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Student Financial Services

Parent Services

E-BILL

View student's account statement and make payments online.

HOFSTRACARD

Add cash to your student's Dutch Debits account online!

Students can access these services through the Student Services menu within the portal.

How to Navigate the Hofstra Portal

BURSAR/STUDENT ACCOUNTS
FINANCIAL AID
REGISTRAR/ACADEMIC RECORDS

Quick Guides

Payments Online

Making Payments Online

To make a payment, log in to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Menu Icon.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click on My Payment Center, which brings you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Click Make a Payment on middle of page. Click Make a Payment.
  5. If you wish to pay the entire amount due, click on the current account balance. Enter an amount you wish to pay if different than the current account balance. Click Continue.
  6. Select a payment method.

    a) If you have previously saved an electronic checking method, click on the drop down menu and click Select. Click Continue to proceed.
    b) If you are not using a saved payment method, from the drop down menu select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select . Enter Account and Billing Information. Check Option to Save and click Continue.

    ** Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.
  7. Review payment details and click Submit Payment to continue.
  8. A Payment Receipt will show your completed transaction.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Understanding Your eBill

How to Read Your Billing Statement

Below is a sample designed to assist you with understanding your billing statement. The figures and dates given on this sample are for illustration purposes only and do not reflect your personal charges/credits or actual payment due dates.

Please review your billing statement very carefully. Your statement reflects your registration schedule and charges/credits as of the statement date.

  1. STATEMENT DATE – The date the statement was generated.
  2. SEMESTER BALANCE – The total amount of charges minus credits/anticipated credits for the current semester.
  3. PREVIOUS/FUTURE BALANCE – The total amount of charges/credits that remain on the account from a previous or future semester. This balance may be due/available now or in the future. You can view details of this balance in your account history or account summary by term.
  4. AMOUNT DUE – The amount that must be paid in full by the due date.
  5. DUE DATE – The date the bill must be paid. Late payments may result in late fees/interest and restrictions on services such as registration, transcripts, dining plans, etc.
    Please allow time for financial aid, 529 plan payments, and any other outside payments to be processed and received before this date.
  6. TUITION, FEES, ROOM, AND DINING – A summary of all charges, including tuition, University fees, room, dining plan, special course fees, and any fines for the semester.
    Changes in your registration can affect these charges. You are responsible for charges that result from changes to your class schedule.
    New students entering in the fall – If you have not participated in orientation, your bill reflects estimated charges based on your anticipated course load. An updated billing statement will be available on the portal after you register, but the due date will not change.
  7. CREDITS/ANTICIPATED CREDITS – A summary of your payments, including anticipated financial aid and future payment plan payments for the semester.
    This may include anticipated aid based on your current credit load. Changes in the number of credits for which you are registered may affect your financial aid.
  8. CLASS SCHEDULE – Your class schedule as of the printing of this statement. If you made recent changes to your registration, they may not be reflected here. You can view your most up-to-date schedule on the Hofstra portal (my.hofstra.edu). If a class does not appear on your online schedule of classes, you are not registered for that class and will not receive credit.
    Building Codes – A complete listing of building codes is available at hofstra.edu/academicscheduling
    (select “Building Codes Key”).
    There are some special building codes that may appear on this schedule and represent courses offered at off-campus locations. For example:
    • STUDY – This course is part of a study abroad opportunity.
    • ONLINE – All material, discussions, etc., for this course will be delivered via the internet.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION

Checks, Cash, or Money Orders – Tuition, housing, dining, and related fees may be paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week; submitted in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus; or mailed to Hofstra University, Office of the Bursar, Room
205 Memorial Hall, 126 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1260. Please include your Hofstra student ID on your payment for proper processing.
Cash and money orders are accepted only in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus.

Payment Plan Options – Hofstra University offers interest-free payment plans to students and those helping them pay for their education. Students may divide their total outstanding balance, after financial aid, into easy-to-manage monthly installments. Further information regarding payment plan options is available at hofstra.edu/paymentoptions. Please note that payment plans are not available for the January intersession and summer sessions.

View Your eBill

How to View Your Billing Statement

Hofstra is eBill Only, you will not receive a paper bill.

Students

  1. Visit: my.hofstra.edu
  2. Log in with your Student Network ID and password
  3. Select the Menu Icon
  4. Select Student Services from the left menu
  5. Select Student Payment Center
  6. Click on the grey rectangle: My Payment Center
  7. View Statements in the middle of home screen
  8. Select desired statement from drop down men
  9. Click Select

Authorized Users

  1. Visit: my.hofstra.edu
  2. Select View Parent Services
  3. Click on the E‐BILL button
  4. Log in with email address and password
  5. View Statements in the middle of home screen
  6. Select desired statement from drop down menu
  7. Click Select
Add an authorized user to your eBill account

Add an Authorized User Online

Authorized users can:

  • Establish a payment plan
  • View eBills to see the latest charges on your student's account.
  • Make electronic payments to your student's account.

Please note that authorized users do NOT have access to the student's academic records or other personal information.

To add an authorized user, login to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Menu icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click on My Payment Center, which will open a new browser to take you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Under My Profile Setup on the right, select Authorized Users.
  5. Enter the email address of the authorized user you are adding to your account and select Yes for all three questions.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Read the agreement, check the “I Agree” box and click Continue.

An email will be sent to the address of the individual you added as an authorized user with instructions on how to log in.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Enroll in a payment plan online

How to Enroll in a Payment Plan

Payment Plan amounts are now automatically calculated to match the balance on your account. If the balance on your account changes, the payments will be automatically updated to reflect the change and you will receive an email notification. If you signed up for Auto‐Debit, the updated payment amounts will be processed through your bank account. Please check your email often for important updates.

To enroll in a payment plan, log in to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Menu Icon.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click on My Payment Center, which brings you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Click on Payment Plans tab.
  5. Click on Enroll Now and select the correct semester.
  6. Choose the plan you prefer and then click Select and Continue.
  7. Click Display Schedule to review payment schedule and amounts.
  8. Click Continue if all dates and amounts are correct.
  9. Select a payment method.

    a) If you have previously saved an electronic checking method, click on the drop down menu and click Select.
    b) If you are not using a saved payment method, click on the drop down menu and select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select. Enter Account and Billing Information. Check Option to Save and click Continue.

    ** Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.

  10. Review payment plan enrollment. Check “I agree” before you click Continue.
  11. Review payment authorization. Check “I agree…” before you click Continue.
  12. A Payment Receipt will show your completed transaction.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Payment Plan: Change method of payment

Changing Payment Method Associated with Payment Plan Online

Important Note:
Changes to payment plans must be done through the login of the indivdual who set up the plan.

  1. Select the Menu Icon.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click My Payment Center, which brings you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Click My Payment Profile on the right, under My Profile Setup.
  5. Under Add New Payment Method, from the drop down menu select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select. Enter Account and Billing Information. Save payment method with a new name then Continue.

    ** Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.

  6. Check “I Agree” on the agreement page, then click Continue.
  7. Go to the Payment Plans tab.
  8. Under Currently Enrolled Plans, go to Payment Method column heading of your payment schedule. Click Update All Methods.
  9. From the drop down menu select the payment method you added and click Save.
  10. Review the schedule of payments and click Confirm.
  11. Delete the previously saved payment method that was associated with your payment plan. Click
    on the Home icon/tab and click My Payment Profile.
  12. Under Saved Payment Methods, click Delete to remove the old payment method.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Payment Plan: Payment Online

Making an Installment Payment for Non Auto Debit Payment Plans Online

To make a installment payment for your non auto debit payment plan, log in to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Menu Icon.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click on My Payment Center, which brings you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Click on Payment Plans tab. Scroll down to bottom of your currently enrolled plan information, click on Pay Next Installment.
  5. On the Payment Plan Installment Payment screen, confirm the installment you wish to pay and click Continue.
  6. Select a payment method.

    a) If you have previously saved an electronic checking method, click on the drop down menu and click Select. Click Continue to proceed.
    b) If you are not using a saved payment method, from the drop down menu select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select . Enter Account and Billing Information. Check Option to Save and click Continue.

    ** Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.
  7. Review payment details, check the box to Agree and click Submit Payment to continue.
  8. A Payment Receipt will show your completed transaction.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Set up an eRefund account

How to Set up an eRefund Account

  1. Visit my.hofstra.edu
  2. Log in with your Student Network ID and password
    (If you need assistance accessing the portal, contact the Help Desk at 516-463-7777)
  3. Click Student Services (graduation cap icon) from the menu on the left side of the screen
  4. Under the General heading, click Student Payment Center
  5. On the EBILL Payment Center screen: click My Payment Center in the center of the screen
  6. Choose Electronic Refunds option from the “My Profile Setup” menu on the right side
  7. Click the Set Up Account button
  8. Enter the passcode that is emailed (or texted) to you for Two-Step Verification and click the Verify button
    (the passcode will be sent via the method that appears under your My Profile Security Settings)
  9. In the Set Up Refund Account window that appears, complete all required fields with banking/billing information and click the Continue button

    Check example

  10. Read the Authorization Agreement carefully, and if you agree, click the “I Agree” box in the lower left. (You may wish to print a copy of the agreement for your records.) Click the Continue button
  11. The following confirmation will appear: Your new ACH refund account has been saved. (The name of your designated eRefund account should appear under Account Description.)

**REMEMBER** Creating an eRefund account designates the method by which you receive your refund. A refund request must still be submitted through the portal to start the refund process.

To DELETE an eRefund account previously set up: Follow steps 1 – 7 above. The eRefunds screen will appear. Click Remove in the Actions column on the right side. The following confirmation will appear: “Thank you. Your changes have been saved.” (Account Description should read “No account has been set up.”)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • eRefunds can only be deposited into personal accounts established at U.S. banking institutions. Only one account may be designated to receive funds.
  • Refunds generated from Parent PLUS loans cannot be processed using eRefunds; paper checks will be mailed directly to the parent borrower.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the bank’s routing number and the account number are entered correctly. (If you incorrectly enter an account number and the bank rejects & returns the funds to Hofstra University, a paper check will be mailed. This may delay the receipt of your refund by up to two business weeks. If you incorrectly enter an account number that belongs to someone else, and your bank accepts the funds, you must work directly with the respective institution to recover your funds.)
  • It is your responsibility to verify the availability of funds in the designated account before processing any withdrawal transactions. Hofstra University is not responsible for any costs incurred by an overdraft withdrawal.
  • Once an eRefund account is created, all future refunds will be deposited into the designated account unless the information is Removed or Edited by the student. If your bank information changes, it is critical to update your banking information for proper crediting of your refund.
Request a Refund

How to Request a Refund

The amount of your available credit will be displayed on your portal when you log in to request your refund.

    1. Log on to: my.hofstra.edu
    2. Log in with your Student Network ID and your password
    3. Click on the primary navigation icon in the upper left of screen
    4. Click on Student Services from left menu
    5. Scroll down to Student Accounts heading
    6. Click on “Student Refund Request Form” and follow directions to submit request

PLEASE NOTE: Amount requested should be entered in NUMERIC FORM ONLY – no $ or commas: X000.00 not $X,000.00

To check on the Refund Request's status...
  1. Follow first 5 steps as above.
  2. Click on Student Refund Request Status
Deposit Online

Making an Online Deposit

To make an online deposit, login to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Menu Icon.
  2. Under Student Services, select Student Payment Center.
  3. Click on My Payment Center, which brings you to the TouchNet Payment Gateway.
  4. Click on Deposits tab.

    a) From the drop down menu select the term then click Select.
    b) From the drop down menu select the deposit type then click Select.
    c) Review deposit type and the associated term before payment then click Continue.

  5. Select a payment method.

    a) If you have previously saved an electronic checking method, click on the drop down menu and click Select. Click Continue to proceed.
    b) If you are not using a saved payment method, from the drop down menu select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select. Enter Account and Billing Information. Check Option to Save and click Continue

    ** Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.

    c) If you are using a new credit card, from the drop down menu select New Credit Card then click Select . Enter Account and Billing Information. Check Option to Save and click Continue.

  6. Review payment details, check the box to Agree and click Submit Payment to continue.
  7. A Payment Receipt will show your completed transaction.

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

View/Print 1098-T

How to View Your 1098-T

Students

    1. Visit my.hofstra.edu
    2. Log in with your Student Network ID and password
    3. Select the Menu Icon
    4. Select Student Services from the left menu
    5. Select Student Payment Center
    6. Click on the grey rectangle: My Payment Center
    7. Click View on middle of page next to Your latest 1098‐T Tax statement
    8. Scroll down to 1098‐T Tax Statement
    9. Click View for the year you wish to view
View button for 1098-T

Authorized Users

Your student can view the form but must grant Authorized Users access to the form to view or print it.

  1. Visit my.hofstra.edu
  2. Select View Parent Services
  3. Click on the E-BILL button
  4. Log in with email address and password
  5. Proceed to Step 7 using the Students Instructions above
Forward your Hofstra Gmail Account

How to Forward your Hofstra Gmail Account

  1. Go to: my.hofstra.edu
  2. Log in with your Student Network ID and your password
  3. Click on the App Icon in the upper right screen
  4. Click the Gmail icon
  5. Click the gear icon
  6. Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu
  7. Click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" link in blue at the top
  8. Enter your forwarding email address

Step-by-Step Guides

Make Payments Online

How to Make a Payment Online

  1. Click Make a Payment on middle of page.
    Make Payment Step 1
  2. Click Make a Payment.
    Make Payment Step 2
  3. If you wish to pay the entire amount due, click on the current account balance.
    Make Payment Step 3 & 4
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select a payment method.

    a) If you have previously saved an electronic checking method, click on the drop down menu and click Select.
    Click Continue to proceed
    Make Payment Step 5a
    b) If you are not using a saved payment method, from the drop down menu select New Electronic Check (checking), personal checking only. Then click Select.
    Eneter Account and Billing Information.
    Check Option to Save and click Continue.
    **Important: Double check your routing number and account number to avoid returned checks and associated fees.
    Make Payment Step 5b
  6. Review payment details and click Submit Payment to continue.
    Make Payment Step 6
  7. A Payment Receipt will show your completed transaction.
    Make Payment Step 7

If you have questions, you can reach your Student Financial Services counselor at sfs[at]hofstra.edu or 516‐463‐8000

Make a Deposit Online

How to Make a Deposit Online

  1. Go to my.hofstra.edu
  2. Enter your Username and Password
  3. Click on the "Hamburger" Icon located on the left of the title bar.
    Hamburger Icon
  4. Click on Student Services on the Menu.
  5. Click on Student Payment Center.
  6. Click on the My Payment Center.
  7. Your Payment Center will appear in a new tab or window.
    New Payment Center Tab



The following is an example of making an Enrollment Deposit online with a Checking Account.


An example of making an Enrollment Deposit online with a Checking Account.


The following is an example of making a Housing Deposit online with a Credit Card.


An example of making a Housing Deposit online with a Credit Card.
Make an Installment Payment

How to make an Installment Payment

  1. Log into your Payment Center on the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click on "Payments"
  3. Click on "Pay", next to the due date you are paying.
    Click on Pay.
  4. Review the installment amount and date of payment before submitting.
    Review before submitting.
  5. Making your payment. If you are using a saved payment method, continue here. If you are going to use a new payment method, please skip to “Entering a New Payment Method” below.
    Making your payment.

Entering a New Payment Method

To choose Electronic Checking:

  1. Click on the drop down box, “Select Payment Method”, and click on “Electronic Check (checking)”.
  2. Click the “Select” button, the system then displays the “Account Information” form on the right.
    Entering a New Payment Method.
Change my Method of Payment Associated with my Payment Plan Installments

How do I Change my Method of Payment Associated with my Payment Plan Installments?

The following instructions begin after you have successfully logged into your Payment Center.

IMPORTANT: You CANNOT delete a current payment method that is scheduled for auto debiting payments for your existing payment plan until first adding a new payment method and setting it up for auto debit. If you already added a new payment method or have a valid existing one in your payment profile, skip to Step 6. Otherwise, please follow the steps below.

  1. At the log in page for the Student Payment Center click on “My Profiles
  2. In this screen, you will be defaulted to your personal profile; however you should click on “Add New Payment Method
  3. Adding a new payment method: To choose Electronic Checking:

    a) Click on the drop down box, “Select Payment Method”, and click on “Electronic Check (checking)”.

    b) Click the “Select” button.

    The system displays the “Account Information” form on the right.
    Please fill out the form carefully when entering the Routing number and Account number of the checking account to be used. Complete the “Billing Information” by providing the name of the checking account holder and address. Only personal checking accounts can be used.
    “Save payment method as:”, please enter a name – The name for your payment method cannot be a name that already exists in your Saved Payment Methods.
    Click “Continue” button and proceed to Step 4.
    The “Account Information” form.
  4. Review the agreement. Click on "Print Agreement" to print. Check the "I Agree" box and click Continue. Next, you will receive a confirmation that your new payment method had been saved.
    Review the agreement.
  5. Important: Now you must attach the new payment method to your payment plan. Click on "Payment Plans"
    Attach the new payment method to your payment plan.
  6. Under the Payment Plan section click on “Change” in the “Payment Method” line.
  7. Select the new payment method from the drop down menu.
  8. Select the new payment method you just added. Click the “Change” button. After you have clicked the “Change” button from the previous step, you will now see a screen displaying the payment method you wish to use for your payment plan.
    Confirm payment method change.
  9. To Delete the old payment method:  Click “My Account”, then click “My Profiles.” Click “Delete” next to the payment method you wish to remove and the system will ask you to confirm. Click “OK” to confirm and the payment method will be deleted.
    To Delete the old payment method.

Financial Aid Guides

Access Student Services via the Portal

How to Access Student Services

Login in at my.hofstra.edu

Click on the primary navigation ("hamburger") icon in the upper left screen

Click "Student Services" from left menu and scroll down for access to:

  • Student Payment Center
  • Registration/Class lookup
  • Request Enrollment Certification
  • Tax forms (1098-T)
  • FERPA authorization online
  • Request Transcripts/View Grades
  • Title IV (Student Fund Authorization)
  • Student Accounts/Refund Requests
  • View Account Summary by Term
  • Process Leave/Withdrawals
  • Purchas Tuition Refund Plan
  • View Holds
  • Hofstra Card Services
  • Dining Plans
  • Print DAR or Student Schedule
  • Residential Programs Menu

Click "Financial Aid Services" and scroll down for access to:

  • Check eligibility/status
  • Award Summary by Aid Year (enter an aid year to get to "Accept Award Offer" tab)
  • Loan history
  • Complete Title IV Authorization
  • Access Financial Aid forms and links
  • Scholarship Application
  • Contact Student Financial Services via email
How to View and Accept Financial Aid Award

View and Accept/Decline Financial Aid Award

  1. Log in to your my.hofstra.edu portal
  2. Click “Financial Aid Services” from the left menu
  3. Select “Award Summary by Aid Year” from the middle of the page
  4. Choose the appropriate academic year from the dropdown menu and click submit
  5. Select the “Accept Award Offer” tab to view the financial aid offer
  6. Choose to accept or decline the offers from the respective dropdown menus
  7. Be sure to click “submit decision” at the bottom of the page
How to View and Print your Award Letter

View/Print your Award Letter

  1. Log in to your my.hofstra.edu portal
  2. Read the FERPA agreement shown and click "I Accept"
  3. Click on the menu icon in the upper left corner and select Financial Aid Services
  4. Click on View Your Award Letter
  5. If you have applied for Federal Student Aid, an electronic version of your New York State Award Information Sheet is also available.

Registrar Aid Guides

Submit a Withdrawal/Leave from University

How to Submit Academic Leave/Withdrawal from the University

Once logged into the Hofstra Portal, click the Student Services tab from the menu on the left side

  1. Click on Registration
  2. Click on Academic Leave/Withdrawal from the University
  3. Select Term
  4. Press Submit
  5. Press OK on Pop-up
  6. Fill out form completely
  7. Check box to indicate understanding of the following
  8. Press Submit
Change Student/Personal Info

How to Change Student/Personal Info

Once logged into the Hofstra Portal, click the Personal Services tab from the menu on the left side

  • Click View Address(es) and Phone(s)
  • Click Update Address(es) and Phone(s)
  • Click View or Update your mailing preferences
  • Click View E-mail Address(es)
  • Click Update E-mail Address(es)
  • Click View Emergency Contacts
  • Click Update Emergency Contacts
  • Click Name Change Information
  • Click Social Security Number Change Information
  • Click Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response
  • Click Attend Ceremony and Order Academic Attire
  • Click Latin Honors RSVP
Complete FERPA Authorization Form

How to Complete FERPA Authorization Form

  1. Click Student Records
  2. Click FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Authorization
  3. Designate the Name of the Authorized Person, Relationship to Student, and Address
  4. Select if you give access to All records (including health & counseling records) or No access to the above-named Authorized Person(s)

    Or select all that apply
    -Financial Records
    -Academic Records
    -Advising Records
    -Conduct Records (Judicial, Community Standards and Honor Board)
    -Student Involvement Records
    -Residence Life (housing) Records
  5. Provide a Challenge Question and Challenge Response
    -This will be verified each time the Authorized Person speaks with a University representative.
    -You must inform the Authorized Person of the challenge question and the response that you selected.
    -Samples of challange question: Name of your first pet? Color of your first car? Your favority subject in high school? Father's middle name?
  6. Check the box affirming that you have carefully read the forgoing authorization and fully understand the meaning and intent of this document
  7. Press I Affrim
Register for Classes

How to Register for Classes

Log into your portal using your student ID and password
On the left hand side of the main screen, click on “Menu,” and then “Student Services” (second to last menu option).
Under “Registration” (second heading) these are your options for navigation:


Add/Drop Classes:

Select a term, hit “Submit”

Current schedule
Lists all classes currently registered for. You can choose an “Action from the drop-down menu next to a course CRN. This option is “web drop” or “web withdrawal” depending on the point in the term.

Add Classes Worksheet
Student can input one CRN code per box to add course(s) to the semester. All changes will be saved once the student hits the “submit changes” on the bottom of the page.

Class search
Button at the bottom of the page will bring you to the “look up classes to add” option, details below.


Look Up Classes to Add:

Search Criteria

Subject: You can leave this option on “all” to search through all courses available, or you can select a specific subject, such as “Art History” or “Sociology."

Course Number: If you know the course you are interested in taking (e.g. ACCT 101), you can input the course number (e.g., 101) here and the results will be all courses with that course number, across all disciplines

Title: This allows you to narrow your search results by course title phrases. If you know you’re interested in taking an “intro” course, or if you’d like to see if any class titles feature the world “writing,” you would put either of those words in this section to narrow your search results to courses titled with these phrases.

Credit Range: If you know you are interested in taking a class with a specific amount of credits, you can input a credit range to narrow the search results to those courses. For example, if you are looking for a 2 credit class for your schedule, you can input “2” in each “credit range” field and you will be shown all classes offered during the selected term that are 2 credit hours.

Part of Term: If you are looking for courses that are assigned a specific part of term, you would use the options presented here. Most classes run for “full term,” but there are some “1/2 semester” courses available. Be mindful of the start and end dates of “½ semester” courses, as they could run the first half or last half, and do not necessarily have the same start and end dates as the rest of the “full term” courses.

Duration: If you are looking to take classes of a specific duration, you can use this option. For example, you can look for a course that is running for exactly three months by putting “3” in the blank duration box and selecting “months” from the drop-down menu.

Instructor: If you are looking to take courses taught by specific instructors, you would search for the instructor’s name here and select them from the list. Your search results will then only show you courses being taught by said professor during that term.

Session: If you are a first-year student, you are able to search for courses that are specifically listed under “first year clusters.” When searching for a cluster, you will want to select this option.

Distribution & Attribute Type: If you are looking to select a class to satisfy a distribution credit, or a course by attribute type, you can make a selection from this list. For example, if you need to satisfy one more CC-Cross Cultural credit in order to graduate, you would select this as part of your search criteria to narrow the results.

Start Time/End Time: If you are looking to fill a gap in your schedule, choosing specific start or end times for your classes can help you narrow your search results to see what classes are available during that time period. You can use these functions together or separately. For example, if you are simply looking to take a class that ends by 2:00pm, you would list the “end time” as being 2:00pm and the results would only show classes that are over by that time. If you are looking for a class to fill a spot between 10:00am and 1:00pm, you can input both of those times and you will only be shown classes within that window of time.

Days: If you are looking to add a course to your schedule that is held on a specific day, you can check the box next to each day you are looking to add a class to. For example, if you are looking specifically for a class that runs of Tuesday and Thursdays, you would place a check in the box “[ ] Tue” and the box “[ ] Thur.” If you are perhaps looking for a class held just on Friday, you would only select “[ ] Fri,” and be shown classes held on Fridays.


When you have input all search criteria, hit “class search.” And your results will load. If you would like to reset your search criteria to blank, hit “reset.”

After hitting “class search,” if you see the message “No classes were found that meet your search criteria,” hit “new search” and try adjusting your criteria to find a class that will best suit your needs during the selected term. “New Search” will bring you back to the “look up classes to add” page.

If you see a class that you would like to register for, check the box under the “select” column of the search results next to the class you are interested in. Once you have made all of your class selections, you can click “add to worksheet” to add the classes to the registration worksheet overviewed above.

Once you are happy with your class selections, click “submit changes” to register for the courses.


Student Schedule by Day and Time:

Selecting this option will show the student a weekly calendar with their registered classes. Any “DL” (distance learning) classes or independent studies will not show on the calendar, but will show “courses without assigned meeting times.” Students can adjust the week they are viewing the calendar by submitting a date in the past or the future in the “go to (MM/DD/YYY)” option.

Student Detailed Schedule:

Selecting this option will show the student all details about their registered classes during the selected term.

Check Your Registration Status:

Selecting this option will show you details that are equivalent to a “health checkup” for your registration status. This will show any holds on your account that may keep you from registering, what time you are permitted to register if registration has not yet opened for you, whether or not you are in good academic standing, and your student status and class standing. This option also shows you your currently earned credits, your curriculum information, and the names and contacts of your success team.

Concise Student Schedule:

Selecting this option shows a concise student schedule, which presents fewer information than the “detailed” schedule, but still lists the course numbers, courses titles, CRNs, credits, levels, start and end dates, scheduled meeting days/times, and instructor’s name for your registered courses during the selected term.

Request Enrollment Verification

How to Request Enrollment Verification

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Student Records
  4. Click Request Enrollment Verification
  5. Will be redirected to the National Student Clearinghouse Website
  6. Select from the options:
    -Obtain an enrollment certificate to print and mail to a health insurer or other company that requests proof of my enrollment (Current enrollment or All enrollment).
    -View the enrollment information on file with the Clearinghouse.
    -View the student loan deferment notifications that the Clearinghouse has provided to my loan holders (lenders and guarantors).
    -View the proof(s) of enrollment that the Clearinghouse has provided to my health insurers and other providers of student services or products.
    -View specific information about my student loans.
Request Academic Transcripts

How to Request Printed/Official Transcripts

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Student Records
  4. Click Request Printed/Official Transcripts
  5. If applicable select One of Your Addresses
  6. Designate who the transcript will be issued to
  7. Press Continue
  8. Select Transcript Type:
    -Official or Student
  9. Select Course Levels to be included in the transcript order:
    -Undergraduate, Graduate, or All Levels
  10. Fill out the address to where the transcript(s) will be sent (if it is a pick up, do not fill this out).
  11. Press Continue
  12. Designate the Number of Copies (Up to 5)
  13. Select the In-Progress Cut-off Term (ex. Fall Semester 2017)
  14. Press Continue
  15. Confirm order
    -Issued to, Course Levels, Copies Orders, Official Transcript (Yes - Official, No - Student)
  16. If correct, Submit Request
View Academic Transcripts

How to View Academic Transcript

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Student Records
  4. Click Academic Transcript
  5. Select Transcript Level
    -Undergraduate, Graduate, or All Levels
  6. Select Transcript Type:
    -Official, Student, or Web
  7. Press Submit
View Degree Works

How to View Degree Works

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Student Records
  4. Click Degree Works
  5. Will be redirected to the Degree Works screen
View Student Detail Schedule

How to View Student Detail Schedule

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Registration
  4. Click Student Detail Schedule
  5. Select Term
  6. Press Submit
View Schedule Day and Time

How to View Student Schedule by Day & Time

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Click Registration
  4. Click Student Schedule by Day & Time
  5. Enter MM/DD/YYYY
  6. Press Submit
Apply for Graduation via the My Hofstra Portal

How to Apply for Graduation via the My Hofstra Portal

  1. Log into the Hofstra Portal
  2. Click the Student Services tab from the left hand menu
  3. Under the Student Services section, click on Apply for Graduation
  4. Enter the Graduation Term (the term in which you will complete all requirements)
  5. Enter your Name as you would like it to appear on your Diploma
  6. Enter the Address where your diploma should be mailed
  7. Click Submit