Tuition and fees for all students are assessed by the Registrar's Office. Most grants, scholarships, or loans that are credited to the student's account to offset tuition and fee charges are processed by the Financial Aid Office. Most campus charges, credits, and fines related to a student's account are centrally billed by the Bursar's Office and are viewable by logging into SalukiNet Self-Service.
The Bursar's Office runs bills of a student's account around the middle of each month. The billing schedule is noted here.
For those entries in the billing schedule noted as the first bill of a particular term – in mid-May, July, and December – students who are registered before that time will have their initial tuition and fee assessment for the term done a few days (perhaps up to a week) in advance of that first bill. This will allow time for the Financial Aid Office to follow behind that initial assessment and apply appropriate credits to the student's account before the first bill is run.¹
Students who are not registered until after the first bill is run will have their initial tuition and fee assessment for the term done as soon as practical after their first registration takes place. Once the initial tuition and fee assessment is complete, updated assessments for all students will normally be done in bulk on a weekly basis (during weekends) if registration changes warrant a reassessment. Changes in financial aid award disbursements are also posted on a weekly basis (during weekends).²
Additional charges and/or fines posted by other offices (such as Housing, Parking, Library, Health Center, etc.) may be posted at any time. Therefore, if such additional charges or credits are posted in-between the running of monthly bills, students can view this information in SalukiNet Self-Service before the next bill is run.³
The monthly Bursar bills are no longer sent in the mail for students who are currently enrolled. Instead, they are posted as "E-bills" in the student's SalukiNet account. Students who are no longer enrolled, but who still have an outstanding financial balance that would generate a bill, can still view their "E-bill" within SalukiNet, but they will also receive a paper bill through the mail.
More information about "E-bills" may be found here.
¹ In other words, advance registration for a term is open for some period of time – weeks or even months – before any tuition and fee assessment is ever done for that term. Once this assessment starts for that term, it will be done regularly as noted elsewhere on this page. Thus students who register before the first bill is produced will not normally be able to see their tuition and fee charges (and credits) until the time of that first bill.
² There are a couple of exceptions to the bulk assessment and disbursement weekly timeframe noted. First, near the start of each term, an extra assessment and financial aid disbursement may take place on two or three Wednesday nights. Second, at the end of the calendar year (late December), and occasionally at the end of the SIU fiscal year (late June), weekend assessment and disbursement may be suspended for a week.
³ Another charge not mentioned here is the graduation application fee. Graduation application fee charges were traditionally posted to the student's account in March/April, July, and October/November (during the term for which the student was applying to graduate). However, effective for graduation terms of Fall 2015 and later, pre-payment of this application fee is now required, so this fee will no longer be posted to the student's account in the traditional fashion (unless the pre-payment turns out to be incomplete for some reason).