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All MCAD COVID-19 updates will be posted below and at mcad.edu/covid19

Last Chance to Avoid $250 Late Tuition Payment Charge

All Students,

Spring 2021 tuition is due tomorrow, January 8, 2021.

Below is a complete guide to accessing, understanding and updating your tuition balance information.

Please read the following information and instructions carefully and complete the steps before the January 8, 2021 tuition deadline to avoid the $250 late payment charge.

Step 1 - Students, Login to MAXPay to View Your Tuition Balance

Students: Login to your myMCAD Student Dashboard and click, 'Launch MAXPay' to view your current tuition balance. Your MAXPay balance reflects all certified financial aid scholarships, grants, loans, tution, fees, equipment purchases (spring start freshmen & transfers only), campus housing charges, and enrollment information, as of today's date.

Authorized parents or 3rd party payers, skip to Step 3.

Step 2.

If you have not already done so, please invite parents or third party payers, to access your student account in advance of the January 8, 2021 tuition deadline. Parent account access will be processed within 1-3 business days from the original request date. Do not delay completing this step.

Activation requests are processed by the MCAD Records Office, M-F during normal business hours.

Complete the FERPA Form from your myMCAD Student Dashboard. Carefully enter parent/3rd party email addresses and select the information you would like to share. NOTE: Be sure to grant access to view Financial Information if they will be paying your tuition.

Step 3 - Parents, Login to your myMCAD Parent Dashboard

Students, skip to Step 4.

Parents who have activated their personal accounts must login to the parent myMCAD dashboard and click your student's name located beneath their photo ID to view your navigation options. Click, 'Launch MAX - View and Pay Tuition' under, 'Tools and Information'.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: If you are receiving this email but you have not yet received account activation instructions from the MCAD Records Office, please contact Records@mcad.edu. Check your spam folder for filtered communications from Records@mcad.edu and add the email address to your 'contacts' list.

Step 4 - Check your Balance & Review Your Charges and Credits Carefully

From MAXPay, students and parents can view detailed account information including spring semester tuition and fees, completed financial aid, and received payments for the spring semester in real time by clicking 'Activity Details' from the menu of options. The balance reflected on MAXPay is the most up-to-date balance information available. Monthly statements will only reflect account information as of the last day of the previous month's billing cycle.

Ensure all tuition and housing charges, financial aid, health insurance waivers, etc. are accurately reflected in your account's Activity Details before submitting your payment or enrolling in the payment plan (see below).

Steps 5: Waive the Spring Health Insurance

Who? Only first year, spring start freshman, transfer students, or returning students who did not attend the fall 2020 semester and who are enrolled in campus-based degree programs will be charged for health insurance. Students who attended the fall semester and completed an insurance waiver do not need to submit another waiver at this time.

When? Spring start students enrolled in campus-based degree programs who have their own health insurance and do not wish to purchase the MCAD policy must complete an online insurance waiver. Again, students enrolled during the fall 2020 semester who already submitted an annual health insurance waiver do not need to resubmit a waiver form. Students enrolled in online-only programs are not eligible to purchase MCAD sponsored health insurance and will not be charged.

How?
  1. For best results open an Incognito Window or Safe Browsing session and click this link to get started.
  2. Scroll down the page and enter your username and temporary password as indicated below:
    • Your username will be your short-form MCAD email (first initial, last name, @mcad.edu; example: (jsmith@mcad.edu)
    • Your temporary password will be 00 + your 7-digit student ID number example: (001234567)
  3. An email will be sent to your MCAD email address with a link to reset your password. Click the link, change your password, and then complete the student waive process from the left-hand navigation menu under "Student Access."
  4. Please allow 1-2 business days for your waiver credit to be reflected on MAXPay.

Step 6 - Review Financial Aid and Complete All Necessary Steps to Receive Your Full Award

For many students this is the most often overlooked or incomplete step.

Before you begin, did you remember to complete your 2020-21 FAFSA? If you recently submitted your FAFSA, you can check the status and review 'Next Steps' here.

If you completed your 2020-21 FAFSA, received a financial aid award letter from MCAD's Financial Aid Office and are expecting financial aid that is not reflected in your student account balance, please take a moment to make sure you have:

  1. Accepted your award and...
  2. Submitted all required documents and completed all necessary steps to ensure your financial aid is ready to disburse on February 3, 2021.

Examples of incomplete or overlooked financial aid steps include: non-completion of the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, unsigned Master Promissory Note(s), non-completion of a 2020-21 Federal Parent Plus Loan application or unsigned Master Promissory Note, 'Thank You' notes for certain institutional/merit based scholarships not received.

Check your MCAD email for important, time sensitive communications from the Financial Aid Office for more information on these important action items.

Students view their 2020-21 financial aid awards and status here.

Parents with access may view their student's financial aid status from the 'Tools and Information' menu, located on the Student Info page of their myMCAD Parent Dashboard .

Step 7 - Need More Time to Pay? Consider enrolling in the Spring 2021 MAXPlan

If you would like to enroll in the spring 2021 payment plan (aka MAXPlan) click, 'View Payment Plan Options' from the main page to begin.

The cost to enroll is $30 per semester and will be included with your first monthly installment which is due at the time of enrollment in the spring MAXPlan. Your final tuition balance will be divided into five, equal monthly installments which will be calculated upon enrollment in the MAXPlan.

The January 8th installment plus the $30 administrative fee is due on or before January 8, 2021 and must be paid when you enroll in the MAXPlan. Subsequent installments will be due on the first of each month, through May 8, 2021.

Don't delay: Students may still enroll in the MAXPlan after the January 8, 2021 tuition deadline. However, the mandatory $250 late tuition payment charge will be added to the total tuition balance and the MAXPlan.

Students who are still enrolled in the fall 2020 payment plan will not be eligible to view their spring semester tuition or enroll in the spring payment plan until their fall payment plans have been completed.

Step 8 - Ask for Help!

Visit our official COVID-19 information page for news and updates.

For help with General Billing Information contact:

MCAD Business Office

Toll Free: 1-877-744-5219, Ext. 2
Direct: (612) 874-3654
Email: student_accounts@mcad.edu
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, Morrison 21

For help with Financial Aid related inquiries:

MCAD Financial Aid Office

Toll Free: 1-800-874-6223, Ext. 2
Direct: (612) 874-3782
Email: financial_aid@mcad.edu
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, Morrison 114

For Registration related inquiries:

Records Office Intranet Page

Direct: (612) 874-3727
Email: records@mcad.edu
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, Morrison 103

Student Housing Office

Direct: (612) 874-3780
Fax: (612) 874-3701
Email: housing@mcad.edu
Rm M119 Morrison Building

Sincerely,
Miguel Granger
Student Accounts, Director

Posted: 
Thursday, January 7