The student accounts team is responsible for the application of tuition and fee charges as well as payments to each student’s account. Below is a summary of Fuller’s payment policies. Additional information about the seminary’s Student Account policies is available in the Student Handbook.
PAYMENT DUE DATES:
Payment of tuition and all fees is due by 4PM PST the first Monday of each quarter, except DMin students who should pay by the starting date of their course. Charges placed on your student account after the first Monday of the quarter are due immediately. If you have a third-party making payments on your behalf, be sure they are aware of the payment deadlines to avoid being charged the Late Payment Fee and interest charges.
Students and third-parties are encouraged to make payments online through the Student Account Center. Credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Debit card (ATM), e-check (ABA Bank Account), as well as international money transfersthrough Flywire, can be made online. In-person payments by cash, paper check and money order are accepted at the Student Financial Services office. Effective November 1,2016 Fuller has contracted with TouchNet PayPath, a third-party company, to provide online credit card processing services for tuition and fees charged to the student account. Visa, MasterCard, Discover (including JCB, Diners Pay & China Union Network), and American Express are accepted for payment. All student account credit card transactions will incur a 2.75% nonrefundable service fee (with the minimum fee being $3.00). See our credit card FAQ for more information. Please note, however, that Colorado students cannot use this service due to state law. Security measures require that all credit card, debit card, and e-check transactions be made online, including those conducted by a third party; phone and in-person payments are not accepted.
LATE PAYMENT FEE:
A $250 Late Payment Fee may be assessed each quarter to accounts that have not paid their balance in full by the Payment Due Date, and have not signed up for a Fuller Tuition Payment Plan or do not have enough approved financial aid to pay their remaining balance due. The Late Payment Fee Petition is available here.
FULLER TUITION PAYMENT PLAN:
Fuller offers the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan (FTPP) to students who would like to make monthly payments to their student account instead of paying the full balance due at one time. Signing up for an FTPP allows you to pay that quarter's tuition and fees in monthly installments over a period of one or two months (DMiss and DMin are usually three months), depending on when you register and sign up for the plan. The nonrefundable quarterly fee for this service is $40, and a student is not responsible for any interest that accrues while they are on the payment plan. Payments are made directly to Fuller via automatic withdrawal, mail, or online. Payments are typically due on the 5th of each month, and a fee of $35 is charged for each late payment. After registering for classes, you may sign up for the FTPP online through the Student Account Center. When you sign up, your balance due (tuition and fees less any expected Fuller financial aid) for the quarter will be calculated. Your payment plan balance will be updated regularly to reflect registration changes, payments, or any other activity on your student account. A notification email advising you of any changes to your plan will be sent to your @fuller.edu email account.
Students who have a current and fully processed financial aid application on file can use their financial aid (scholarships and/or student loans) to pay their student account balance, subject to any Federal limitations. If your estimated financial aid will pay for your entire student account balance due, then you do not need to make any other payment; your account will be paid automatically when your financial aid is disbursed. Otherwise, you must arrange to pay the remaining amount due either by the Payment Due Date or by signing up for the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan.
Students must pay off any prior charges on their student account before they will be allowed to register for an upcoming or current quarter.