An official transcript is a copy of a student's entire academic record from Anderson University, bearing the official university seal and stamp. There is a $15.00 fee for each official transcript that is printed by Anderson Central. Anderson University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide official transcript ordering via the Web. You may find this link at www.studentclearinghouse.org. You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. The site will walk you through placing an order, including delivery options and fees. Anderson Central attempts to process all official transcript requests within 48 hours, walk-in requests included.
Unofficial transcripts may be requested by completing our online form, in writing, in-person, or via fax (864-231-2008). There is a $5.00 fee for each unofficial transcript that is printed by Anderson Central. This fee is to be paid at the time the request is filed.
Official Transcript Release Policy if monies are owed to the University:
Any student who currently owes the University a balance of $1,000 or less may request to have their official transcript released prior to payment of the debt. The ability to request an official transcript does not cancel out the student’s responsibility to pay what is owed to the University. The student’s account may still be sent to collections for nonpayment, or if the student is currently with a collection agency due to nonpayment, the student will remain there until their account balance is paid in full.
Any student who currently owes the University a balance over the amount of $1,000 is required to submit a financial appeal to the Office of Anderson Central for consideration of whether their official transcript can be released. The student must provide all information related to why their balance was not paid when they were enrolled, why they are submitting the appeal now, any amount they may be able to pay towards their outstanding balance, any extenuating circumstances, or any other important information they want to be considered in the decision-making process. Appeals will be considered on a case by case basis based on the totality of the circumstances and at the discretion of the University. The ability to submit an appeal or the release of a transcript does not cancel out the student’s responsibility to pay what is owed to the University. The student’s account may still be sent to collections for nonpayment, or if the student is currently with a collection agency due to nonpayment, the student will remain there until their account balance is paid in full.
Please note: Submitting an appeal does not mean the student’s official transcript will be released.
Students can use a credit to purchase books through the Anderson University Online Bookstore. A credit may be available if you have anticipated financial aid to cover more than the charges on your student account. A credit can be used to purchase books at the online bookstore as early as three weeks before the semester begins but no later than the end of the add/drop period. Any unused credit will be refunded to you. You will be notified via email to your AU email account if a credit is available for you to use at the Anderson University Online Bookstore. The portion of credit made available for books will not exceed $800 for traditional students or $400 for post-traditional and graduate students. Adjustments to these amounts can be made upon request if you have a credit that exceeds these amounts and need to use more of your credit to purchase books.
In accordance with Federal regulations, Anderson University must establish a policy under which an eligible Title IV financial aid recipient may opt out of using a credit to purchase books from the Anderson University Online Bookstore. Students can opt out by emailing email@example.com each semester. The full book credit policy is provided below.
Anderson University Book Credit Policy
- Based on the credit balance if available, the student may be eligible to use up to $800 in a credit to cover books/supplies through the Anderson University Online Bookstore.
- In order to purchase books using Title IV aid, the student’s financial aid file must be complete and a credit must be reflected on the student’s account.
- Should the student’s financial aid eligibility or enrollment status change, the student will be responsible for the balance created on the account for the opt-out book refund.
- It is the student’s responsibility to review the book list on our website and confirm the title and ISBN number for the current book being used for the course with their instructor, as editions can change frequently.
- Students may opt out of purchasing books from the Anderson University Online Bookstore.
- Title IV aid recipients have the option of purchasing books at their own expense from other sources. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase all required books for the program should they opt out.
- For students wanting to opt out, a Request to Opt Out form must be completed by the student and received in the Anderson Central Office prior to the first day of class each semester.
- By opting out, the student is not required to purchase or rent books from the Anderson University Online Bookstore and may obtain the books from another book distributor.
- Upon receiving official notice that a student wishes to opt-out of purchasing their books through the Anderson University Online Bookstore, the student may receive up to $800 in a refund to cover books/supplies if a credit is available.
Many organizations offer their employees full or partial tuition reimbursement for furthering their education. Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your organization participates. Contact the Anderson Central Office for more information on how company reimbursement works.
Students who are receiving Company Reimbursement through their employer will need to coordinate with their employer for reimbursement of their tuition expenses incurred for each term or semester. Should students need an itemized invoice provided to their employer, they must complete Anderson University’s company reimbursement documents or they may provide documentation from their employer stating they are participating in their reimbursement program. Please note, even if your company is reimbursing you for your tuition and fees you will still need to satisfy your balance prior to start of each term or semester. You may either pay the balance in full by the start of each term or complete the FAFSA in order to borrow Federal student loans. Some documents will be required to be completed for these loan funds. For more information please contact the Financial Aid Planning Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-231-2070.
Tuition Protection Plan
We believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That’s why Anderson University has partnered with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.
This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. At Anderson University, we want the best for our students, and Allianz Global Assistance is a world-leader in specialty insurance and assistance—helping over 35 million people protect their tuition payments, travel plans and more each year.
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Commuter Meal Plan Options
Commuting students may purchase a meal plan by visiting the AVI Fresh web page. Payment can be made using a credit/debit card. Students who have a credit on their account may request to invoice the meal plan charge to their student account by emailing Anderson Central.