Student Frequently Asked Questions
How do I receive my bill?
Lake Superior State University sends all billing statements electronically. Click here for instructions and assistance with using the electronic system.
When is my bill due?
Fall tuition is due on August 15, while Spring tuition is due on December 15. Late fees are assessed on the total account balance if payment is not received by the due date.
What if I cannot pay all at once, or am still finalizing my financial aid?
If you cannot pay all at once or are still finalizing your financial aid, we offer a payment plan option. To sign up for the payment plan, log in to Anchor Access, navigate to "Tuition & Billing", and select the Bill and Payment Suite. Select the Payment Plan option from the menu and follow the prompts. There are four payments each semester, beginning on August 15 for fall term and December 15 for spring term.
Financial aid cannot be used for payment until it is finalized and listed on your bill as being available for payment. If you do not see your financial aid on your e-bill, please check Anchor Access to see if you have any requirements that are not satisfied.
What if I am not registered for classes before the due date?
If you register for classes after the initial due date for each term, you will be assessed a late registration fee of $100 and payment is due when you register. If you register after the due date, payment is due at the time of registration unless you have made other arrangements with the Business Office.
What happens if I do not pay by the due date?
If you have not paid or signed up for the payment plan by the due date, you will receive an e-mail notification that your courses are subject to cancellation. If you do not respond to the notification by the dates indicated your courses may be cancelled. This process is not considered an official withdrawal from the University and you may still be responsible for charges if you do not officially withdrawal. Please see the withdrawal policies at http://www.lssu.edu/scheduling/add_drop.php#withdrawal.
Can my parents (or someone else) call or receive information about my bill?
Students must add the person as an "Authorized User" in the Bill and Payment Suite in order for the Business Office to speak with any person other than the student regarding the financial status of their student account. Authorized Users will receive e-mail notifications when new eBills are posted and may contact the Business Office for verbal information. Authorized Users have their own user name and password to the Bill and Payment Suite and will not be able to view anything other than billing information; academic information such as grades and transcripts is not viewable.
If I have financial aid in excess of my charges, can I use this money to buy books?
If you have excess financial aid, the first $600 will be refunded the Friday prior to the start of class so that you may purchase books and supplies. The remaining excess aid is refunded beginning 14 days after courses begin. You may set up direct deposit for the refund of your excess aid by adding the account to your payment profile in the Bill and Payment Suite and selecting it to be used for refunds. NOTE: This direct deposit account is only for refunds from your student account and does not apply to payroll checks. If you do not have direct deposit, a check will be mailed to the most current local address on file. Housing students will receive checks via their campus mailboxes.
How do I access information about my account online?
Each student is assigned an Anchor Access account upon admission to LSSU. You can log in to Anchor Access with your user name and password. In Anchor Access you will be able to view your account information along with various other features.
To view your account information, select the Student tab from the top, and select Student Billing Information from the list. Select the Bill and Payment Suite. For information on using the Bill and Payment Suite, click here.
What if I need to cash a check?
Checks may be cashed in the Student Service Center in the Fletcher center; personal checks and LSSU payroll checks may be cashed up to $200.
Where do I go to pick up my refund checks?
Student refund checks cannot be picked up. We recommend signing up for direct deposit to ensure the fastest possible refund.
Where do I get a parking permit?
Permanent permits are purchased at the Student Service Center, and temporary permits are picked up at Campus Security in the Administration building.
Where do I get a copy of my transcript?
Go to the Student Service Center or read about the process on the Registrar's Requesting a Transcript webpage.