What Do Bursars Do?
A bursar is often an employee of a university or private school, who is in charge of supervising student enrollment fees, accounts, payments, and reports. Bursars can also work on cruise ships and in other environment that involve financial accounts. A bursar at a school typically supervises a department, which handles what are often complex and widely varying arrangements. The bursar's office typically interfaces and exchanges information with a financial aid department, but is not typically in…Read more
- Maintain student financial services payment records for tuition and fees to ensure payments are made on time.
- Develop forecasts of school revenue to aid in budget preparation.
- Supervise the work of assistant bursars and other student financial services staff.
- Notify students of account status and develop payment plans to help students pay for tuition.