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Payment on my Student Account
How to make payment
Payment reminders
Acceptable forms of payment
Returned Checks
Deferment Policy


How to make payment

    Payment on your student account balance can be made electronically, by mail, or in person. To make payment, please access your MY Student Account (https://studentacct.uga.edu) and follow instructions as given. Should you have questions regarding the charge amounts, you will need to contact the department from which this charge was derived. Example- if you are questioning the residence hall fee, you will need to contact the housing department. If you are not sure who to call or have questions regarding your Financial Aid payment, please contact Student Accounts or call 706-542-2965. If you have questions about how to make payment, you can contact the Bursarís Office or call 706-542-2965. You may satisfy your account balance with multiple payment methods. For example, you may choose to pay a portion with cash/check and the remainder with credit card.
  • Select Payment by Mail. Please print your current statement (from your student account) and mail with your payment. Payment options not made electronically include cash and check/money order. Cash payments must be made in person at the Bursarís Office, 105 Business Services Building. Do not mail cash. Check/Money Order can be made in person or mailed. If paying with check/money order, please notate the last 4 digits of your student id. Remember that if you make payment by mail, your payment cannot be credited to your account until it is received and processed by the Bursarís Office.
Payment reminders

  • Payment Deadlines. The payment deadlines are different than in prior semesters. See Calendar & Payment Deadlines for a listing of payment deadlines.

    Please remember that it is Board of Regents policy that all fees(mandatory and elective) be due and payable upon registration. 

  • Late Fees.† Failure to make payment by the due date indicated on your student account summary will result in late fees. A late fee of $50 is assessed to the student account the day following the due date. If payment is still outstanding by the end of the drop/add period, the late fee will increase to $100. Please see Calendar & Payment Deadlines for a schedule of late fee dates.  
  • Schedule Cancellation. To avoid schedule cancellation, payment in full must be cleared by the Bursarís Office by the due date indicated on your student account summary. Please see Calendar & Payment Deadlines for the schedule of cancellation dates. Failure to make payment by these dates will result in schedule cancellation. Please note that cancellation of your schedule will prevent access to your meal plan and impact your ability to live in campus housing. Students receiving approval to have schedules reinstated must first pay the account balance (less original late fees assessed) at the time of schedule cancellation plus a $150.00 reinstatement fee prior to any reinstatement.   Reinstatement Procedures
  • Late Registration.
    If you are approved to register after the drop/add period you will be assessed a $50.00 late fee, this late fee plus your tuition and fees must be paid in full in the Bursarís Office first before your registration is complete. You also understand that should the Bursarís Office fail to assess you the full amount due on your student account, any additional amounts due will need to be paid at the time you are notified of such.

   

Acceptable forms of payment

You can make payment on your student account using the following methods:  
  • Cash óPayment by cash should be made at the Bursarís Office, 105 Business Services Building. Only US currency is accepted. Do not mail cash payments.

  • Check or Money Order óChecks/Money Orders must be payable to The University of Georgia. Payment by check/money order can be made in person at the Bursarís Office, or can be mailed to UGA Bursarís Office, 424 E. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30602-4227. Note the student's ID on the check/money order. Checks from foreign countries must be made payable through a US bank in US dollars. Please note there is a $30 or 5% of check, whichever is higher returned check fee on all returned checks. Selection of a mail-in payment method will not prevent deductions from financial aid awards if a student account balance exists at the time financial aid checks are requested.


  • WEBCHECK/ELECTRONIC CHECK — Students may now pay their student account balances from their checking/savings accounts electronically. Please select the electronic check option when making payment on your account if you choose to do this.

  • ACH- Students may now pay their student account balances from their checking accounts via ACH. Please select the primary checking option when making payment on your account if you choose to do this.

  • Credit Card/Debit Card óIn order to provide the greatest level of service and flexibility to you, The University of Georgia has contracted with a third-party vendor to accept credit card payments with a service fee of 2.75 percent with a minimum $3 fee. This arrangement has allowed us to add American Express as a payment option. Discover and MasterCard will also be accepted by the third-party vendor. However, at this time VISA is not a participant in this arrangement and will not be an option. The University will no longer accept credit card payments in person or via fax. Credit/Debit Card payments using American Express, Discover or Mastercard can be made on-line by accessing the Student Account website.

  • Financial Aid Awards óIt is University policy to deduct unpaid student account balances from available financial aid awards regardless of the student account due date. The student must be registered for the required hours to qualify for the aid award (i.e. if a grant is awarded for full time enrollment, the student must be registered on at least a full time basis in order to use the grant).
  • Third Party Sponsorship óA sponsored student is a student who requires The University of Georgia to bill an outside sponsor for their tuition, fees, etc. while attending the University. If you fall into this category, the outside sponsor must send the University a letter of authorization which gives the University permission to bill the sponsor for these charges. The authorization letter must include the following information;

      • Your full name and student indentification number
      • The period of Sponsorship
      • The charges the sponsor will pay
      • The billing address
      • Contact person/information

  • Deferments óDeferments of student account balances must be made by the due date on the student account summary in order to avoid late fees and/or schedule cancellation. Per Board of Regents policy, students who meet one of the following requirements may defer payment upon approval by the Student Accounts Department: (1) students whose fees are guaranteed and will be paid by an outside agency under an agreement with the University of Georgia up to the amount authorized for a specific academic term, (2) students who have an awarded, yet in process University-administered loan or scholarship, up to the amount of the aid granted for a specified academic term, (3) foreign students who have a certificate or other acceptable documented evidence that payment of fees will be made after a statement of charges for the student has been presented for payment. The deferment will be limited to the amount stated in the certificate or other document for a specified academic term.
  • Payroll Deduct óPayroll Deduction is only available for the payment of tuition, fees and parking permits in the Fall and Spring semesters. Payroll deduction is not available for tuition and fee payment during the summer semester sessions.

    Graduate students who qualify for payroll deduct may elect to have their fees deducted from their payroll check. The deduction for Fall Semester and Spring Semester will be deducted in four parts. In the Fall, the deductions will be made equally from the September, October, November and December payrolls. In the Spring, the deductions will be made equally from the February, March, April and May payrolls.

    To qualify for payroll deduction you must be on an assistantship of at least one-third time and be registered under a valid Social Security number. Graduate students who are registered under an invalid Social Security number or a University assigned Student ID number do not qualify for payroll deduction of fees. Students who have questions concerning payroll deduction of fees should contact the Student Accounts Office.  

 

Returned Checks  
  • Redemption of returned checks must be made by any legal tender other than a personal check. Payments must be made in the Bursar's Office, 105 Business Services Building.  
  • A service charge of $30.00 or 5% which ever higher will be assessed for each returned check paper or webcheck (also known as ACH payment or electronic check) caused by negligence on the part of the maker. Example: $2,000 check presented to UGA and returned for insufficient funds could carry a $100 returned item fee. Please make sure you have the funds in your account before making payment using your checking or savings account.  
  • Any non-employee who has had three or more checks returned to the University may not be permitted to make a payment to any University unit by personal check and may be denied further check cashing privileges.  
  • Students with unresolved returned checks will have their records flagged. A flag prevents future registration and blocks receipt of official University transcripts. The flag will not be removed until the returned check and applicable service charge are paid in full.  
  • Any student, who has not paid for a returned student account check and service charge prior to the established deadline, may have his registration irreversibly canceled for the applicable term.


Deferment Policy

    Deferments of student account balances must be made by the due date on the student account summary in order to avoid late fees and/or schedule cancellation. Per Board of Regents policy, students who meet one of the following requirements may defer payment upon approval by the Student Accounts Department: 1) students whose fees are guaranteed and will be paid by an outside agency under an agreement with the University of Georgia up to the amount authorized for a specific academic term, 2) students who have an awarded, yet in process University-administered loan or scholarship, up to the amount of the aid granted for a specified academic term, 3) international students who have a certificate or other acceptable documented evidence that payment of fees will be made after a statement of charges for the student has been presented for payment. The deferment will be limited to the amount stated in the certificate or other document for a specified academic term.

    Deferments awarded will be due as follows:  

    FALL SEMESTER @ October 10
    SPRING SEMESTER @ March 10
    SUMMER SEMESTER @ July 10

    If your financial aid is still pending or your sponsor/authorized billing agency has not paid by the extended due dates set, you are expected to pay the deferred amount yourself. Once your aid or sponsor/authorized billing agency pays, we will reimburse you these funds.You may be subject to a $50 late fee for failure to pay deferment on time.

    Deferment Agreement:
    If you were granted a deferment, the terms of the agreement are as such:

    I, the student, am with full understanding that in the event of my withdrawal or dismissal from the University of Georgia before paying this balance, any refunds due me as provided for in the General Catalog will be applied to the balance due, as shown on the deferment agreement I signed, and that the unsatisfied balance must be paid by me. If the unsatisfied balance is not paid by me, and my registration is cancelled, I understand I must repay all financial aid received in full.The entire amount is due and payable at the Bursarís Office, Business Services Bldg, when my financial aid is received.

    It is further understood that if the entire amount of this deferment is not paid on the date indicated above, a late charge of $50.00 may be added to the amount due. If the obligation is more than five days past due, it is agreed that my registration may be cancelled.

    I agree to pay the above expenses by the date shown above. If my fees are paid by a sponsoring agency who fails to make payment as agreed, then I realize full responsibility for payment.

 
 

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