Bursar Alerts

EMAIL SCAM 6/4/18

Alert Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Alert Status: Current
Alert:

Email messages that appear to come from a “PSU Bursar” email address at Penn State University are being sent to random individuals at Penn State. The email indicates that a payment has been processed and that a refund is ready. The email includes a link to a fake “View Payment Detail” link.

What can you do?

If you received one of these messages (see an example shown below), simply delete the email. DO NOT click on the link, provide any information, or respond to the email. This is a phishing email that was not sent by Penn State and the link leads to a bogus site. If you did click on the link and entered your Penn State password, you should immediately go to the Penn State Password Management site at: https://www.work.psu.edu/password/change.cgi?path=3 and reset your Penn State password.

If you clicked on the email and entered any credit card or bank information, immediate contact those institutions and change any passwords they may have with those institutions. 

More information on phishing attempts is available on the Office of Information Security phishing website: http://phishing.psu.edu/2018/06/05/payment-received-2/ 

 

Phishing scam email sample

FINANCIAL HOLD ON STUDENT ACCOUNT WHEN THERE IS ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AID

Alert Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Alert Status: Current
Alert:

The most common question from students/families contacting the Office of the Bursar is: 

Why do I have a financial hold if I have anticipated aid that will cover my balance due?

  • If you are already enrolled in the summer semester and have anticipated aid reflected on your account that has not yet disbursed, you will have a financial hold placed on the account until the account is paid in full. The hold will be released once the financial aid posts to your account and pays the balance. 
  • If you are registered for the summer semester, the hold will not prevent you from adding/dropping courses in the summer semester. However, the hold will prevent you from scheduling/registering for future semesters, requesting transcripts, and if applicable, receiving a diploma.
  • Please monitor your account and if the Anticipated Financial Aid does not post to your account by June 28, 2018, please contact the Office of Student Aid regarding the disbursement delay at (814)865-6301.

The Office of Student Aid has posted the schedule for summer 2018 Financial Aid Awarding and Disbursement at:

 https://studentaid.psu.edu/summer-2018-awarding-billing-and-disbursement-schedule

 

EMAIL SCAM 5/23/18

Alert Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Alert Status: Current
Alert:

Email messages with a subject line "Important Notice" that appear to come from a “School Support" email address  at Penn State University, and signed by "Bursar Account Management”are being sent to random individuals at Penn State. The email indicates that a payment has been processed and that a tax return is ready. The email includes a link to a fake “View Payment Detail” link.

What can you do?

If you received one of these messages (see an example shown below), simply delete the email. DO NOT click on the link, provide any information, or respond to the email. This is a phishing email that was not sent by Penn State and the link leads to a bogus site. 

If you did click on the link and entered your Penn State password, you should immediately go to the Penn State Password Management site at: https://www.work.psu.edu/password/change.cgi?path=3 and reset your Penn State password.

If you clicked on the email and entered any credit card or bank information, immediate contact those institutions and change any passwords they may have with those institutions.

More information on the phishing attempt is available on the OIS phishing website: 

http://phishing.psu.edu/2018/05/24/important-notice-2/

Email Scam 4/24/18

Alert Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Alert Status: Current
Alert:

Email messages that appear to come from a “Bursar” email address at Penn State University are being sent to random individuals at Penn State. The email indicates that a payment has been processed and that a tax return is ready. The email includes a link to a fake “View Payment Detail” link.

What can you do?

If you received one of these messages (see an example shown below), simply delete the email. DO NOT click on the link, provide any information, or respond to the email. This is a phishing email that was not sent by Penn State and the link leads to a bogus site. 

If you did click on the link and entered your Penn State password, you should immediately go to the Penn State Password Management site at: https://www.work.psu.edu/password/change.cgi?path=3 and reset your Penn State password.

If you clicked on the email and entered any credit card or bank information, immediate contact those institutions and change any passwords they may have with those institutions.

More information on the phishing attempt is available on the OIS phishing website: 

http://phishing.psu.edu/2018/04/24/payment-has-been-received-09876332/

 

 

 

Special Summer Rate for General Education Online Courses

Alert Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Alert:

 

Did you know that Penn State offers an opportunity to earn General Education credits online at a special summer rate?  

Visit https://summer.outreach.psu.edu/ to view a list of specific courses that have the special summer rate.  Please note that normal rates will apply if you enroll in a different course not included in the list of approved courses.

To receive the special summer rate, choose the campus University Park (UP) and the location SUMMERSESS when searching for classes in LionPATH then enroll in one of the web sections listed at https://summer.outreach.psu.edu/.

The special summer rates are:

$555 per credit hour for students who have completed 59 or fewer credits.

$596 per credit hour for students who have completed 60 or more credits.

If you have any questions about scheduling your courses, contact the Summer Session Office at summersession@psu.edu.

 

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