Cardinal Central—Ball State’s newest integrated, student-focused service center—is a convenient, one-stop location for business processes, resources, and information for students and their families. Walk-in services are available in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, across from Starbucks and the Tally Food Court.

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As a part of the campus-wide success and retention plan, Cardinal Central offers a unique, personalized experience by eliminating barriers and providing accurate information, quick responses, and first contact resolution, as well as appropriate referrals when necessary. Students can update class schedules, request transcripts, manage their eBill, access financial aid information, plus access programs/services for 21st Century Scholars, commuter students, or obtain information about the total withdrawal process. All of this can be done through the student portal at

Cardinal Central combines services from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Financial Services (Bursar), and the Office of the Registrar.