Introducing Student Services, the Registrar, and Financial Services | June 13, 2023
This week, we're taking you on a tour of Student Services, including the Registrar and Student Financial Services (the Bursar and Financial Aid), and answering some of your frequently asked questions.
What does Student Services do?
Student Services is your first point of contact for questions for the Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid, Residential Life and Learning, and Orientation. We help students and families get answers to questions, complete university transactions, and make appointments as needed.
Visit our Student Services web page to learn more about how we can assist you!
How do I contact Student Services?
You can email us at email@example.com or call us at 617-627-2000 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET). When you are on campus, you can visit us in person on the 7th floor of Dowling Hall.
What does the Registrar do?
The Registrar is a key office in Student Services. Their team retains and manages your academic records, including your transcript. They facilitate many common transactions related to course registration, major declaration, grading, and enrollment.
Explore the Registrar’s office web page to learn about all of our services.
One of the Registrar’s many responsibilities is to protect the privacy of your education records and the other rights you have to access and amend those records, which are outlined in a federal law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
FERPA guarantees you access to your education records and limits and/or prevents disclosure of those records to third parties.The Registrar also provides a mechanism for students to put in place a Privacy Block, which limits the University's ability to disclose your Directory information to third parties.
If you would like to enable your parents or family to see your academic record, pay your tuition and fees, and/or waive the university's health insurance if applicable, give them "Invited Viewer" access to your Student Information (SIS) account. Grant them access to both Bills and Balances and Insurance Waiver. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s Invited Viewer Access web page.
What does Student Financial Services do?
Student Financial Services consists of the Bursar and Financial Aid offices. The Bursar's Office will issue you an eBill each semester. You will receive the fall statement in early July (due in early August) and the spring statement in early November (due in early December).
How do I view and/or Pay My eBill?
You should begin looking for your eBill statement through the SIS portal in the first week of July. Preliminary versions of your eBill may also be viewable in SIS; however, your eBill will not be finalized until tuition and any applicable room and board charges are added, and any aid awards or other adjustments have been made.
To view and/or pay your eBill, click on Bills & Balances in SIS, then select My eBill or Make a Payment. If you have not already done so, you may also want to invite others (including parents) to view or pay your bill: add them as an Invited Viewer in the SIS portal and have them follow the directions they receive via email.
We offer a number of different options for paying your eBill. You can review the payment plan options online on the Bursar's web page.
How do I request a refund?
Students may request a refund from their student account when a valid credit balance exists due to overpayment. We issue refunds electronically through BankMobile. You can review our refund policies as well as learn about the refund process including how to set up an electronic preference on the Financial Services web page. Please note that the option to set up a refund preference with BankMobile will be available beginning mid-July.
Register for the Welcome to Your Academic Experience webinar with your degree program's Advising Dean and Senior Academic Advisors:
(The Combined Degree webinar occurred on Monday, June 12, and will be posted this week on the Orientation web page.)
Thursday, June 22, 9 a.m. ET – International students and their families are invited to meet with the Tufts International Center staff.
All webinars will be recorded and posted on the Orientation web page.
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