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Student Billing - Important Information

Looking for your Fall 2017 bill?  It will post to the Bill+Payment system on July 1st - with payment arrangements due August 15th. 

Using a 529 Savings Plan for payment?  No worries!  We know it can take a bit of time to get the funds requested and issued so you may not meet our payment deadline.  Please send a message to sfs@pugetsound.edu to let us know if this is the case.  We will make a note on your student's account regarding this payment arrangement.

Students who have not made financial arrangements or communicated about special arrangements by the payment deadline will be charged a nonrefundable $200 late fee.

If you anticipate a problem meeting the payment deadline, please contact Student Financial Services (SFS) at sfs@pugetsound.edu to make special arrangements. 

Meal Plans

Only students can add or change meal plans, they can do so within myPugetSound beginning July 1st.  The opportunity to select a different type of meal plan or to purchase an optional meal plan is available to students in myPugetSound until the tenth day of the semester. 

All students living in residence halls, Union Avenue housing, Foreign Languages House, and Langlow House are required to purchase a meal plan. These students will be charged for the Medium Plan.   It may take up to 24 hours for any changes or additions to show up in the "View Account Activity" section of Bill+Payment system. See more information on meal plans.

Dining Dollars can be purchased after tenth day if a student is running low on meal plan funds.  Students can add dining dollars in $25 increments by logging into myPugetSound.  The charge will be applied to your student account the following business day.

Parents and Student Financial Services staff are not able to change or purchase a meal plan on a student's behalf, the student must do this themselves.

Payment Options

Puget Sound offers several options for payment. Payment may be made by electronic check, check or cash and credit cards.

Credit Cards are subject to a 2.75% service fee, this cannot be waived or refunded.  NOTE:  Debit cards with a credit card logo can be used and will also be subject to the service fee which cannot be waived or refunded under any circumstance.  If you want to use a debit card for payment, we recommend submitting payment via electronic check to avoid paying the service fee as it cannot be waived.

1.  Payment in full

Payment for each semester's balance due must be paid in full by the payment deadline; August 15 for fall and January 15 for spring.  Please check the account balance monthly (watch for our SFS monthly statement emails) to pay for additional fees that may be added throughout the semester.  Accounts with charges not paid by the due date will be charged a $25 late fee each month payment is not received.

2.  Payment Plans - available after July 1, 2017

The payment plan allows for extended payments of the semester balance due across the months of the term. There is an $80 participation fee for using the extended payment plan. The first payment of the plan is due August 15th with additional payments due the 15th of each month.  A $25 late fee will be charged for monthly installments not paid in full and payments not received by the due date. 

NOTE: You must sign up for the payment plan each semester, the presence of a payment plan from a prior semester does not add one to your account for a future semester.

Students or Authorized Users must enroll for payment plans through Bill+Payment. 

3.  Parent PLUS Loans

The Direct PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan which allows parents to borrow up to the cost of attendance, less any other financial aid already awarded. Parents may apply for a Direct PLUS Loan for any year that their student is enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student. See more information on Parent PLUS Loans.

Refunds & Adjustments (Please Review!!)

Have to withdraw from a term or drop down in units?  You may be eligible for tuition charge adjustments based on the official withdrawal date as provided by the Office of the Registrar. 
Please review the full details of Puget Sound's Tuition Adjustment Policy.

Questions?

Please visit the FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about student finances.

Need Help?

For help accessing myPugetSound, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 orĀ servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

For questions related to your account, contact Student Financial Services at 253.879.3214 or sfs@pugetsound.edu.