ECU 2023 Fall Semester Dates and Deadlines

Student balances not covered by certified financial aid are due AUGUST 25th or the student must be signed up for a payment plan through Touchnet to avoid a hold being placed on the Students account.

DUE DATE: Full payment of tuition and fees for all students is due August 25, 2023. This payment may be made online, in person, or by mail. Payments made in person must be received in the Bursar’s Office no later than 4:30pm. Payments from students receiving Title IV Financial Aid (DIRECT loans, PLUS loans, PELL, OTAG, SEOG) will be due on the published disbursement dates.

PAYMENT PLANS: Students who are unable to pay their balance prior to the due date may enroll in a payment plan. Balances are divided into five equal payments. The first payment is due upon enrollment in the plan and each consecutive payment is due on the 15th of each month. Deadline to set up a payment plan is September 12th

LATE PAYMENTS: A HOLD will be placed on all past due accounts. A HOLD will prevent students from enrolling in future coursework and receiving an Official Transcript.

WITHDRAWALS and NON-ATTENDANCE: Students enrolled in the Fall 2023 semester who do not wish to be assessed charges must formally withdraw from the University by completing the following prior to August 25, 2023.  See back for more detail.

ECU WILL NOT CANCEL an enrollment due to non-payment. Failure to withdraw from classes will result in money owed to the University for all institutional charges (see Note 4) even though the student does not attend.

FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT: The first Title IV Financial Aid disbursement will be on or after September 12, 2023.

  • Other aid (scholarships, third-party grants, etc.) as well as OLAP, SEOG, and OTAG is disbursed as it is received after this date.

  • Tuition, Fees, Housing and Meal costs, etc. are withheld from first available funds. This includes all types of Financial Aid and stipends.

  • Financial aid received in excess of all charges may result in a refund. Refunds are processed through Touchnet.

  • You must have your refund preference set up one week prior to disbursement to prevent delays.

  • Every effort is made to apply all financial aid in a timely manner. However it is advised that the student view their account throughout the semester to verify all aid is applied and the balance is paid in full.

Dates of disbursement are subject to change.

NOTE 1: Students who receive state Vocational Rehabilitation assistance should report to their home Voc-Rehab Office. Assistance checks are direct mailed directly to students and should be presented to the Bursar’s Office for payment of Institutional charges. 

NOTE 2: Students receiving Bureau of Indian Affairs assistance should present their award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

NOTE 3: Scholarships or Student Teaching Awards should be presented to the Bursar’s Office no later than 4:30pm August 25, 2023, or the student may have to pay the entire amount.

NOTE 4: Institutional charges include Tuition, Fees, Housing and Meal Plan costs, Fines, and any other charges incurred by the student.

REFUND POLICY: Refund policy is established by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. If students do not drop their class before August 25, 2023, they will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the courses they are enrolled in.

The last day for tuition refunds or cancellations for the Fall 2023 semester:
August 18th for 1st 8-week classes    August 25th for 16-week classes    October 20th for 2nd 8-week classes

If a student receives financial aid assistance from a Title IV program (PELL, SEOG, OTAG, Stafford Loan or PLUS Loan) and withdraws from ECU prior to completing 60% of the semester, federal regulations require that the unearned funds be returned to the Title IV programs by the school and the student. The University charges the student for the amount of the funds returned to the Title IV programs by the University. The student is responsible for the amount refunded by the University and any student repayment to Title IV funds. After the 60% point of the semester, no refunds or repayments are calculated.

COLLECTION COSTSAll unpaid accounts will be placed with a collection agency and assessed collection expenses after one year attendance.

-For more information on Course Dates and Deadlines please click here.