“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.
SOAR- Student Orientation, Advising and Registration
New students must attend one of these orientation events over the summer preceding the start of the Fall Semester. These events are scheduled from April thru July. Parents/guardians are expected to accompany their student to SOAR to learn about protocols and requirements for the College experience. The offices and associated activities that will be introduced are: schedule advisement, financial aid, cash management and residence life along with representatives from ROTC, Academic Affairs and Athletics. Parents and students will visit with the primary offices to complete the Enrollment process.
Most academic programs can be completed in four years. A minimum of 15 credits hours per semester are required to stay on a four-year track completion. Consultation with the academic advisor is required before each semester for schedule advisement to ensure that the courses scheduled are progression toward graduation.
Parents should be prepared to pay any existing balance at this time using one of the payment options listed below:
Pay your balance in Full (credit card, cashier’s check or money order): One payment covering the full amount of your balance must be received on or before July 5, in the Office of Cash Management. Ensure that your student ID is entered in the note section of the check.
Pay one half of your total balance by July 5th, and register with the Student Account Center/Tuition Management System (TMS) and select a payment schedule for the remaining balance over a maximum of 5-months. If you have any questions or need assistance signing up with the Student Account Center, please contact TMS at 800-297-7149.
Register with TMS to select a payment schedule for the full balance owed over a maximum of 5-months. The first installment must be received by July 5th.
HYB Process – March (in preparation for Fall 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: Meet with your Academic Advisor to schedule your classes for the Fall semester March through April. Consultation with the academic advisor is required before each semester for schedule advisement to ensure that the courses scheduled are progression toward graduation.
Step 2: 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.
Students must submit proof that they have received a physical by a licensed physician before each academic year.
Step 3: Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1st of every year. Completion of this application should occur by December 31st. It does not guarantee federal financial aid support but it is required for consideration of Institutional support. Completion of this application is required every academic year. Access the application by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. Review financial aid award (Scholarships, Grants and Loans); and confirm the funds have arrived at Central State University.
Verification Process: If selected for Verification, provide necessary documentation to the office of Financial Aid. Failure to do so will delay the determination of any aid that a student is eligible to receive. This is a random selection process by the federal government. Notification of selection is sent to the student’s MyCSU email address.
Step 4: Cash Management
After the allocation of all financial aid, review account for any remaining balance with the Office of Cash Management.
If there is a account balance, payment arrangements must be made in order to complete the enrollment clearance process. Balances can be paid by selecting one of three payment options:
Defaulting on payment plans will impact residency and enrollment status.
The names of students with Enrollment Clearance status will be sent to the Registrar’s Office by July 5th.
Step 5: Office of the Registrar
Check Enrollment Clearance status after July 5th. The Registrar’s Office will forward final confirmation of your status to the Office of Residence Life.
Step 6: Residence Life
Application for University Campus Housing and Meal Plan Selection is an online process.
Freshmen and Sophomore students with less than 60-credit hours are required to reside in Campus Housing. Exceptions are considered and approved by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM). Please refer to the Student Handbook (PDF) for a complete list of applicable exceptions and further details. Students who do not adhere to the University policy will still be charged and held responsible to pay the cost of University housing charges (assuming double occupancy). These charges will be applied to the student’s MyCSU account.
All continuing students are eligible to apply for University housing however, Enrollment Clearance status is required to confirm a room selection. Refer to the important Housing Application Processing Dates below:
Meal Plans are available to all students
HYB Process – November (in preparation for Spring Semester)
There is a four step process to ensure students receive Enrollment Clearance for spring semester.
Step 1: Cash Management
Address any unpaid balance. Advisement cannot occur for the Spring Semester until all balances for the Fall are paid in full.
Step 2: Schedule Advisement (required)
Meet with academic advisor to ensure that the courses scheduled follow the major program of study checklist.
Step 3: Financial Aid
Financial aid awards are packaged for the academic year. Check in with the Financial Aid office to communicate a change or just to confirm your financial aid award for the Spring Semester.
Step 4: Residence Life
Residential housing assignments are established for the academic year. If you are seeking to change your housing assignment or dining plan contact the Residence Life office at (937)376-6386.