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Handbook > Financial Policies & Services > Payment of Tuition and Fees

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Before students are allowed to register for an upcoming quarter, any outstanding student account balance from the current/previous quarter must be paid.

Payment Due Dates. Payment of tuition and all fees is due by 4 p.m. PST the first Monday of each quarter, except for DMIN students who should pay by the starting date of their course. Charges placed on the student account after the first Monday of the quarter are due immediately. If you have a third-party making payments on your behalf, be sure they are aware of the payment deadlines to avoid being charged the Late Payment Fee and interest charges.

Payment Methods. Students and third-parties are encouraged to make payments online through the Student Account Center.

Credit card, Debit card (ATM), e-check (ABA Bank Account), as well as international money transfers through Flywire, can be made online. In-person payments by cash, paper check and money order are accepted at the Student Financial Services office.

Fuller has contracted with TouchNet PayPath, a third-party company, to provide online credit card processing services for tuition and fees charged to the student account. Visa, MasterCard, Discover (including JCB, Diners Pay & China Union Network), and American Express are accepted for payment. All student account credit card transactions will incur a 2.85% nonrefundable service fee (with the minimum fee being $3.00). The Credit Card FAQ can is available athttp://fuller.edu/Offices/SFS/Credit-Card-Service-Fee-FAQ/. Please note, however, that Colorado students cannot use this service due to state law.

Security measures require that all credit card, debit card, and e-check transactions be made online, including those conducted by a third-party; phone and in-person payments are not accepted.

Late Payment Fee. A $250 Late Payment Fee may be assessed each quarter to accounts that have not paid their balance in full by the Payment Due Date, and have not signed up for a Fuller Tuition Payment Plan or do not have enough financial aid to pay their remaining balance due.

Fuller Tuition Payment Plan. Fuller offers the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan (FTPP) to students who would like to make monthly payments to their student account instead of paying the full balance due at one time. Signing up for a FTPP allows you to pay the tuition and fees for that quarter in monthly installments over a period of one or two months (the English DMISS and DMIN are usually three months), depending on when you register and sign up for the plan. The nonrefundable quarterly fee for this service is $40 and a student is not responsible for any interest that accrues while they are on the payment plan. Payments are made directly to Fuller via automatic withdrawal, mail, or online. Payments are typically due the 5th of each month and a fee of $35 is charged for each late payment.

After registering for classes, you may sign up for the payment plan online through the Student Account Center. When you sign up, your balance due (tuition and fees less any expected Fuller financial aid) for the quarter will be calculated. Your payment plan balance will be updated regularly to reflect registration changes, payments, or any other activity on your student account. Payments made prior to the start of a quarter/term will not adjust your plan amount until the actual start date of the quarter/term. A notification email advising you of any changes to your plan and payment reminders will be sent to your @fuller.edu email account.

Financial Aid. Students who have a current and fully processed financial aid application on file can use their financial aid (scholarships and/or student loans) to pay their student account balance, subject to any Federal limitations. If your estimated financial aid will pay for you entire student account balance due, then you do not need to make any other payment; your account will be paid automatically when your financial aid is disbursed Otherwise, you must arrange to pay the remaining amount due either by the Payment Due Date or by signing up for the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan.

Military Benefits. Students who wish to use their Military Benefits must make arrangements in advance. Please see the VA http://fuller.edu/offices/sfs/va-benefits/ and Active Duty http://fuller.edu/offices/sfs/va-benefits/ webpages for more information.

Payment Cutoff Time. Please allow plenty of time for your payment to be received and processed to avoid being charged late fees. Student payments received by Student Financial Services in person, by mail, or online through the Student Account Center by 4:00 p.m. PST on seminary business days will be processed and reflected on your student account the same day as received. Payments received or made online after 4:00 p.m. PST may not be posted to the student account until the next seminary business day. Business days are Monday through Friday with the exception of designated seminary holidays or days off. Special note: Payments made by a third party may take up to 10 business days to be reflected on your student account.

Other Fees. Other fees may be assessed, including, but not limited to:

  • Returned check due to insufficient funds (NSF): $25 per transaction. Students with more than two NSF checks will be required to make all future payments by cash, cashier check, or credit cards.
  • Returned electronic check due to incorrect bank number: $25 per transaction

Overdue Account Hold. If your account is overdue, a hold will be placed in your records, and you will not be able to receive various student services, such as registering for classes, or having your transcript or diploma issued.

Interest Charges. Past due balances will accrue interest monthly at the rate of .0834% until they are paid in full.

Fuller’s Student Financial Services Office can assist with any questions you have about your balance, your payment plan, or your financial options.

Handbook > Financial Policies & Services > Payment of Tuition and Fees