Understanding the Billing Statement

Printable student billing statements are available on the TMS/Nelnet – Student Account Center. Select the “Statements” tab to view a listing of available statements.  Parents, guardians and authorized payors can access their student’s billing account at allegheny.afford.com.

Student account balances are available in real time and students and parents do not have to wait for a Billing Statement to make a payment on their account.  Fall charges are finalized the first week of July and Spring charges are finalized the first week of December.  Official Billing Statements are generated the first week of each subsequent month for all students with a balance due.  The statements are then uploaded to the student’s online account and an email notification is sent to each student and the parent, guardian or payor the student has authorized to access their billing account.

Balance Due

  • The total balance due will appear on your statement.  This can appear as a credit prior to charges being applied or do to overpayment.  If you have a credit on your account, it may appear in parenthesis ($0.00) or have CR next to the total.  You do not have to pay a credit balance.

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid that appears in the Pending Aid section of your statement has not been received by Allegheny College or has not yet posted to your billing statement.  Once the aid is posted, it is applied in the top portion of the statement with charges.

Balance Forward

  • If you have a Balance Forward, these are charges that remained unpaid at the end of the previous month.  Refer to a previous statement for details or view all transactions by selecting the “Account Activity” tab on the Student Account Center.

Late Payments

  • Monthly finance charges of 1.25% are added to past due balances.