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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be “financially cleared,” and how do I check the status?

Financial clearance means you are officially enrolled for the semester and given access to University services. Financial Clearance means you have met your minimum obligation by making your first installment or have enough financial aid to pay your charges in full. Financial clearance does not mean your balance is paid in full, so check your student account monthly. Your financial clearance status appears on the SIUE mobile app or on CougarNet (login and select Student, Student Account, Student Bill). The financial clearance status is updated nightly.