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The University offers a payment plan that allows students or authorized users* to divide tuition, fees, and contracted residence housing in monthly, interest-free installments. Students or authorized users must schedule payments to be automatically processed each month. A monthly reminder email will be sent to both the student and the authorized user with notification of the upcoming payment. A $50 late payment fee will be assessed for payments received after the due date.

You must enroll in a payment plan each semester. Payment plans do not automatically roll over at the end of each semester.

If you are in financial distress, and you cannot afford to pay your bill we encourage you to visit the Financial Care Team website to learn more and place a referral for assistance with payment options. 

Spring 2024

GOALS Payment Plan

Beginning December 4, 2023, students or authorized users may enroll in an estimated payment plan and pay up to five installments. This payment plan is based on the student’s estimated costs and financial aid. There is a $200 minimum down payment at the time of enrollment.

How this plan works

The student should be enrolled for the spring semester before enrolling in the payment plan and have completed all necessary requirements for financial assistance. The payment plan will ask for the estimated tuition, fees, meal plan, and housing. By using the pre-semester check-in tool, the student or authorized user can determine the estimated amount of tuition and fees. Then the student or authorized user will enter the student’s financial awards. Only enter the amount awarded and accepted for spring. These tools will assist in estimating the out-of-pocket costs the student or authorized user will need to pay over the course of the payment plan.

Payment Plan Rebalancing

On January 2 when tuition and fees and authorized aid are posted to the student account, the payment plan will switch from estimated costs to actual costs and the payments will recalculate. The individual who enrolled in the payment plan will be notified of the new payments by email. Payments are scheduled to automatically process on the 15th of each month.

Additional Payment Plan Options

Beginning January 1, 2024, students or authorized users may enroll in the Spring 2024 Early Enrollment Payment Plan. This plan uses the student’s actual tuition, fees, and pending financial aid. Enroll by January 12 to pay 10% down at the time of enrollment. After January 12, the down payment increases to 20% at the time of enrollment. Payments are scheduled to automatically process each month.

Bi-weekly Payment Plan

Similar to the Standard Payment Plan, students or authorized users may enroll in a payment plan that allows each individual to make two payments each month. A 20% down payment is required at the time of enrollment. Payments are scheduled to automatically process twice each month.

Compare Payment Plans

Payment Plan Enrollment Period Down Payment Number of Installments Payment Due Dates
GOALS Payment Plan Dec 4-31 Minimum $200 5 On the 15th of each month Jan through May
Spring 2024 Early Enrollment  Payment Plan Jan 1-12 10% 4 On the 15th of each month Feb through May
Spring 2024 Bi-monthly Payment Plan Jan 1-31 20% 8 On the 15th and last day of the month Feb through May
Spring 2024 Standard Payment Plan Jan 13-31 20% 4

On the 15th of each month Feb through May

February Payment Plan Feb 1-29 25% 3

On the 15th of each month Mar through May

March Payment Plan
(last chance to enroll in payment plan)

Mar 1-22 50% 2

On the 15th of Apr & May

Payments Overview

The method of payment used at the time of enrollment will be the same method of payment for the automatic, scheduled payments each month. Students or authorized users can pay with an eCheck by entering the payer’s routing number and bank account or with a debit or credit card. Please note there is a 2.95% service charge associated with each transaction paid by debit or credit card, but payments made via eCheck are not assessed the service charge.

Changing the Payment Method

Only the individual who enrolled in the payment plan has the ability to change the payment method. To do so, the user should:

  1. Log into TouchNet through MyUSI or the Authorized User login.
  2. Under Scheduled Payments, click on the icon under Action and select Edit. Note: To update every payment, the user must edit every payment individually.
  3. Enter the new payment method.

*A student or authorized user may only set up one payment plan for a student. If multiple authorized users will be making payments towards a student’s account, the student must initiate the payment. For information on how to create more than one authorized user for a payment plan, please contact the Bursar’s Office by email at bursar@usi.edu or call 812-464-1842.