bur·​sar | \ ˈbər-sər How to pronounce bursar (audio) , -ˌsär \

Definition of bursar

: an officer (as of a monastery or college) in charge of funds : treasurer

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Recent Examples on the Web Mark Blandford-Baker, Magdalen College’s home bursar, told AFP. Fox News, "Oscar Wilde's stolen ring recovered by 'art detective'," 18 Nov. 2019 But start with this one: • Average CU-Boulder fall/spring 2019-20 tuition for in-state undergrads, according to the bursar’s office: $12,897.60. • Average CU-Boulder fall/spring 2019-20 tuition for international undergrads: $40,006.40. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Keeler: When Larry Scott, Pac-12 say CU Buffs’ China trip is about education, it’s really about the money," 19 Oct. 2019 The bursar’s office at Morehouse has been busy ironing out the logistics of Smith’s unprecedented gift. Washington Post, "Robert F. Smith’s Morehouse pledge is getting a lot bigger," 20 Sep. 2019 While her unlikely role as the quiet bursar to anti-immigration organizations has been previously reported, her motivation and engagement in the immigration issue remained largely hidden. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out," 14 Aug. 2019 With an analytical mind and a gift for numbers and organization, Marion worked in the bursar's office at Smith College, and later kept the books and managed office matters for her husband's business in West Hatfield, Lapienski's Trucking. courant.com, "Marion D. Lapienski," 19 June 2019 In 1968, African-American students occupied Northwestern University's bursar’s office, alleging that NU hadn’t confronted Evanston’s segregated housing. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later: Northwestern, Evanston commemorate 1968 black student sit-in," 5 May 2018 For example, the bursar may share with financial aid staff and advisers the names of students who haven’t paid their bills. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How UWM peer Georgia State figured out how to graduate more black students," 16 Jan. 2018 The university last year launched a partnership between the bursar’s office, which handles students’ bills, and the school’s Student Wellness Center to offer counseling to students who might be struggling to pay their bills on time. Jillian Berman, WSJ, "Colleges Try to Help Students Manage Their Finances," 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bursar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bursar

Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa

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“Bursar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bursar. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bursar

: a person whose job is to manage the money of a school, college, or university

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