The University of San Francisco: Online Education

Payment Policies

Financial Responsibility

At the time of registration for classes at USF, the student indicates responsibility for payment of the charges for educational services, which from time to time may include tuition, student health insurance, housing, meal plans, activity and transportation fees, and other University of San Francisco charges for any and all periods of enrollment at the University of San Francisco.

Terms and Conditions

  1. To avoid late payment fees, tuition and other out-of pocket expenses not covered by Financial Aid must be paid on the due dates published by the University of San Francisco prior to the first day of classes for fall and spring semesters. Other incidental charges occurring after the beginning of the semester are due and payable as described in Item #2.
  2. Student will be billed for all unpaid charges on the Account. Invoices/e-bills are available online once the student registers. Students and authorized payers will receive notification of an online bill when new bills are available. Students with an outstanding balance will be subject to registration cancellation, will not be allowed to register nor attend classes, receive transcripts and/or diplomas until the account has been paid in full. Any balance not paid may be assessed a late fee of one and one-half (1.5%) percent per month (minimum $5.00).
  3. All deferred and unpaid balances including late fees shall be due not later than August 1st for fall semester charges, January 2nd for Spring semester charges, and May 1st for Summer charges as a condition for financial clearance to enroll in classes in subsequent sessions. Students who have not registered prior to the payment due date, are required to Pay In Full or enroll in the Payment Plan at the time of registration for all tuition, housing charges, and fees (minus loans, grants or scholarships.)
  4. The University of San Francisco reserves the right to refuse to apply further charges to the Student’s Account and further reserves the right to condition the Student’s enrollment upon payment in full of the Account.

Click here to download a pdf version of Payment Policies & Financial Responsibility.

Payment Due Dates

Payment in full of any balance or the first payment for those enrolled in the University’s payment plan is due on the following dates:

Summer: May 1st
Fall: August 1st
Spring & Intersession: January 2nd
On that date, payment in full for the term is due, or students must have enrolled in the payment plan. Please click here  for more information about the payment plan. 
 
To avoid registration cancellation for the  term, students are required to submit payment by the payment due date. If payment has not been received by the payment due date, students will be notified prior to cancellation through their USF email.  If registration is cancelled for non-payment, students will be notified through their USF email account.  Reinstatement of registration is contingent upon sufficient payment to bring the student's account current.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have not registered prior to Payment Due Date, are required to pay in full or enroll in the payment plan at the time of registration for all tuition, housing charges, and fees (minus loans, grants or scholarships.)

Late Payments

USF may impose late fees and/or deferment fees on outstanding balances. USF reserves the right to recover all costs involved with collection and/or litigation of delinquent accounts. If an account must be sent to collection or litigation, due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, USF reserves the right to demand payment in full for subsequent semesters of enrollment, prior to the beginning of each semester. USF is a non-profit institution and, as such, student receivable accounts are considered to be educational loans offered for the sole purpose of financing an education and are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy proceedings.

Clearing Your Past Due Balance

If you have an unpaid balance with USF, you may not register for subsequent semesters, receive transcripts of academic credit, your diploma or other services.

Returned Payment Policy

If your payment is returned for any reason, you are required to submit repayment in certified funds. You may also be required to pay the following fees:

Returned Transaction fee $75.00
Re-Registration fee $75.00
Monthly Late fee 1.5% of balance

If repayment is not received in a timely manner, course registration for the semester may be cancelled.If repayment is made with non-certified funds, account holds will not be lifted until the funds have been cleared. This can take up to 14 business days.

Check Writing privileges will be revoked for any account with excessive returned check activity (two or more returned checks issued to the University.)

Customized Statements of Account

In addition to the online bill history in ebill & epay, a current account summary is available to you online on Web for Students via USFconnect. Students requesting a customized statement will be charged a $10.00 fee per request. Students requesting extensive account research will be charged at the rate of $25.00 per hour.