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What is the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

The American Opportunity Credit is available to eligible taxpayers on a per-student basis if you have qualified expenses. The maximine amount that may be claimed is $2,500 of the cost of tuition, fees and course materials paid during the taxable year. Also, 40% of the credit (up to $1,000) is refundable. This means you can get it even if you owe no tax. This is general information only and should not be considered tax advice. For additional information, please visit: www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf.

What is the Lifetime Learning Credit?

The Lifetime Learning Credit applies to tuition and fees for undergraduate, graduate and continuing-education courses. It provides a tax credit of 20% of tuition expenses, with a maximum of $2,000 in tax credits on the first $10,000 of college tuition expenses. This is general information only and should not be considered tax advice. For additional information, please visit: www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf.

Where is my 1098-T?

1098-T's are mailed no later than January 31st. If you have not received your 1098-T within 10 days of January 31st, please contact Student Accounts at stuacct@bellevue.edu and request a copy to be sent.

Can other parties receive information and discuss my student account?

In order to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, Bellevue University must have an Information Release Form on file to discuss any financial information with another party. Click Here to view a list of Common Forms. Select the Information Release Form, which can be printed, completed in full, and returned to the University by fax or email.

The student will need to fill out the Authorization Release Form.

Why do I have a hold on my account?

A financial hold will be placed on your account if your account is in a past due status. If you have a financial hold on your account and would like to find out more information please contact ar1@bellevue.edu

What financing options are available?

  • Cash-Self Pay
  • Employee Sponsored
  • Deferral
  • Financial Aid

What is a Primary Finance Option?

Your primary financing option must cover 50% or greater of your Cost, Tuition and Fees.

If I withdraw from my class will I still owe for the tuition?

  • Drop or Withdrawal – Term-Based
    Your student account (refund/credit/obligation) may be impacted when you withdraw. The amount of the credit to be Refunded or obligation to be paid by you will be determined by the tuition credit/refund policy in effect at the time of the drop or withdrawal action.
  • Drop or Withdrawal – Cohort–Based
    If you need to interrupt your commitment (financial and academic) after your cohort program has begun, you may be able to recapture some of the investment through the Drop/Add Process. This allows you to re-enroll with a later cohort group, continuing your studies at the point at which they were interrupted. This is usually done at the term break in the program, but may be done at another point in the program with special permission from the Dean of Academic Services/Dean of Students. The financial consequences will vary depending on the point at which the withdrawal from your cohort occurs and on current federal financial aid regulations.

What is my balance and explain why I owe?

Balances are for tuition and fees when students register for classes. Book charges may also make up part of your balance. Payments are due 2 weeks prior to class/session start.

  • Drop or Withdrawal – Term-Based
    Your student account (refund/credit/obligation) may be impacted when you withdraw. The amount of the credit to be Refunded or obligation to be paid by you will be determined by the tuition credit/refund policy in effect at the time of the drop or withdrawal action.
  • Drop or Withdrawal – Cohort–Based
    If you need to interrupt your commitment (financial and academic) after your cohort program has begun, you may be able to recapture some of the investment through the Drop/Add Process. This allows you to re-enroll with a later cohort group, continuing your studies at the point at which they were interrupted. This is usually done at the term break in the program, but may be done at another point in the program with special permission from the Dean of Academic Services/Dean of Students. The financial consequences will vary depending on the point at which the withdrawal from your cohort occurs and on current federal financial aid regulations.

Financial Aid Links of Interest

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Student Guide
(Available in both English and Spanish)

Completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
(Available in both English and Spanish)

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying For Student Aid

U.S. Department of Education

Tax Breaks for Higher Education

Entrance/Exit Counseling

Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

Co-Enrollment

What is Co-Enrollment and what do I need to do?
Co-Enrollment is where you may receive financial aid at Bellevue University while also taking classes at another regionally accredited post-secondary school. Bellevue University must have a consortium agreement with the other school, and the classes must count toward your degree requirements at Bellevue University. You will need to obtain documentation from the Financial Aid Office to complete this process. You are responsible for completing the documentation. Co-enrolled means you are taking classes at both schools, for example, six hours at Bellevue University and six hours at Metro Community College during the Fall term, for a total of 12 hours during the Fall term.

Can I receive financial aid at both schools?
No, you cannot receive aid at both schools. You will usually receive aid from the school that you are receiving your degree from.

Study Abroad and Financial Aid

Students regularly enrolled in a University degree program who enroll in a Study Abroad program may receive financial aid if they are otherwise eligible.

You will want to contact the Financial Aid Office if you intend to study abroad. You will provide Financial Aid with documentation of your application for admission and acceptance to your choice of a study abroad school. This documentation will indicate class(es) to be taken, enrollment period, and relevant cost for the program. You will provide written confirmation from the appropriate faculty/Dean that your study abroad classes will transfer to Bellevue University toward your degree completion. You will complete a Certificate for Dual Enrolled Students and submit to the Financial Aid office.

Financial Aid will prepare a consortium agreement as the home institution with your visiting institution for the purposes of eligibility for Title IV Federal Aid. You will make arrangements with Student Accounts to have the financial aid applied to your account and any credit balances mailed to an address of your choice.

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