• Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does Hamline cost?
    Where can I make my payments? 
    Do you offer any payment plans?
    I have a credit balance on my account, when and how will this money be returned to me?  
    Do I have to pay for health insurance if I have my own coverage? 
    How do I request Health Insurance coverage?  
    I want to submit a claim for my insurance, how do I do this?  
    When is my bill due? 
    What happens if I do not pay my bill? 
    I have not received a billing statement, what should I do? 
    How do I obtain the necessary paperwork for a third party billing? 
    What do I need to do if my employer will be paying for my tuition charges?
    What is MPIRG and do I need to pay this fee? 
    Why isn’t my work study showing as a credit on my account? 
    Why is there a library fine on my account? 
    Can I charge my parking permit to my student account?
    Are there any discounts available for Hamline Alumni?
    Is there a way to pay for my books with my financial aid before my refund check is available? 
    What is the Emergency Loan Program? 
    Why is there a hold on my student account?
     
    How do I change my address with your office? 


     

    How much does Hamline cost?
    Please refer the tuition page for the tuition and fee charges for the current academic year.

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    Where can I make my payments?
    -You can make cash or check payments in person at the Cashier’s window of the Student Administrative Services Office in East Hall 113.
    -You can make electronic check or credit card payments online through Piperline. Credit or debit card transactions will be subject to a 2.75 percent convenience fee. Electronic check payments are free. 
    -You can mail check payments to the following address (please include your Hamline ID on the memo line of the check): 

    Hamline University
    Student Accounts Office 
    MS-A1770
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

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    Do you offer any payment plans?
    We have two payment options:

    -Semester Plan: This plan allows students to make two payments for the academic year. Charges for the fall semester are due on August 15 and January 15 for the spring semester. Students will be on the semester plan if they do not enroll for the prepayment discount plan or the installment plan.

    -Installment Plan: This plan is offered in conjunction with Tuition Management Systems and allows the payment of tuition to be spread over the course of a semester or school year.

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    I have a credit balance on my account, when and how will this money be returned to me?
    Credit Balances are refunded after the Student Accounts Office verifies that the student is eligible to receive it.  For more information view our refund and account overpayment policies.  If you have questions about a refund, please contact Danielle Surprison at 651-523-2883.

    *Note: If you are currently on the installment plan you will not be refunded until your installment plan is paid in full.

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    Do I have to pay for health insurance if I have my own coverage?
    If students have their own health insurance policy but have been billed for Hamline's coverage, they can go online through Piperline and waive the Hamline insurance before the published deadline. Students must provide their insurance company name and policy or group number.
    *Note that International students must complete a paper form in the international office and provide proof of coverage that is effective in the United States. To see if you are eligible visit the international insurance web page.

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    How do I request Health Insurance coverage?
    Eligible Postbaccalaureate and Graduate students may go to Piperline to request insurance coverage. If you are an Undergraduate or Law student who has waived it in the past and you would like to reverse your waiver you will need to contact Sara McLain at smclain01@hamline.edu and fill out a Health Insurance Special Request form to reverse your waiver before the published deadlines. 

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    I want to submit a claim for my insurance, how do I do this?
    Please contact Counseling and Health Services at 651-523-2204 with any questions you have relating to the health insurance coverage, or for more specific questions about insurance benefits and claims processing contact Aetna Student Health at 1-800-783-1732 or www.aetnastudenthealth.com.

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    When is my bill due?
    For students who have not enrolled in the installment payment plan, fall charges are due and payable on August 15 and spring charges on January 15. Monthly bills will be available to view online in Piperline. Additional monthly charges (i.e. interest, print and copy charges, long distance charges), are due on the last business day of the month.

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    What happens if I do not pay my bill?
    Your account will be placed on hold, which will prevent release of any official transcripts, registration for additional courses at Hamline, release of your diploma or certification for the BAR exam. At the end of the month, an interest charge of .67 percent will be assessed on any past-due, unpaid balance.

    ***Undergraduate Students Only***

    30 days after the start of the term:

    -Students with a balance greater than $1000 will be assessed a late payment fee of 5 percent or $500, whichever is less.

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    I have not received a billing statement, what should I do?
    All bills are only in the form of an electronic bill. Your electronic bills are available in Piperline 24/7. You can access these bills by following these easy steps: Login to Piperline—Student Account Services—View Bills.

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    How do I obtain the necessary paperwork for a third party billing?
    If your bill is paid by an employer, the military, or another third party source that requires specific billing paperwork prior to payment, please contact the Student Administrative Services office at 651-523-3000 or 800-888-2182.  For military benefits, speak to the Office of Financial Aid.  For employer or other third party reimbursement, speak to Student Accounts. 

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    What do I need to do if my employer will be paying for my tuition charges?
    Students who are reimbursed by their employer or another scholarship program may carry their tuition balance forward by bringing documentation of their company’s policy to the Student Administrative Services Office and completing a Company Tuition Assistance Application. Interest accrued over the course of the term is the student’s responsibility.

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    What is MPIRG and do I need to pay this fee?
    The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) is a student directed and funded, non-profit, non-partisan organization. MPIRG provides students with a statewide voice on issues of environmental and consumer protection and social justice through education and social change. More information can be obtained at www.mpirg.org. The annual fee of $16.50 is charged to the accounts of undergraduate and law students in the fall semester but can be waived through Piperline before the waiver deadline.

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    Why isn’t my work study showing as a credit on my account?
    Work Study is awarded as part of your financial aid package but it must be earned and therefore, it is not applied to the student account. During the academic year, students who have a work study job will receive a paycheck on the 15th and last day of each month and at that point can choose to apply the amount earned to their account.

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    Why is there a library fine on my account? 
    When a library book or other library materials are three weeks late, a $65 fine will be billed to your student account. If the materials are returned to the library, your account will be credited $50. The remaining $15 is non-refundable. If you have any questions concerning your library fines, please contact Barb Brokopp at 651-523-2086.

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    Can I charge my parking permit to my student account?
    The Office of Safety and Security employs a lottery system for the awarding of parking permits. If a student is selected by the lottery, he or she is then eligible to purchase a parking permit. The cost of the permit will be charged to the student’s account.

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    Are there any discounts available for Hamline Alumni?
    Alumni of Hamline University are eligible for the following discounts:
    -A $25 per credit discount if enrolled in a postbaccalaureate certificate or licensure program (Does not apply to student teaching.)
    -A 10 percent per Master’s level course discount if enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program. (Does not apply to licensure programs)
    -A one-time 50 percent tuition discount for one undergraduate course. (Undergraduate alumni only who are not enrolled in a postbaccalaureate or graduate program. )

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    Is there a way to pay for my books with my financial aid before my refund is available?
    Approximately ten days prior to the first day of loan disbursement for each term, students who are approved for loans in excess of their balance may be eligible for an advance on their refund to purchase books or other supplies. Please contact our office at 651-523-3000 for more information on receiving a loan advance.

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    What is the Emergency Loan Program?
    Hamline University has a program available for students who find themselves in financial hardship. The student's account must be in good standing to be considered for an emergency loan. Please visit the link to view more detailed instructions.

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    Why is there a hold on my records?
    There are many reasons why students are placed on hold. You can check the status of your holds through Piperline. A financial hold on your records is the result of an unpaid balance on your student account. If you have questions about a hold on your account, please contact our office at 651-523-3000 or 800-888-2182.

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    How do I change my address with your office?
    You can change your address or update your contact information in Piperline. Click Personal Information, Update Contact Information. Or you can come into the SAS office to complete a change of address form or you can call us at 651-523-3000 and the change can be made over the phone.

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