Student Financial Services
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. 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 interest charges.
Late Tuition and Fees
Fuller Seminary has made an update to the following late tuition owed policy and will commence for the Fall 2021 Quarter.
Late tuition defined: Late tuition is defined as any balance of tuition and fees not covered for the quarter by cash, financial aid, or a tuition payment plan, and not paid by the end of the add/drop period.
The updated late fee policy is a reduction to the late fee charge and a definition of what is considered late tuition and when the charge applies.
A Late Payment Fee is applied to any balance of tuition and fees owed late to the institution per affected quarter. The Late Payment Fee is $50 and is applied to a student’s account after the end of the add/drop period. The Late Payment Fee results in an immediate HOLD to a student’s account and restricts the students from registration activity going forward. To lift the HOLD students must pay the full balance including the late payment fee. Late fees are not applicable when issuing a diploma.
Students must pay off any prior charges on their student account before they will be allowed to register for an upcoming or current quarter.
How to Navigate the Student Account Center
Within the Student Account Center, you can see your student account balance, make payments by credit card or electronic check, sign up for payment plans and e-refunds, and see your monthly student account statements. If you have questions about how to navigate this, contact us at [email protected].
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 transfers through Transfermate and Flywire, can be made online. 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 2.85% non-refundable 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.
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. 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.
How to set up a payment plan
Students can enroll in a tuition payment plan via the Student Account Center. Students should make sure to choose the correct plan for their degree program from the dropdown list displayed for each quarter. Payment plans will allow students to split the portion of their current quarter balance into two or three payments (depending on their program).
Payments are due on the 5th day of the two months following the start of the quarter. There is a $35.00 fee for each missed payment during the term of the plan. If a student enrolls in a plan after the first payment due date, then the student will be required to make their first missed payment as part of the plan set-up process.
Students with outstanding balances from previous quarters can enroll in payment plans that require monthly installments until the balance is cleared in full. Payments are made on the 30th of each month and through the Student Account Center. Students can also arrange with their bank for regular monthly payments to be made automatically.
This type of plan can be arranged by contacting SFS at [email protected] and requesting a monthly payment plan to cover an outstanding balance.
Holds cannot be removed from student accounts until the amount is paid in full.
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.