Official Guidelines for Payment

Payment of tuition, university housing, residential dining program charge, student ID fee, and parking decal fees are part of the registration process known as "confirming your schedule." Payment or "Payment Plan" participation is required before each semester's registration is complete (confirmed). Any charges from a prior semester must be paid before your enrollment will be confirmed.

New eCheck/eRefund Payment Validation Process

If you do not use your checking account to make electronic payments to JSU, this rule will not apply to you and no further action is needed.

Prenoting Process for Making Payments by Electronic Check or Receiving Refunds by Direct Deposit
The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) has issued a rule requiring that all ACH web debits be validated before they are used to make a payment. JSU is now required to conduct a prenoting process, during this process we will send a zero-dollar transaction file to the bank to validate if your account is active. 

  • If you have already set up direct deposit for e-Refunds through the Student Accounts Website and this is the same checking account you use to make payments your account has already been validated, no further action is needed. 
  • If you make payments using your checking account and you have not saved the checking account as a Saved Payment Method and have not set up direct deposit via your Student Accounts Website, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to avoid delays when it is time to make payments on your account. 
  • If you have assigned someone as an authorized user on your account to make check payments, the checking account will need to be set up under the authorized user tab within the Student Accounts Website.  

The validation process can take 3-5 business days. You will not be able to make payments by electronic check, set up a payment plan by electronic check or receive electronic refunds (eRefunds) using your checking account until your account has been validated.  The prenote process will notify you if your payment method cannot be validated. The easiest way to validate your checking account ahead of time is to set up your payment profile on the Student Account website.  This process does not apply to credit/debit cards.


Payment/Confirmation Deadlines - View the Academic Calendar

1. JSU does not mail registration statements. Students may view their registration charges inside MyJSU. Payment must be received according to the following terms or your registration will be canceled:

  1. Pay semester charges with a check or money order by mail; with cash, check, money order; with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover in person at the cashier window located on the second floor of Angle Hall, or via the web through MyJSU. Your complete payment must be in the Office of Student Accounts no later than the published due date. A check returned for insufficient funds is a serious matter and can lead to legal action.

    Important: A Postmark is not acceptable for meeting your payment deadline. Your complete payment must be in the Office of Student Accounts no later than the published due date.

  2. If you miss the payment deadline, you may register on or after the published date registration is scheduled to re-open.
  3. A $100.00 late registration fee will apply (for each term) if you register on or after the first day of classes through the last official day to register.

    A $200.00 late registration fee will apply (for each term) if you register after the last official day to register.

2. You are responsible for paying any prior balances by the published due date. If you fail to do so, your classes will be canceled.

3. Pre-payments are based on the tuition charges, housing charges, and/or semester fees at the time of payment, but are subject to change. You are responsible for paying any increases in charges by the published due date. If you fail to do so, your classes will be canceled.


Added Courses

Tuition for course(s) added after the original due date is due by the last day of registration for the semester to retain the course(s).


Dropped Courses

Tuition for course(s) dropped will be refunded at 100% if the drop occurs by the last day to register for the semester. There is no refund for course(s) dropped after the last day to register for the semester.


Withdrawing from All Courses

1. Tuition will be refunded as follows if withdrawing from the university for the Fall or Spring Semesters

  • 100% adjustment if withdrawal occurs by the last day of registration for the semester.
  • 80% adjustment if withdrawal occurs within one (1) week after the close of registration.
  • 50% adjustment if withdrawal occurs within three (3) weeks after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

2. Tuition will be refunded as follows if withdrawing from the university for any term during the Summer Semester.

  • 100% adjustment if withdrawal occurs by the last day of registration for the semester.
  • 80% adjustment if withdrawal occurs within one (1) day after the close of registration.
  • 50% adjustment if withdrawal occurs within three (2) days after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

3.  University Program and Course Fees are non-refundable.

4. Students who withdraw while on Financial Aid may have to repay a proportionate amount of aid received, which may result in a balance owed to the University. Please contact the Office of  Financial Aid or the Office of Student Accounts for more details. All remaining charges are due and payable upon dropping of a course or withdrawing from the university.

5. Please contact housing for residence hall refund policy.


Student Financial Responsibility

In the event a student fails to satisfy a financial obligation to the University and the debt is referred to an outside attorney or agency for collection, in addition to the debt (principal plus applicable interest), the student will be responsible for all costs, charges and expenses incurred by the University, including attorney's fees and/or collection agency fees and expenses, not to exceed thirty-three and 1/3 percent (33.3%) of the debt, plus litigation expenses and court costs, if applicable. Debts owed the University may be referred out for collection as accounts or, where litigation has concluded, as judgments. Delinquent accounts may accrue interest at the contract rate or, where none is stated, at the maximum rate allowed by Alabama law. Any judgment obtained in favor of the University will accrue interest at the rate set by Alabama law for unpaid judgments. By providing your telephone number to JSU, you agree and give express consent that the University or anyone working on their behalf, including third party vendors, may contact you at the number provided by manually dialing the number or by using automated dialing technology.

NOTE: Students are reminded that the term "Drop" refers to the dropping of part, but not all, of the course work in a semester; "Withdrawal" refers to ending enrollment in all classes at JSU for the semester.


Refunds

JSU now offers Electronic Direct Deposit (EDD). For timely receipt of your student account refund, you will need to sign up for Electronic Direct Deposit (EDD) through MyJSU. View "Refund Policy" for instructions.