Office of the Bursar

Payment Options

Sample Billing Breakdown For Full-Time Students

Based on semester costs

EXAMPLE ONLY
Tuition Cost (Undergraduate Block Rate)
$13,915
Room/Board Cost (Estimated)
$4,825
Total Costs
$18,740
 
MINUS Financial Aid Award
-$10,000
 
OUT-OF-POCKET COST
$8,740

Payments

Complete payment of all charges (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) is due by the first day of class for the fall and spring semesters. Summer charges are due by the first day of class.

Students are NOT required to visit the Bursar Office on residence hall move-in day. Payment arrangements may be made prior to move-in online. A list of registered students will be shared with Residence Life to confirm students’ enrollment status for move-in. Students are not required to visit the Bursar Office for written or verbal approval if registered for classes
Cash, check, or money order payments are accepted in the Bursar Office.  Credit card payments (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) are only available online and include a convenience fee.  ACH (checking or savings) payments are also available online as a NO FEE option.

Online payments are made at www.lewisu.afford.com.

If payment is not made by the first day of class, students will be assessed a $125.00 non-payment penalty fee.  The non-payment penalty fee will also be assessed to students who have not paid their accounts in full by the last day of class.

Students may attend only those courses for which they have registered.

Payment Plans

Students will be assessed a $125 non-payment penalty fee if payment arrangements are not made by the first day of class each semester and charges are not paid in full by November 1 (fall) and May 1 (spring).
Payment plans are not available for summer courses. Summer payments are due in full by the first day of class.

Payment Plan Options

Students can choose one of the following payment plan options for each semester (fall and spring):

Option 1: Pay-in-full

Cash, check, or money order payments are accepted in the Bursar Office.  Credit card payments (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) are only available online and include a convenience fee.  ACH (checking or savings) payments are also available online as a NO FEE option.

Online payments are made at www.lewisu.afford.com.

Option 2: Monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS)
Lewis University understands that sometimes students need help managing their tuition bill. Tuition Management Systems (TMS) provides Lewis University with payment plan services which are available for Fall and Spring semesters. Please be aware that Lewis University does not offer a payment plan for the summer enrollment period.

This option allows students to manage their charges with an interest-free monthly payment. Students work directly with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to sign up and establish monthly payments based on their bill and estimated financial aid.

There is a non-refundable fee due at the time of application. Each term (Fall and Spring) requires its own application. Plans are created directly with TMS via the Web. Get started by visiting the Student Account Center website at www.lewisu.afford.com.  

Plan Terms: Tuition payment plans administered by TMS offer students the opportunity to pay tuition, interest free, in monthly installments, beginning as early as 5/15 (fall semester) or 11/15 (spring semester), respectively. Students are able to sign up for a payment plan and make subsequent payments completely online. This convenient online option also allows for parents, guardians, or others to be identified as the primary payer. This person has access to view the payment plan arrangement and make subsequent payments. Other benefits include the option for automatic payments, a toll-free number for the student payment plan center, and budgeting for other college expenses.

Each semester that a payment plan is needed, students must enroll online; enrollment is not automatic and must be student initiated. A $90 semester fee is charged for use of a payment plan; late payments will be assessed an additional $30 monthly fee. Enrolling in a tuition payment plan is easy. Simply visit www.lewisu.afford.com and select PAYMENT PLAN.

Helpful Resources

Credit Balance Authorization

Employer Deferred Billing (due by the first day of class of each semester)

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

Direct Billing (due by the first day of class of each semester)

Flight Transfer Payment

Accelerated Student Tuition Billing and Payment Information