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Assure Proper Credit on Bill:

Missing a credit on your bill?  Click the buttons below to learn more.

Reason:

There could be multiple reasons a loan does not show as a credit on your bill. This could be due to less than 6 credit enrollment, a missing high school transcript, Entrance Counseling, or Loan Agreement for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN).

Check your financial aid status:

  • Log into Binghamton's portal at my.binghamton.edu
  • Click on the BU BRAIN Self Service icon on the top of the page.
    • Once in BU BRAIN
    • Click on "FINANCIAL AID" tab
    • Then, click on "ELIGIBILITY" to view "UNSATISFIED REQUIREMENTS" that may result in aid NOT being credited on your bill.
Your next steps:

You must first accept your loan(s) via BU BRAIN Self Service. First-time borrowers must also complete the following requirements:

Federal Direct Student Loans

Reason:
  • Funds from private lender(s) are ONLY CREDITED when funds are received by Student Accounts at Binghamton University.
Your next steps:
  • If funds were certified and appeared on your financial aid award offer, but were not received by the school yet, contact your lender(s) directly to determine when funds will be sent to Student Accounts. Note: All disclosures and self-certification forms must be completed and on file with lender before funds will be disbursed to school.
  • Credit for recently received funds will appear on future bill statement(s). This can be viewed on Quikpay.
Reason:
  • If you were awarded Federal Work Study (FWS), this would appear in your Financial Aid award offer, which can be viewed on BU BRAIN.
  • FWS students are paid directly (via a paycheck) by employers; FWS is not applied as a credit on a student's semester bill.
Your next steps:
  • Students must have FWS as part of their financial aid in order to apply for FWS positions.
  • To view FWS employment opportunities posted online by the University and area employers, log into hireBING.

In order to receive financial aid credit on your bill and/or generate a refund (if applicable), you must submit a FINAL high school transcript to:

Binghamton University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 6001
Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.


Reason:
  • Private, outside scholarships are only credited when funds are received by Student Accounts at Binghamton University.
Your next steps:
  • Contact the organization that awarded your scholarship and ensure they have sent the funding. If so, contact Student Accounts.

Reason:
  • A bill credit for the PLUS loan could be missing for a variety of reasons.
    • The PLUS application has not been completed or received.
    • The Loan Agreement for PLUS Loans (MPN) has not been signed or received.
    • The PLUS loan can take up to a week to apply to the bill after the application is completed and approved.
Your next steps:
  • Check your application and Loan Agreement for PLUS Loans (MPN) on www.studentloans.gov.
  • First time parent borrowers must complete an online Loan Agreement for PLUS Loans (MPN). Notification of your approval will be sent to Binghamton University.
  • Refund, if applicable, will be made out to either the student or parent depending on who the parent denoted on their application.
Reason:
  • Must be a New York state resident and have completed a TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) Application.
  • The SUNY Tuition Credit will be awarded and available for credit toward the bill once a student's New York state TAP award status listed in BU BRAIN is "Confirmed by NYS Agency."
Your next steps:
  • If not Confirmed, go to HESC.ny.gov, or call NYSHESC at 1-888-697-4372.  Ensure that your TAP application is complete.
  • Binghamton University's TAP School Code is 0880.
Reason for not seeing TAP:
  • Must be a New York State resident and have completed a TAP application.
  • After New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) receives and verifies your information from filing the TAP application, Binghamton University is notified of your award status. The award will then be changed from the original Estimated amount to an amount Confirmed by NYS Agency. Once Confirmed, the award will appear as a credit toward the bill, pending final TAP certification during the 5th week of classes, and pay during the 6th week of classes.
  • Note: the Confirmed TAP award may be different than the original Estimated TAP award due to verification of income information completed by HESC.
  • To verify that your TAP award is Confirmed, go to BU BRAIN Self Service, Financial Aid tab, Award section.
Your next steps:
  • If not Confirmed, go to HESC.ny.gov, or call HESC at 1-888-697-4372.  Ensure that your TAP application is complete.
  • Binghamton University's TAP School Code is 0880.

Reason for not seeing other New York state scholarships, including Excelsior:
(NYS MERIT, STEM Incentive Program and others):
    • Must apply for New York state scholarships by going to hesc.ny.gov.
    • Must apply for the Excelsior Scholarship by the application deadline.
    • The 2018-2019 application deadline has passed.
  • After HESC verifies, approves eligibility, and you have signed any applicable scholarship contract, Binghamton University will be notified of your award status and funds will appear as a credit toward the bill.
  • Please check your billing statement in QuikPAY for an updated award.
Your next steps:
    • For questions about a NYS scholarship or your student's eligibility, go to HESC.ny.gov or call HESC at 1-888-697-4372.

 

Last Updated: 7/27/18