FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS
As members of the University community, students are expected to act responsibly with regard to their financial obligations. Students who are delinquent in their financial obligations to the University, or to any other facet of the University community, shall not be allowed to register for the next semester, to reside in the university residence halls, to transfer their credits to another school, or to graduate from the university. A Student Accounts hold will be placed on your account. Fulfillment of financial obligations shall restore students to their prior status as members of the university community, except that they shall suffer whatever academic losses that naturally result from their prior financial irresponsibility.
How to pay:
Online payment options available for tuition, fees, dorm and meal plans are:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express is accepted. A 2.75% convenience fee will now be added for using a credit card.
E-check (electronic check)
No convenience fee will be added when paying by e-check, but you will need your bank routing number and your account number.
Credit Card/Echeck Payment Instructions
Use the Pay Student Fees Portal
Payments made in the Student Accounts Office for tuition, fees, dorm, and meal plan charges:
- Financial Aid
- Accepted: Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Cashier Checks, and Money Orders
- FULL payment made payable to Georgia Southwestern State University with the student’s Banner ID number and telephone number noted on the check
- Not Accepted: Counter or Starter Checks, 3rd Party Checks, Credit Card Checks, or Partial Payments
Where to Pay:
- Credit Card Payment online at Pay Student Fees
- Student Accounts - Marshall Student Center
- Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-5:00PM and Friday 8:30AM – 3PM
- Mailed to Student Accounts, Georgia Southwestern University College, 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, GA 31709
- This applies to all payments submitted in person or via postal services. Payments via telephone will not be accepted
To view/print an invoice (which will include memoed financial aid) - go to Student Services, go to Registration, click Select Term, and then go to Registration Fee Assessment.
For more information see the Business Regulations section of the Bulletin (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Third Party Billing
A student whose tuition or a portion of the tuition and fees are paid by a third party must make sure the Student Accounts Office receives a letter or voucher from the agency prior to registration. The letter must have all necessary information including the student’s name, GSW student ID number, the amount the agency is agreeing to pay, and the time period of coverage. The letter or voucher should also indicate if the agency takes into consideration other aid applied to the student’s account. The name, billing address and telephone number of the contact person at the agency responsible for payment should also be listed.
An invoice will be mailed to the agency approximately eight weeks after the first day of class. If the agency fails to pay the invoice, the student will be responsible for the total amount due on the student’s account.