Student balances must be paid in full or student must be on a payment plan prior to the start of the term. Students who have not made financial arrangements by the end of the second week of classes may be dismissed. 

It is the student’s responsibility to check their balance on eSpire/My Account Info and make payment arrangements in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Pay tuition and fees in full by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover.

  2. Enroll in a University Payment Plan via eSpire/My Account Info. Payments will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account or charged to your credit card.

Payments are due as follows:

16-week Term Payment Plan

  • $50 Enrollment Fee

  • 1st Payment due at time of enrollment in the plan

  • 2nd Payment due on the 15th of the month after the term starts


16-week Term Payment Plan

  • $50 Enrollment Fee

  • The number of installments depends on the month of enrollment. Plans may be available with as few as 4 installments to as many as 7 installments, depending on the semester. The 1st installment is due at enrollment in the plan. Remaining installments are due on the 15th of the following months.


  1. Complete all requirements and be approved for Financial Aid. Balances greater than approved financial aid are due at registration: Financial Aid for classes taken in the second 8 week session of the semester, or workshops taken late in the semester, may not be applied until those classes start. Aid includes:

  • University scholarships

  • Federal or State grants

  • Federal Stafford, Perkins, or Plus loans

  • Alternative loans

  1. Present letter of authorization from a third party payer who will pay directly to the university. The university will bill the third party directly. The student is responsible for payment at registration if the third party makes payment to the student rather than the university. All tuition and fees in excess of the documented amount payable by the third party are due at registration. Third party documentation must include:

  • Student’s name

  • Term or classes approved for payment

  • Amount approved

  • Third party billing and contact information

  1. Request an Employer Reimbursement Deferment. A formal agreement must be signed by the student and approved by the university before the deferment of payment arrangement becomes valid. Documentation from the student’s employer stating the term or class(es) and the amount approved must accompany the agreement. A non-refundable fee of $50 per term will be due at the time of application. All tuition and fees in excess of the documented employer commitment are due at registration. Valid credit card information will be required and will be charged if payment is not received. A $75 late fee will apply if payment is not received before the agreement has expired or if the credit card information is not valid. 

Students under the Montgomery GI Bill® must pay at registration. Students under the Post-9/11 GI Bill must present an approved certification to the Registrar and the Business Office prior to classes starting.

Students awarded Federal Work Study may apply net earnings toward their student account. Balances greater than the work study award are due at registration. Net pay after applicable taxes for hours worked will be credited to the student’s account up to the award amount. Any outstanding student balance remaining after Work Study net pay has been applied is due by the student by the end of the term.

Late payment fees will be assessed for all of the following:

  • Late payments

  • Returned payments

Failure to satisfy the payment policy will result in:

  • A financial hold placed on the student account.

  • Transcripts, diplomas, or certifications withheld.

  • Registration for classes or change of class schedules prevented.

  • Dismissal may occur from the university after second week of classes.

Should payment not be made when due or in the event of payment default after withdrawal, the student is responsible for interest, late charges, collection and reasonable attorney fees, if applicable. All credit extended to the student shall be considered an educational loan and may not be discharged by bankruptcy as defined by bankruptcy laws under §523(a)(8).

By registering for classes, students acknowledge and agree to this policy.