Payment Deadlines & Plans

Fall 2020

All students secure their registration by making the following payment or payment arrangements:

  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Third Party Voucher or Letter of Credit (must provide to Bursar Office, ADM 213)
  • Enrolled Payment Plan

Fall 2020 Hold Release Payment Plan Begins: JULY 27th

Fall 2020 Payment Due Date:

Fall Sessions Final Payment Due * See Notes Below
Regular Session August 21, 2020
Special Session August 21, 2020
* Subject to late fees if not paid by final payment due date.  The late fee is 1.5% of past due balance.

Holds are placed on student accounts after the payment due date.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class if he or she is not attending. Students will not be reinstated in closed courses. See Student Registration Responsibility and Student Registration Agreement.

Payment Plan

Chicago State University offers a monthly payment plan to distribute your education expenses over time instead of one large payment through OnPlanU payment services

OnPlanU Payment Plan Monthly Payment Planner:

Fall 2020 Plans Payment Due Dates Enrollment Fee
Four (4) payments

Aug 21, 2020

Sep 21,2020

Oct 21,2020

Nov 21 2020


For those who late Register after 8/28

Three (3) payments

Sep 21, 2020

Oct 21, 2020

Nov 21, 2020

  1. OnPlanU Refunds: The enrollment fee is nonrefundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University refund policy. Selecting the installment payment option cannot extend the refund period.
  2. OnPlanU Final Payment: Partial or complete payment will be accepted at any time; however, the total balance must be paid according to your OnPlanU payment plan. If you are not enrolled in OnPlanU payment plan, the total balance must be paid by the above final payment due dates. Make full payment before the deadline to avoid any additional charges.
  3. Default on OnPlanU Payment Plan: Failure to make a complete payment on time according to your payment plan will cause a payment default and a delinquent fee will be assessed each month that the balance is outstanding. In addition, a hold will be placed on your academic record and you run the risk of not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until the balance is paid in full.
  4. Your financial responsibilities: If you fail to meet the terms of your installment payment agreement, you will not be eligible for academic credit for enrolled courses. In addition, Chicago State University may report your account to the credit bureau, place your student account with an outside collection agency and assign the account to the State of Illinois Off -Set System. It is further understood that all reasonable collection costs, fees or legal expenses incurred by Chicago State University and any outside agency in securing payment is your responsibility. These fees could range from 25% to 50% of your unpaid balance.
  5. To enroll go to Cougar Connect and Select make a Payment Outstanding Debts

Students who have outstanding debts at Chicago State University, greater than $200 from the immediate prior term, will not be permitted to register until those debts have been paid or documentation of special arrangements have been submitted to the Bursar Office to allow registration for a future term. Proper documentation includes but not limited to:

  • Financial Aid Hold Release Agreement
  • OnPlanU Installment Payment Plan
  • Cashier receipt for 50% down payment of the immediate prior term balance