The Georgia State Payment Plan allows a student to defer payment for up to 50% of the current term’s tuition and mandatory fees OR 50% of their account balance, whichever is less. Housing, meal plans, and parking charges are not eligible to be deferred as part of the payment plan. The deferred balance is calculated after 50% of your remaining balance and all estimated financial aid is applied to the student account. Financial aid is defined as any estimated or actual aid, third party and scholarship payments, and waivers (tuition, fee, etc). Under the summer payment plan terms, the deferred balance is due approximately 10 days after classes begin. (Note this timing may be compressed due to various reporting dates in the term).
Upon Enrollment in the plan, a $50 non-refundable enrollment fee is assessed to offset administrative costs. Students are also required to make a down payment at the time of enrollment and must agree to make any scheduled deferred payment(s) via automatic deduction from their bank account or credit card during the enrollment process. Failure to make the installment(s) as agreed will result in withdrawal from Georgia State and you may be ineligible to enroll in the payment plan for subsequent semesters.
Fall 2017 GSU Payment Plan Enrollment Dates:
First day to enroll: July 10, 2017
Last day to enroll: August 29, 2017
1st Installment: September 19, 2017
2nd Installment: October 5, 2017
Georgia State Payment Plan FAQ
Sign up is done through PantherPay via PAWS.
Before enrolling in the payment plan, you need to complete your registration and ensure that all elective charges such as housing, meal plans, parking, etc. are on your student account. Doing this ensures you will only need to make one down payment and this allows you to defer the maximum amount. When you are ready to enroll in the Georgia State Payment Plan or want to determine how much you may defer under the plan based on your current account status, please follow the GSU Payment Plan Enrollment instructions.
The Georgia State Payment Plan is a two installment plan (excluding summer semester) that allows students to defer up to 50% of their current term tuition and mandatory fees OR 50% of their account balance, whichever is less. The deferrable balance is calculated after 50% of your remaining balance, all posted payments, and authorized financial aid is applied to the student account. Financial aid is defined as any anticipated or actual aid, third party and scholarship payments, waivers (tuition, fee, etc.) or any other credits on your account.
There is a $50 non-refundable enrollment fee per term due at signup. In addition, a downpayment is required at enrollment.
Students with at least a $300 deferrable balance remaining after all financial aid payments have been applied to their account are eligible except Graduate Assistants employed by Georgia State who are eligible for the Graduate Assistant Payroll Deduction plan
. The deferrable balance is calculated after 50% of your remaining balance and all expected financial aid is applied to the student account. Financial aid is defined as any anticipated or actual aid, third party and scholarship payments, waivers (tuition, fee, housing, etc.) or any other credits on your account.
Graduate Assistants should sign up for our GAPD payment plan. There is no fee for payroll deduction, deferral is not limited to 50% of tuition and fee charges, and the balance due is spread over three payments rather than two. Students who have a delinquent balance or other financial hold on their account must resolve this balance/hold before they can enroll in the plan.
Enrollment for fall and spring begins when tuition and fees start posting to student accounts for the term. For fall this is in July and for spring in December. Enrollment ends at the end of the second week of the semester. Please check the Georgia State Payment Plan page
for specific dates. Please ensure all charges are on your account before enrolling.
Under the summer payment plan terms, the deferred balance is due approximately 10 days after classes begin. Check the Georgia State Payment Plan page
for specific dates. At the time of enrollment students/parents are required to set up deduction of installment payments directly from a checking or savings account. Payments are then automatically drafted from your account.
Payment Plan holds are posted to each student account who fails to adhere to the installment plan schedule or to any student account that is withdrawn for non-payment.
You can make payment of any amount towards your next installment at least two days prior to the scheduled installment payment date to avoid the possibility of a duplicate payment occurring.
To enroll in the payment plan, you will have to make a down payment using either your checking or savings account or major credit card and also agree to have the two installments made via the same method selected at enrollment. However, payments made in any method will apply toward your installment amounts, so you can make payment another way (cash, wire, paper check, etc.) if you make that payment at least two days prior to the installment due date. As long as the installment is paid in full on or before two days prior to the installment payment date, no ACH bank draft or credit card charge will occur. However, please ensure that payment is made in full at least two days prior to the due date to avoid the possibility of a draft or credit card charge occurring.
A scheduled payment is an electronic check or credit card payment that will automatically be processed on the specified date and for the amount due for your GSU Payment Plan installment. Scheduled payments are required for enrollment in the GSU Payment Plan.
Please see instructions here
for updating your payment plan.