Your Spring 2021 tuition information is now available to view online.
Your 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Check your spam folder for filtered communications from firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Step 5 - Waive the Spring Health Insurance
Who? Only incoming, 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.
And? Students enrolled in online-only programs are not eligible to purchase MCAD sponsored health insurance and will not be charged.
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:
- Accepted your award and...
- 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!
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For help with General Billing Information contact:
MCAD Business Office
Toll Free: 1-877-744-5219, Ext. 2
Direct: (612) 874-3654
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., 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
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Morrison 114
For Registration related inquiries:
Student Housing Office
Direct: (612) 874-3780
Fax: (612) 874-3701
Rm M119 Morrison Building
Student Accounts, Director