Non-Traditional Students Accounts must be financially satisfied at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of class for each term. 

This includes Financial Aid package completed, Payment Plans complete, along with up to date payments, including Enrollment Fee, Company Tuition Assistance documents updated with the Business Office, and/or Military Tuition Assistance documents updated with the Business Office. 

Traditional Day Students accounts must be financially satisfied and students must check in with the Business Office at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.   

This includes Financial Aid package completed, Payment Plans complete, along with up to date payments, including Enrollment Fee.  Failure to make payment and or check-in by this deadline will result in a $100 Late Payment Penalty Fee.  Students are encouraged to regularly check their Limestone University email for important information from Limestone University Offices

Military Tuition Assistance

Students can use military tuition assistance as a method of payment.  If you are using a TA form, this document must be submitted to your enrollment coordinator when you complete your registration.  Any charges that TA does not satisfy are the student’s responsibility to satisfy prior to enrollment.  This may either be satisfied with financial aid or personal payment. 

Company Reimbursement

Company invoiced students are invoiced each month after the current session tuition and book is applied. Limestone University must have a current company letter submitted with your registration for each session that is to be invoiced in order to bill your employer for that session.  Once Limestone University invoices, your employer must complete their process before releasing any funds to pay the invoices.  This can take up to 30 days or even longer.  If you are receiving financial aid such as loans, pell or seog along with the company letter, the financial aid funds will be used to pay for your account balance if your employer has not paid your account in full at the time of the refund disbursements.  Once your employer makes payment and you show a credit on your account you will receive a refund according to the refund schedule.  Students using company reimbursement only have 90 days from the date the course begins to make payment on the account.  There is limit to 3 courses being due at one time. In order to use company reimbursement the student must provide a current company letter on letter head showing what the company is reimbursing (tuition, books, labs, material fees, etc), the amount of the reimbursement, and a contact name and number for the company.  The letter must be dated July 1 or later of the current school year.  This letter must be submitted electronically through the The Halo. for each class that you are using company reimbursement as a method of payment.  Any cost not covered by the company reimbursement or invoice, is the student’s responsibility and must be satisfied prior to enrollment.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation students are invoiced each month after the current session tuition and book is applied.   Limestone University must have a current 1905 on file to be invoiced in order to bill Vocational Rehab for that session.  Once Limestone University invoices, Vocational Rehabilitation must complete their process before releasing any funds to pay the invoices.  This can take up to 30 days or even longer.  If you are receiving financial aid such as loans, pell or seog along with the 1905 , the financial aid funds will be used to pay for your account balance if vocational rehabilitation has not paid your account in full at the time of the refund disbursements.  Once Vocational Rehabilitation  makes payment and you show a credit on your account you will receive a refund according to the refund schedule found in the The Halo.

Check and Credit Cards

Limestone University accepts payments in the Business Office and online via the CASHNet system.  Limestone accepts cash, money orders, certified checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard), and personal checks (with proper identification such as DL number, expiration date, date of birth and contact number).  Credit Cards and checks are accepted online through CASHNet. There is an additional 2.9% fee for using debit and credit cards. 
Your current balance that will be listed does not reflect any upcoming charges. 
You will select from the options what you are paying for.  If you are paying for a hold on your student record, you will select the hold option, then the hold type.  If the hold is a Business Office hold, you will not choose hold payment; you will choose Existing Account Balance.  When making a payment, the transaction is posted immediately to your student account. 

*Checks which are returned to the Business Office for any reason must be taken care of along with a $25.00 service charge within 10 business days of notification from Limestone University.  If this matter is not resolved, Limestone University will be notifying the Solicitor’s Worthless Check Unit for collection.  Failure to pay the check and applicable fees may lead to your arrest and criminal prosecution by the Solicitor’s Office.  If a check is returned and is submitted to the Solicitor’s Office for collections, we will no longer accept personal checks as a method of payment. 

Financial Aid

Limestone University accepts financial aid as a method of payment for tuition and/or room, board, and fees.  Aid will be applied to your student account in accordance to the disbursement dates located in MyFinAid.

Financial Aid Disclaimer: The Office of Financial Aid at Limestone University is committed to helping students obtain the maximum amount of financial assistance possible. However, students must assume responsibility for complying with all requirements necessary to process their financial aid. Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid is not responsible for any student’s financial obligations to Limestone University. You must ensure that your financial obligations to the University are properly met. Award packages are based on current funding. If the availability of funds causes an increase or a decrease in your financial aid award, you will receive a revised award notification. Award packages are based on full-time enrollment. To be considered full-time, undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduates must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours.

If you retake courses that you previously passed, your enrollment for financial aid eligibility may be affected. Should you take less than the minimum credit hours to be considered full-time, your award will be adjusted. You must be at least halftime to receive most types of federal aid (with the exception of the Pell grant). To be considered half-time, undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and graduates must be enrolled in at least 4 credit hours.

Payment Plan Options

Limestone University offers payment plan options for term, semester, and academic year.  Simply submit the Payment Plan Application form, located on your The Halo. or on the Business Office page and someone will be in contact with you.

LCard/LCash

LCash is a prepaid spending account on your LCard offering a safe and convenient way to make cashless purchases on and around campus, making it easy to manage everyday student expenses. You or your parents must make a deposit to your LCash account before using it for purchases. To add L Cash, call the number on the back of your card or visit the Business Office.

GENERAL REFUND POLICY

Financial: The University has many continuing expenses, such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. In order to plan and maintain these services over the entire semester it is essential that the annual income from fees be assured. For this reason it is understood that students are enrolled for the entire semester. The fact that school fees are paid in two or more installments does not constitute a fractional contract.

In view of the foregoing, refund of any portion of the tuition and fees will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from The University through the Office of the Provost and on the following basis:

                                                                                                             Portion of
                                                                                                Tuition and Fees, Room
When the student has been enrolled                                            Returned
  Up to 7 calendar days after classes begin................................... 100%
  8 to 14 calendar days................................................................... 75%
  15 to 21 calendar days................................................................. 60%
  22 to 28 calendar days................................................................. 45%
  29 to 35 calendar days................................................................. 30%
  36 to 42 calendar days................................................................. 15%

No comprehensive refund will be allowed after six (6) weeks . No refund of board will be issued after the first 7 calendar days after classes begin. Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons will have their room and board charges adjusted to reflect a prorated share of services used to the date of their suspension.

In the Online and Evening Program refunds are as follows:
  Up to 7 calendar days after course begins......................100% refund
  8 calendar days to end of course.........................................0% refund

Note: for a military student who is taking Internet courses and using Tuition Assistance there will be a 100% refund, if the course is dropped up to 7 calendar days after the course begins

Refunds for students receiving Federal, State, or Institutional Financial Aid will be made in accordance with the regulations governing the respective programs. Policy statements regarding the refund of financial aid money are available in the Business Office or Financial Aid Office. An unofficial withdrawal may result in a student’s forfeiting all financial aid and thus becoming responsible for the entire balance. Schedules are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester.

Note: Schedules concerning refund dates are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester. Students are asked to check their limestone.edu email addresses and The Halo.