The Cashier’s Office is responsible for the billing and collection of all monies due the University, operating under the guidelines and policies set forth by the CSU Board of Trustees.
The Cashier’s Office is located on the first floor of the Old Main building on the Midtown Campus.
The mailing address is: 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Notice About Electronic Check Conversion
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
Bills for the Spring semester are scheduled to be posted online on November 20th and payment is due December 15th.
Payment for summer and intersession classes is due upon registration.
- Spring 2019: Classes begin on Tuesday, January 22. The last day for students to add/drop classes is Tuesday, January 29.
Non-attendance of classes does not entitle students to a credit on their tuition and fee bill, formal withdrawal is required. New incoming students need to notify the Admissions Office at 203.837.9000, returning undergrad students need to formally withdraw with the Registrar’s Office at 203.837.9200, Graduate students need to withdraw through the Graduate Office at 203.837.8244. To ensure a full credit on refundable fees, withdraw prior to the first day of classes. For more information, select the Withdrawal and Refund Policy from the left hand menu options.
The Cashier’s Office will be closed on the following days:
- Monday, January 21, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Friday, February 14, 2019 – Monday February 18, 2019, Presidents Day
1098t Student Tax Form Information
1098t information will be available online by January 31st and mailed on January 31st.
Change of Reporting Method for Tax Year 2018 – Box 1 Reporting Required for 2018 Tax Year
In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.
Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)
The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.
Western Connecticut State University is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.
For more information about Form 1098-T, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.
Health Insurance Update:
Effective Fall 2017, WCSU no longer bills full time students for health insurance, it is no longer necessary to submit a health insurance waiver.
Students that need health insurance may want to evaluate health care options via Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange or, if you are not a state resident, at Healthcare.gov. You can contact Access Health CT online at AccessHealthCT.com or via telephone at 855-354-2428. An optional Aetna-sponsored Health Insurance Program will also be available for students to enroll on a voluntary basis starting on or about July 15th. On or after July 15th you may obtain more information about this plan at the Aetna Student web page located at www.aetnastudenthealth.com, use the drop box on the website to locate Western Connecticut State University.