Parent Guide

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It can be challenging for students and parents to navigate the financial management process of college. We are here to assist where we can.

finsrv@allegheny.edu
(800) 376-7075

Due to federal regulations, our office sends all notifications, statements, and refunds to the student and in the student’s name. However, you can receive statement notifications if your student grants you access as an authorized user in the TMS Student Account Center.

Parent Recommendations

      • Ask your student to grant you access as an authorized user by selecting the “Manage Account Access” button on the “TMS – Student Account Center” site if you help to pay the student bill. (Students access the TMS-Student Account Center site through the link in WebAdvisor.)
        • All with shared access will create a personal login and will receive email notifications when there is a balance on the student account. Your access and login will remain active while your student is attending Allegheny.
        • Once your authorized user account is set up, log in.
        • Learn more.
      • Ask your student to forward emails that we send them.
      • Encourage your student to contact us or visit our office if they have questions or concerns.
      • Consider purchasing Tuition Insurance
      • Verify that your student has health insurance that provides coverage in the Meadville area. Your student will be charged for health insurance. This is not Allegheny insurance, rather it is provided by United Healthcare Insurance. We pay the premium for the student and bill the student’s tuition account.
        • This fee can be removed from the student bill if the student has coverage in the Meadville area. Ask your student to decline or accept the insurance through the “Insurance Form” link on WebAdvisor. This must be done before August 31.
        • Health Insurance Information.
        • Remind your student to bring their current health insurance card to campus.

Fall Semester Timetable

Date Task / Event / Deadline
October-February (Prior Year) Complete a Fafsa– Contact Financial Aid with questions.
July (1st week) Financial Services generates fall billing statements. Your student and anyone with authorized user access to the TMS-Student Account Center will receive an email when it is ready. Parent Login. Student must log in through WebAdvisor.
July Make sure your student completes all requirements for any pending aid on your billing statement. Contact Financial Aid.
July Set up Payment Plan to make smaller monthly payments. Payment Plan information.
July 31 Fall semester balance due – Payment Information
August We apply a transcript hold to all past due student accounts.  Only students with a zero balance will be permitted to receive a transcript.
Last Monday in August Final day to purchase optional tuition insurance.
August 31 Final day to decline Health Care Insurance (United Health Care) and have premium fee removed from the student bill. Student must waive through the “Insurance Form” link on WebAdvisor.
September 5 Payment Plan registration closed.
October 1 Pending aid is removed from the student billing statements. Once removed, the aid amount will be added to the student account balance and is due immediately.  We apply a registration hold to all past due student accounts.
November Spring class registration begins: Only students with a zero balance will be permitted to register for spring classes.
December Students remaining past due are in danger of being put on a financial Leave of Absence. More information.

Spring Semester Timetable

Date Task / Event / Deadline
December (2nd week) Financial Services generates spring billing statements. Your student and anyone with authorized user access to the TMS-Student Account Center will receive an email when it is ready. Parent Login. Student must log in through WebAdvisor.
December Make sure your student completes all requirements for any pending aid on your billing statement. Contact Financial Aid.
December Set up Payment Plan to make smaller monthly payments. Payment Plan information.
December 31 Spring semester balance due – Payment Information
January We apply a transcript hold to all past due student accounts.  Only students with a zero balance will be permitted to receive a transcript.
Second Monday in January Final day to purchase optional tuition insurance.
February (1st week) Payment plan registration is closed.  We apply a registration hold and room draw hold all past due student accounts.
March (1st week) Pending aid is removed from the student billing statements. Once removed, the aid amount will be added to the student account balance and is due immediately.
April Spring class registration begins: Only students with a zero balance will be permitted to register for spring classes, and/or receive a transcript.
May Students remaining past due are in danger of being put on a financial Leave of Absence. More information.