Payment Deadlines & Plans

Students secure registration by the following verified payment source arrangements at the time of registration (see Registration & Financial Responsibility Agreement). If you are paying in full or do not enroll in a payment plan a down payment will be due by the payment due date. Part-time Students will need to pay $500, and Full-time students will need to pay $1,000 by the due date. 

  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Third Party Voucher or Letter of Credit (must provide to Bursar Office, ADM 212)
  • Enrolled Payment Plan

To make a payment visit the:  CSU Student Account Portal

Spring 2024 Important Dates:

Fall Session Tuition Due Date*
Tuition Due Date 5
Regular 16-Week Session Begins  8
12 Week Session Begins 29

* Subject to late fees if not paid by final payment due date.  The late fee is 1.5% of past due balance which will be charged monthly until the balance is paid.

Holds are placed on student accounts after the payment due date.
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 and Financial Responsibility and Student Registration Agreement.

Payment Plan

CSU offers a monthly payment plan to distribute your education expenses over time instead of one large payment through Flywire payment services.

Spring 2024 Payment Plan Due Dates

Payment Plan Options Enrollment Fee
5 Payments

(Dec 15, Jan 15, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 15)

4 Payments

(Jan 15, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 15)

3 Payments

(Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 15)

2 Payments

(Mar 15, Apr 15)

  1. 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. Final Payment: Partial or complete payment will be accepted at any time; however, the total balance must be paid according to your payment plan. If you are not enrolled in payment plan, 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 Payment Plan: Failure to make a complete payment on time according to your payment plan will cause a payment default and a delinquency 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, CSU 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 Tax Off -Set System. It is further understood that all reasonable collection costs, fees or legal expenses incurred by CSU 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 go to CougarConnect and Select make a Payment for current and past due balances.

Students who have outstanding debts at CSU, greater than $1,500 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
  • CSU Installment Payment Plan