Installment payment plan
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You may make installment payments for fall and spring semesters. Non-degree students are not eligible for the installment payment plan. The installment plan is not available over the summer. You may elect to pay by installments during the term by simply paying at least the minimum amount due listed on the bill by the due date. If you pay by installments, a $35 installment/re-billing charge per semester will be added to your balance on the next bill. No application form is required to sign up for the installment plan.
You need to pay the minimum payment listed by the due date indicated to keep your account current, to avoid late payment fees, and to avoid a hold on your record. You may receive up to two additional billing statements during the term and each will indicate a minimum payment amount.
The minimum payment is a percentage of your current term account balance only, as of the billing date, plus 100 percent of any previous unpaid balance and any current monthly charges. Generally, the first installment due is 33 percent of your total due; the second installment due is 50 percent of your total due; and the third installment due is 100 percent of your total due. Some charges are not eligible for the installment plan. Balances or transactions from previous terms are always due and ineligible for the plan. Any payments that you make will always be applied to the oldest charge on your account.
Paying more than the minimum payment due on your statements or paying before you receive your statements does not reduce the percentage required on your next billing statement—you are required to pay the standard percentage of the balance.
If you pay less than the full amount by the due date, you will be assessed the installment/re-billing fee on your next statement. Any time you pay less than the minimum amount due by the due date, you are charged a $30 late payment fee, in addition to the $35 per semester installment/re-billing fee, and a hold is placed on your record.
Payments must be received, not postmarked, by the due date to avoid additional charges and a hold on your record. To view bills and pay online, log in to the Student Account.
Payment due dates are listed on the Due dates and payment options web page.
- Does everyone pay on the installment plan?
- Installment payments may not be suitable for certain students who need to be certified as having paid tuition and fees in full by the beginning of the term. Non-degree students are not eligible for the installment payment plan, however, may be charged a $35 rebilling fee if their bill is not paid in full. Check with One Stop Student Services for more information.
- I receive financial aid. Do I have to pay the whole bill in one payment?
- Financial aid is awarded for the purpose of paying your educational expenses and is designated for a specific term and year. Most financial aid is transferred electronically to your student account and applied to the eligible charges for that term.
- If you have a financial aid award for the current term and you still owe a balance for any previous term, that past due balance will not be automatically deducted from your financial aid. Some specific types of charges cannot be deducted from your financial aid. After all the applicable charges on your student account are paid, any remaining credit balance will be forwarded to you. The charges not covered by your financial aid will remain unpaid and will be billed on the next installment billing statement. You are responsible for the minimum payment, and any billing charges, late payment fees, and collection costs if assessed.
- How do I know what the next due date is?
- Check "Due dates and payment options" for a list of the billing dates and the payment due dates for the term.
- What if I pay more than the minimum payment on a statement?
- Paying more than the minimum payment due on your statements or paying before you receive your statements does not reduce the percentage required on your next billing statement. You will still be required to pay the standard percentage of the balance. It will reduce your balance that, in turn, reduces the amount of the percentage.
- Example: Your account indicates the cost of your tuition and fees as $1,200. You pay $800 before the term begins. Your first installment bill shows a new balance due of $400 and a minimum payment of $132 (33 percent of $400). You must pay at least $132 by the first due date to avoid the late payment fee, even though you paid 67 percent before the term began.