Can my previous semester balances be deferred?
If you have a previous balance over $200, you will need to enroll in the payment plan with the understanding that the balance is to be paid in full by the end of the current term. The recommended method is to sign up for the payment plan via the JSU P.A.W.S. account and follow the instructions below:
Log into your JSU P. A. W. S. account.
Select ‘ Fall/Spring/Summer 20xx Registration Services ‘.
Select ‘Make a Payment’.
Follow on-screen instructions.
Select ‘Sign up for New Payment Plan’.
Follow on-screen instructions. Please note that you must pay the initial down payment (25% plus $100) in order for your registration to be completed and avoid having your classes purged.
What is the refund process?
If a student has been awarded Title IV fund (PELL Grant, SEOG, Direct Loans, PLUS Loan) and their intention is to to use these funds to pay for his/her current academic year charges, it is important that the award be reviewed and accepted. By accepting, the student is authorizing the University to apply these federal fund payments towards their student financial account balance to pay allowable institutional charges such as tuition and fees, housing and meal charges.
If the total sum of the Title IV funding exceeds total institutional charges, the University will process a refund payable to the student for any credit balances. If a refund is due to the posting of a PLUS Loan payment, the refund will be processed in the name of the parent borrower unless authorized to refund directly to the student.
The Business Office has 14 days to apply the refund to the student’s account, however, the estimated time between the application of the refund and the student receiving his/her check or direct deposit will vary. The Business Office will not ‘hold’ a check for students. The checks are disbursed via postal mail or via direct deposit to a checking or savings account. We recommend submitting a Direct Deposit Authorization Form to the cashiers in the Business Office to ensure that you receive your refund sooner.
Am I entitled to a refund?
If the total sum of the Title IV funding exceeds your total institutional charges, you may be entitled to a refund if your account has a credit balance. You can use the internet to find out by logging onto JSU P.A.W.S, enter ID and PIN, select Student & Financial Aid, select Student Records, select Account Summary to check on your account. If your account has a credit balance, contact your Business Office Counselor.
How do I contact a Business Office Counselor?
Business Office Counselors are available to assist you between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Contact the Business Office at 601-979-2216 or come by to speak with a Business Office Counselor.
User Tiger Queue to get in line to see a counselor.
1. Text: jackson state univ to 662-233-6473
2. Use JSU mobile app and click Tiger Queue
Why do I need to complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form?
You are not required to complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Form. But should you opt out of this service your student refund check will be mailed.
If I don’t complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form, to what address will my refund check be mailed?
Refund checks are sent in the following order to:
1st Mailing address
2nd Billing address
3rd Permanent address
Can I change my mailing address?
Yes. You can log onto JSU P.A.W.S and update addresses under Personal Information. The Business Office Counselors can not change a student’s address.
How does the Supercard program work?
At the start of each semester, Jackson State University allows students with financial aid who are scheduled to receive a refund to place money on their JSU I.D./Supercard for the purpose of purchasing books and supplies and to use the Supercard at vendors on and off-campus. Since JSU will not receive this money until the established disbursement date, there is a limit of $1,000 per semester.
The Supercard refunds process will begin during the last three weeks of the semester. The student must first make the request at the JSU ID Center and then present the paperwork from the ID Center to the Business Office to process the refund to the student’s account.
What is “Completing Registration?”
“Completing Registration” means a student has complied with one of the following:
Once 1 of the 3 requirements is completed, registration is automatically completed and the student will not be purged from classes. The student will get an email when registration is complete. If you have not received an email by the beginning of class, please contact the Business Office before classes start.
(NOTE: If a student has only 1-5 hours of class, the Business Office has to manually Complete Registration. Please contact a Business Office Counselor at 601-979-2216.)
Why should I Pre-Register?
1. Pre-registering increases your chances of enrolling in the premier classes at the times best suited for you, thereby customizing your class schedule to your particular needs.
2. Pre-registering allows students to avoid crowds, long lines and the frustration of trying to enroll in closed sections during Registration.
3. Pre-registering also allows you to complete your registration online, if your financial aid info is available.
Why was my loan money returned to the lender?
The most common reasons for money being returned to lenders are:
If you are not enrolled in school you are not eligible for the TITLE IV Federal Loan program.
If I withdraw from the university will I owe any money?
Withdrawals before the first day of classes will result in no tuition charges for that semester, but there may be prorated charges for room and board along with any monies spent from the Supercard voucher, if applicable. Withdrawals beginning on the first day of class, and thereafter, will result in prorated tuition charges for that semester, in addition to prorated charges within the deadlines for room and board, Supercard, etc.
The JSU Class Schedule Booklet lists the dates for prorated charges. The deadline dates are listed under the title “Jackson State University Refund Policy.” If you have received Federal Financial Aid (grants and student loans) and plan to withdraw, please read the section titled “Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid” especially if you have already received a refund. This valuable information should be read and considered when making a decision to withdraw from the university.
How do I pay?
Each student will be billed and held responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees assessed to attend JSU. All Fees are due and payable at the time of registration. The University’s acceptable methods for payment are –
Jackson State University
1400 J.R. Lynch St.
P.O. Box 17159
Jackson, MS 39217
You can also make your payment online by accessing your JSU P.A.W.S account and follow the steps below.
Where should I send payments?
Payments should be mailed to:
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 17159
Jackson, MS 39217