What's new in Student Accounts!
Say “Goodbye” to Paper Checks and “Hello” to Electronic Reimbursements
Free yourself of the long lines the first day of school and hop on board the Direct Deposit express- the fastest and most convenient way to receive your refund! Your funds will be electronically deposited to the bank account of your choice. You will be notified by email when funds are to be deposited. Sorry, this is NOT available for Parent Plus Loans. Any refund resulting from a Federal Parent Plus loan will be issued by check and mailed to the parent borrower.
To sign up, log on to your Gaelxpress Account, and under Bill Payment, click on “MY BANK ACCT-eREIMBURSEMENT”. Complete the form with your bank account information (found on the bottom of your check) and simply agree to the Terms and Conditions, then click SUBMIT… It’s that fast and that easy!
Please note: Appropriate ABA transit numbers DO NOT appear on deposit slips. Please enter the bank information on the bottom of your check.
Remember, your student account must reflect a credit balance before any refund is issued. If your overpayment results from anything other than student loans, you must make a specific refund request at the Business Office. A refund into your account does not remove any financial obligation to make payment, in full, should an adjustment result in a balance due. If a balance occurs after the refund is deposited to your bank account, it must be paid immediately.
For additional questions, please call the Business Office at (925) 631-4209. Sign up for your electronic refund today!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WAIVING INSURANCE FOR 2013-2014
Great News! Act NOW! You can now waive out of the mandatory health insurance using My Saint Mary's! As you know, Saint Mary's College requires all undergraduate students to have health insurance coverage that allows them access to medical care within 50 miles of campus. Next year, we will be contracting Anthem Blue Cross to provide student health insurance. The cost of the policy will be approximately $1,400 and will be basically the same coverage as was offered this year by Healthnet. A summary of the plan can be found at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/health-wellness-center. If you know now that you have your own health insurance and wish to apply for a waiver for the 2013-2014 academic year, please go to (http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/health-wellness-center/insurance-waivers).
You will be asked to answer several questions regarding your eligibility to waive and to provide your insurance carrier and policy/id number. Please have your health insurance card available when you go to the waiver site. Once you have completed the waiver, you will receive a confirmation email for your records. By waiving early, you will not be billed for insurance on your opening bill. We hope that this will eliminate some of the confusion that has occurred in the past. Please waive by June 15th to avoid being billed
in your opening bill. If you waive after this date, but before the end of
drop/add, your account will be credited within one week of receiving the waiver.
No waivers will be accepted after the drop/add period, Fall 2013.
Change in SMC Credit Card Policy
Dear Saint Mary’s Students and Families,
Saint Mary’s College of California stopped accepting credit card payments for tuition, fees, room, and board in 2005 due to steeply rising transaction fees assessed to the College. Saint Mary’s did, as a matter of convenience for those who wished to pay with a credit card, arrange to have credit card payments accepted through a third-party company. Unfortunately, the College is no longer able to partner with a third-party company to accept credit cards for payment on student accounts and therefore will no longer offer this as a payment option. This change will be in effect beginning October 15th, 2010.
Saint Mary’s continues to offer the following payment options with no fees applied; cash, check, and electronic check transfer. An additional payment option available to all students is a monthly payment plan. You will find information about student account payment and payment plan options on our Payment Options page or www.afford.com/stmarys-ca.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this change or about student account payment options. Thank you.
Peter A. Michell
Vice President for Finance