Payment for tuition charges is due no later than the first day of the respective term. Payment for tuition charges is accepted in the following manner:
- Electronic Check/ACH debit
- Credit Card: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
- Third-party Sponsorship
- Payment Plan
- A combination of any of the above payment methods is also acceptable
Students who have a third-party sponsor paying all or a portion of their University tuition charges must provide their campus or advisor sufficient proof of sponsorship prior to the first day of the respective term. Proof of sponsorship may include a military TA, VA documentation, or employer sponsorship documentation. Any portion not covered by a sponsor must also be paid in full by the student prior to the start of the term. All third-party invoices have a net 30 due date.
In the event a third-party sponsor denies payment or has not paid by the end of the term, the tuition balance becomes the responsibility of the student.
Students who are requesting to defer payment have the option of signing up for a Tuition Payment Plan.
The plan offered requires a $20 set-up fee and one-third of the term’s tuition at the time of enrollment. In 30 days, the next one-third payment will be automatically debited via the pay method the student chose at the time of enrollment. The final one-third payment will be automatically debited 30 days later.
Students may enroll in one payment plan at a time. In the event of a late payment, a fee of $25 will be assessed to the student account. Repeated occurrences of late payments will result in the revocation of the use of a payment plan for one year.
The Payment Plan agreement can be accessed online by logging into ERNIE; click on Campus Solutions (under tools) then Student Services tab and choosing Student Center. Once on the student home page, scroll down to Finances and select My Student Account.
The payment plan is intended for the deferment of the cost of tuition only. Payment for the cost of books, course materials, and shipping fees may not be deferred.
When a student's account is delinquent, registration for any subsequent semesters will be denied. A delinquent student account will result in suspension of all academic procession, and information on class performance, grades, and transcripts will be withheld.
If the delinquent status is not resolved, the University may place the account with a commercial collection agency for further collection and/or litigation action. The student is also subject to the costs of collection (33-50%) and reasonable attorney's fees.
Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or all three major credit bureaus.