Your fall 2020 tuition information is now available to view online.
Your balance reflects all certified financial aid, health insurance waivers (excluding online programs), housing charges (if applicable) and registration 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 August 1, 2020 tuition deadline.
Step 1 - Students, Login to MAXPay to View Your Tuition Balance
Students: Login to your myMCAD Student Dashboard andclick, 'Launch MAXPay' to view your current tuition balance.
Authorized parents or 3rd party payers, skip to Step 3.
If you have not already done so, please invite parents, third party payers, to access your student account in advance of the August 1, 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check your spam folder for filtered communications from email@example.com 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 fall semester tuition and fees, completed financial aid, and received payments for the fall semester by clicking 'Activity Details' from the menu of options.
Ensure all tuition and housing charges, financial aid, health insurance waivers, etc. are accurately reflected in your account balance before submitting your payment or enrolling in the payment plan (see below).
Steps 5: Waive the Annual Health Insurance
Who? Only students enrolled in campus-based degree programs will be billed for health insurance.
What? Students enrolled in the undergraduate and MFA degree programs are charged annually for school sponsored health insurance and must complete an online waiver form each year if they have private health insurance and wish to opt out of purchasing the 2020-21 MCAD health insurance plan.
When? The Insurance Waiver must be submitted ANNUALLY. If you have your own insurance coverage, you must complete the online waiver form each fall regardless of whether you have completed a waiver form in a prior year.
And? Students enrolled in online-only programs are not eligible to purchase MCAD sponsored health insurance and do not need to submit an insurance waiver.
Step 6 - Review Financial Aid and Complete All Necessary Steps to Receive Your Full Award
For many students this is the most important and often, most overlooked or incomplete step.
Before you begin, did you remember to complete your 2020-21 FAFSANext 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 September 2, 2020.
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 Fall 2020 MAXPlan
If you would like to enroll in the fall 2020 payment plan (aka MAXPlan) click, 'View Payment Plan Options' from the main page to begin.
The administrative 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 fall MAXPlan. Your final tuition balance will be divided into five, equal monthly installments which will be calculated upon enrollment in the MAXPlan.
The August 1st installment plus the $30 administrative fee is due on or before August 1, 2020 and must be paid when you enroll in the MAXPlan. Subsequent installments will be due on the first of each month, through December 1, 2020.
The Sooner, the Better: By activating your MAXPlan and submitting your first monthly installment before 8/1/2020, the next installment will not be due until 9/1/2020. By enrolling early you can pay down future monthly installments throughout the summer so you'll be paid ahead!
Don't delay: Students may still enroll in the MAXPlan after the August 1, 2020 tuition deadline. However, the mandatory $250 late tuition payment charge will be added to the total tuition balance and the MAXPlan will revert to four monthly installments. Thus, the monthly payment amount will be significantly higher for students who enroll after August 1.
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