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The Baker College Business Office is a resource for both students and Baker management. We provide accurate, timely financial information, and reports, and other business services. 

We’re here to help whenever you have a question or need assistance with: 

  • Course withdrawals.
  • Third-party vouchers.
  • Employer reimbursement.
  • Tuition and fees.
  • Payments on accounts.
  • Refunds.
  • Is there a regular classroom I can sit in the back of the room and listen if I don't want to participate in the online classroom?

    In online classes, participation is the key to feeing like you're part of a learning community, and helps you stay motivated. Online, learning takes place through the sharing of ideas, thoughts, questions, and frustrations. Asynchronous discussions give everyone the opportunity to think and reflect and give feedback, and for that reason, many students discover that they prefer this type of learning.

  • It seems to me that not speaking face-to-face with my instructor or fellow students would affect the learning process. Is this true?

    Absolutely not. The primary problems associated with asynchronous communication come from the initial difficulty students have in becoming accustomed to the new delivery method. Once they use the process, most students report that learning improves.. 

    When communication is asynchronous, any student can participate anytime it is convenient, whether that is midnight or noon, in a hotel room while traveling on business or on an airplane at 30,000 feet. 

    Online students have an opportunity to spend time reviewing the class archives (comments, lectures, and discussions). They can approach materials and concepts at their own pace, and  compose responses on their own schedule. Our students and faculty find that discussions are broader and deeper in asynchronous communication than in "real-time" communications.

  • Does asynchronous discussion really work?


    While almost everyone who tries this style of learning likes it, we find that it best suits those who have very busy work and personal lives. Asynchronous discussion takes advantage of technology, and eliminates the need to be in a particular place at a particular time. You get the same results as traditional face-to-face conversations, but in a far more efficient manner. Remember, too, that in an on-ground classroom, students may sit without participating. In the online environment, this is not allowed. Everyone is required to participate.

  • How does your system allow me to attend class any time of the day or night?


    This form of education is what the experts call "asynchronous," and it's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means what you do is neither time nor place dependent. You go online to read lectures, participate in discussions and possibly complete exams. You will still use word processing software to complete many of the required assignments and exercises off-line.

  • What is the policy for GI Bill payments?

    If you will be using your GI Bill to pay for your tuition, payment is due by the end of each quarter. If you have not received your VA payment by that date, you are still responsible for paying this balance. Finance charges may be applied after this date.

    If you think you may have problems paying the balance if a VA payment is delayed, you should talk with your campus Financial Aid office. You may be eligible to apply for financial aid. All certification for the GI payments is processed by the Academic Office. If you have not been certified, please call 888-211-8915.

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Baker College Business Office

Business Office

Making great careers possible.

Assuring student success today and tomorrow.

The Baker College Business Office is a resource for both students and Baker management. We provide accurate, timely financial information, and reports, and other business services. 

We’re here to help whenever you have a question or need assistance with: 

  • Course withdrawals.
  • Third-party vouchers.
  • Employer reimbursement.
  • Tuition and fees.
  • Payments on accounts.
  • Refunds.
Contact Us

Baker College of Allen Park 

4500 Enterprise Drive
Allen Park, Ml 48101
Toll Free: (800) 767-4120
Phone: (313) 425-3700
Fax: (313) 425-3745
finserv-ap@baker.edu

Baker College of Auburn Hills

1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, Ml 48326
Phone: (248) 276-8211
Fax: (248) 276-8297
finserv-ah@baker.edu

Baker College of Cadillac

9600 East 13th Street
Cadillac, Ml 49601
Toll Free: (888) 313-3463
Phone: (231) 876-3118
Fax: (231) 876-3443
finserv-ca@baker.edu 

Baker College of Clinton Township

34950 Little Mack Avenue
Clinton Township, Ml 48035
Toll Free: (888) 272-2842
Phone: (586) 790-2810
Fax: (586) 791 -8186
finserv-ct@baker.edu

Baker College of Flint

1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, Ml 48507
Phone: (810) 766-4202
Fax: (810) 766-4293
finserv-fl@baker.edu

Baker College of Cass City

(Flint Extension Site)
6667 Main Street
Cass City, Ml 48726
Toll Free: (800) 572-8132
Phone: (989) 872-6000
Fax: (989) 872-6001
finserv-cy@baker.edu 

Baker College of Jackson

2800 Springport Road
Jackson, Ml 49202
Toll Free: (888) 343-3683
Phone: (517) 788-7800
Fax: (517) 789-6333
finserv-jk@baker.edu 

Baker College of Coldwater

(Jackson Extension Site)
370 East Chicago Street, Suite 380
Coldwater, Ml 49036
Toll Free: (877) 343-3683
Phone: (517) 788-7800
Fax: (517) 789-6333
finserv-jk@baker.edu 

Baker College of Muskegon

1903 Marquette Avenue
Muskegon, Ml 49442
Toll Free: (800) 937-0337
Phone: (231) 777-5231
Fax: (231) 777-5264
finserv-mu@baker.edu 

Baker College of Fremont

(Muskegon Extension Site)
5479 W. 72nd St., Suite 102
Fremont, MI 49412
Toll Free: (800) 937-0337
Phone: (231) 924-8850
Fax: (231) 777-5264
finserv-mu@baker.edu 

Baker College of Owosso 

1020 South Washington Street
Owosso, Ml 48867
Phone: (989) 729-3430
Fax (989) 729-3441
finserv-ow@baker.edu 

Baker College of Port Huron 

3403 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, Ml 48060
Toll Free: (888) 262-2442
Phone: (810) 985-7000
Fax: (810) 985-7066
finserv-ph@baker.edu 

Baker College of Reading 

606 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 268-9342
finserv-pa@baker.edu

Baker College Online

1116 West Bristol Road
Flint, Ml 48507
Toll Free: (800) 796-7064
Phone: (810) 766-4390
Fax: (810) 766-2107
finserv-ol@baker.edu

Baker Center for Graduate Studies

1116 West Bristol Road
Flint, Ml 48507
Toll Free: 800-796-7064
Phone: (810) 766-4390
Fax: (810) 766-2107
finserv-ol@baker.edu

Student Refunds

BankMobile Disbursements

All Baker College refunds to students are processed through BankMobile. Students will be mailed a refund selection kit from BankMobile when they initially register for classes. Students must select a refund option (i.e., ACH to an existing bank account, open a BankMobile debit card account, etc.). There are no application or in-network ATM fees associated with the BankMobile account. A $10 fee is assessed for all card replacement requests after the initial activation.

Students who do not receive the refund selection kit should contact Financial Services. 

Contract Disclosure

To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank, click here.

Tuition Payment Options

Tuition Payments

Tuition may be paid at registration or in installments. If paid in installments, at least one-half of the tuition plus fees must be paid by the Friday before classes start. Absenteeism and withdrawals may not reduce a student’s financial obligation. See the Refund Policy for details on tuition refunds. Invoices will be generated throughout the quarter and available for viewing and payment options on the Baker College STAR System. You can access the Website by clicking on SOLAR system, choosing STAR system, then Business Office.

Tuition payment can be made as follows:

  • Online, using a credit* or debit card. Log into the Solar/Star System. The online payment option is located on the Business Office page.
  • By personal check or money order and mailed to the campus Financial Services Office.

*Baker College accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The four-digit certification code on the front of the American Express card must be included for processing. The transaction will be declined without it.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program

The employer tuition reimbursement program is a tuition deferment program available to students whose employer pays tuition costs, which allows students to defer payment until week six of the following quarter.

To be eligible for the program, the student must:

  • Sign an employer tuition reimbursement contract.
  • Submit the reimbursement contract, along with a letter on company letterhead, or a copy of the company policy stating the guidelines for tuition payments made by the employer.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit the invoice and grades to the employer. Baker College will not bill the employer directly. Any portion of tuition not paid by the employer must be paid by the student by the deadline stated on the contract.  A non-refundable fee is assessed each quarter for this program. Please contact your campus Financial Services Office for details.

Employer Tuition Assistance Program

Employers who provide tuition assistance issue a voucher, letter of credit, or tuition assistance form for tuition. The student must turn this documentation into the Financial Services Office upon receipt. Please verify that all information is correct including start date(s), course name(s), and course number(s). The College will invoice the student’s employer using this document, and employers will send payment directly to the College. Any unpaid balance is the responsibility of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the voucher. The College will not invoice the student’s employer unless he or she has turned in the voucher/form.

GI Bill Payments

If the student will be using Veteran Assistance (VA) benefits through the GI Bill to pay for tuition, payment is due by the end of each quarter. If the student has not received his or her VA payment by that date, the student is still responsible for paying this balance. A late fee may be applied after this date.

If the student believes he or she may have problems paying the balance if the VA payment is delayed, the student should contact the campus Financial Services Office. The student may be eligible to apply for financial aid.

All certifications for VA payments are processed by the Academic Office. If the student has not been certified, please call 888-211-8915.

Payment Plans

Financial Services on each campus is prepared to work out flexible payment arrangements with students and/or parents. A mutually agreeable payment schedule will be set up and a contract signed. Full payment of tuition and fees must be completed by the end of the ninth week of the quarter. If the contract is not completed as agreed, any outstanding balance will be treated as a past due balance.

Past Due Balances

Students with outstanding balances may not be allowed to re-enroll for another quarter; to receive official transcripts of credit, letters of recommendation, or diplomas; to participate in commencement ceremonies; or to use any Baker College service until all their Baker College accounts are settled at all campuses. Note: Federal regulations prohibit the use of Title IV funds toward a past due balance greater than $200.

Tuition Deposit - International Students

International students must deposit, in advance, an amount equal to the normal tuition, fees, and books for one academic year. The deposit must be renewed prior to registering for the fall quarter of each succeeding year. Any unused funds on deposit at the time the student graduates or withdrawals will be refunded to the original depositor. 

International students must also fulfill requirements for a student visa. Information about the student visa process is available at any Baker College Admissions Office. Graduate students should contact the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies at (800) 469-3165.  

These regulations do not apply to Canadian students who commute from Canada to classes.

 E-Mail

Financial Services will use students’ Baker College e-mail accounts to contact students regarding changes to account balances. It is very important to read these notices to ensure knowledge of account status. The e-mails will alert students to balance due amounts, refund status, adjustment to tuition charges resulting from withdrawal calculations and loan postings to student accounts.

Class Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Tuition Refunds

The class withdrawal and refund policy is based upon the official notice date and enrollment period. Refunds are available after withdrawal from a course if the student is within the College's guidelines.

NOTE: ABSENTEEISM OR FAILURE TO BEGIN A CLASS DOES NOT REDUCE A STUDENT'S FINANCIAL OBLIGATION.

Student-Initiated Withdrawal From a Course

A student may withdraw from a course up to the end of the week which precedes the final week of the course. The student is required to submit a notice of withdrawal by one of the following methods:

  • Complete a Withdrawal Form (available in the Academic/Administrative Office)
  • Mail, fax, or e-mail (using the Baker e-mail account) a letter requesting withdrawal and explaining the reason for withdrawal

Tuition refunds are based on the official withdrawal date. 

College-Initiated Withdrawal From a Course

A student will be administratively withdrawn from a course for any of the following reasons:

  • Excessive absenteeism as defined in the Baker College Attendance Policy.   A student will be withdrawn from a course up to the end of the week which precedes the final week of the course. (The student has earned a grade at this point).
  • The level of academic achievement for the course makes it inadvisable for a student to remain in the course. The instructor communicates his/her concern about a student’s level of academic achievement in a course by submitting a Student Notice of Concern form. The form is reviewed by the designated campus official(s) and a decision is made regarding the student’s status in the course.
  • Violation of the Basic Principles of Student Responsibility Policy  (PDF 27.4 MB)

The official withdrawal date for college-initiated withdrawals is the date of processing.

Note: Student-initiated or college-initiated withdrawals do not reduce the student’s financial obligation.

Official Notice of Withdrawal Date

The official notice date is one of the following:

  • The date the drop/withdrawal form is turned in to the Academic/Administrative Office
  • The postmarked date of the letter sent to the Academic/ Administrative Office
  • The date the fax was sent
  • The date the e-mail was sent
  • The date of notice of withdrawal by the College

Enrollment Period

The enrollment period is determined by the class registration. 

  • On-ground classes: Enrollment period begins on the Monday of the week that class begins.
  • Online classes: Enrollment period begins on the Thursday of the week that class begins

Percentage of Refund

  • 100% Drop: If official notice date is before the first day of the enrollment period (not class start date)
  • 100% Withdrawal: If official notice date is within the first seven days of the enrollment period (not class start date)
  • 50% Withdrawal: If official notice date is after the first seven days of the enrollment period and before the fifteenth day of the enrollment period
  • NO REFUND: If official notice date is after the fourteenth day of the enrollment period

Refunds on Residence Hall Charges

There is no refund on quarterly room charges or room deposits for students who are expelled, dismissed, or move out voluntarily during the quarter (see the Student Housing section). An improper checkout from the residence hall may result in additional charges.

Credit Balance Refunds

All Baker College refunds to students are processed through Bank Mobile. Students will be mailed a refund selection kit from Bank Mobile when they initially register for classes. Students must select a refund option (i.e., ACH to an existing bank account, open a Bank Mobile debit card account, etc.). There are no application or in-network ATM fees associated with the Bank Mobile account. A $10 fee is assessed for all card replacement requests after the initial activation. Review more information regarding the BankMobile here or visit bankmobilevibe.com

Information regarding the timetable for refunds is available in the Financial Services Office of each campus. 

Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid for Withdrawals

Students are encouraged to contact campus Financial Services before withdrawing from classes to understand the complete financial impact of a withdrawal. Many times a withdrawal can result in a student owing the College and/or federal government financial aid that had already been refunded to the student.

Federal laws set forth regulations that govern the treatment and calculation of refunds for recipients of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV aid) when students withdraw from classes.

The Title IV Federal Financial Aid includes the following programs:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS loans
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Other Grants

For students who begin attendance in classes and then withdraw before they have completed 60% of the payment period, Baker College is required, by regulations, to calculate the amount of earned and unearned Title IV aid for the students. The regulations state that a student is entitled to keep only the portion of the aid earned, and the College/student must return the funds that were not earned to the appropriate program.

For more information about the Return of Title IV calculation process please review the section in the student handbook entitled ‘Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid for Withdrawals.'

Tuition/Tax Information

The 1098-T is the form that colleges and universities must provide to students to help students and the IRS determine a student’s eligibility for educational tax credits. Learn more by downloading the 1098-T Questions and Answers information sheet.

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FAQ's

  • Is there a regular classroom I can sit in the back of the room and listen if I don't want to participate in the online classroom?

    In online classes, participation is the key to feeing like you're part of a learning community, and helps you stay motivated. Online, learning takes place through the sharing of ideas, thoughts, questions, and frustrations. Asynchronous discussions give everyone the opportunity to think and reflect and give feedback, and for that reason, many students discover that they prefer this type of learning.

  • It seems to me that not speaking face-to-face with my instructor or fellow students would affect the learning process. Is this true?

    Absolutely not. The primary problems associated with asynchronous communication come from the initial difficulty students have in becoming accustomed to the new delivery method. Once they use the process, most students report that learning improves.. 

    When communication is asynchronous, any student can participate anytime it is convenient, whether that is midnight or noon, in a hotel room while traveling on business or on an airplane at 30,000 feet. 

    Online students have an opportunity to spend time reviewing the class archives (comments, lectures, and discussions). They can approach materials and concepts at their own pace, and  compose responses on their own schedule. Our students and faculty find that discussions are broader and deeper in asynchronous communication than in "real-time" communications.

  • Does asynchronous discussion really work?


    While almost everyone who tries this style of learning likes it, we find that it best suits those who have very busy work and personal lives. Asynchronous discussion takes advantage of technology, and eliminates the need to be in a particular place at a particular time. You get the same results as traditional face-to-face conversations, but in a far more efficient manner. Remember, too, that in an on-ground classroom, students may sit without participating. In the online environment, this is not allowed. Everyone is required to participate.

  • How does your system allow me to attend class any time of the day or night?


    This form of education is what the experts call "asynchronous," and it's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means what you do is neither time nor place dependent. You go online to read lectures, participate in discussions and possibly complete exams. You will still use word processing software to complete many of the required assignments and exercises off-line.

  • What is the policy for GI Bill payments?

    If you will be using your GI Bill to pay for your tuition, payment is due by the end of each quarter. If you have not received your VA payment by that date, you are still responsible for paying this balance. Finance charges may be applied after this date.

    If you think you may have problems paying the balance if a VA payment is delayed, you should talk with your campus Financial Aid office. You may be eligible to apply for financial aid. All certification for the GI payments is processed by the Academic Office. If you have not been certified, please call 888-211-8915.

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