Payment Options at Dillard University

In order to facilitate the enrollment process and help you to adequately prepare to meet your financial obligations, Dillard offers two options for paying your educational expenses.  Students are required to choose one of these two options:

  • Option 1: Pay the semester’s balance in full. See the academic calendar for deadlines.
  • Option 2: Enroll in the Cashnet (HigherOne) interest-free Payment Plan. 

If you have any questions regarding the requirements of the Cashnet (HigherOne) Payment Plan or would like assistance, please call 1-800-635-0120.  

Note: The Payment Plan is based on your semester expenses, minus your semester financial aid. The process is:

  • 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.

Tuition Payments 

Direct payments to the Student Account using 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 the Office of the Bursar, you must enroll in the HigherOne Payment Plan or pay your balance in full by the fiscal deadline. To avoid the assessment of a late registration fee, 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 seventh day of the summer 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.

Forms of Payment 


Payments by check should be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank account. Checks must be made payable to DILLARD UNIVERSITY and reference a student ID number in the memo section.

  • Write the student ID number in the memo section.
  • Mail payment at least seven (7) days prior to the due date.
  • All checks will be processed immediately upon receipt in the Bursar’s Office.
  • Do not remit post-dated checks. 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted.

Returned Checks

Any returned check, unpaid by the bank for any reason, will be assessed a $25 service fee. Dillard’s bank automatically redeposits a returned check one time without notification to the university. A returned check may also result in the following: 

  • Cancellation of check writing privileges at the university,
  • Cancellation of any future class schedules,
  • Administrative hold on any future registration until debt is settled,
  • Grades held including final grade reports, transcripts and access to grades via the telephone system.

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

Release of Information 

Financial information regarding your account will not be released to others without your written permission. If you want any financial information to be release to a parent or guardian, please sign the FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) release form and return to the Office of Records and Registration in Rosenwald Hall Room 116.