Financial Arrangements

Fees and charges are considered late if not paid on or before the program start date of each term. Financial Clearance (payment of the balance due or approved payment arrangements) must be completed by the program start date of each term. Failure to be financially cleared by the program start date may result in the assessment of a $200.00 Late Financial Clearance Fee. Continued failure to become financially cleared or to maintain payment arrangements may result in registration suspension; registration cancellation; withdrawal from the university; and withholding of a transcript, grade, or degree.

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Financial Arrangements
How do I pay my bill?
Payment Plans
Late Payments
Excess Policy
Withdrawal from the University
Refunds and Return of Financial Aid for University Withdrawals
Course Withdrawals or Changes in Enrollment Status
Refund and Return of Financial Aid for Course Withdrawals or Changes in Enrollment Status
Return of Institutional Deposit

How do I pay my bill?

(All payments are due in U.S. funds.)

Pay Online

Pay online using credit card, debit card or checking account.

Mail your payment to:

Graceland University, Student Accounts, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140

Pay in person at InfoCentral:

Located on Lamoni Campus in Memorial Student Center (MSC)

Contact Student Accounts to pay by phone:

641-784-5260 or toll free 1-866-786-2792

Student Account Advisors
Option 1 – Bobby Reum
Option 2 – Reta Ury
Option 3 – Debbie Lundy

Or e-mail Student Accounts at studentaccounts@graceland.edu

Fax Number: 641-784-5242

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Payment Plans

Graceland University is pleased to offer a payment plan allowing a monthly payment schedule. Plans are interest free and are assessed a non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 for plans 3 months or longer. Students or parents interested in a payment plan should contact the office of Student Accounts.

Late Payments

Registration as a student at Graceland University signifies the student’s agreement to do the following:

  • Pay all charges and/or fees as posted to the student account when due.
  • Acknowledge that failure to make a required payment by the stated deadline can result in late fee(s); registration suspension; registration cancellation; withdrawal from the university; and withholding of a transcript, grade, or degree.
  • Acknowledge that obligations not paid in full prior to the due date shall be payable on demand and shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum, computed from the withdrawal date until the obligation is paid in full.
  • Pay all costs, expenses, and collection agency or attorney fees related to the collection of the obligation, to the extent permitted by law and in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa.
  • Acknowledge that Graceland University will report any delinquency, default or other credit experience pertaining to this agreement to any or all credit reporting agencies.

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Excess Policy

Balance of funds in excess of charges created by financial aid will be paid directly to the student (with the exception of Parent Plus Loans which will be payable to the parent). These funds are available to the student for use in paying non-Graceland costs such as books, off-campus housing, personal expenses and transportation.

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Withdrawal from the University

Graceland University students not returning to Graceland for the next term, including GRADUATES and students who leave during a term, are required to initiate the withdrawal process. Lamoni Campus students must formally notify the Student Life Office of their intent to withdraw. Independence Campus students, Off-Campus Program students or Global Campus students must formally notify their Site Coordinator or Program Consultant of their intent to withdraw. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal notification. The notification date is used to determine financial aid award adjustments and calculate refunds for mid-semester withdrawals as per the Refund Policy. When Official Notification is not provided by the student, the date the university determines the student needs to be withdrawn is used as the notification date.

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Refunds and Return of Financial Aid for University Withdrawals

Graceland University’s Refund Policy follows the Federal Return of Title IV Aid Refund Policy to determine return of financial aid and to calculate refunds for withdrawals. Calculations use the notification date to pro-rate aid as well as tuition and refundable charges through the 60 percent point in the semester, based on calendar days from the first day of the semester through the last scheduled day of the semester, including weekends and mid-semester breaks of less than five days. After the 60 percent point in the semester, financial aid will not be reduced for any withdrawal, nor will any refund will be granted. This policy applies to all university withdrawals whether student initiated or administrative withdrawals.

Financial aid awarded (if any) will be returned to the federal, state and Graceland programs on a pro rata basis through the 60 percent point in the semester. Outside scholarship or non-federal loan assistance will not be returned unless specifically requested by the provider.

Eligible charges due or paid will be refunded on a pro rata basis through the 60 percent point in the semester. Some fees are non-refundable and therefore not pro-rated. Additionally, some programs may assess an Administrative Withdrawal Fee. If a student living on campus withdraws from housing (but not from school) anytime after the first week of the semester, the semester charge for housing remains assessed in full. Board charges will be pro-rated. Refunds are processed within 45 days of withdrawal. Students should note that withdrawal may or may not result in an actual refund of money to the student. Circumstances may occur in which the student still owes money to the University even after appropriate withdrawal credit.

Contact Financial Aid Services or Student Accounts with specific questions.

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Course Withdrawals

Graceland University students may withdraw from a course through the 13 percent point of the semester without a “WD” grade. A grade of “WD” is recorded in any course when the student withdraws after the 13 percent point and through the 60 percent point of the semester. After 60 percent of the semester is complete, the student is not allowed to withdraw from the course, and will be awarded the appropriate grade in the course. Please refer to the Class Attendance Policy regarding Course Withdrawal by Instructor and Administrative Withdrawals.

Course withdrawals must be initiated by students.  Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal notification. Notification dates are used to calculate withdrawal credit and financial aid award adjustments for mid-semester withdrawals as per the Refund Policy. When Official Notification is not provided by the student, the date the university determines the student needs to be withdrawn is used as the notification date.

Contact your Program Consultant, Site Coordinator or the Registrar's Office with specific questions.

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Refunds and Return of Financial Aid for Course Withdrawals

Financial aid awards will be re-evaluated as appropriate for course withdrawals or changes in enrollment status. Refunds for course withdrawals will follow the pro rata schedule used for university withdrawals as per the Refund Policy. Exceptions to the pro rata schedule for course withdrawal are:

  1. For programs assessing hourly tuition rates, withdrawals from courses only one sub-session in length will calculate refunds through the 60 percent point in the sub-session using the notification date and the date range of the sub-session.
  2. For programs assessing full-time tuition rates, course withdrawals through the 20 percent point of the semester reducing enrollment from full-time to part-time will result in a refund of the full-time tuition charge and a reassessment of tuition at the part-time hourly rate. Full-time students withdrawing from courses in these programs after the 20 percent point do not qualify for refunds.

Contact Financial Aid Services or Student Accounts with specific questions.

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Return of Institutional Deposit

Failure to initiate the withdrawal process or complete the checkout process (if applicable) may result in the forfeiture of the institutional deposit. Following withdrawal from the university, return of the institutional deposit balance, net of any outstanding charges, will be mailed to the student's home address as soon as processing can be completed following the end of the semester or term.

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