Website: uakron.edu/pfa | On Facebook: Zip Parents
In this issue:
Billing and financial aid for fall 2015
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
If your student signed up for classes before Aug. 1 but have yet to pay their bill, the deadline to pay was Aug. 10. But we have good news -- we have put in place a one-week grace period. That means they have until Monday, Aug. 17. See complete details on the Office of Student Accounts website.
Getting ready for the residence halls
Moving into a residence hall can be very exciting. Some helpful tips for families include:
Our residence-hall staff will text students and parents if inclement weather poses a safety risk during move-in. The texts would urge students and parents to delay departure for campus or delay unloading vehicles until the storms pass.
To receive the texts, sign up for UA’s free Z-Alert text messaging service.
For a resident student whose cell phone number has recently changed, we encourage him or her update that number in My Akron. (Instructions for students: In My Akron, go to the Technology Support tab > Look for the Z-Alert icon in the upper right > Click on the link and login with your UANet ID and password. Delete an old number and add a new one. You will receive a validation text for the new number. Follow the instructions in that text to complete the process.)
Tips for living off campus
Are looking for personal property insurance coverage? UA has partnered with Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. to provide this service to students that live on campus or around The University of Akron. Personal property insurance is a great way to protect what goes to school.
The relationship you have with your landlord is very important to ensure that you are living in a clean and safe environment.
Student employment opportunities
Students seeking on-campus, Federal Work Study (must be awarded in financial aid package), or off-campus jobs should check the Student Employment website. The site includes job descriptions, responsibilities, hours allowed to work, pay rate, skills needed and much more.
New Roo Weekend events
New freshmen will learn about dozens of tips to help them get ahead, meet new friends, faculty members and staff, and take part in social events. New Roo Weekend is scheduled Aug. 28-30. See the tentative schedule of events.