Financial Information for Parents

Registration for the spring term is now open.  Students who have unpaid fall charges, or are not up-to-date on their payment plans, will be unable to register.  Information on the PLUS loan (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students),  or private loan options, can be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/studentfinancial/loans/undergraduate-day-2/ .    *** Please note that PLUS and private loans can take up to three weeks to finalize***.

All spring tuition and fee charges are due by January 8, 2018; any remaining balance after that date is subject to finance charges.  The spring 2018 billing statements will be electronically sent to all registered students on December 7th.   Students will have reminders sent to their Augsburg email account during the first week of each month reminding them to view their online monthly bill.  All students are encouraged to give parents/guardians access to view these statements.

All students are eligible to enroll in Augsburg’s Online Payment Plan; enrollment will open on December 7th.   Go to http://www.augsburg.edu/studentfinancial/payment-plans-and-discounts/ to sign up for the payment plan.   To ensure 5 monthly payments, the application must be completed by December 26th.

Please see the Parent Information tab at  www.augsburg.edu/studentfinancial/ for instructions on making a payment  and obtaining access to discuss your student’s financial information, etc.  In addition, all students can schedule an appointment with a Student Financial Services staff member, review their student account, and track their financial aid status by going to http://www.augsburg.edu/studentfinancial/.

Auggie Alumni in the Classroom: Bill Koschak ’91

Bill Koschak Auggies are everywhere, including back in the classroom!  Last week, Bill Koschak ’91 came back to speak to the seniors in the Business and Religion Keystone class led by Lori Lohman & Josh Miller. His topic? To speak about his vocational journey, his career path, and advice he would give students today.

Koschak had much to share about his journey from entry level job to partner at KPMG, to vice president of finance at General Mills, and now chief financial officer at YA Engage (formerly known as Young America). He noted he was especially thankful for his adviser, business professor Stu Stoller who first encouraged him to look into public accounting. Koschak made sure Stoller would be in attendance so that he could personally thank him.

Additionally, Koschak shared that he has had three strong mentors in his career who were instrumental to his career growth. These mentors were workplace leaders he admired for their management style, ethical behavior, and focus on work-life balance. He made a point to engage with these leaders and check in with them regularly. What started as occasional meetings turned into mentoring relationships that opened up many doors. He challenged the students to seek similar relationships as they start their careers.

Koschak is one of many alumni who have been invited to share their experiences with current students. If you are interested in speaking in classrooms or sharing your stories, contact Volunteer & Alumni Engagement Manager Katie Radford ’12 at radford@augsburg.edu.