Payment Options and Due Dates

At the beginning of each term you must choose a payment option. If no option is chosen by the first due date of the term, you will be assigned to the Simple Payment Option.

Students with a history of delinquent accounts must use the Simple Payment Option.

The Two and Three Payments Options can only be used for tuition & room/board charges less any financial aid. The deadline to sign-up for the Two or Three Payment Options is the last day of the Add/Drop period.

Payment Options

Simple Payment Option

The entire amount for the term, less any aid, should be paid on the first business day after the add/drop period.

Two Payment Option

Tuition + room/board charges, less any aid, are divided into two payments. The first payment is due on the first business day after the add/drop period. The second payment is due 30 calendar days after the first due date. A service charge of $25 is due with the first payment.

Three Payment Option

Tuition + room/board charges, less any aid, are divided into three payments. The first payment is due on the first business day after the add/drop period. The second payment is due 30 calendar days after the first due date and the third payment is due 60 calendar days after the first due date. A service charge of $50 is due with the first payment.

Company Reimbursement Payment Option

For students reimbursed for tuition by their employers, the University will allow a deferral of payment after deduction of any financial aid funds assistance.  All financial aid funds are applied to tuition charges and fees first.  Deferment of tuition charges and fees due to company reimbursement does not create excess funds.  Funds cannot be released until all institutional charges are paid.  If financial aid funds do not cover full tuition, the remaining balance can be deferred under the company reimbursement payment plan.  The student is responsible for payment to the University of the deferred amount by the due dates listed below.  Payment must be received by the Student Accounts Office on or before the due dates to avoid a nonrefundable $50 late payment fee and finance charges at 0.027% per day on any unpaid balance.

Missing a deadline may revoke the privilege of using the Company Reimbursement Payment Plan Option at future registrations.  To qualify for this payment option, the student must fill out and return the Company Reimbursement Agreement Form to the Student Accounts Office. This form must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the term to ensure that it is processed prior to the first payment due date and finance charges do not accrue on the student's account. The Company Reimbursement Agreement Form may be obtained by contacting the Student Accounts Office or downloading it here.

The Company Reimbursement Agreement Form must be renewed annually by submitting a new form to the Student Accounts Office prior to January 1st each year.  A new form is also required if the student changes place of employment, experiences a change in company policy, withdraws, or does not enroll for a trimester.

Students may not use the Company Reimbursement Payment Plan Option if they are the owners of or majority stockholders in the companies from which they seek reimbursement.

Regardless of the company agreement, the student is ultimately responsible for payment of all charges incurred. The University is not responsible for agreements between the student and their company and cannot accommodate company requirements for their reimbursement policies.   All fees, including but not limited to tuition, late fees, finance charges, etc., must be paid by the assigned due dates.  The student should make arrangements that assure ultimate payment of all charges each trimester.

Company Reimbursement Payment Option Payment Due Dates

Fall: January 15
Spring: May 15
Summer: September 15

Student Financial Aid

For information regarding student financial aid programs, please visit the Financial Aid Office Website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 568-5530 option 1.

Penalties on Late Payments and Unpaid Balances

Students are responsible for viewing their student accounts online, for noting their account balances due, and for making the appropriate arrangements for payment to be made by the due date. Daily finance charges in the amount of 0.027% are based on 10% APR and will accrue on any past due balances.

Note: The Student Accounts Office does not accept payments for off-campus living or personal expenses. Payments have to be made in US dollars and from US banks.