Full-Time, Flat-Rate Graduate Students

Payment Options

Students must be enrolled in a payment plan, paid in full and/or covered by Student Financial Assistance to attend a semester. If accounts are not paid to date, classes are subject to cancellation on a date determined by the University. The following are the options Sacred Heart University offers to Graduate students attending a full-time flat-rate graduate program:

Pay in Full Payment Schedule: Full-time flat-rate Graduate Students not enrolled in a payment plan must pay their account in full by:

  • Fall: payment in full is due August 21

  • Spring: payment in full is due January 1

  • Winter & Spring Intensives: payment is due at registration

  • Late Spring and Summer 1: payment in full is due April 24

  • Summer 2: payment in full is due June 1

  • After due date: payment is due at the time of registration. When payment is not received by the due date, a late fee will be assessed at the rate of .75% per month on the unpaid balance (annual rate of 9%), such charge to be computed from the due date.

Option 1: Online Pay in Full

Option 2: Check or Cash Pay in Full

If no payment plan (see Option 3 below) is elected, a bill will be issued for full payment. Billing statements are issued monthly and are available by logging in to the student's account. By request, paper statements can be mailed to the home address recorded with the University Registrar's Office

  • Accounts can be paid via mail by check only.
    • Mail payments to Sacred Heart University, Attn: Office of the Cashier, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825.

  • Cash payments can be made in person at the Fairfield campus Cashier’s Office.

If you are not enrolled in a payment plan or paid in full by the due date per the pay in full schedule above, a late fee will be assessed at the rate of .75% per month on the unpaid balance (annual rate of 9%), such charge to be computed from the due date.

Option 3: Monthly Online Installment Payment Plans 

The Monthly Online Payment Plan schedules an electronic transfer of funds from your checking/savings (USD) account, or credit card (see plan details below) directly to Sacred Heart University.

  • Monthly Payment Plans are administered by Sacred Heart University.

  • For Full-time flat-rate Graduate students, 2 plans are offered
    • 3 Installment Plan (Fall, Spring or Summer) - ACH via checking/savings account or credit card
    • 5 Installment Plan (Fall or Spring semesters only) - ACH via checking/savings account only

  • To enroll, log in to your student account
  • $250 Minimum payment plan amount required

  • All prior terms must be paid in full in order to enroll in the payment plan.

  • If you are not enrolled in a payment plan or paid in full by the pay in full date a late fee will be assessed at the rate of .75% per month on the unpaid balance (annual rate of 9%), such charge to be computed from the due date.

3 Installment Payment Plan Schedule, Spring 2018:

Enrollment Dates

Number of Payments

Payment Due Dates

November 21 - December 30, 2017

3 scheduled payments

01/01/2018
02/01/2018
03/01/2018

December 31, 2017 – January 30, 2018

1st payment due at time of enrollment
2 scheduled payments

02/01/2018
03/01/2018

3 Payment Plan enrollment closes January 30, 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester 

  • 3 Installment Payment Plan Adjustments: For the 3 Installment Payment Plan, adjustments will be made automatically.

  • 3 Installment Payment Plan Late Enrollment: For the 3 Installment Payment Plan, when enrolling into the plan after the first payment due date (01/01/2017), the missed payment will be required to be paid upon enrollment.

  • 3 Installment Payment Plan Payment Options: Payments are automatically debited from checking, savings or credit card.

5 Installment Payment Plan Schedule, Spring 2018:

Enrollment Dates

Number of Payments

Payment Due Dates

November 21 – November 29, 2017

5 payments

12/01/2017
01/01/2018
02/01/2018
03/01/2018
04/01/2018

November 30 - December 30, 2017

1st payment due at time of enrollment
4 scheduled payments

01/01/2018
02/01/2018
03/01/2018
04/01/2018

December 31, 2017 – January 30, 2018

Total of 1st and 2nd payments due at time of enrollment
3 scheduled payments

02/01/2018
03/01/2018
04/01/2018

Payment Plan enrollment closes January 30, 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester 

  • Payment Plan Adjustments:  Effective Fall 2017, both plan offerings will adjust automatically in accordance with the balance due at time of scheduled payment.  Notifications will be emailed monthly, prior to the payment due date.
  • Payment Options:  5 payment plan- payments are automatically debited from checking or savings bank account only (USD).  3 payment plan- payments are automatically debited from checking/savings bank account or credit card.
  • Limits to Payment Plan Enrollment: Only one payment plan is permitted per student, per semester. The 5 Installment Payment Plan is only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters. The 3 Installment Payment Plan is offered for the Fall, Spring and Late Spring/Summer 1 semesters. Amount of plan must be equal to or greater than $250.
  • Late Enrollment:  When enrolling into the plan after the first payment due date (ex. 07/01/2017), the missed payment(s) will be required to be paid upon enrollment.
  • Fees: The Monthly Online Payment Plan processing fee is $65 per semester. There are no additional fees for payments made via checking, savings, or credit card.

  • Financial Aid: Students receiving financial aid are responsible for paying the portion not covered by pre-credited aid according to the payment plan elected. The scheduled payments will adjust according to changes to financial aid resources.

  • Late Fees: If you are not enrolled in a payment plan and/or paid in full by the pay in full due date, a late fee will be assessed at the rate of .75% per month on the unpaid balance (annual rate of 9%), such charge to be computed from the due date.

  • Payment Plans are Fall, Spring and/or Summer only as noted per the published Plan schedule above: There are no monthly payment plans available for the Winter or Summer Intensive sessions outside of the trimesters.  All prior terms must be paid in full in order to enroll in the payment plan.

  • Scheduled Payments: If you elect to cancel your scheduled payments, this will result in an automatic cancellation of your payment plan.

  • Failed Payments: If your Monthly Online Payment Plan payment fails or is not received in compliance with the payment plan due date, the agreement will be canceled. The University reserves the right to prohibit participation in this payment option due to failed payments.

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