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Employer Deferred Plan Questions

Q. Does the University offer a deferred payment plan for a student whose employer’s tuition reimbursement is contingent upon receiving a grade?

AnswerYes. Students can apply to enroll in the Employer Deferred Payment Plan. If the student is approved the amount the Employer will pay is due 30 days after the semester ends. The amount the student is responsible for is due at the beginning of the semester.

Q. How do I apply for the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerYou need to submit the Application and Promissory Note for Employer Deferment Payment Plan and the Employer Tuition Benefit Verification Form for each semester. The forms need to be submitted no earlier than three weeks prior to the semester and no later than the third week of the semester.
http://www.wmich.edu/accounting-services/docs/ar_employer_deferment.pdf

Q. Can anyone enroll in the Employer Deferred Plan?

AnswerNo, only Student’s whose employer’s tuition reimbursement program is contingent on receiving grades before the employee is reimbursed. Students must submit the Application and Promissory Note for Employer Deferment Payment Plan and the Employer Tuition Benefit Verification Form and be approved.

Q.What does it cost to participate in the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerA payment plan enrollment fee of $50 is due when you enroll into the plan. This fee is non-refundable.

Q. Do I have to re-apply each semester for the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerYes, you have to apply and be approved each semester. The $50 payment plan fee is charged each semester you use the payment plan.
 

Q. How does the Employer Deferment Payment Plan work?

AnswerOnce the application and verification form is reviewed you will be notified via your WMU email address of your approval or denial. If approved, you will have one week from the date of the email to enroll in the payment plan online. A $50 fee is due when enrolling into the payment plan, the payment method used to make the $50 payment will also be used for payment 30 days after the end of the semester. The University will AUTOMATICALLY charge your bank account or credit/debit card for the amount of tuition and fees due 30 days after the semester ends. All credit or debit card transactions are subject to the convenience of 2.75% or $3, whichever is larger.

 

Q. What if I haven’t received payment from my Employer by the due date?

AnswerThe student, not the employer, is responsible for timely payment of this loan. The loan is due in full 30 days after the end of the semester, regardless of employer reimbursement.

Q. What happens if I don’t have sufficient funds in the bank account, for the deferred payment?

AnswerAny future classes may be dropped and the balance may be sent to a Third Party Collection agency with collection fees added to the balance.

Q. Once enrolled can I be removed from the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerIn order to be removed from the payment plan, payment in full with certified funds would need to be received.

Q. What fees can be enrolled in the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerOnly tuition and fees (ie class fees and mandatory fees) will be enrolled in the payment plan.

Q. Is there a deadline to apply for the Employer Deferment Payment Plan?

AnswerYes. Applications must be received no later than the third week of the semester. If approved you will have one week to enroll in the payment plan.