The Campus Financial Services Center (CFSC), 131-A Wickes Hall, is open for business from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For your convenience, a 24-Hour Payment Center is located on the first floor of Wickes Hall in the south corridor next to CFSC.
Credit card payments for tuition, fees and housing are processed by a third party vendor (CashNet®) on behalf of the University. Credit card payments may only be made online. Students can access CashNet® through Cardinal Direct at cardinaldirect.svsu.edu. CashNet® accepts American Express, Discover and MasterCard; however, VISA is not accepted. CashNet® assesses a 2.75% service charge on the total amount of the credit card transaction.
The University does not accept credit card payments in person, via the phone or through the mail at the Campus Financial Services Center. There are several alternatives to making payment by credit card. They are as follows:
Payment Deadline for Fall 2013: The payment due date for Fall 2013 tuition, fees and housing is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by 6 p.m. Check your total balance due on the Account Summary Term screen on Cardinal Direct. Continue to monitor your account on Cardinal Direct throughout the semester as changes in Financial Aid or schedule adjustments may result in a balance due. Students that have not paid in full for their tuition, fees and housing by the Fall 2013 payment due date will be removed from classes. Payment must be made in full upon registration for any Fall 2013 registration subsequent to the payment due date of July 31.
Students who have all of their tuition and fees paid by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, and do not desire to attend SVSU Spring/Summer, Fall or Winter semesters, must inform the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid prior to the first day of the semester and drop their courses. Only the Registrar’s Office is authorized to drop courses for students; no other office or staff member can drop courses for a student. To be dropped from a course, students must file a course withdrawal in the Registrar’s Office, or inform the Registrar’s Office in writing by mail or fax. Written notification must include the student’s name, Social Security Number, course information (line number and course name), and the student’s signature. You are financially obligated to pay for any courses from which you do not officially withdraw.
Students who register during Registration/Schedule Adjustment or Late Registration Add/Drop are required to make payment in full at the Campus Financial Services Center, through the 24 Hour Payment Center or by using Cardinal Direct. Courses not paid for will be dropped immediately by the Registrar’s Office.
It is the stated policy of the University that tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published due dates for each academic semester. It is the student's responsibility to make sure payment is complete by the published due date. Payment must be remitted in cash, by check, credit card or e-check via credit of financial aid to a student's account or a combination thereof for the total amount due. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, loans and third-party payment arrangements. Students receiving financial aid are responsible for any additional amounts which may subsequently be billed resulting from changes in financial aid awards. Course registrations for students who have not made payment in full by the payment due date will be canceled and prohibited from enrolling in subsequent semesters. Advance registration will be canceled for those students who incur an obligation subsequent to the advance registration period. Additionally, students with unpaid accounts are prohibited from receiving their University transcript and may be denied other University services. To view this policy in its entirety, please click here.
A service charge of 1.5 percent per month will be assessed on all past due accounts. This includes, but is not limited to, past due housing payments, tuition payments, non sufficient funds checks and e-checks, return credit card charges, tuition adjustments and adjustments that reduce financial aid awards.
A fee up to $40.00 will be assessed to students whose check, e-check or credit card charge for registration does not clear the bank when presented. An invoice will be issued to students for the check/charge amount and fees assessed. Students failing to redeem checks or credit card charges by the date stated on the invoice may have their registration canceled. This fee consists of a $30.00 returned check processing fee and a $10.00 late fee.
A fee up to $30.00 will be assessed to students for each non-registration check or credit card charge that does not clear the bank when presented. All fees are subject to change without advance notice by the SVSU Board of Control.
In addition to the fees stated above, the University reserves the right to take one or more of the following actions: