Volume 1, Issue 4
CASA Open and Available to Students in Summer
The Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) is open throughout the summer. Students can contact our office to discuss strategies and success tips for their fall classes. CASA also offers valuable online resources at www.kutztown.edu/casa.
Become a Peer Tutor
Tutoring Services is currently recruiting peer tutors for Fall 2019. If your student is interested in this employment opportunity, please have them complete the Tutoring Services Employment Application. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office in 30 Rohrbach Library.
Are You Career Ready?
Is your student career-ready? View this informative flyer for details on soft skills that are appealing to employers.
Administration and Finance
Spring 2019 Balances
Many students still have balances due from the spring semester. These could be for items such as, but not limited to, ID replacements, health center visits, residence hall damages and parking tickets. While small, these balances may still be assessed a late fee and result in a hold on the account based on the age of the debt. Please encourage your student to log in to MyKU > KU Financial Account tile to ensure all spring (and summer) charges are paid. Note: fall aid cannot be applied to spring or summer charges.
Fall 2019 Tuition, Fees, Housing and Meals Billing
Tuition rates will be set mid-July with fall billing occurring shortly after. Bills will include tuition, required fees, housing and meals based on the student’s enrollment/selection as of that day (changes can affect charges and aid). Remember, only pending aid will reduce the amount due on the bill. Aid that is not in pending status (i.e., awarded aid or loans not yet certified) may need action and will not be considered as a valid payment type. Undergraduate students having 12-18 credits of enrollment will see the same tuition line item, although required fees may change based on course selections. Estimated costs are located here. Please don’t forget the ‘Intent to Attend’ box in MyKU which appears only after we bill. Fall 2019 due date is Monday, Aug. 5.
Additional Funding – Apply in June
Many students need additional funding after their awarded aid package. Some will pay the difference, some will use a payment plan (see below) and some will use additional loans. Additional loans should be applied for now so Financial Aid Services will have time to certify the loan and allow it to show on the fall bills, reducing the charges due. Alternative loans are loans in a student’s name with a credit-worthy co-signer. These can take up to three weeks to show as pending aid in MyKU. Parent PLUS loans are loans in a parent’s name borrowed to help a student. Approvals and denials (parent denials may offer students additional Stafford Loans) can take up to two weeks to show as pending on the account. Interest does not start until the funds are disbursed (i.e., September). Do not delay. Apply for these extra loans in June. You can easily reduce the loans later by completing a loan change form once the actual charges are on the account and you see all the figures in one place. For more information on additional funding options, visit our website or contact Financial Aid Services at 610-683-4077.
The Difference between Pending and Awarded Aid
Once the FAFSA is completed, an aid package is prepared by Financial Aid Services. This is awarded aid. This aid will not reduce charges on a bill at this point. To move from awarded aid to pending aid, students must complete all requirements, such as verification if selected (items in the To-Do area), Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling (if not already completed at KU), their final high school transcript, enroll in courses and finally, the student must be eligible for aid (financial aid progress). Only aid that is shown as pending or anticipated will be considered as payment toward the charges due.
Fall 2019 Payment Plans
Payment plans remain open for fall 2019 semester charges. You can sign up for a plan now and adjust the plan once the actual bills are prepared. You can increase or decrease plans at any time for no additional fee. MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Payment Plan Signup/Pay.
Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
As you may be aware, 26 states (including Pennsylvania) have reported measles cases in spring 2019. In most cases, measles can be prevented by a vaccine. Please review your student’s immunization record with your physician to assure immunity to this disease. Additionally, verify that your student is up to date on the following vaccines:
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP)
- Meningitis ACWY (booster after 16th birthday)
- Meningitis B (highly recommended)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Thank you for helping us help your student stay healthy throughout their academic journey at KU!
Voter Education and Voter Registration
In preparation for Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 5, it will be important for students to become aware of their rights and responsibilities. Pennsylvania residents and students who will be living in Pennsylvania may use this site to become familiar with steps necessary to become a registered voter: https://www.votespa.com/. Students not living in Pennsylvania and planning to have their vote counted at their permanent address may use this site to assist them with resources: https://vote.gov/. Once classes begin in August, students will be provided with information regarding voter registration and voter education.
Housing and Dining
2019-2020 On-Campus Housing Room Selection – New Students
New students who plan to live on-campus for the 2019-2020 academic year should check their email for specific instructions and details regarding the room selection process. In three simple steps, the process is:
- Student creates My College Roomie Account
- Student responds to matches for roommates, finalizing roommate request
- Student completes their own room selection at the end of June
2019-2020 Commuting Students Housing Information – New Students
Students who do not plan to live on-campus, must complete a residency-exception request for the 2019-2020 academic year. Instructions to complete this process can be found on our website. New students who do not complete this process will be assigned housing by the second week of July.
2019-2020 On-Campus Housing Cancellation
Students who do not wish to live on-campus for the 2019-2020 academic year, but have completed the housing process, must cancel their housing in the Housing Office, 106 Old Main, prior to Sunday, June 30. After this deadline, students who cancel their housing will be assessed a cancellation fee. Students who are required to live on-campus, under the residency-requirement policy, must have an approved residency exception on file before canceling their housing.
Meal Plan Selection
Students can select their meal plan by logging onto their MyKU Housing page and selecting the dining tab. Contact Housing and Dining Services for more information at 610-683-4027 or email@example.com. Meal plan selection dates are as follows:
- Returning Students: April 1-July 15
- New Students: July 3-15
- All students living in traditional halls are required to select a MyTime Dining 24/7 Meal Plan option.
University Relations and Athletics
Sign-Up Today for Inaugural Women’s Basketball Scholarship Golf Outing
Help support the KU women’s basketball team at our inaugural golf outing 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, at Macoby Run Golf Course, Green Lane, Pa. Our golf outing is a scholarship fundraiser that helps us manage the expenses of running a competitive program. A pre-tournament lunch will be served. The outing will feature great food, prizes, contests, a post-tournament dinner and much more. Can’t attend? Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration and tournament brochure can be found online. Contact assistant coach Justin Hallman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you for your support.
KU Campus Store
Inclusive Access – Course Materials
Inclusive Access is a collaboration between your professor, KU Campus Store, the Office of Student Accounts and publishers to provide required course materials at a significantly reduced cost. When a professor makes the decision to participate in this program, all students registered for the class automatically receive access to these materials digitally. For your convenience, you will be billed for your materials on your MyKU account. For more information, visit https://kubstore.com/inclusive-access.
Upcoming Events for KU Community
The Kutztown University Foundation holds a variety of events each year for alumni and families. From a beach bash in June to football tailgates in the fall, we have something for everyone. Visit us at www.kuf.org/events.
Dates to Know
Course Withdraw Deadline (Summer I)
Summer Session I Ends
Kutztown Folk Festival
June 29-July 7
Summer Session I Grades on MyKU
University Closed – Independence Day
Summer Session II Begins
Last Day to Drop Summer II Course
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer 10-Week Course
Summer Session II Withdraw Period
Persons with a disability, and who require an accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at email@example.com or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.