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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.

For general questions, contact:

Baker College of Cass City
Business Office (Handled at the Flint Business Office)
6667 Main Street
Cass City, MI  48726

Flint Phone: (810) 766-4030
Toll-free: (800) 964-4299
Flint Fax: (810) 766-4293
business-fl@baker.edu

Business Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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.

For general questions, contact:

Baker College of Cass City
Business Office (Handled at the Flint Business Office)
6667 Main Street
Cass City, MI  48726

Flint Phone: (810) 766-4030
Toll-free: (800) 964-4299
Flint Fax: (810) 766-4293
business-fl@baker.edu

Business Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Baker OneCard

Every Baker student receives a Baker OneCard, the official debit card for Baker College. We use this card to process any refunds due to you from the school. You choose how to have the refunds sent to you.

Many students find the Baker OneCard is a great way to track and manage all their school finances, from receiving financial aid refunds to purchasing course materials. Use the links below for more information about Baker OneCard or to get started.

Policies & Procedures

Tuition Payment

Tuition payment is due on or before the first day of class. A late fee of $30.00 may be assessed to any outstanding balance. Tuition payment can be made in any one of three ways:

  • 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, money order, or credit card, and mailed to: 
    Business Office

    1050 West Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507-5508
  • By telephone, using a credit* or debit card. Call the Business Office at your campus

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

Refunds

All Baker College refunds to students are processed through the Baker OneCard. You must have an activated Baker OneCard in order to receive a student refund. If you have not received a card, please contact the Business Office to have one mailed to you. A $25 fee is assessed for all new card requests after the initial activation.

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. Books are not included in the tuition reimbursement program and must be paid in full at the time of a book order.

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 first day of each class. A $25 fee is assessed each quarter for this program. 

Employer Tuition Assistance Program

Employers that provide tuition assistance issue a voucher, letter of credit, or tuition assistance form for tuition. You must turn this documentation into the Business 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 your employer using this document, after second session classes begin. Employers send payment directly to the College. Any unpaid balance is the responsibility of the student and must be paid in full by the first day of class. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the voucher. The College will not invoice your employer unless you have turned in the voucher/form. 

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, please 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.

Class Withdrawal

Student-Initiated Withdrawal From a Course

You may withdraw from a course up to the end of the week that precedes the final week of the course. To withdraw, you must 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 (Baker e-mail account preferred) a letter requesting withdrawal and explaining the reason for withdrawal

The official withdrawal date will be one of the following:

  • The date the Withdrawal Form is submitted
  • The postmarked date of the letter mailed
  • The date the fax was received
  •  The date the e-mail was received.

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:

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.

Refund Policies

Tuition Refunds

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

NOTE: ABSENTEEISM OR FAILURE TO BEGIN A CLASS DOES NOT REDUCE A 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 registered class. 

  • 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

  • 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

Residence Hall Refunds

If a student in good standing properly checks out of the residence hall at the end of the academic quarter, or graduates, the campus Business Office may refund the $50 deposit within 45 days of the student's departure. An improper checkout from the residence hall may result in an additional fee not covered by the $50 deposit.

Refunds for residence hall charges are based on the same enrollment period and percentages as refunds for tuition 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 Tuition Charges and Fees for more information. 

Refunds

The timetable for refunds is available in the campus Business Office. 

We process refunds using the Baker OneCard system. This card is issued to all new and returning students, and must be activated by the student to receive refunds by choosing one of the three methods available: 

  • Baker One account
  • ACH to existing personal bank account
  • Paper check

Contact your campus Business Office for more information about the Baker OneCard or visit BakerOneCard.com.

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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