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We will guide you through the process and will be available to assist you every step along the way, ensuring that every person has the opportunity to succeed at SIU.
Effective for the 2012 fall semester, SIU can no longer allow financial aid that is awarded for a current or future term to be credited to a student’s account to pay past term charges.
This means that in order to register for classes, students with a Bursar Registration Hold (BR) will need to pay all past-due charges greater than $500. The current practice of obtaining a waiver for a registration hold can no longer be done. Historically the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices worked together to determine if there was enough future financial aid to cover past due charges and would grant a waiver to allow a student to register for the future term. We regret that we can no longer continue this practice under the new Federal Guidelines.