Payment Options

Payment Options

  • Option 1: Payment in full for tuition, fees, room and board

    If you would like to pay your balance in full, you may pay online by logging into your student account and choose Make Payment.  Online payments can be made with e-check or a credit/debit card. 

    You can also make payments on-campus with cash, check/debit card at the Cashier Office in the Wimberly building, Room 114.

  • Option 2: Enrollment in an Installment Payment Plan for Full-Term Semesters Only

    Log into your student account and choose Enroll in Payment Plan.

    Your payment amounts can be viewed on the Details tab and then Select plan.

    LU Online Accelerated Program students: ONLY students in eight-week programs are eligible for the Installment Plan. Email for more information.

    Note: Installment plans will NOT be posted to your account until 25% payment is made.

    Installment Plan due dates for the Fall 2020 full-term semesters are listed below:

                                         25% of total bill due upon acceptance of the installment plan
      25% of total bill due  09/16/2020 
     25% of total bill due 10/05/2020 
    25% of total bill due 10/26/2020

    During the Fall/Spring terms, a down payment of 25% is due at the time of enrollment into the payment plan. Three additional installments of the remaining balance will be due on the designated due dates as shown above.  

    Additional Plan Information:

    • A $20 non-refundable enrollment fee is assessed for enrollment into the installment payment plan.
    • A $15 late fee for each missed payment date will be assessed; however, your classes will not be canceled.
    • Scheduled payments via a credit card or bank account are required. 
    • All previous semester balances must be paid prior to enrollment.
    • The Payment Plan will recalculate as charges increase or decrease due to schedule changes.
    • If you are a financial aid recipient, your financial aid cannot be used to assist with enrollment into the payment plan until it is disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of classes.
  • Option 3: Apply for an Emergency Deferment Plan

    A student waiting on financial aid, or unable to pay all of the down payment required for the installment plan, may fill out an Emergency Deferment Application.

    This Emergency Deferment Plan divides the tuition and fees into two equal installments.  Once the Emergency Plan is applied, the student will not be dropped from classes for non-payment, and will be responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees for that semester. (Students owing past due balances are not eligible for this loan.)

    LU Online Accelerated Program students: ONLY students in eight-week programs are eligible for an Emergency Deferment Plan. Email for more information.

    Additional Plan Information:

    • A $20 non-refundable enrollment fee is assessed for enrollment into the installment payment plan.
    • A $15 late fee for each missed payment date will be assessed; however, your classes will not be canceled.All previous semester balances must be paid prior to enrollment.

Payment Methods

  • Online through your student payment account using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. A convenience fee of 2.00% will apply if you choose this payment method.
    • Set up an Authorized User through your student payment account to make payments on and have access to your account. Select the "Authorized Users" tab to add the contact information.
  • In person at the Cashier Office in the Wimberly building, Room 114 using a debit card, personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash, and/or wire transfer.
  • Mail payment to:
    • Lamar University Cashier Office
    • PO Box 10183
    • Beaumont, TX 77710
      • Remember to include the student's Lamar ID# on the check.

NOTE: Post-dated checks or checks containing a restrictive or qualified endorsement will NOT be honored. Include the student's Lamar ID# when mailing any correspondence, scholarship checks, financial aid papers, or other paperwork.

Mail payments at least (10) working days prior to the due date to allow for sufficient processing time. All returned checks, drafts or orders, both paper and electronic, are subject to the maximum service charge allowed by Texas law.

 LU students should review the Academic Calendar specific to their enrollment terms for accurate information regarding payment and drop dates.

Tuition and fee statements will not be mailed. Access your account to obtain a statement online through your student payment account or visit the Cashier Office located in the Wimberly building, Room 114.

It is your responsibility to make sure your registration is paid and completed by the due date. You must choose one of the three payment options by 3:00 P.M. on the due date to avoid having your classes dropped for non-payment. Due dates for the terms are 7 working days prior to the first class day of the term.

Information on Drop/Withdrawals

Rates for refunds for dropped courses or withdrawals vary depending on the academic calendar. Refer to the drop/withdrawal refund policy 2.10 for more information.

Delinquent Accounts

Delinquent obligations to the university will be sent to a collection agency and reported to credit bureaus. All costs of collections are paid by the student, which is generally an additional 25 percent of the student's obligations to the university. Delinquent accounts must be paid at the collection agency. Payment cannot be accepted by Lamar University if the account has been forwarded to a collection agency.

Waivers and Exemptions

Waivers and exemptions cover the cost of tuition and some fees for certain students attending public universities in Texas such as Lamar University. Students eligible for these waivers and exemptions include former foster children, blind and deaf students, and military veterans from Texas. For more information on waivers and exemptions, visit the College for All Texans page.

Texas Residency

Tuition costs are lower for Texas residents. Louisiana residents pay in-state tuition rates plus $30 per credit hour. Residents of other U.S. states and other countries pay out-of-state tuition.

Residency is determined prior to enrollment using rules and regulations established by state officials. Download the Core Residency Form, complete and mail to:

Lamar University Admissions
P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77710