How to Make a Payment
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
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/registration-tuition-and-fee-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.
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
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.
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.
To begin this payment process, 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)
The 529 Plan administrator then transfers the requested funds to the University for the requested semester. If the 529 Plan funds do not cover the entire balance, the student will be expected to pay the remaining amount due by the fee payment deadline. If the University does not receive the 529 payment prior to the cancellation date, the student is expected to pay the balance due in full and once the 529 payment is received any overage will be refunded.
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 email@example.com.
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/
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: 10/14/2021