eNews: Money and Finances
This week, eNews focuses on Money and Finances. Read on to learn more about tuition, working on campus and budgeting for the school year.
How exactly do tuition dollars work?
Staff in Student Services will answer any questions about your PLU tuition statement, financial aid package or payment plan, now and during the academic year. Each new student has their own Student Services counselor! If you do not who your Student Services counselor is at PLU, please contact the their man office. This person with be with you throughout your years at the institution to provide you personal answers to your questions from those who know your story.
How can new students make money?
Career Connections and Student Employment, located in the Ramstad Commons, is your one-stop-shop for employment. Staff there can help you:
- Identify and apply for jobs: on-campus and off; work-study and non-work study.
- Prepare a resume and plan for a successful interview. Need help? Stop by Career Connections!
- Reflect upon what you have learned in your job and help you "package" it for future job searches. Fall 2013 position vacancies will be available to you online at the Student Employment website soon.
Take time today to begin pre-employment paperwork and learn how to apply for on-campus jobs by visiting our employment website designed specifically for PLU students.
Working on Campus
Finding a job during college can be a daunting process, especially for new students. The Student Employment Office works with current students to assist them in their employment endeavors– whether through work-study or on-campus employment.Have a question about work study or finding a job? You've come to the right place! To browse current jobs, please visit the student login for the Career Connections Opportunities Board and login with your student ePass.
Can I get cash on campus?
An ATM is located in the University Center. It is operated by Wells Fargo and charges a service charge for non-customers. You may cash personal checks up to $50 (minimum $10) at the Cashier's Window in the Business Office on Monday through Friday 9am - 4:30pm.
PLU Paydays happen once a month-for everyone! It is not too early to think about how you will budget your money if you are working on campus.
Cash is less necessary if you add LuteBuck$ to your LuteCard. LuteBuck$ are used like a debit system at many locations on-campus-including the Bookstore. Most everything, from cold soft drinks to a new toothbrush to clean laundry, are only a swipe away!
Are there banks near campus?
You can open a bank account on campus during Orientation. The following banks will have representatives to assist you at Orientation's Local Services Fair. They are close to campus and serve many members of the PLU community: Bank of America, Key Bank, and Wells Fargo.
PLU offers students a $75 discount to those who meet certain criteria. The discount is offered for fall and spring semesters only. Information is in the Fall and Spring semester Pre-Billing Statements.
Lute Discount Criteria
- Semester "Out-of-Pocket" costs must be $3000 or more
- "Out-of-Pocket" costs can not include TMS (Tuition Management Systems/monthly payment plan), Third Party payments, Loans, Employer Reimbursement, etc
- Owing balances from previous terms/semesters cannot be included
- The online Payment Contract must be signed for the academic year you are paying
- Lute Discount form must be submitted to the Student Services Center
You will always avoid paying late fees, losing deposits or forfeiting refunds by paying attention to key deadline dates -- at PLU and everywhere. The 2013-14 Student Planner (yours free when you arrive on-campus) is pre-printed with dates for adding/dropping Fall classes and making housing choices. Make time to keep informed. Planning always saves in the long run!