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: Enroll in Installment Payment Plan (Full-Term, Fall/Spring Semesters Only)

    Note. Installment Payment Plans are for Full-Term, Fall/Spring Semesters Only (not available for Summer term).

    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 luap-ugpay@lamar.edu 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 2022 full-term semester are listed below:

            25% of total bill due upon acceptance of the installment plan
    25% of total bill due September 9, 2022 
    25% of total bill due October 5, 2022
    25% of total bill due October 20, 2022

    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 luap-ugpay@lamar.edu for more information.

    Deferment Plan due dates for the Fall 2022 full-term semester are listed below:

    September 20, 2022
    October 20, 2022

    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.

Important Payment Dates and Deadlines

Full Term (January 18 – May 10) and First Half Term (January 18 – March 10)

  • January 8, 2022 – Financial Aid Disburses 10 Days Prior to First Class Day
  • January 10, 2022 – Payment Deadline
  • January 11, 2022 – Drop for Non-Payment
  • January 18, 2022 – First Class Day
  • January 20, 2022 – Last Day to Register & Final Non-Payment Drop for First Half Term
  • January 25, 2022 – Last Day for Full Refund (not withdrawn) for Half Term
  • January 27, 2022 – Final Non-Payment Drop for Full Spring Term at 3pm
  • February 2, 2022 – Last Day for Full Refund (not withdrawn) for Full Term

Second Half Term (March 21 – May 10)

  • March 11, 2022 – Financial Aid Disburses 10 Days Prior to First Class Day
  • March 14, 2022 – Payment Deadline
  • March 15, 2022 – Drop for Non-Payment
  • March 21, 2022 – First Class Day
  • March 23, 2022 – Final Non-Payment Drop 
  • March 28, 2022 – Last Day for Full Refund (not withdrawn) 

How to Pay

Accessing Your Student Account

  • Login to Self-Service Banner with your Lamar ID# ("L" number) and PIN.
  • Charges can be viewed under the Student tab and by selecting Student Account.
  • The Account Summary by Term screen will allow you to see the breakdown and balance for the term.
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 1:00 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 Drops/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.

Receiving Financial Aid/Scholarships

Students who have met all requirements and have accepted their awards will have aid disbursed to their student accounts 10 days prior to the start of classes. Students with a remaining balance after aid is posted will be required to make payment arrangements with the Cashier Office (see above).

If you are a student, to review your awards, login to your student account and select the Financial Aid tab. **You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate) or 5 credit hours (graduate) for aid to be disbursed to your account. Courses must also be within your degree program to be eligible for aid.

How to Calculate Your Balance

Start by reviewing your student account (see above, Accessing Your Student Account). You will see the charges for your current term of enrollment. A current term balance will be listed. Students who are scheduled to receive financial aid/scholarships can add the upcoming term net disbursement amounts from their Financial Aid tab and then subtract this amount from the current term charges listed on the Student Account page. Any balance remaining will need to be paid in full by the due dates above.

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