December 11, 2014
Student Financial Services Newsletter
Table of Contents
Scholarship Manager is Live!
Spring Monthly Payment Plan?
December Graduates
Join Our Mailing List
Brief Alerts


Still owe a balance for a prior semester? To remain registered for spring semester, it is imperative that you make payment or speak with your account specialist to make arrangements.

Please make sure your phone number, mailing, billing and home addresses are current in MyGFU. 


Tax season is upon us! 1098T's will be prepared in late January. If you have not given GFU your SSN, you need to return IRS FORM W-9s to Student Accounts ASAP!   
Filing the FAFSA for the 2015-16 academic year begins January 1 at www.FAFSA.ed.govIf you are working on your bachelor's degree, file early to maximize need based funding! 
Getting married next year or during the 2014-15 academic year? Contact your Financial Aid Counselor before filing your FAFSA.

REMINDER: For tax purposes, it may be best for you to pay your spring bill in January. If you wait, since we are closed January 1st and 2nd, and payment is due January 5th, it will help greatly if you pay online via MyGFU.
*Monthly Payment Plans that include a December payment still need to pay a payment in December.


Just a couple quick reminders and to notify all traditional undergraduate students returning in 2015-2016 that the Scholarship Manager application is now open.  If you are graduating or plan to leave the university during this current 2014-2015 academic year, please disregard this notice. 

Scholarship Manager is Live!





The GFU Donor Funded Scholarship Application Site

 Is Now Open!


Closing Deadline is January 28th, 2015 at 5:00 PM



Scholarship Manager is George Fox's site for returning 2015-2016 traditional undergraduate students to apply for donor funded scholarships.  This process will allow you to be matched for all available donor scholarships based on the donors' criteria.


START IT TODAY and submit it early during your winter break. The final deadline is on January 28th, 2015 at 5:00 PM.


You must sign-in to MyGFU with your individual username and password, as Scholarship Manager is a single sign-on process. 

(That means that completing the application after another student signed into their MyGFU will submit the application in their name.)


To begin, follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your MyGFU account. 
  • Under the "Student Resources" box, click on "2015 Newberg UG Scholarships". 
  • This takes you to the Scholarship Manager sign in page. 
  • Sign in using your MyGFU username and password
  • Under the heading of Current George Fox Students click on"Returning Student Donor Funded Scholarship Application. 


Read the "Scholarship Manager Introduction" and "Application Instructions" carefully.


Scholarship Manager closes on January 28th, 2015 at 5:00 PM (no exceptions). 


*A personal statement essay is required of all applicants and an additional optional essay and/or references are required to be considered for a few specific scholarships. These are listed on the Introduction page and found on page 5 of the application.




Spring Monthly Payment Plans

If you signed up for a spring monthly plan but your payments have not been spread out yet on your account, please contact us. This usually happens when a student is not registered within the block, 12 to 18 credits, or when we are unable to proceed for a different student specific reason. With the holidays upon us, it would be best for you to email your specialist ASAP. (Last Name A-K, L-Z 

If you signed up to pay a December payment, please remit the amount you expect to pay, whether or not you have been set up in your plan yet. We will factor in what you pay for December when we are able to finalize your plan.
December Graduates

If you are graduating this weekend, congratulations! We wish you a blessed future and success in all your endeavors. If you paid an "Enrollment Deposit" when you started your program, deposit credits are applied to the student account approximately 6 weeks after your degree is conferred. Please be sure your address is kept current so we can mail you a refund check.


All of us in Student Accounts and Financial Aid wish you a very blessed and joyous Christmas and New Year! Let us know if we can assist you! We are here to help!


Your George Fox University Student Financial Services Teams