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An open letter to our students from the Bursar Office:

As you approach registration for your next semester, the Bursar staff want you to know that we’re here to assist if you have a financial hold on your account. Please read further for some helpful tips that will ensure a smooth and uninterrupted registration period.

Federal Stafford and Perkins Loan Recipients: Each of the following must be completed:
• Completion of a Master Promissory Note online.
• Completion of Entrance Counseling Session. This is also only required for 1st time recipients and can be completed online at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/financialaid.html.
• Accepting the amount you wish to borrow on your SISrecord. Loans are not originated and disbursed to your account until you accept them.

New York State Awards:
• All Tap, New York Award for Academic Excellence, and other miscellaneous state award recipients must be completed and submitted to New York State Higher Education Services Corporation in order to finalize your actual award.

Miscellaneous suggestions……
• Please read carefully all notices emailed to you from the Office of Student Records, Office of Financial Aid, and Office of the Bursar. Many times these notifications are attempting to alert you to some outstanding requirement that could prevent and/or delay your registration.
• Review your SIS account to check for any outstanding requirements necessary for receiving and/or finalizing your financial aid award.
• Registration time tickets are emailed to students in early to mid-October for Spring semester registration, and in early to mid-March for Fall semester registration. Please read this time ticket carefully as it will notify you if there are any issues that could prevent you from registering for the next semester.
• If you continue to have an outstanding balance after all of your financial aid has been posted to your account, CONTACT US!
• Accounts must be paid in full or paid with financial aid in order to register for the next semester.

PLEASE, do not hesitate to contact the Bursar’s Office at 518-276-6610, via email at bursar@rpi.edu or in person in Academy Hall 2000 level. Please know that we want to help and ensure that your registration process is a smooth one!

With our best wishes,
The Bursar Staff