SHU Online 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 students enrolled the SHU Online programs:

Pay in Full Payment Schedule: SHU Online Graduate and Undergraduate students not enrolled in a payment plan must pay their account in full by:

  • Fall semester (M1 and M2): payment in full is due August 21
  • Spring semester (M3 and M4): payment in full is due January 1
  • Late Spring and Summer 1 (M5 and M6): payment in full is due April 24
  • 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 details below) is elected, you will receive a bill for full payment. Billing statements are issued monthly and are available by logging in the student's account. By request, paper statements will 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 Plan:

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

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

  • Monthly Payment Plans are administered by Sacred Heart University
  • Enrollment benefits:
    • More time to pay your semester's balance by deferment of payments
    • Avoid interest
    • Scheduled auto-pay payments allows for automatic payment to be deducted from your credit card or bank account (ACH checking/savings), ensuring all payment due dates are met
    • Estimated Financial Aid funding is taken into consideration to reduce outstanding balance
  • $100 Minimum payment plan amount required

  • If you are not enrolled in a payment plan or paid in full 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.

Spring (Mods 3 & 4) 2018 Payment Plan Schedule

Enrollment Dates

Number of Payments

Payment Due Dates

November 21, 2017 – January 14, 2018

2 payments

01/22/2018
03/19/2018

January 15 – March 11, 2018

1 payment

03/19/2018

Payment Plan enrollment closes March 11, 2018 for the Spring (Mods 3 & 4) 2018 semester

  • Payment Plan Adjustments: Adjustments will be made automatically.

  • Limits to Payment Plan Enrollment: Only one payment plan is permitted per student, per semester. Amount of plan must be equal to or greater than $100.

  • Fees: There are no fees for the Installment payment plan or for payments made via checking, savings, or credit card. (USD)

  • Payment Options: Payments are automatically debited from 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. 

  • 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.

  • Scheduled Payments: If you elect to cancel your scheduled payment, 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.

The University may elect not to have online financial services available during specific times. 

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