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Email Communication Updates

The Office of Admissions has been and will continue to communicate important updates regarding COVID-19 to admitted students via email. On April 21, an email update was sent to parents that included information regarding the FAFSA deadline extension as well as new virtual information session opportunities. One a student confirms, parents will receive important Orientation information and resources via email

Orientation Information 

The Office of Orientation is excited to welcome you and your student to Ball State University. Visit the Parent Orientation webpage to view videos and additional handouts that will assist you in your efforts to support your students transition to college, specifically as a Ball State student. Please feel free to directly contact our office or any offices that have created these resources to get all of your questions answered.

Preparing for College Is Exciting! Where Do You Come In?

Get Involved

The Parents Advisory Council is a small organization of parents who work to meet the objectives of the Parents Association. The council serves as a means of two-way communication between parents and the university as it creates an avenue for parents to ask questions and express concerns.

Become a Member

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What’s Happening on Campus


We are dedicated to creating a safe environment at Ball State, and it’s our duty to foster a campus that is free of alcohol abuse and illegal drug use. Through the Parental Notification Policy, we ask parents to help us address the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by college students. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits colleges and universities to inform parents/guardians of students under age 21 when their student has been found in violation of university alcohol and drug policies.


We know that you’re concerned about the bottom line of your student’s education and how to pay for it.

Payments and Access

Bursar statements are available online through eBill for your student’s tuition, housing, and other fees. Using this service, you can check your account or pay online by electronic withdrawal from a checking or savings account (e-check). Once your student provides you account access called  Authorized Payer you may sign in to view eBill and make payments online. As an authorized payer you can also deposit funds directly into your student’s Cardinal Cash account, which can be used at various locations on campus, including dining locations, sporting events, selected laundry facilities and some Village establishments.  In addition to authorized payer access, parents and guardians also need proxy access to communicate with university employees.