Cash and money orders are only accepted in person at the Registrar's Office. Money orders must be made out to Utah State University and include the student's A-Number.
Checks are accepted in person at the Registrar's Office and must be made out to Utah State University. Web Checks are accepted though TouchNet.
Credit and debit cards are accepted online through TouchNet only and incur a 2.85% convenience fee. The university accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Utah State University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition from any bank, in any country, and in any currency at better-than-bank exchange rates.
The Financial Aid Office can answer all questions you may have about about loans, grants or other financial aid. Please visit the financial aid website for contact and other information.
The university does not release surplus funds directly to students as cash. A credit on the student's account may be refunded through check to the student by the university via direct deposit or the most current mailing address on file.
If your check is returned for any reason, your account will be refered to Credit Service of Logan and you will be charged a $20 fee. If your balance is not paid within 15 days, another $20 fee will be added. If not paid within 30 days, damages will be charged. You must contact Credit Service of Logan at (435) 752-2660 to avoid any additional fees.
Returned Web Checks
If your web check is returned for insufficient funds, a $20 fee will be added to your account and you must submit payment again. A $10 processing fee will be added for web checks returned due to an incorrect, invalid, or missing account number or bank routing number.
Payment Plans & Waivers
Contact Financial Aid Office
Contact Scholarship Office
Payment plans allow student to spread their payments over the semester, rather than paying all at once. This is a good option for students waiting for funding from a third party, such as financial aid, scholarships, or residency issue delays. You may sign up for payment plans through TouchNet. Questions about payment plans should be directed to the Bursar's Office.
Faculty and Staff Waivers
If you believe you qualify and do not see this waiver in your Account Summary by Term in Banner, contact Human Resources at (435) 797-1805. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact Human Resources or the Registrar's Office.
Similar to Faculty/Staff waivers, the Tuition Reduction form must be submitted to the Human Resources Office or the Registrar's Office in person or by fax.
Petition to Waive Surcharge
The Utah State Board of Regents policy mandates that students who take credit hours determined to be in excess of the degree program requirements are charged out-of-state tuition. The policy permits a student to petition for a waiver if the excessive credits are necessary for the completion of the student’s program of study.
Tuition Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours
State Board of Regents,Tuition and Fees, Policy 510
- Tuition Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours - Beginning not later than January 2003, Tuition for credit hours in excess of 135% of the credits required for completion of a student’s program of study, excluding credit hours earned through concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, and credit by examination, shall be charged at the full cost of instruction unless the institution determines that the student should be exempt from this surcharge because:
- the credits are necessary for the student to complete the student’s program of study; and
- the excess credits are a result of circumstances where a substantial number of credits from a transferring institution could not be applied to the program of study;
- the excess credits are the result of a reasonable enhancement of the student’s major by the addition of a minor or emphasis to the program of study; or
- the excess credits are the result of a re-entry into the educational system by a student who may have accumulated a large number of credits, or even completed degrees, but where employment requirements obligate his or her return to college.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there a surcharge for excessive credits?
Because of limited funding to support higher education, the State Board of Regents understands that institutions must lose some flexibility in order to meet the needs of a large college-going population. Bottleneck classes that can delay students’ graduation may be exacerbated by students who repeat courses or who take many more credits than the 120-126 required for a degree.
How many credits are considered “in excess of 135% of the credits required for completion of a student's program of study”?
170. USU programs range from 120-126 credits. 170 credits is 135% of 126.
What must I do if I believe I meet the exemption as outlined in the policy above?
The Petition to Waive Surcharge form must be completed by your academic advisor and signed by the Associate Dean of your academic college then submitted to the Registrar’s Office (TSC 246).
More details are found in the General Catalog.