Office of the Bursar

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I contact the Office of the Bursar?

Email inquiries to businessoffice@lewisu.edu.

The direct number is (815) 836-5210 to contact staff or leave a voicemail message.

The office hours are:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

2. What is the mailing address for the Office of the Bursar?

The mailing address is as follows:

Lewis University
One University Parkway
Unit 295
Romeoville, IL 60446

3. What is the fax number?

The fax number is (815) 838-1380.

4. Who do I make my payment check out to?

Lewis University

Questions and Answers about the new credit card policy

1. What is changing beginning August 1, 2007?

The University will not accept credit and debit cards payments directly for payment of tuition, fees, room and board, which appear on the student billing statement. Credit card payments can only be made through the Student Account Center Tuition Management Systems (TMS) gateway.

TMS will charge a fee for this service.

Credit card payment cannot be made through the mail, by person or over the phone.

2. Are other college and universities making similar changes?

Many colleges and universities are not accepting credit card payments at all, but Lewis University searched for alternative options that would permit credit card payments.

3. Can I use any type of check as an ACH payment?

No, only checks from a regular checking and savings accounts are accepted. Checks issued from credit card companies, money market accounts, home equity or other lines of credit cannot be processed as an ACH payment. However, you can mail those checks. Please, make sure you send your payment in the envelope we provide and include the Remittance Form from the top of your student schedule/invoice. Please write the student's nine (9) digit identification number on the check.

Helpful Resources

Credit Balance Authorization

Employer Deferred Billing

If You Are Applying For Financial Aid, You must also complete an “Employer Reimbursement Form” through the Financial Aid Office

Direct Billing

Flight Transfer Payment

Accelerated Student Tuition Billing and Payment Information

Meal Card