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Payment Plan Options

In order to facilitate the enrollment process, and help you adequately prepare to meet your financial obligations, we would like to offer you two options for paying your educational expenses.  You are required to choose one of these two options to meet your financial responsibility.


Option 1:  Pay the semester’s balance in full.  See the academic calendar for specific deadlines.


Option 2:   

Enroll in the HigherOne interest-free Payment Plan


If you have any questions regarding the requirements of the HigherOne Payment Plan or would like assistance, please contact your business and finance representative via phone or email.  Note: The Payment Plan is based on your semester expenses, minus your semester financial aid. If you have a question for Sallie Mae please call 800-635-0120.

  • Affordable - Easy monthly payments instead of a large expense.
  • Flexible - The remaining payments will automatically be drafted from an account you designate at the time of enrollment.
  • Interest-free - There are no interest charges--just a small enrollment fee of $50.00

Payments may be made via the web at

(direct payments to the Student Account use your Dillard University student ID number), or by mail. We accept electronic payments from your checking and saving accounts. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.   


Reminder! To secure financial clearance from this office, you must enroll in the Higher One Payment Plan, or pay your balance in full by the fiscal deadline.  To avoid the assessment of a late registration fee of $163, you must secure your financial clearance before the late registration week.  Fiscal Clearance will be granted if you have financial aid that will cover your balance 100% or if you have met option 1 or 2 to meet your financial responsibility.  See the academic calendar for the specific date.


Students who have not paid their total balance due or who are delinquent on payment plans prior to the close of business on the first business day of October for the Fall semester and the close of business on the first business day of March for the Spring semester and the 7th day of the Summers session will be subject to the loss of campus privileges and may be subject to removal from campus housing and denied meal plan access.


Student account balances must be $499 or less to be able to register for Fall, Spring or the Summer semester. Those students satisfying payment plan arrangements or have third party billing with an account balance will be eligible to register.



All payments must be made in U.S. currency. Checks should be payable in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. Bank. If checks are drawn on foreign banks, any bank service charges incurred by the university for collection of these items will be charged to the student's account in addition to funds uncollected.

Make all checks payable to DILLARD UNIVERSITY. Send all checks to the Bursar's Office. Please mail all payments at least seven days prior to the payment due date on the statement. Do not remit post-dated checks.  All checks will be processed immediately upon receipt in our office. In the memo section, include the student ID number.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted for payment. However, we require written authorization. To pay charges on your Student Account, a payment stub will be provided on your monthly statement, in the Registration Bulletin, and on the "Schedule Confirmation/Fee Bill," which will be mailed to you. Please include all required information. 
Any returned check, unpaid by the bank for any reason, will be assessed a $25.00 service fee. Our bank automatically redeposits a returned check one time without notification to the university. A returned check may also result in the following: 

  1. Cancellation of check writing privileges at the university,
  2. Cancellation of any future class schedules.
  3. Administrative hold on any future registration until debt is settled.
  4. Grades held. This includes final grade reports, transcripts and access to grades via the telephone system.
  5. If the returned check and service fee has not been settled by the due date on your notice, an additional $75.00 reinstatement fee will be due.    

When a check is returned and/or check writing privileges are canceled, the university reserves the right to require that payment be made by certified check, bank draft, money order, or cash. 



Students can make tuition, housing, and additional fee payments with the click of a mouse. The university’s Online Web payment system allows students and parents to:

Make an entire or a partial student account payment via savings account, electronic check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). This option can save on postage and reduce the possibility of late charges.

All payments made to your account are updated within two business days.

Financial information regarding your account will not be released to others without your written permission. If your account is being paid by a parent or guardian, please sign a release form at the Bursar's Office to allow us to discuss your account with them.



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