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Payment Options

How to Make a Payment

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Tuition and Fee Student Account payments may be made in the form of ECheck, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, cashier’s check and money order

Important Notice: Credit Card payments can only be made online; not in the office or over the phone

Online

Payments can be made by eCheck (free service) or by credit card (fee applies). Student payments can be made by signing into https://my.georgiasouthern.edu/, choosing Financial Resources, $ View/Pay Your Tuition Bill. A pop-up window will appear with the Touchnet bill + pay interface. Click My Account, Current Activity, View your Term Balance. To make a payment, from the menu bar, select Make Payment and pay by Term balance.

For credit cards, a convenience fee of 2.85% of the amount being paid (a $3.00 minimum applies) is applied to the credit card to pay for this service. Example: Student owes $1000: when the student/parent goes online to pay the $1000 owed, 2.85% of $1000 will be added to the amount being charged to the credit card, resulting in a total $1028.50 charge on the applicable credit card being used. The convenience fee is non-refundable, even if the payment is refunded.

Authorized users (added by their student) can log into Bill + Pay directly at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20795_tsa/web/login.jsp . For directions on adding an authorized user, please see https://finserv.georgiasouthern.edu/bursar/office-of-student-accounts/information/or visit our tutorial

Nelnet Payment Plan

Please see https://finserv.georgiasouthern.edu/bursar/office-of-student-accounts/payment-plan/ for details for the Nelnet Payment Plan.

Mail

Scholarship donors, Third Party contract and 529 Plan administrators, etc. check payments should be made payable to Georgia Southern University. The student’s Eagle ID number must be included to ensure the payment is posted to the correct student account.

Please Do Not Mail any Cash

Mailing Address:
Georgia Southern University
Attn: Bursar’s Office
P O Box 8155
Statesboro, GA 30460

Online payments are encouraged. Please visit usps.com for the latest USPS Service Alert.

Third Party/Sponsored Billing

Students’ tuition and fees can be funded directly by a third party that covers all or some of the costs of attendance.
Third Party/Sponsored Billing is the process whereby GS invoices an outside organization for a student’s tuition and/or
fees. If you are expecting a third party to pay your tuition and fees, contact us before the semester begins to provide
your documentation. The third-party payment must be unconditional. It cannot be contingent on academic
performance or employee reimbursement policies.

Student Responsibilities

  • All third party sponsored students must submit your required authorization details each semester, two weeks prior to the fee payment deadline.
  • Pay any charges not covered by your sponsor by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes for non-payment
  • If your sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges 60 days after they have been billed, the unpaid charges become your responsibility. Students are encouraged to remain in contact with their sponsor until the terms of the billing authorization have been met.
  • A financial hold may be placed on the student’s account until all amounts are paid in full.

Forms

Required Authorization Form

  • Sponsor name, billing address, email, and telephone number
  • Student’s name
  • Student ID Number (900 or 901)
  • Dollar amount and definition of fees and charges to be paid
  • Specify the exact begin and end dates of the period (not to exceed one year)
  • Contain no restrictions or contingencies

Please note that any portion of the student’s bill not covered by the third party is due by the fee payment deadline to
avoid your courses being cancelled.

*GS pay also request you complete the Request 3rd Party Payment Agreement, if this is requested, you and your
sponsor must complete this form and return it prior to your fee payment deadline.

Please send authorizations to:

Email: bursar@georgiasouthern.edu

Georgia Southern University
Attn: Bursar’s Office
PO Box 8155
Statesboro, GA 30460

Please allow five (5) business days from receipt of the billing authorization for us to apply the conditional credit to the
sponsored student’s account. Sponsor’s will be invoiced after all classes have started and the drop/add period has
ended. If you have any questions regarding your third-party payments, please email bursar@georgiasouthern.edu

529 College Savings Plans (other plans, 401K withdrawals, etc)

Students may be able to use 529 College Savings Plans to pay their tuition and fees, room and board, book supplies, and technology items. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 for further guidance on qualified expenses in addition to eligible book supplies and technology item expenses.

RECOMMENDED PROCESS: Funds sent from 529 plan to you
Most 529 plans do not require plan payments be sent directly to the University. The payment can instead be sent to the plan owner or you, who can then make a payment to the student account directly. We recommend this option if it is available to you. If your plan wants verification of your charges, you can provide a PDF copy of your Georgia Southern University invoice.

Additional Options:

Funds sent to the University directly from the 529 plan

If your plan requires that funds are sent directly to the University, ACH or EFT is preferred. The account holder must notify the 529 Plan administrator of the intent to access available funds. The account holder will need the following items provided by the student.

  • Georgia Southern University invoice and Eagle ID Number (see Tuition and Fee Invoice Available Online)
  • Student SSN and Legal Name
  • Address to send 529 payment (on invoice)

Third Party Billing

If your plan administrator requires invoicing, please see the information on Third Party Billing

529 / 401k / etc. plan payments are posted to the student account as a general payment.  Should any overpayment occur, refunds will be processed per our standard refund policy and funds cannot be returned to individual plans.  See our Refund Options page for more details.

For students living off-campus, the financial aid office produces the federal cost of attendance.  This includes room and board.  Should you need this information, it can be found in the student’s WINGS account.  The student should log into their MyGeorgiasouthern.edu account, click on WINGS, Financial Aid, Award, Award By Aid Year, Choose the corresponding Aid year, then Award Overview.   There is a detailed cost of attendance for each student.

*If a student is attempting to request funds from a 529 plan early to ensure they meet the fee payment deadline, but have not yet registered for that term, the Bursar’s Office can provide an estimate letter in lieu of an invoice. This should be sufficient to begin the withdrawal process for the 529 funds. Students that need an estimate letter should email their request to bursar@georgiasouthern.edu.

International payments

Georgia Southern University has partnered with Flywire, a third party for International transactions. Payments need to be made via Flywire™ by accessing https://www.flywire.com/school/georgiasouthern/

Please note:

Payments to Flywire should be initiated at least two weeks prior to the fee payment deadline.

Payments directed to Georgia Southern University should be rendered for the amount due based upon a University invoice or for the expected amount of tuition, university fees and on-campus housing/meals. Payments for off-campus housing, or other personal living expenses should be directed to the student’s personal bank account, (not the University). Payments received in excess of the amount billed will either be placed on deposit for an upcoming semester, or if paid by transfer or credit card the payment will be returned to the sender.

In the Office

Cashier’s check and money order payments made payable to Georgia Southern University are accepted by the Bursar’s office located in Deal Hall on the Statesboro Campus. Workstations are available in the Enrollment Services Center on the Armstrong Campus for electronic payments. The student’s Eagle ID number must be included to ensure the payment is posted to the correct student account. Contactless Payments Are Preferred.

Last updated: 4/21/2022