News release
Public Information Office    SLU 10880    Hammond, LA 70402    phone: 985-549-2341    fax: 985-549-2061

Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 7/24/02

      HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University students should soon receive bills for their fall 2002 semester tuition and fees and can make payments in person or online beginning Wednesday, July 24. 
      Students can pay fall 2002 fees via the Internet with WebPay or in person at the Controller's Office in Dyson Hall through August 13 or at the University Center August 14-29, said Controller Diane Singletary. 
      Students who registered early for the fall 2002 semester, which begins August 26, can make schedule changes August 13-16. Their fall 2002 semester fees must be paid by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 16, or their classes will be canceled. Those who meet the fee deadline, however, may participate in a special drop/add period on Monday, August 19. Any additional fees incurred during the drop/add period must be paid by 6 p.m., Thursday, August 22. 
      Students whose classes were canceled and new students will sign up for fall classes during regular registration -- August 20-22 -- and must pay fees by 6 p.m., August 22.  
      Fall 2002 late registration is scheduled August 26-28. Classes will be canceled for all students with unpaid balances after 4:30 p.m., August 29.
      “Students are encouraged to mail their payments as soon as possible when fee bills are sent out,” Singletary said. “Mail early! Postmark is not considered.”  
      Singletary said the first loan balance checks for fall 2002 will be mailed on Friday, August 23. Students who are expecting loan checks will have their anticipated loan amounts posted to their account, if all necessary paperwork has been processed. 
      Students whose lenders send paper checks must come to the cashier's section of the Controller’s office to endorse those checks beginning Tuesday, August 27. All subsequent refunds from sources such as PELL, scholarships, or dropped courses will be mailed Tuesday, September 10. Singletary said students will not be allowed to pick up refund checks.
      “Mailing the checks helps us process refunds more efficiently and eliminates long lines for pick ups. All students will be better served in this manner,” Singletary said. 
      Since checks will be mailed, Singletary said students should be sure that their current mailing address is correct in the university’s online system. She said address corrections can be made online at
      University administrators are also reminding seniors that September 16 is the final deadline to apply for fall 2002 graduation. Students who do not apply by that date will not receive their degrees or be allowed to participate in commencement exercises in December 2002. Students can apply for graduation online at
      For additional information about fees, loan and refund checks and WebPay, visit or contact the Controller’s Office at 985-549-2068, 1-800-222-SELU, or