Payment Deadlines and Plans

Fall 2016 Payment Deadlines

All students must secure their registration by making the initial down payment to secure their courses or provide proof of payment on or before the initial payment due date.

  • Initial monetary down payment. $423 for a part-time student and $644 for a full-time student After initial down payment is made, installment payment options for remaining amount due are available through the Tuition Management System at
  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Third Party Voucher or Letter of Credit (must provide to Bursar Office, ADM 213)

**All accounts are subject to a $50 deferred fee if not paid in full by start of term** 


Fall 2016 Hold Release Payment Plan Begins: JUL. 6, 2016 - AUG. 15, 2016

Fall 16 “Initial Down Payment” Due Date: 
(Full-Time Student: $644; Part-Time Student: $423)

Fall SessionsInitial Payment Due
*See Notes Below
Final Payment Due
* See Notes Below
Regular Session 

July 21, 2016 or upon registration
September 22, 2016
Special Session

July 21, 2016 or upon registration
September 22, 2016
* Subject to late fees if not paid by established due dates for initial and final payments

**Failure to make payment by the initial payment due date or upon registration may result in the cancellation of your classes.


It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class if he or she is not attending. Students will not be reinstated in closed courses. See Student Registration Responsibility and Student Registration Agreement.  

Payment Plan

Chicago State University offers a monthly payment plan to distribute your education expenses over time instead of one large payment through Tuition Management Services (TMS)

 NOTE: Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment at the time of registration. Remember, your initial deposit must go to Chicago State University or your registration may be cancelled.

Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner:

 Initial Down Payment Amount

Full-Time Student: $644.00 / Part-Time Student: $423.00

 IMPORTANT: Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment at the time of registration. Remember, your initial deposit must go to Chicago State University or your registration may be cancelled. 

Fall 2016 PlansPayment Due DatesEnrollment Fee
Five (5) paymentsJuly. 1, 2016 - Nov. 1, 2016$40.00
Four (4) paymentsAug. 1, 2016 - Nov. 1, 2016$45.00
Three (3) paymentsSept. 1, 2016 - Nov. 1, 2016$50.00
  1. TMS Refunds
    The enrollment fee is nonrefundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University refund policy. Selecting the installment payment option cannot extend the refund period. 
  2. TMS Final Payment
    Partial or complete payment will be accepted at any time; however, the total balance must be paid according to your TMS payment plan. If you are not enrolled in TMS, the total balance must be paid by the above final payment due dates.  Make full payment before the deadline to avoid any additional charges.
  3. Default on TMS Plan
    Failure to make a complete payment on time according to your payment plan will cause a payment default and a delinquent fee will be assessed each month that the balance is outstanding. In addition, a hold will be placed on your academic record and you run the risk of not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until the balance is paid in full.
  4. Your financial responsibilities
    If you fail to meet the terms of your installment payment agreement, you will not be eligible for academic credit for enrolled courses. In addition, Chicago State University may report your account to the credit bureau, place your student account with an outside collection agency and assign the account to the State of Illinois Off -Set System. It is further understood that all reasonable collection costs, fees or legal expenses incurred by Chicago State University and any outside agency in securing payment is your responsibility. These fees could range from 25% to 50% of your unpaid balance.
  5. To enroll visit and select “Get Started”

Outstanding Debts

Students who have outstanding debts at Chicago State University, greater than $200 from the immediate prior term, will not be permitted to register until those debts have been paid or documentation of special arrangements have been submitted to the Bursar Office to allow registration for a future term. Proper documentation includes but not limited to:

  • Financial Aid Hold Release Agreement
  • Tuition Management System (TMS) Installment Payment Plan
  • Cashier receipt for 25% down payment of the immediate prior term balance