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Administration Building, First Floor
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0750
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (limited staffing from 12–1 p.m.); Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Financial aid is processed and posted through the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) located on the first floor of the Administration Building. Student Financial Services also advises students and parents as to the financing options available to them. Our financial advisors can help explain the application process and set up payment plans.
The aid process can be broken down into three easy steps and three important financial aid deadlines:
Step 1: By March 1: Have turned in all necessary financial aid documents and filed your FAFSA online. Please go to our website to review the changes for the FAFSA this year. If you have questions in filing your FAFSA do not hesitate to contact your financial advisor.
Step 2: Starting week of July 1: First register for classes, then click through the Financial Plan step at Registration Central and finalize your payment plan. You must register for your classes first in order to see what amount is due in the financial plan section.
Step 3: By August 15: Have made your first payment and confirm that your Financial Plan box is checked off; otherwise classes reserved will be dropped on August 16. Financial clearance is required to move into the residence halls and to activate your ID cards for Bookstore and Dining Services usage.
The biggest piece of advice we can give you is to know what is going on with your account. Read all the information that is sent to you from our office and the federal government. It is all very important, whether it is an email from the Office of Student Financial Services, a statement of accounts from the University or a loan disclosure statement from the government. Our website has all the information you will need. Visit us at andrews.edu/sfs for helpful links, online forms and financial aid information. FinVue is a financial tool at Andrews University. Log on to VAULT at vault.andrews.edu and it is all there on one convenient page: see your financial aid requirements, review your financial aid award and link to our online forms. At finVue you can also pay online, view messages from Student Financial Services, check out your account balance, report inaccurate information and access Registration Central directly. We can also be reached by phone at 269-471-3334, by email at email@example.com or by fax at 269-471-3228. Financial advisors are seen by appointment. We also take walk-ins.
International Student Financial Application: Please address any financial questions related to the I-20 to the International Student Financial Services Specialist (phone: 269-471-6380, email: ISFS@andrews.edu). Make your payments through Peer Transfer—the website is peertransfer.com. Once international students are enrolled, any financial questions will be answered by the assigned financial advisor as listed above.