Payment Options


Three 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 payment account.  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 Student Services building, Room 114.

Option 2:  Enrollment in an Installment Payment Plan

  1. Submit the Installment Plan Form: www.lamar.edu/installment
  2. Log into your student payment account to view your full balance due.
  3. Divide your full balance by 4 to give you 25% down payment due.
    • Example: Balance due $4350/4 = $1087.50 for first installment down payment due.
    • Note: Installment plans will NOT be posted to your account until 25% payment is made.
  4. Check your email to review your enrollment verification in the installment plan and additional due dates.
January 17, 2019 - 25% of total bill (down-payment)
February 13, 2019 - 25% of total bill (1st installment)
March 13, 2019 - 25% of total bill (2nd installment)
April 13, 2019 - 25% of total bill (3rd installment)

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. 

During the Summer term, a payment of 50% is due on the designated due date. One additional payment of the remaining balance will be due on the designated due date. 

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.
  • 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 Loan Application.

This Emergency Deferment Plan divides the tuition and fees into two equal installments due 30 and 60 days after the first class day. 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 Program students: ONLY students in eight-week programs are eligible for an Emergency Deferment Plan. Email luap-ugpay@lamar.edu 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 Wimberly Student Services building, Room 114 using a debit card, personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash, and/or wire transfer.
  • Use the drop box at the Cashier office.
  • 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 Wimberly Student Services 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 2 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.