounts to receive a voucher. The bookstore will have the information about what and how much you may charge. You will need to show a picture ID.
Lincoln University does not issue written book vouchers. You may proceed directly to the bookstore. They will know what and how much you may charge. You do not need to visit Student Accounts.
The cost of textbooks varies widely. You can estimate approximately $100 per class to get an idea. However, that is only an estimate. Your best option is to contact the bookstore for that information or check prices online at the Lincoln University Bookstore.
NOTE: For the first 13 days, ONLY BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED BY BOOK VOUCHER.
What can be purchased varies based on the type of financial aid or sponsorship you receive. Some awards and authorizations allow the purchase of supplies and miscellaneous items while others are limited to textbooks. The bookstore will be able to tell you what you may purchase.
Payment Plan Questions
Yes. You may enroll in a payment plan. The University offers payment plans through Nelnet/FACTS. Using WebAdvisor, click on the Nelnet/FACTS link to enroll.
Yes. There is an enrollment fee of $25. This fee is charged by Nelnet/FACTS and becomes part of your payment plan agreement.
The University offers up to five payment plans with varying down payment percentages and number of payments. The earlier you enroll in a payment plan, the more choices you will have available.
Yes. Awarded financial aid will be included in the calculation to determine the amount of your payment plan.
The amount of your payments will be determined by the amount of your charges, your pending aid, and the payment plan you choose.
No. You cannot pre-register for classes until you have a zero balance. In order to register we must receive your final payment from Nelnet/FACTS.
NOTE: the payments may take up 14 days to be applied to your student account. Nelnet/FACTS has a processing time frame to ensure all payments are cleared with your banking institution.
Yes. You may PAY IN FULL at the Cashier's Office. If you wish to enroll in a payment plan, do not make a payment at the Cashier's Office. All payments will be processed electronically through Nelnet/FACTS.
The information available on the Nelnet/FACTS website will give clear login instructions. If you are still unable to log in, contact the OIT Help Desk at (573) 681-5888.
Monthly statements will be e-mailed to all students with a balance. Emails will be sent to the Lincoln University student email address. If you are currently enrolled in a payment plan through Nelnet/FACTS, you will not need to take any action.
The first refunds each semester are generally available on Friday of the second week of the semester. However, that date can fluctuate if there is a school holiday or other closing during the first two weeks. The first refund dates are available online here.
Refunds are generally paid by check. However, payments made by credit card will be refunded by credit card. In other words, if you paid for your classes with a credit card and then dropped one of the classes within the refund period, creating a credit balance on your student account, your refund would be made to your credit card. Direct Deposit is now available!
A PLUS loan is borrowed by the parent, not the student. The proceeds of the loan are applied to the student account, and any refund created by the loan is disbursed as the PARENT instructs. The parent may elect to receive the refund personally or have it disbursed to the student.
Financial Aid Questions
The disbursement of your student loans will coincide with the date the loans are certified by Financial Aid. Please contact the Financial Aid department at (573) 681-6156 for more specific information about your disbursement dates. You may access the general refund schedule online here.
Student Loans taken out for one semester only must be paid in two installments. For example, if you requested a loan for the fall semester only, it will be disbursed by the lender in two payments.
You will receive a refund if the financial aid you receive is greater than the charges on your student account. You may also receive a refund if you drop a class within the refund period or if you have overpaid. The first refunds each semester are generally available on Friday of the second week of the semester. However, that date can fluctuate if there is a school holiday or other closing during the first two weeks. Payments made to Lincoln University by credit card will be refunded by credit card. In other words, if you paid for your classes with a credit card and then dropped one of the classes within the refund period, creating a credit balance on your student account, your refund would be made to your credit card. Refunds of payments made via Nelnet/FACTS will be made by check.
Refunds are available for pick up at the Cashier's Office each Friday morning. If you dropped your class by noon on Wednesday, you should have a refund on Friday. If you drop later in the week than noon on Wednesday, your refund would be available for pick up on Friday of the following week.
Financial Aid can provide you with information about your financial aid awards including grants, scholarships, and student loans. Please contact Financial Aid at (573) 681-6156 with questions about your financial aid.
Paying for College Questions
The last day to make financial arrangements is generally the last business day before classes begin. That date is published on our website here, in the Lincoln University Bulletin, and the Schedule of Courses.
You will not receive a bill in the mail. All students must view their balances using WebAdvisor.
You will be charged tuition based on your residency and the program you attend. You will also be charged additional fees such as activity, technology, course fees and a semester building maintenance fee. Further information is available on our website here.
Please review WebAdvisor to check your balances for the current semester.
Colleges and Universities are required to provide students with a 1098T statement that lists qualified tuition expenses, grants, and scholarships. These tax statements are used in preparing your tax return. Information is available on our website here. If you have further questions, contact your tax preparer.
The 1042S is a tax statement issued to international students who have received scholarship income from the University. For further information, contact your tax preparer.
For information regarding the Midwest Student Exchange Program, contact the Office of Admissions at (573) 681-5023.