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Bill and Payment

Students and authorized users may log in to view account activity, current balances, make a payment, retrieve statements, or set up a payment plan.  Bill notices will be sent to the student's SCSU email and any authorized user email, paper statements are not mailed out. 

  • Fall semester bills are due July 15
  • Spring semester bills are due December 15
  • For summer, winter, spring break intersessions, or in the event of registration after the bill due date, payment is due upon registration. 

Proper payment arrangements must be established by the bill deadline which include personal or third party payment in full, enrollment in a payment plan, and/or financial aid awards or scholarships posted to the student's account.  If you have questions about how to complete your financial aid, please review the  Instructions for Accepting your Financial Aid Awards and Completing Requirements.

Payment Methods

Online

Pay by check, enter your routing and checking account numbers as shown below, pay by debit, or pay by credit card.  Note: Credit card transactions are currently assessed a 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee, effective July 1, 2017 the new rate will be 2.75%, and we accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

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Telephone 

Check payments are accepted over the phone.

In-Person

Cash, cashier's checks, 529 checks, money orders, personal checks, or debit cards are accepted in-person. 

Checks must be made payable to Southern Connecticut State University, and should always include the student ID and name in the memo line.  Checks may be mailed to SCSU, Attn: Student Accounts, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515.  Personal checks may be scanned and turned into electronic payments.  Checks returned as uncollectible will be assessed a $20.00 fee, and after 2 occurrences, payments by check will no longer be accepted on the account.                                                                                     

Other Payment Options                                   

Hoot Loot is accepted to pay non-institutional charges.  Hoot Loot may not be used to pay tuition, housing charges, or registration/course fees.  For more information please visit the  University Card Office website.                                                             

Both domestic and international wires are accepted for payment of tuition and fees.  Please call the Student Accounts Office at 203-392-6140 to obtain wire transfer instructions.                                                                        

SCSU accepts all payments in United States currency and does not assume any liability for losses that may result from foreign exchange rate differences.  

Past Due Accounts

An account is considered past due once the due date has passed.  Students may become past due for various reasons (i.e. inadequate or returned financial aid, missed payment(s) on payment plans, the addition of unpaid charges/courses after the bill due date, etc.).                  

Penalty for late/non-payment: If you do not pay the amount due by the due date, a hold may be placed on your account restricting course registration, access to grades, transcript requests, you may not be allowed to move into your residence hall until this payment is made, and you may be subject to class schedule or housing assignment cancellation due to non-payment.  To be reinstated, payment of a $100.00 non-refundable re-registration fee plus your original account balance in full is required, though availability of your original class schedule and housing assignment is not guaranteed.  Past due accounts are also subject to a $50 late fee after a ten (10) day grace period.                   

Past due payment plan: Students may request a past due payment plan with the Student Accounts Office, although the hold described above will remain in place until the account balance is paid in full.  The penalties for late/non-payment above also apply to past due payment plans.  Failure to make a required payment plan installment within thirty (30) days of any due date will result in the student being withdrawn from the past due payment plan and their account will be sent to a collection agency without further notice.                   

Collection of debt: In an effort to collect past due debt, the University will send collection letters and emails to students at their last known address.  To avoid account referral to a collection agency, students must pay the balance in full, or set up a past due payment plan within 30 days of the notice.  If an account is referred to a collection agency, the student will be responsible for all collection fees, the balance will be reported to a national credit bureau(s), and the University will no longer accept direct payments - in that the student must make all payments to the collection agency before conducting any further business with the University.  


Question Mark   Email studentaccounts@southernct.edu  or call 203-392-6140 for a quick response

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