Regular Hours of Operation
Window: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Jan. 2, 2018 - First day to charge books at the bookstore
- Jan. 12, 2018 - Deadline to confirm enrollment with the Business Office
- Jan. 15, 2018 - First day of classes
- Jan. 19, 2018 - Last day to charge books at the bookstore
- Jan. 19, 2018 - Last day to add classes or change sections
- Jan. 22, 2018 - Last day to return books to the bookstore
- Jan. 26, 2018 - First day for spring refund checks to be issued
- Feb. 28, 2018 - Last day to pay student accounts in full to avoid interest
- May 11, 2018 - Last day to have account paid in full
- May 11, 2018 - Deadline to confirm enrollment with the Business Office
- May 14, 2018 - First day to charge books at the bookstore
- May 14, 2018 - First day of classes
- May 18, 2018 - Last day to charge books to the bookstore
- May 21, 2018 - Last day to return books to the bookstore
- May 25, 2018 - First day for summer refund checks to be issued
- June 29, 2018 - Last day to pay student accounts in full to avoid interest
- Aug. 17, 2018 - Last day to have account paid in full
- Aug. 1, 2017 - Anticipated date for Fall 2017 semester billing to be processed for registered students
- Aug. 2, 2017 - First day to charge books at the bookstore
- Aug. 25, 2017 - Deadline to confirm enrollment with the Business Office
- Aug. 28, 2017 - First day of classes
- Sept. 1, 2017 - Last day to charge books at the bookstore
- Sept. 1, 2017 - Last day to add classes or change sections
- Sept. 5, 2017 - Last day to return books to the bookstore
- Sept. 8, 2017 - First day for fall refund checks to be issued
- Oct. 31, 2017 - Last day to pay student accounts in full to avoid interest
- Dec. 15, 2017 - Last day to have account paid in full
Policies and Forms
Agreement and Disclosure Statement
(Viterbo University requires all pages of the Education Agreement and Disclosure Statement to be printed, signed and turned into the Business Office)
Account Receivable Education Agreement and Disclosure Statement (Incoming Undergraduate Freshmen - STAR Program)
Account Receivable Education Agreement and Disclosure Statement (Undergraduate/Graduate Students)
Please do not print the agreement from this link and submit to the Viterbo University Business Office - this is for online submissions only!
Student account information is available through Vitnet. In addition, monthly student account statements are mailed to all students the first of each month for those who have outstanding account balances. These statements contain actual charges, payment information, and financial aid which has been applied to students' accounts. Payment must be made to the business office using cash, checks, or credit cards. Viterbo accepts Mastercard, Discover, and VISA credit cards only. Payment by credit cards are accepted by phone, in person, and online. To make a payment via the phone please call the business office at 608-796-3850. The student account balance is due for full payment no later than the final day of the semester. Transcripts and diplomas will not be issued to a student until the account has been paid in full.
Minimum Payment Requirements/Enrollment Confirmation
Viterbo University policy requires that any balance from a previous semester be paid in full prior to the first day of a new semester's classes or attendance will not be permitted. In addition, all students are required to make a minimum cash payment of $500 each semester no later than the Friday before the start of a new semester, exclusive of financial aid and any deposits. If it can be verified that financial aid has been disbursed to your student account and covers all semester charges then you can be confirmed without being required to pay the $500 down payment. However, you still are required to verify your financial aid with the Business Office and inform them that you are taking classes for the semester.
Important Information Concerning IRS Form 1098-T
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has changed the requirements that colleges and universities must follow for reporting billing and payment information on IRS Form 1098-T. The new regulations beginning for the 2018 tax year, which runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, will require only the qualified tuition and related expenses paid during the calendar year to be reported on Form 1098-T. As a result of these new regulations, please be advised that making payments in a current calendar year for charges in an upcoming calendar year (i.e. paying Spring 2018 tuition and related expenses during the 2017 calendar year) may have an impact on your tax credit opportunities for the 2018 tax year. Viterbo University suggests you refer any questions to a tax consultant to understand how these regulations affect your specific situation.
Viterbo University is required to have the 2017 IRS Form 1098-T available by January 31, 2018. The 2017 1098-T will be the final time in which qualified tuition and related expenses billed during the 2017 calendar year are reported by Viterbo University on the form. Those students that have consented to receive the form electronically through VitNet will receive an email from the university once their 1098-T is processed and available next month. The 1098-T is one of many tools used to assist students and their families in determining if they are eligible for an education tax credit. Please contact your tax consultant or review https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1098et_17.pdf for more information.
1098-T IRS Form
The 1098-T form is a statement of qualified tuition and related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at Viterbo University. Viterbo makes these forms available electonically through Vitnet to each student that is enrolled for the past calendar year. Students who choose to not receive their form electronically will be mailed their copy by January 31st. The 1098-T form includes tuition and related expense information, as well as scholarship information. Viterbo University does not supply payment information. Please contact your tax preparer for specific IRS regulation when preparing your tax return.
Interest charges will be assessed monthly at a nominal annual percentage rate of 15% (1.25% per month) on unpaid balances as of October 31 for fall semester charges, February 28 for spring semester charges and June 30 for summer semester charges (or the final business day of the month should one of the aforementioned dates fall on a weekend or university recognized holiday). These charges will continue until the balance is paid in full. If the amount due shown on the billing statement is paid on or before the last business day of a month, the student should incur no additional interest charges. If full payment is not made by that deadline an interest charge is imposed on the student’s account.
Viterbo University will produce refund checks for all students who have a credit balance after all charges have been paid. Refund checks will be available in the business office for the first time on the second Friday of each semester and then every subsequent Thursday throughout the semester. Any refund check not picked up on the day it is available will be mailed to the student's home address the next morning, except on the second Friday of the semester when refund checks will be mailed that same day at 3:00pm.
To receive a refund check associated with a parent loan, please have your parent complete a Waiver Form For The Federal PLUS Loan and return it to Kevin Ganther in the business office.
After Hours Drop Off Box
The business office has an after hours drop off box located to the right of the business office windows. You may drop off payments, time cards, or documents for the business office, financial aid office, or registrar office.
V-Bucks will be sold in increments of $25 and can be used at the The Caf, Einstein’s Bagels or Crossroads POD Market and Grill. V-Bucks are carried over from the fall semester to the spring semester but do not carry over to the next school year. Any V-Buck balances remaining at the end of the spring semester will be forfeited. For questions, contact Campus Dining at 3830, Residence Life at 3060 or the Business Office at 3850. To purchase V-Bucks using a credit card, click on the V-Bucks link. To purchase V-Bucks with cash or check go directly to Campus Dining.
Please contact Kevin Ganther in the Business Office if you need to discuss payment arrangements for your unpaid account balance and are no longer enrolled at the university.
Director of Student Billing/Accounts Receivable
Viterbo University Business Office
Murphy Center Room 214
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601