Billing Policy

Southern Connecticut State University expects students to be prepared to meet their financial obligations to the University. Planning for those obligations well in advance of any semester permits students to focus their energies on the academic challenges of university life.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Payment for full-time matriculated students is due in full approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Payment for part-time non-matriculated students and all students registering after the bill due date is due at the time of registration. Please visit the Important Dates page for more information

Winter, Spring Break and/or Summer Sessions

Payment for all students registering for courses offered in winter, spring break, and/or summer sessions is due at the time of registration.

Bill Statements

eBill is Southern Connecticut State University's official method for sending student account billing statements. Students will not receive paper statements through the postal service; rather Students and Authorized Users will receive email notification (See SCSU Electronic Mail Student Notification Policy) when new statements are available online through the eBill + Payment Suite. For detailed information regarding the eBill+ Payment Suite features such as setting up an Authorized User or enrolling in a payment plan online please go to

Deferred Payment Plans

All students may enroll in one of SCSU's deferred payment plans that allow payments to be made throughout the semester/year. Students can self-enroll in a payment plan online at eBill + Payment Suite or call the Bursar's office at 203-392-6140 for assistance. Students are eligible to enroll in a payment plan at the time of registration for classes as long as all previous semesters have been paid in full. A non-refundable $45 enrollment fee and the first payment are due at the time of enrollment in the payment plan.

Forms of Payment

Payments may include financial aid, scholarship(s), third party payments, payments from personal resources or enrollment in a payment plan (see below). Payment may be made online with eCheck*, a credit card**, a debit card, or in person at the Bursar's office in the form of cash, check, debit card, credit card**, or money order.

 *Note: It may take up to five business days for a newly designated checking account to be verified and available for eCheck payment. Home equity lines of credit, trust accounts, 527 Educational Saving accounts, and credit card checks cannot be used as eCheck payments.

 **Note: All credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% processing fee. In person credit card payments must be completed at the Bursar’s Office Self-Service terminals. MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.