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Payments and Billing

Methods of Payment

The College of Biblical Studies accepts payments in the following ways:

  • Online by Web Check/ACH using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.
  • Online by credit card/debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.
  • By mailing checks, cashier checks or money orders to:
    The Office of Financial Aid
    College of Biblical Studies-Houston
    7000 Regency Square Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77036
  • In person by check, money order or cash at the CBS Bookstore during normal business hours.

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Accounts and Billing

A question we often hear is "How do I find out what I owe CBS?" Most of your financial account questions can be easily answered by accessing your billing statement via myrecords.cbshouston.edu. However, the Office of Financial Aid is an additional resource. If for some reason you are unable to access the information via myrecords.cbshouston.edu or you have further questions, our contact information is listed below.

1098T Form

In January of each year per the IRS guidelines, CBS provides an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year. The form will no longer be mailed because it can be retrieved by logging into the individual student’s account in myrecords.cbshouston.edu and by clicking on 1098-T at the top of their account page.

This form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. CBS does not provide tax advice and individuals should consult a tax advisor as needed. 

Please note that all alumni, former students and/or inactive students may log into their myrecords as an "Alumni" to access the 1098-T form.
Retrieve your 1098-T by logging into myrecords.cbshouston.edu.

Student Accounts and Delinquent Accounts Policy

All students are responsible for the payment in full of all tuition and fees incurred. During enrollment periods students who have not met their financial obligations prior to the payment deadline will be administratively withdrawn from all registered courses and will remain responsible for any non-refundable fee charges the student incurred during the registration process. Any student owing a balance after any pre-agreed or published due date will be assessed a $50.00 late payment fee.

CBS reserves the right to withhold any grades, graded work assignments or projects, transcripts (unofficial & official), certificates, diplomas and participation in commencement ceremonies from students whose financial obligations have not been fully satisfied. Holds will be placed on a student's academic record and the student will be unable to register for additional courses until the balance is paid in full.

CBS reserves the right to submit any unpaid financial obligations of former and current students to a third party collection agency and to levy a collection fee. By registering for classes the student agrees to pay the reasonable costs and expenses of collection, including the collection agency fee and attorney fees in the event that CBS places any outstanding account, debt or claim with a collection agency. Non-payment of a delinquent account may also result in notification of the national credit bureaus.

Returned Checks

Students or organizations who submit two checks that are not honored by the bank (unless due to bank error) to CBS for tuition and fees, books or for any other obligation will forfeit their check-writing privileges. In the event that this occurs the student or organization must satisfy any current or future financial obligations by cash, cashier's check, money order or credit card only. No future checks from the student or organization will be accepted.

In addition, a student who has tendered to CBS a check returned unpaid by the bank will be assessed a $30 returned check fee. If payment is not submitted by the due date indicated, a $50.00 late payment fee will also be assessed and the student will be placed on holds.

Replacement Checks

There may be situations where a student will need to request a replacement check for a student account credit refund check that was lost or destroyed. The student should contact the Office of Financial Aid at student.account@cbshouston.edu to request the replacement check and provide appropriate written documentation of the circumstances to support the request.

To generate a replacement check, CBS will be required to stop payment (CBS will be charged a fee by the financial institution) on the original check prior to issuing a replacement check. The respective fee will be charged on the student's account as a "Stop Payment" transaction and the replacement check will reflect the adjusted credit balance on the account. If it was an action of CBS that resulted in the need for a replacement check, the student's account will not be assessed the "Stop Payment' fee. CBS is not responsible if the check was sent to the current address listed on the student's record. Students are responsible for updating their mailing address in MyRecords using their student login.

Payment Plans

CBS offers online payments for those who qualify. There is no minimum amount to start the plan. A selection of payment plan options can be made through Nelnet Business Solutions.

Through Nelnet’s e-Cashier you will be able to arrange for payments in full to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express cards. Also for a $25 per term non-refundable fee, you will be able to arrange for monthly payments to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your credit cards.

This is not a loan program so interest and finance charges are not assessed. Monthly payments will be automatically drafted or deducted on the 5th of the month according to the payment plan agreement you choose. You are encouraged to register early to allow for a wider selection of payment plans.

For more information about our payment plan options and a schedule of the due dates, please read the payment plan information listed in the Financial and Aid Assistance Information section of the Academic Catalog.

2015-2016 Payment Plan Information (PDF)

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 832-252-4602 or e-mail us at student.accounts@cbshouston.edu

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Book Allowance

CBS will now offer book allowances maximum of $300 beginning Fall 2013 to students who meet the following criteria:
• Student must be Pell eligible and have a credit balance on their account. This will include all FSA funds (Example Student loans)
• All financial aid documents must be completed and ready for disbursement 10 days prior to the first start of class 
• $300 dollars will be mailed out the student starting the first week of class 

If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, register early, and have funds remaining after tuition/fees are deducted, the CBS Office of Financial Aid will process a book allowance for you. This book charge authorization is not part of your Pell Grant. It is a short term loan from CBS as a courtesy to help defray expenses until Pell Grant awards can be processed and may not cover the total cost of your books. Book allowances will be mailed the first week of classes. This allowance will be deducted from your Pell Grant award before refunds are made. If you wish to decline the book allowances you must do so in writing. If you are eligible for a loan or Pell Grant and did not register in time for a book allowance you must contact the Office of Financial Aid to see if you are eligible to have one processed.

Contact Information

Email: student.account@cbshouston.edu
Phone: 832-252-4625
Fax: 832-252-4642
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