Each semester, students have the option of paying in full or paying in five installments (two for summer semester). See Billing Due Dates section for specific dates. If you choose to pay in full, you must pay the Total Amount Due by the current semester's due date of the first installment. If you choose to pay your bill in installments, you will be charged a payment plan fee per semester ($35.00 during fall and spring semesters and $30.00 during summer semester). The fee will be added to future payment plan amounts.
Anyone not signed up for a payment plan by the July, August or September billing dates for fall (December, January or February billing dates for spring) will be automatically placed into the payment plan. If you pay the account in full by the first due date of the semester, you will not be charged the $35.00 payment plan fee.
Payment plans include only charges for the current semester*. Any prior semester balances will need to be paid in full with the first installment of the payment plan.
Any new current semester changes to your charges will affect your future payment plan amounts. The system will automatically recalculate your future installments to reflect the changes and will send you an email with your updated installment amounts.
Check out the News section of our webpage for specific dates to sign up each semester.
To enroll in a payment plan; login to your Student Account Service Center portal or as an Authorized User, click on Payment Plans and complete the steps.
*Please Note: Study Abroad charges are billed and due by the due date stated on the bill and are not eligible for the payment plan each semester.
A health insurance fee is automatically assessed to all students who register for 9 or more credit hours during the fall and spring semesters or 6 or more credit hours during the summer semester. The insurance fee is included in the mandatory fees charge on the billing statement and detail can be seen on the student's portal. Students assessed outreach fees only are not charged for student health insurance.
This Student Health Insurance provides you world-wide coverage, with a $50 deductible (waived when coordinating with another plan) and unlimited lifetime benefits. The plan is designed to supplement existing coverage or to be a primary insurance plan. Please contact Student Health Insurance Office at (309) 438-2515 or visit the Student Health Insurance web site for more information.
We strongly recommended you remain enrolled in this insurance plan because it can help close the gaps in other insurance coverage. For instance, some family insurance plans may have restrictions that limit a student's access to health care. This insurance plan is designed to provide excellent coverage whether you are enrolled in another insurance plan or not. It also offers benefits that are payable anywhere in the world.
Students who are assessed the student insurance fee can apply to waive this insurance under the following circumstances: Student must demonstrate equal or better coverage, the coverage must be a commercial or group insurance plan and the plan must have medical providers in the Illinois State University area. Information on the waiver application and the semester deadlines are listed on the Student Health Insurance website. No requests for cancellation will be accepted after the deadline. The waiver MUST be completed for each semester.
Late fees are charged each month when we do not receive your payment by the due date. Not receiving a bill does not release you from late penalties. Please check your Student Account at My.IllinoisState.edu or contact our office at (309) 438-5643 if you do not receive a bill by the end of the month. Late fees are charged according to the following table and will appear on your next statement.
Depending on your tuition rate table, some students that are taking special programs may be assessed outreach fees per semester hour instead of mandatory fees. See individual tuition table for rates. Students who are only charged for outreach fees will not be charged for the student health insurance fee.
Material charges are charged to a specific course that will be using materials provided by the university during that course. Courses having a material charge or fee in the prerequisite and comments column will be assessed on the billing statement. This fee varies in amount depending on the course and the materials. Refer to specific course information for amounts. Material fees are optional to students because students are allowed to purchase these materials from other sources. If the student wishes to opt out, the following waiver form must be completed and sent to the Student Account's office.
An incoming new student who has not complied with the Illinois Immunization Law by the tenth day of class will be charged a $50 Immunization Compliance Fee. Call Student Health Service for information (309) 438-8560.
The Student to Student Grant is a refundable fee that is charged during Fall & Spring. It is used to provide support to disadvantaged students in need. Students must apply for refund at the Student Accounts Office by September 4, 2018 for Fall 2018 and by January 28, 2019 for Spring 2019.