Southern Connecticut State University expects students to be prepared to meet their financial obligations to the University. Planning for those obligations and literally "taking care of business" well in advance of any semester permits students to focus their energies on the academic challenges of university life. The information provided below is intended to be a guide to help students and their parents understand the University's billing policy so that they can be better prepared to meet their financial obligations.
Southern's Student Account Billing Policy
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Payment for full-time matriculated students is due in full approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Please visit the Important Dates page for more information.
Payment for part-time non-matriculated students AND ALL students registering after the bill due date is due at the time of registration.
Intersession, Spring Break and/or Summer Semesters:
Payment for ALL students registering for courses offered in intersession, spring break, and/or summer semesters is due at the time of registration.
Payments may include financial aid, scholarship(s), third party payments, payments from personal resources or enrollment in a payment plan (see below).
eBill is Southern Connecticut State University's official method for sending student account billing statements. Students will not receive paper statements (or bills) through the postal service; rather Students and Authorized Users will receive email notification (See SCSU Electronic Mail Student Notification Policy) when new statements are available online through the eBill + Payment Suite; student account billing statements -- showing all charges and payments are available through this secure online system.
For detailed information regarding the eBill+ Payment Suite features such as setting up an Authorized User or enrolling in a payment plan online please go to http://ebill.southernct.edu.
Deferred Payment Plans
All students may enroll in one of SCSU's deferred payment plans that allows payments to be made throughout the semester/year. Student's can self enroll in a payment plan online at eBill + Payment Suite or call the Bursar's office at 203-392-6140 for assistance. Students are eligible to enroll in a payment plan at the time of registration for classes as long as all previous semesters have been paid in full. A non refundable $45 enrollment fee and the first payment are due at the time of enrollment in the payment plan.
Acceptable forms of payment for deferred payment plans: Installment payments for deferred payment plans may be made online through eCheck (automatic withdrawal from a PERSONAL checking account)*, a charge against a credit or debit card, or may be paid in person at the Bursar's office in the form of cash, check, debit card, or money order.
Penalty for Late and Non-Payment
A full or part time matriculated student's account is considered "past due" after a 10 day grace period from the bill due date. Any part-time student and/or any full-time student who registers after the semester bill due date and does not pay upon registration is also considered past due. Past due student accounts are subject to a $50 Late fee, having a hold placed on them, and/or having their class schedule canceled and if applicable, their housing assignment canceled. Holds placed on accounts may prevent students from registering for subsequent semesters, restrict access to transcripts and grades, and/or their class schedule will be canceled. Special circumstances may be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Please Note: The preceding information is relative to the bill due date and if applicable, should not be confused with payment plan installment due dates. While the payment plan agreement allows for a 10 day grace period, the grace period is only applicable to the assessment of a $50 late fee therefore your account will be considered past due if your installment payments are not paid on the scheduled due dates. If you do not pay the installment amount due on the scheduled due date your account will be considered past due and a Hold will be placed on your account and if applicable, you may be prevented from moving into your residence hall. Additionally, a $50 late fee will be assessed for this installment payment if the full installment "Amount Due" is not paid within the 10 day grace period from the Due Date.
Collection of Debt
Students with past due balances are subject to the University's collection process;
students failing to pay past-due accounts or make adequate payment arrangements will
be assigned to a collection agency. Collection agency fees will be charged to the
student and their past due balance will be reported to the credit bureau(s).
*Note: It may take up to five business days for a newly designated account to be verified and available for eCheck payment - home equity lines of credit, trust accounts, 527 Educational Saving accounts, and credit card checks cannot be used as eCheck payments.