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SOU Raider Student Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Find some of the many commonly asked enrollment, financial aid, registration and account questions from students at Southern Oregon University.
When will my financial aid disburse?
Your financial aid will disburse to your student account each term based on the following disbursement calendar for the school year. Any money leftover (refund) will be sent to BankMobile the next business day.
When will I get my refund?
Refunds always go to BankMobile the next business day after aid has disbursed. Disbursement timing depends on your selected refund preference.
Your choices include:
- Deposit to an Existing Account – Money is transferred to an existing account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1 – 2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.
- Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe Account – If you open a BankMobile Vibe checking account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.
Why hasn’t my aid disbursed?
The most common reason is a student’s enrollment status with Financial Aid does not match the amount of credits that a student is registered for. Students are automatically set up as full time (12 credits – Undergraduate or 9 credits – Graduate.) If that should differ, students must notify SOU financial aid in writing (preferably email) and let them know how many credits they are registered in for the term.
Other reasons your aid could be delayed:
Document requirements missing – Check your Student Requirements in the Financial Aid Requirements box within InsideSOU for outstanding requirements.
How can I pay my bill?
Students can pay online via InsideSOU or mail in a payment to the address below. SOU does not charge any additional fees for processing payments. Visa and Master Cards can be used without penalty.
SOU Raider Student Services
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland OR 97520
(Be sure and include SOU ID# on any mail in payments)
How do I resolve registration errors?
Email the instructor of the class to input the appropriate override based on your registration error via SISWeb or have them sign an add slip which would be turned into the Raider Student Services.
The second week of the term, students will not be able to register for courses via SISWeb. Classes added second week require a signature on an add/drop form or permission via email to email@example.com . Classes added 3rd and 4th week of the term also require Chair or Division Director permission. it is not generally permissible to add a course after the 4th week of the term.
How do I get on a payment plan?
Students would contact the SOU Student Balances Department at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have carried a balance longer than 6 months.
How do I order a transcript?
To order a SOU transcript, see the instructions located on the Student Records Transcripts page.
Can I get Financial Aid for Summer term?
Students interested in summer financial aid must first register for summer courses AND have a completed FAFSA on file. There is NOT a separate summer financial aid application. Learn more about summer aid here.
How much do I owe?
Your most current balance is viewable in InsideSOU, in the Billing Account box – “Account balance.”
How can I get an enrollment verification?
You will need to log into InsideSOU
Scroll to Online Services
Choose Banner Self-Service (SISWeb)
Click on Student
Go to Student Records Folder
Go to Enrollment Verification Link
Click on the National Student Clearinghouse link for an immediate certificate
Alternatively, you may request an in-house verification on SOU Letterhead, which takes 24 hours to process. Follow the steps above except instead of clicking on the link for the clearinghouse, click on “Request Enrollment Verification” at the bottom.
When are fees due?
To avoid late fees, pay by the first Friday of each term. Check the Academic Calendar for exact dates here.
I paid the minimum by the first Friday, why do I have interest and revolving charge account fee?
If you pay the minimum amount due, but not in full, you will incur interest and the revolving charge account fee on your account. This is in accordance with SOU’s billing policies.
What is the Revolving Charge Account Plan?
If you do not pay in full by the first Friday, you will automatically be enrolled in the RCA.
If you don’t pay in full by the due date, SOU automatically activates the RCA. It is not a credit card, although the terms and conditions are similar.
Space your payments. Instead of paying in full at the onset of the term, students may pay only the first third of tuition, the first third of residence hall charges, and all other charges. The remainder of the account balance must be paid by the first day of the last month of the term: December 1 for fall, March 1 for winter, and June 1 for spring.
Pay a fee of $15 – charged if tuition and housing are not paid by the required date in any given term. Pay a 9% per annum interest.
Why do I have an academic advising hold, I’ve already met with my advisor?
In order for your Academic Advising hold to be lifted, your advisor must put in an advising plan into your record. Please contact your major advisor or if you have not yet declared a major contact a Student Success Coordinator at email@example.com .
Why do I have a prior balance due hold?
Anytime a student carries a balance over $20 from a previous term, this will prevent viewing grades in SISWeb and prevent the release of official transcripts. Your past due balance must be paid below $20 to release this hold.
What is a significant balance hold? SB Hold
If your balance is above $12,000 and you have a 21/22 FAFSA/ORSAA on file or your balance is above $7,000 and you do not have a 21/22 FAFSA/ORSAA on file, this will put a hold on your account and prevent registration for future terms. Your balance must be under these established thresholds in order to be eligible to register. If you need to discuss your account and potential payment options, contact our student balances team at 541.552.6562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that your enrollment status, missing documents, or other incomplete requirements may also be preventing your ability to register. Check your InsideSOU for outstanding requirements.
Why can’t I register? My balance is below $2500
If you have a past due balance that is more than 6 months old, you may have an internal collections hold on your account. Your past due balance must be paid in full in order for you to be eligible to register and/or receive a transcript. If you cannot pay your balance contact the Student Balances Office at 541.552.6562 or email@example.com .