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ˈbɜr sər, -sɑrbur·sar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bursarnoun

    the treasurer at a college or university

Wiktionary

  1. bursarnoun

    the treasurer of a university, college or school.

  2. Etymology: From bursarius, from bursa (English purse).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bursarnoun

    Etymology: bursarius, Lat.

Wikipedia

  1. Bursar

    A bursar (derived from "bursa", Latin for purse) is a professional administrator in a school or university often with a predominantly financial role. In the United States, bursars usually hold office only at the level of higher education (four-year colleges and universities) or at private secondary schools. In Australia, the United Kingdom and other countries, bursars are common at other levels of education.

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  1. bursar

    A bursar is a professional financial administrator in a school or university who is responsible for managing all monetary matters such as tuition fees, funds, and financial aid. They may also oversee matters like room and board in residential colleges or universities. Essentially, they handle the financial operations within the academic institution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bursarnoun

    a treasurer, or cash keeper; a purser; as, the bursar of a college, or of a monastery

  2. Bursarnoun

    a student to whom a stipend or bursary is paid for his complete or partial support

Wikidata

  1. Bursar

    A bursar is a senior professional financial administrator in a school or university. In the United States, bursars usually exist only at the level of higher education. In Australia, Great Britain, and other countries, bursars are common at lower levels of education. The Office of the Bursar is responsible for billing of student tuition accounts. This responsibility involves sending bills and making payment plans; the ultimate goal is to bring all student accounts to a "paid off" status. Bursars are not necessarily involved in the financial aid process. Bursars' duties vary from one institution to another. At many institutions, bursars deal only with student finances. At other institutions, bursars also deal with some faculty finance issues. Elsewhere, they also oversee accounts receivable, or the payments that the university receives from outside organizations for which it performs services. In some institutions, all money held by the institution is the bursar's responsibility. The Bursar Statement also is known as a tuition bill or a student account bill. The bursar often reports to the controller. For example, Barnard College employs an Associate Controller–Bursar. In other cases, the bursar has the same level as the controller, and both report to the director or vice president of finance. Some universities in the United States still have a Director of Student Financial Services whose role is similar to that of a bursar. The University of Pennsylvania employs an associate vice president who essentially combines the role of a bursar and that of a registrar.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bursar

    burs′ar, n. one who keeps the purse, a treasurer: in Scotland, a student maintained at a university by funds derived from endowment.—adj. Bursar′ial.—ns. Burs′arship, the office of a bursar; Burs′ary, in Scotland, the allowance paid to a bursar; Burse, a purse, an obsolete form of Bourse.—adjs. Bursic′ulate, bursiform: resembling a small pouch, or provided with such; Burs′iform, pouch-shaped. [Low L. bursariusbursa, a purse—Gr. byrsa, skin or leather.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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