You must have one of these payment arrangements in place by the payment due date or your class registration may be canceled. If you are unable to attend, it is up to you to drop your courses. The only way to get a 100% credit of your tuition and mandatory fee charges is to drop your courses by the add/drop deadline. If you remain registered past the add/drop deadline, you are no longer eligible for a 100% credit of tuition and mandatory fees. See the withdrawal refund schedule for details about pro-rated credits of tuition and mandatory fees when you withdraw completely from the semester.
Paying your student account balance online via PantherPay is the FASTEST payment method!
- Online using PantherPay via PAWS: electronic check or credit/debit card payments are accepted. Georgia State accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit/debit cards for student account payments. There is a 2.85% (or $3.00 minimum) convenience fee for paying with a credit/debit card. There is no fee for paying with an electronic check.
- International Payments must be sent through Flywire. Log into PAWS and select the “International Payment” button in the “My Bill” section.
- By mail. Send checks and money orders payable to Georgia State University to PO Box 5099, Atlanta, GA, 30302. Be sure to include your Panther ID on the payment.
- In-person at the Revenue, Receivables & Cashiering office with cash, check or money order. Card payments are not accepted (credit or debit). For Revenue, Receivables, & Cashiering office locations, hours and telephone numbers, click here.
Returned Check Payments: A $35 returned payment fee will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.
Any student who has one returned check payment on their account, will receive a balance due hold. Once the returned check is paid and the account balance is zero, the hold will be removed within 24 hours.
If the same student has a second returned check payment or a returned card payment, the student will receive a cash only hold.
Returned Card Payments: A service fee and additional processing fees will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.
Any student who has one returned card payment on their account, will receive a balance due hold. Once the returned card payment is paid and the account balance is zero, the hold will be removed within 24 hours.
If the same student has a second returned card or a returned check payment, the student will receive a cash only hold.
**Students with a cash only hold, are not eligible to enroll in the payment plan. Students may appeal the cash only hold after one year.**
You may be eligible for financial assistance (loans, scholarships, grants) to help with your college expenses. Review the financial aid process for information about applying. Be sure to complete all your outstanding requirements by the payment due date, or be prepared to use another method to pay your balance. Any amount not covered by your financial aid award must be paid by the deadline using another approved method.
Graduate students who are hired as research or teaching assistants are eligible for full or partial tuition waivers. Tuition waivers are considered to be financial assistance also, and are awarded by the hiring department. Tuition waivers must be processed by the fee payment deadline, or you will be required to choose another method to pay your balance. Certain students may be eligible other types of tuition waivers and waiver of mandatory fees.
Some employers and agencies assist students with their educational costs. To have your bill paid by a third party, formal billing arrangements must be set up and approved by Student Accounts before the term begins.
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. For more details visit the payment plan page.
This installment option allows graduate assistants to defer payment of their mandatory fees. For more details visit the GAPP page.
Some Veterans may be eligible for assistance with their educational expenses. You will need to apply to the Veterans Administration and have your schedule certified by our Veterans Services office. Tuition assistance programs such as Go Army are handled through sponsored billing.
AmeriCorps is a program that provides tuition vouchers for volunteers in service to America. To use your AmeriCorps vouchers, you must first request funds via the AmeriCorps website.
The Student Financial Management Center and the Offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid are available to assist you. We ask all students use Panther Answer to submit their questions.
If you are not a student or you have not been admitted to the university, please send an email to SFMCguest@gsu.edu. Please include your full name and phone number in your message. One of our staff will respond to your question.