In some cases, a portion of your student account balance may be deferred if you have certain types of employer tuition assistance. Answer the question below to determine how your employer's tuition assistance program affects your student account.
Does your employer pay reimbursement funds to you or to PBA?
- If your employer pays reimbursement funds to you: Students who receive Tuition Assistance that is reimbursed directly from the employer to the student will need to apply for loans or pay the net cost of their tuition and fees up front by the due date. These students may set up a payment plan with TMS to spread payments out over the semester. The loan, payment, or payment arrangements must be in place before classes begin.
- If your employer pays reimbursement funds directly to PBA: Please move on to the next question to determine how your tuition assistance affects your student account.
Will your employer make your Tuition Assistance payment during the semester of enrollment or after grades are posted?
- If your employer pays after grades are posted: Students who receive tuition reimbursement after grades are posted at the end of the semester will need to apply for loans or pay the net cost of their tuition and fees up front by the due date. These students may set up a payment plan with TMS to spread payments out over the semester. The loan, payment, or payment arrangements must be in place before classes begin.
- If your employer pays funds directly to PBA during the semester of enrollment (not after): Palm Beach Atlantic University will accept direct reimbursement from students’ employers who pay 50% or more of the tuition and fees directly to the university. A statement signed by the employer verifying that the employer will be liable for the tuition must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office. The student whose employer pays less than 100% will need to pay for the remaining balance directly to PBA or arrange for a loan or a payment plan for this portion prior to or at check-in. PBA automatically bills the employer. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor both the status of this employer-paid tuition benefit and the status of the student account balance. Any balance overdue by more than one semester is the student’s responsibility and becomes immediately due.
Please contact Student Accounts at 561-803-2152 for more information about tuition reimbursement.