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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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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

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

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.

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

Tuition Payment Options

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

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

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.

FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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