Current Students Information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a federal law that stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It prohibits universities from discussing students’ records with anyone but the student unless the student grants permission. Students may grant UConn Health employees permission to speak with a third party such as a parent, spouse or other person. Alternatively, students may indicate that they do not want us to speak with anyone.
Federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, affords students certain rights regarding their educational records. This law is also known as FERPA and the Buckley Amendment.
Students have a right to know the purpose and content of their education/financial records, and which University offices maintain their records; the right to request changes be made to records; and the right to appeal a decision of a University faculty or staff member not to make the changes requested.
For purposes of FERPA, the University considers all students to be independent. Therefore, educational/financial records will not be provided to anyone without the written consent of the student.
Monthly student accounts are invoiced for any account that carries a balance or has had activity during the billing period. The invoices are generally prepared during the first week of each month.
It is important to make sure local addresses are updated with the Registrar’s Office in order to receive correspondence.
Forms of Payment
The accepted forms of payment for tuition and fees are cash and check. Checks can be personal or bank checks made out to UConn Health Center. Our mailing address is 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-5105. Attn: Bursar Office. All checks are to be drawn on U.S. banks. Foreign students must secure U.S. funds.
Billing Due Dates – Tuition and Fees
Term: Fall Term 2016 (First Year Students)
Due Date: September 1, 2016
Term: Spring Term 2017 (All Years)
Due Date: January 15, 2017
*For 2nd, 3rd and 4th year medical and dental students all fees are due July 1. Dental Certificate Students all fees are due July 1.
Students who are eligible and have applied for Unsubsidized Direct Loan/Grad PLUS Direct Loan may be granted a deferment by the Student Financial Services Office on fee payments until the Unsubsidized Direct Loan/Grad PLUS Direct Loan funds are in the Bursar’s Office only if the student applied for the Unsubsidized Direct Loan/Grad PLUS Direct Loan prior to June 1 (for continuing students) and August 1 (for incoming students). *Exceptions will be made for late acceptances and transfer students. Any balance after Unsubsidized Direct Loan/Grad PLUS Direct Loan is applied, is due according to the above schedule and subject to the late penalty.
Billing to 3rd Parties
Any student whose tuition and fees are paid for by a 3rd party must notify this office at the beginning of the semester’s billing period. Military and any other outside scholarships requiring invoicing must be handled as such. Students will be responsible for collecting payment if appropriate information is not provided in a timely manner.
Issuance of Refund Checks: Students can request to pick up their checks in the Bursar’s Office by contacting any of the office personnel. If not notified all checks are mailed to the address that is on file with the Registrar’s Office.
If a check is picked up at the Bursar’s Office, the student must show a UConn Health student ID. No check will be released without it.
1098-T’s: Each January the Bursar’s Office mails out 1098T’s for income tax purposes. All students should make sure their addresses are correct with the Registrar’s Office before January each year. The address on file with the Registrar is the address the 1098-T’s will be sent to.
Students who have the following loans are granted one year grace period upon graduation; Health Profession, University, Connecticut Medical Society, Loans for Disadvantage Students, McCook Auxiliary, Robert Wood Johnson and Kellogg forgivable loan.
Exit Interviews are scheduled with the Bursar Office each April. Every student who has any of the loans listed above will be contacted to schedule a time to go over the exit package which details the respective loans, grace periods, deferment options, and repayment. An exit interview is a requirement for all graduating students with University based loan funds. A graduating student who doesn’t have Bursar signoff of these exit interviews will not receive their diploma and/or be allowed to graduate.
Identity Theft Prevention Program
The Identity Theft Prevention Program was developed pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rules promulgated as part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. The University’s program is designed to detect, prevent and mitigate identify theft in connection with the opening of a covered account or any existing covered accounts within the University’s campus. The program has been designed to be appropriate to the size and complexity of the University as a creditor and the nature and scope of its activities.