Bursar Alerts

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.

 

Form 1098-T

Alert Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Alert:

Penn State releases Form 1098-T to students by January 31st, as federally required. 

Current Students can access their Form 1098-T by logging into their Student Home Base in LionPATH and clicking on  "My Finances" on top of the page, then selecting "Manage My Account/Make A Payment" to get to the Student Account Dashboard. The 1098-T Form link is on the bottom right side of the page.

Former Students who no longer have access to LionPATH can submit a request through the “Contact” option on our website by selecting the category "1098-T request former student -no access to LionPATH". Please provide your PSU ID and to ensure a response, your current email address.

International Students can submit a request through the “Contact” option on our website by selecting the category "1098-T international student request". Please include your PSU ID.

For additional information on Form 1098-T and helpful links please visit our website at: https://bursar.psu.edu/form-1098-t.

 

LionPATH will be offline during Thanksgiving weekend (11/24/17-11/26/17)

Alert Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Alert:

LionPATH will be unavailable from Friday, November 24th through Sunday, November 26th (Thanksgiving weekend) due to a software upgrade. **Please note that you will not be able to make payments in CASHNet during this time. You can make payments before or after the Thanksgiving weekend**.   After the upgrade is complete, please make sure to clear cache for each browser you use before logging in to LionPATH again. If you need instructions on how to clear cache, please click here.  For more information, please visit http://launch.lionpath.psu.edu/.

Email Scam 11/14/17

Alert Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Alert Status: Current
Alert:

Email messages that appear to come from an "Admin" address at Penn State University Billing Department are being sent to random individuals at Penn State. The email includes a link to a fake WebAccess page and states that the recipient is undergoing a verification process and must verify his/her account or have the payment account panel temporarily suspended.

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/2017/11/14/update-3/ 

 

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