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Student Financial Services works proactively to help JD students meet their financial obligations. We monitor all JD student billing accounts during the year to identify and work with students who might be headed into financial trouble that could affect their registration status.
Our goal is to help students be fully informed of their payment responsibilities and options. We review student bills throughout the year with six financial clearance processes. Each of these processes generally coincide with a particular bill month and course registration process.
During these times, representatives from our office will be in regular contact, via email, with all JD students with outstanding balances. Students will be given every opportunity to rectify the situation before any action is taken that may negatively affect their registration or graduation status.
Harvard University does not send paper bills to its students. Every month, Student Receivables sends emails containing a link to a website where the current e-bill can be both viewed and paid. The e-bill is sent to the primary HLS email address, students have the option of adding other email addresses to the account as authorized user accounts.
Students can setup multiple authorized user accounts with unique PIN access to allow others to access the e-bill system to both view and/or pay e-bills. HLS Student Financial Services works closely with Harvard University’s centrally administered Student Receivables Office (SRO), and other appropriate offices, regarding billing matters, e-bill presentation and e-payments. The central SRO posts charges and credits, generates monthly e-bills, and collects e-payments.
Student Financial Services also is responsible for sending anticipated financial aid to the student bill, and for issuing cash advance checks on anticipated financial aid credits and refund checks of actual credits. SFS is responsible for these issues, regardless of whether or not a student is on financial aid.
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