Paying Your Account Balance
You must have one of these payment arrangements in place by the payment due date or your class registration may be canceled. If you are unable to attend, it is up to you to drop your courses. The only way to get a 100% credit of your tuition and mandatory fee charges is to drop your courses by the add/drop deadline. If you remain registered past the add/drop deadline, you are no longer eligible for a 100% credit of tuition and mandatory fees. See the withdrawal refund schedule for details about pro-rated credits of tuition and mandatory fees when you withdraw completely from the semester.
Payment by Check, Wire, Credit Card, or Cash
- Online using PantherPay via PAWS: electronic check or credit card payments are accepted. Georgia State accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards for student account payments. There is a 2.75% (or $3.00 minimum) convenience fee for paying with a credit card. There is no fee for paying with an electronic check.
- International Wire Transfers must be sent through Flywire. Log into PAWS and select the “International Wire Payment” button in the “My Bill” section.
- By mail. Send checks and money orders payable to Georgia State University to PO Box 5099, Atlanta, GA, 30302. Be sure to include your Panther ID on the payment.
- In-person at the Cashier’s Office with cash, check or money order. Card payments are not accepted (credit or debit).
Returned Payments: A $35 returned payment fee is assessed for any type of returned payment applied to your account whether paid by you or a third party.
You may be eligible for financial assistance (loans, scholarships, grants) to help with your college expenses. Review the financial aid process for information about applying. Be sure to complete all your outstanding requirements by the payment due date, or be prepared to use another method to pay your balance. Any amount not covered by your financial aid award must be paid by the deadline using another approved method.
Tuition and Fee Waivers
Graduate students who are hired as research or teaching assistants are eligible for full or partial tuition waivers. Tuition waivers are considered to be financial assistance also, and are awarded by the hiring department. Tuition waivers must be processed by the fee payment deadline, or you will be required to choose another method to pay your balance. Certain students may be eligible other types of tuition waivers and waiver of mandatory fees.
Some employers and agencies assist students with their educational costs. To have your bill paid by a third party, formal billing arrangements must be set up and approved by Student Accounts before the term begins.
Georgia State Payment Plan
The Georgia State Payment Plan allows a student to defer payment for up to 50% of the current term’s tuition and mandatory fees OR 50% of their account balance, whichever is less. For more details visit the payment plan page.
Graduate Assistant Payroll Deduction Plan
This installment option allows graduate assistants to defer payment of their mandatory fees. For more details visit the GAPD page.