“Handle Your Business” (HYB) is not just a buzz term around campus. It is a campaign to encourage student success in all aspects of your student’s experience. With HYB, we are requiring students to take ownership of their financial, academic, and residential experiences as a Marauder each semester.
There is a six step process to ensure students receive Enrollment Clearance for fall semester.
Step 1: Schedule/Advisement
Meet with their Academic Advisor: Student must meet with the assigned academic advisor to schedule classes for the upcoming semester. The process start dates are posted in signage around campus and on the MyCSU homepage.
Step 2: Residence Life
Complete Housing Application and Meal Plan Selection: Students who desire to live in University Housing must complete the housing application. Housing is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. Applications are submitted starting in March before the start of the Fall Semester and the contract is for the academic year. New or returning students starting with the Spring semester can apply for housing pending availability. Meal Plans are available for purchase to all students.
Residency Requirements: Freshmen and sophomores, as well as, juniors and seniors with less than a 2.5 GPA are required to live on campus. Students who are exempt from the residency requirement are those students with verified permanent addresses within the 30 mile radius of campus
Step 3: Student Health and Wellness Center
Complete Health Insurance Waiver: This is an opportunity to save $1,600! The CSU-Student Health Insurance Plan is provided to every enrolled student at a cost of $1,600 for the academic year. However, students who have current and valid health insurance can opt-out of the insurance by completing the electronic health insurance waiver form. A link to the form is on the MyCSU home page.
Step 4: Financial Aid
Complete financial aid: Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for every student each academic year and can be accessed by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students can begin this step on October 1st. This application does not guarantee federal financial aid support. However, it is required for consideration of Institutional support.
Verification Process: If selected for verification, all requested supplemental documents must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. Failure to do so will delay the determination of any aid that the student may be eligible to receive. Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student's FAFSA is correct. This is a random selection process by the federal government. Notification of selection is sent do the student’s MyCSU email address via the Office of Financial Aid.
Step 5: Cash Management- Secure final payment arrangements
Make Payment Arrangements: After the allocation of all financial aid, payment arrangements for any remaining balance can be covered in full or in monthly installments using one or more of the following methods: cash, credit card and/or money order (cashier’s check). The Office of Cash Management is available to assist in making final payment arrangements. Monthly installment arrangements are facilitated through www.centralstate.afford.com.
Step 6: Registrar Office
Receive Enrollment Clearance: Once all of the above steps have been completed, including payment arrangements, the Registrar’s Office will confirm the enrollment clearance status of the student. A student can confirm their status by visiting or contacting the Office of the Registrar.
There is a five step process to ensure students receive Enrollment Clearance for spring semester.
Step 1: Schedule/Advisement
Meet with their Academic Advisor: To initiate HYB, students must meet with their advisor to schedule classes for spring semester. Students need to register for a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.
Step 2: Residence Life
Confirm intentions to reside on campus for the spring 2018 semester.
Note: Freshmen and sophomores, as well as, juniors and seniors with less than a 2.5 GPA are required to live on campus. Students who are exempt from the residency requirement are those students with verified permanent addresses within the 30 mile radius of campus.
Confirm meal plan selection: Changes to a meal plan can occur up until the 10th day after the start of the semester. Students must confirm that they have made financial arrangements to cover the difference in meal plan prices.
Step 3: Financial Aid
Submit any outstanding financial documents: Ensure submission of any outstanding financial aid documents (i.e. verification documents, Master Promissory Note, or Loan Entrance Counseling) immediately.
Confirm financial aid award package for the spring semester: Confirm if there are any adjustments to financial aid awards, due to mid-year scholarships or other financial award changes.
Step 4: Cash Management- Final Payment Arrangements
Make payment arrangements: Discuss and make final payment arrangements for outstanding balances. This may include immediate out-of-pocket payments or enrollment in a payment plan. Tuition Management System (TMS) is a University partner for payment plans. Information regarding TMS can be obtained at the Office of Cash Management.
Step 5: Registrar Office- Secure Enrollment Clearance
Enrollment Clearance received: After the student has completed Steps 1-4, the Registrar will verify Enrollment Clearance. Enrollment Clearance allows you to be officially enrolled in your courses; activation of your meal plan, and access to the residence hall (residential students).
Marauder Parents, we appreciate your support in encouraging your students to complete the Enrollment Clearance process. Completing the HYB process will ensure a stress-free transition from semester to semester.
Discuss the HYB process with your student and strongly encourage them to complete the required Steps 1-5. Thank you for your engagement and support toward your student’s education.
Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management