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Stacey J. Roper
Student Accounts Administrator

 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
The Office of Student Billing
3101 Clifton Avenue
Klau Library, Room 333
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Telephone:        (513) 487-3213
Toll Free:          1 (800) 488-8720 ext. 3213
Fax:                  (513) 221-2369
E-mail:              studentbilling@huc.edu

 

BILLING AND PAYMENT

 

The Office of Student Billing has GONE GREEN!  Students will no longer receive paper statements, they will however, continue to have 24/7 access to their Student Information System (SIS) account that will give details regarding all financial activity.  Payment for each semester is due to be paid in full no later than the payment date assigned. All accounts not paid in full by the assigned dates (See 2020-21 Payment Deadline Schedule) will be subject to a Business Office Hold, a Late Fee of $150, along with interest at a rate of 1% for each month the account remains past due. A Business Office Hold will prevent students from graduating/being ordained, enrolling for future semester coursework and may have course registration cancelled.  

 

2020-21 Payment Deadline Schedule for All Programs

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Semesters: Payment Deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Spring 2021 Semester: Payment Deadline is Monday, February 8, 2021

 

Third Party Tuition Payments

If a third-party individual (parent, grandparent, etc.) or congregation pays a portion of a student’s tuition, this will not be considered a donation to HUC-JIR but will be treated as a third-party tuition payment and applied to the student’s account directly. Such payments are not tax-deductible by law.

Forms of Payment, Processing Fees and NSF Fees

The College-Institute accepts checks, money orders and all major credit cards*.  At this time, there are no processing fees for debit/credit card payments; there will however be a $36 fee placed on the student’s account for all checks returned NSF.

Online credit card payments can only be made through the student’s SIS account.  *For other credit card payment inquiries, please contact the Student Accounts Administrator at (513) 487-3213.

 

When submitting checks and/or money orders, please be sure to insert the student’s name or Student ID# on the memo line.   Make checks and/or money orders payable to: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 

Mail payments to:          Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 
Attn: The Office of Student Billing
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

CINCINNATI AND NEW YORK STUDENTS HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Compulsory Students

All full-time matriculated and new degree seeking Cincinnati (CN) and New York (NY) students

will be automatically enrolled into the HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance Plan. The fee will be automatically placed onto your student account. The annual fee will be divided into two equal charges and will appear on the student’s account in August and January of the academic year. 

 

The HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance is an allowable charge, along with tuition and fees, and will be deducted from students’ scholarships and/or Title IV Funds (Student Loans). Students with other valid coverage are permitted to waive the HUC-JIC Student Health Insurance and its charges by completing and submitting the necessary waiver form prior to deadline date given (the health insurance waiver submission deadline is circulated through HUC.edu e-mail accounts, only).

Ineligible Students and Dependents

The following students are not eligible to enroll in the HUC-JIR plan: 

  1. ALL dependents of HUC-JIR students 
  2. Part-time students 
  3. Students in the Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Education in Pastoral Care 
  4. Students in the Executive Master’s Program in Jewish Education 
  5. Students in the Dissertation level ONLY of the Joan & Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies* (*Student’s registered in Candidacy for the fall semester will be automatically enrolled in the Health Insurance Plan for the entire academic year. The annual cost will not be adjusted due to moving from Candidacy to Dissertation during the spring semester.) 

 

All dependents and the “ineligible” student groups listed above are strongly urged to obtain valid medical insurance by visiting https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/.

 

If you wish to waive the HUC-JIR student health insurance option, a waiver form must be submitted by assigned dates to keep the fall and spring insurance fee from being added to your student account. This deadline will be enforced and is communicated through student huc.edu e-mail accounts.

The Health Insurance Plan cost will be automatically deducted from Title IV Financial Aid funds available.

Health Insurance Payment Plans

There are NO payment plans for the HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance Plan.  

 

LA STUDENTS HEALTH INSURANCE and HEALTH CENTER FEE

 

Health insurance is offered through University of Southern California’s student health insurance plan. HUC-JIR students enroll each semester online through USC’s insurance carrier’s website. Payment for USC’s Health Insurance is handled through USC directly.

All full-time Los Angeles students that are on the LA campus are also charged an additional Student Health Center Fee each semester. The Health Center Fee charge and payment is handled through The Office of Student Billing at HUC-JIR.

The Health Center Fee cost will be automatically deducted from Title IV Financial Aid funds available.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

I see that tuition is listed as a yearly amount on the Tuition and Fee Policy, will I be charged the yearly tuition charge all at once?

Tuition is charged on a per semester basis. Full-time students will be charged half the yearly tuition at the start of the fall semester and remaining half of tuition at the start of the spring semester. Student Activity Fees are charged once per academic year and are charged in full at the start of the fall semester, except for Graduation/Ordination Fees which are charged during the spring semester. Health Insurance premiums for CN and NY are charged to the student during the fall semester only, and the Health Center Fee for LA is charged on a per semester basis.

I took out student loans to help with my living expenses. How and when will I receive these funds? 

Students MUST complete an electronic ACH/Direct Deposit Form to receive disbursements. Unsubsidized Stafford and Graduate Plus Loans are disbursed to the school at the beginning of each semester, (specific dates can be found on the Financial Aid page). The College-Institute automatically deducts tuition, fees, health insurance and the health center fee from funds on the student’s account and will then return the excess funds to the student. The Office of Student Billing processes these disbursements as quickly as possible.

I am having a financial crisis, can the College-Institute help me? 
Please contact Roseanne Ackerley, The Director of Financial to inquire about additional financial aid.

What is a Health Center Fee? 
Students on the Los Angeles campus are charged a fee to use USC's Health Center each semester. This is a required charge for full-time students that meet the criteria of the Health Center Fee for the College-Institute. 

Why am I being charged a Student Activity Fee?
Student Activity Fees are charged yearly in the Fall semester and are non-refundable. The money from these fees is given to the Student Association for each program, to support community activities.  All full-time students are charged a Student Activity Fee, unless otherwise noted.

I logged onto the SIS and have a Business Office Hold on my account. I am unable to access the SIS. What do I do? 
Contact the Office of Student Billing to pay your balance in full and the Business Hold will be lifted from your account.

How long does it take for payments to show on my account? 
If you are making a payment by way of credit card through the Student Information System (SIS) payment will post immediately. If calling the Office of Student Billing to make payment by credit card over the phone, and payments received by way of check and/or money order will take up to 3 days to post to your student account.

Why haven't I received a statement of my account this semester?
The Office of Student Billing has GONE GREEN!  Students will no longer receive paper statements, they will however, continue to have 24/7 access to their Student Information Systems (SIS) account that will give details regarding all financial activity.