Pacific University: Business Office
This section contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If there is a question that remains unanswered, please contact a Business Office Staff to further assist you.
Important Payment Information:
No. Books must be purchased separately. The amount needed for books varies
depending on the course load. Students need to bring funds to purchase books at the campus bookstore.
There is an additional charge of $325 per half-credit hour and $650 per credit hour for the cost of individual instruction. Students majoring in Music may be eligible for a waiver of this cost. Contact the Music department at 503-352-2216 to request a waiver.
Semester payment plan
Fall semester August 15, 2014
Spring semester January 15, 2015
Monthly payment plan
Fall semester August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, 2014
Spring semester December 15, 2014, January 15, February 15, March 15, 2015
There is a $30 per semester fee for the monthly plan. Sign up and pay for the monthly plan on your Boxer Online account.
There is a ten-day grace period before late fees are assessed to the account.
It is $50 per month a payment fee is late. There is a ten-day grace period for payment deadlines. Late fees are assessed beginning the 26th of each month.
By mail -- Payments may be mailed if you are on a Semester payment plan. Acceptable payment methods by mail are check, money order, or cashier's check in U.S. funds. Please include the student's name and Pacific ID number on the check.
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Boxer Online account -- Payments may be paid on Boxer Online if you are on a Semester payment plan or Monthly payment plan. Log onto Boxer Online. Select "View and Pay Student Account" and follow prompts for making a payment. You may pay by checking or savings account for no fee. You may also pay by MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit card, which will incur a non-refundable bank card convenience fee.
Yes. You may pay using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit card on your Boxer Online account only. A non-refundable bank card convenience fee will apply.
1098T TAX FORM INFORMATION
2012 1098T Tax Forms for eligible students have been mailed, as well as posted on BoxerOnline. If you are a graduate student and need to refresh your BoxerOnline login information, please contact the TIC at email@example.com or by phone: Main Campus (503) 352-1500 or HPC Campus: (503) 352-7243.
1098T TAX FORMS FAQ’s
What is a 1098T Tax Form?
This is a tax form that includes qualified tuition and fees; scholarships, grants and other third-party receipts (not including loans or payments from student or family members); indication of at least half-time status; indication if the student was a graduate student; all according to the date they were posted to the student’s account, within the calendar tax year.
Important note: Usually tuition charges and fees for the Spring semester are charged to the student’s account in the preceding November/December timeframe and therefore, are included in the tax form for the calendar tax year preceding the start date of the Spring semester, with Box 7 check-marked to indicate that a portion of the tuition charges and fees in Box 2, are for an academic period beginning January-March of the following year. However, Spring semester’s financial aid that would be reported in Box 5 -scholarships, grants and other third-party receipts (not including loans or payments from student or family members), does not post to the student’s account until after January 1st, therefore is reported on the following tax year’s 1098T form.
Additionally important to note: Educational institutions can report either in Box 1 (payments) or Box 2 (qualified tuition and fees), but not both. Pacific University has always reported the Box 2 method, therefore, please understand that payments you make to your account are not reported by the University. If you file your tax return based on what you paid for qualified tuition and fees, the University’s 1098T tax form does not include that information and your supporting documentation for your payments would include, but not limited to, your payment receipts, the student account statement or otherwise. For questions regarding a student account, please contact our Student Account Coordinator, Ben Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To clarify information recorded on your 1098T Tax Form, or if you did not receive the form (and are eligible to receive one), you may send your inquiry via email to the 1098T Tax Form Email Hotline at email@example.com or call the 1098T Tax Form Hotline (503) 352-3198, which is a voice mailbox (VM). Include your name, phone number, student ID or SSN and your question, so that research can be done prior to responding. If you are a parent calling on behalf of your student, you will have to be pre-authorized on the Business Office’s Student Contract Form. The email and VM will be checked periodically and a response provided as soon as possible.
For all other 1098T tax questions, please consult your tax preparer. Pacific University cannot legally give you advice about your taxes.
Why would I not receive a 1098T Tax Form?
Potential reasons for not receiving a 1098T Tax form:
For additional information, including specific instructions for the 1098T form and Publication 970 – Tax Benefits for Education, please visit http://www.irs.gov