- How much will I owe for the semester?
- How can I find my current account information?
- How do I apply for financial aid?
- What is the payment deadline for the upcoming semester?
- I received a bill for 6-11.5 credits but plan on taking 12+ credits, how can I update my bill?
- I am being charged BAC Student Health Insurance but I have my own, what do I do?
- I am not attending this semester so why did I get a bill?
- I am a Distance Master of Design Studies student and when I register online it says I have to pay but I have financial aid, what do I do?
- When will I receive my refund check?
- Where can I find information regarding payment plans?
- What is a 1098-T form?
- I am graduating, why do I have to the graduation fee?
Please look at the tuition and fees webpage for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory fees for the semester by student type.
You can view your current account information whenever is most convenient for you by logging into your Self-Service account. You will receive your login information as part of the admission process. If you are having issues logging into your account, please contact the IT Help Desk.
All on-site degree students and Distance Master of Architecture students are required to pay in advance of registration by their clearance due dates. The due dates are listed on the Bursar homepage, on your billing statement for the semester and in your registration mailing packet.
Distance Master of Design Studies students are required to pay their tuition at the time of registration.
Returning students will be preliminarily billed in the credit range that you were last enrolled in. To change credit level please contact the Bursar's Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org from your BAC email address to request the change.
New students will be billed by default 12+ credits unless otherwise specified. Please contact the Admissions Office to make a credit range change.
Health Insurance is charged to all degree students and P&CE certificate students registered for 6 or more credits. If you have a comparable health insurance plan you can submit a health insurance waiver. Once the waiver is approved it will be removed from your bill within one to two business days. All waivers need to be submitted by the end of the add/drop period each term. View the Student Health Insurance webpage for more information.
The BAC generates a preliminary bill each semester based on students who are eligible to enroll for the next semester even if they were not enrolled in the last semester. If you receive a bill and do not plan on attending in the next semester please fill out a leave of absence or permanent withdrawal with the Advising Office. If you do not register the preliminary bill will not be owed.
I am a Distance Master of Design Studies student and when I register online it says that I have to pay but I have financial aid, what do I do?
Financial aid must be applied for and certified prior to registration. If you have aid that has been approved you will see that in Self-Service by going to the Finance tab and clicking on Balance then it will be listed as Anticipated Financial Aid.
If you have aid but don't have enough you will need to pay the difference or request an increase with the Financial Aid Office by emailing email@example.com.
If you don't have any aid on your account you should contact the Financial Aid Office. Please allow for 5-10 business days for financial aid to be processed after completing the FAFSA.
Students often have financial aid funds in excess of their tuition and fees to cover living expenses. Refund checks are typically available one month after the start of the semester. The financial aid process cannot begin until after add/drop when registration is finalized.
Students are notified via email when their check is available for pick up in the Bursar's Office. Checks will be mailed upon request by replying to the email.
Refund checks that are lost and need to be reissued will be subject to a $25 fee.
The BAC offers payment plans through Higher One for on-site, distance students and Professional and Continuing Education students. These plans are not loans but are a monthly agreement to pay the tuition and fees in installments. There is an enrollment fee upon signing up. Please view the Payment Options webpage for more information.
A 1098-T is a form that the BAC is required to submit to the IRS for any student who has qualified tuition and related expenses for the tax year being reported. The BAC only reports Box 2 regarding charges and does not report Box 1 regarding payments. If you need information regarding payments made please contact the Bursar's Office.
1098-T forms are sent out by January 31 to the permanent address on file. If no permanent address is listed it will go to the current address. If you do not receive the form please contact the Bursar's Office.
The Graduation Fee is a mandatory fee charged to all students upon applying to graduate. It is not contingent on attending the commencement ceremony. The revenue of this fee goes to offset the administrative expenses involved in auditing the student record to verify completion of the program, the printing and proofing of the diploma, the publication of the commencement program that all names are printed in and other assorted administrative tasks. If you have further questions, please contact the Bursar's Office.