Pay your bill

You can pay your tuition and fees through the new Student Account Center Portal available on mySU.

Students should log in to mySU and from the Self-Service Menu

  • Click Current Student
  • Select Financial Information
  • Click Student Account Portal & Proceed to Processor

Parents will need their student to grant them access prior to viewing their student's account. Service fees apply for credit and debit card payments. Electronic check payments have no fee.

International students should submit payment here or send checks, made payable to Susquehanna University, to Susquehanna University, Attn: SFS Office, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-0116.

Student accounts include tuition, fees, room and board, and other related charges, such as parking registrations, parking tickets, health center charges, music fees, library fees, shuttle fees and Global Opportunity fees.

For information regarding moving to remote (off-campus) classes and the impact to your costs and financial aid, please click here and review the "Financial Questions" section.

We are now partnering with Nelnet to offer a Student Account Center Portal that students access via mySU's Self-Service Menu. Please keep in mind that Susquehanna University does not mail paper statements and the only way to view your bill is through the Student Account Center Portal. 

Your Student Account Portal features:

  • Your billing account activity in real time;
  • A printable monthly billing statement, which includes charges as well as applied and pending financial aid;
  • Ability to share account access with parents or others by inviting them to be an authorized user;
  • Credit card payments with American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover ;
  • E-check payments; and
  • Five, four, three or two month payment plans

Due to student privacy regulations in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), you must grant access to your account to parents or other authorized users. To add an authorized party, like a parent or guardian, please take the following steps:

  • Once logged in, students click My Profile;
  • Click Add in the Manage Payers section;
  • Click Save.

Parents/authorized users will receive an email invitation to create a login.

Susquehanna is required to report qualified tuition and related expenses, such as tuition, fees and course materials necessary for enrollment. 

The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8863 — the form used for calculating the education tax credits you may claim as part of your tax return. Depending on income, enrollment status and the amount of qualified educational expenses, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit.

In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) SU billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Congress and the IRS eliminated the option for colleges to report the "amounts billed in Box 2." We must now report the "amounts paid" for qualified tuition and related expenses. Beginning with tax year 2018, SU reports in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When will I receive my Form 1098-T?

Susquehanna releases 1098-T forms by Jan. 31 as federally required. 

2. What are Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses (QTRE) paid?

The IRS defines educational expenses that are considered QTRE for purposes of claiming a tax credit or deduction. The amount of QTRE paid on the student account includes payments from any source, such as:

  • Cash, check, electronic or wire transfer payments
  • Federal or private educational loans posted to the student account
  • Scholarships or grants from any source posted to the account, unless the award was specifically intended to pay a non-qualified charge
  • 529 and College Savings plan payments

3. Why didn’t I receive a 1098-T?

  • The amount of QTRE paid during the tax year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 was zero. For example, you were enrolled for the spring term that began in January 2019, but you paid your tuition and fees in late 2018.
  • You paid your tuition and fees during the calendar year but dropped all your classes during the same calendar year. All your charges were reversed and your money was returned to you.

4. What information is reported on the Form 1098-T?

  • Box 1 — As required by the IRS, SU reports payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses for the tax year ending Dec. 31.
  • Box 2 — Intentionally left blank and reserved for future use.
  • Box 3 — Intentionally left blank and reserved for future use.
  • Box 4 — Shows any adjustment (payments received or amounts billed) made for a prior year for qualified tuition and related expenses that were reported on a prior year Form 1098-T.
  • Box 5 — Shows the total of all scholarships or grants administered and processed by SU for the payment of the student’s cost of attendance.  Scholarships and grants generally include all payments received from third parties (excluding family members and loan proceeds). This includes payments received from the governmental and private entities such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, civic and religious organizations, and nonprofit entities.
  • Box 6 — Shows adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year.
  • Box 7 — Shows whether the amount in box 1 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January-March 2019.
  • Box 8 — Shows whether you are carrying at least one-half the normal full-time workload for your course of study at the reporting institution.
  • Box 9 — Shows whether you are enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree, graduate-level certificate or other recognized graduate-level educational credential.
  • Box 10 — Shows the total amount of reimbursements or refunds of qualified tuition and related expenses made by an insurer. 

5. Why is my post 9/11 GI Bill reported in Box 5 of the 1098-T?

Veteran's educational benefits are not taxable. However, they can be reported as a grant on Box 5 of the Form 1098-T. Reporting veteran benefits on the Form 1098-T does not indicate that such benefits are taxable. Instead, it only indicates that the individual's qualified educational expenses used for purposes of determining the tax credit must be reduced. 

6. How can I obtain a copy of my 1098-T?

1098-T forms will be sent via the United States Postal Service to students and former students home address on file with our Registrar’s office. If additional copies are needed, please email sfs@susqu.edu

7. Where can I obtain assistance with questions regarding my tax filing?

We encourage you to speak with an informed tax preparer or adviser regarding tax advice.

The fall semester online billing statement will be available no later than Monday, August 3, 2020. Given the ongoing global pandemic we’re asking for students to have payment arrangements for the fall semester in place by the start of classes on Monday, August 24, 2020 however we understand payment-in-full may not be remitted until the end of the semester (December 2020).

The spring semester online billing statement will be available in early December 2020. Once again we recognize and appreciate the economic circumstances presented by the global pandemic and kindly request your payment arrangements be in place by the start of the Spring semester on January 25, 2021 however we understand if payment-in-full is not remitted until the end of the semester (May 2021).

SFS Offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020. Our office will reopen on July 6, 2020.
  • December 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021. Our office will reopen on January 4, 2021

Students receiving financial aid are not exempt from payment of enrollment deposits, student activity fees or health fees by the dates prescribed.

In order to help families address the cost of their higher education, Susquehanna offers a monthly payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce.

The payment plan is a great option to relieve the pressure of making one, large payment and allows you to pay your semester bill over the course of five, four, three or two months.

Keep in mind the payment plan is not a loan and does not require credit or loan applications. You can set the payment plan budget that meets your needs.

To enroll in a payment plan please log into your Student Account Center Portal via mySU. Parents will need to be granted access by the student prior to logging in to the account.

Please contact Student Financial Services via email (sfs@susqu.edu) with questions regarding how to calculate the total amount of your fall term bill and payment plan amount given the university’s fall statement will not be available until August 3, 2020 (at the latest).

Here’s a breakdown of the fall 2020 payment plan schedule:

Dates to Enroll

Number of Payments

Payment Plan Months

Jun. 1 - Jul. 13

5

Jul. 15 to Nov. 15

Jul. 14 - Aug. 13

4

Aug. 15 to Nov. 15

Aug. 14 - Sept. 11

3

Sept. 15 to Nov. 15

Sept. 12 - Oct. 13

2

Oct. 15 to Nov. 15

The spring 2021 payment plan schedule will be:

Dates to Enroll

Number of Payments

Payment Plan Months

Oct. 15 - Dec. 11

5

Dec. 15 to Apr. 15

Dec. 12 - Jan. 13

4

Jan. 15 to Apr. 15

Jan. 14 - Feb. 11

3

Feb. 15 to Apr. 15

Feb. 12 - Mar. 11

2

Mar. 15 - Apr. 15

Finally, it’s important to note that NELNET does charge a $50 enrollment fee each semester for the payment plan and a late charge of $25 is assessed if a payment is missed.  

This policy only applies to students withdrawing from the university during the semester. Once the semester begins there are financial implications to consider when thinking about withdrawing from the university. Please note that room, activity and health fees are neither pro-rated nor refundable after classes have begun and students who are suspended or dismissed from the university after the first day of classes are not eligible for refunds.

*UPDATE - Due to the global pandemic we have modified our refund policy for the Fall 2020 Semester to include room charges in addition to tuition and meal plans during the Fall 2020 Semester only. If a remote (off-campus) student completely withdraws from classes the refund policy will only consider applicable tuition charges. Please click here and review the Financial Questions section for more information regarding any impacts to costs and aid.

Revised Fall 2020 tuition, room and meal plan refund schedule:

  • 100 percent-on or before Aug.24
  • 90 percent-between Aug. 25 and Sept. 4
  • 50 percent-between Sept.5 and Sept 21
  • 25 percent-between Sept. 22 and Oct. 19
  • No tuition, room and meal plan refund on or after Oct. 20

Spring 2021 tuition and meal plan refund schedule:

  • 100 percent-on or before Jan. 18
  • 90 percent-between Jan. 19 and Jan. 31
  • 50 percent-between Feb. 1 and Feb. 19
  • 25 percent-between Feb. 20 and Mar. 15
  • No tuition and meal plan refund on or Mar. 16

In order to be eligible for a refund of your tuition and meal plan charges, you must first complete a withdrawal form for the Registrar’s office and receive notification from the Registrar’s office that you have been formally withdrawn from the university within the eligible time frames denoted above. 

We encourage all students considering withdrawing from the university to contact Student Financial Services (SFS@susqu.edu) to set up an appointment to discuss the financial impacts of a potential withdrawal from the university.

Federal Title IV Refund Policy

The Student Financial Services Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed or take a leave of absence before completing 60 percent of a payment period or term.

Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formulas:

The percentage of a payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:

Aid to be returned = (100 percent of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earns less aid than was disbursed, the university is required to return a portion of the funds and the student is required to return a portion of the funds. When Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the university. If a student earns more aid than was disbursed, the university is required to make to the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student's withdrawal.

The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 30 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal. Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants, for which a return of funds is required
  • Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants, for which a return of funds is required
  • National SMART Grants, for which a return of funds is required
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, for which a return of funds is required
  • Federal TEACH Grants for which a return of funds is required

Requesting a Refund

To obtain a refund, a student must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing that he or she is officially withdrawing and provide the last date of class attendance. The form used to officially notify the university may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar. Mere absence from classes does not reduce a student's financial obligation or guarantee that the university will not record a final grade. Note that room charges and student activity and health fees are nonrefundable after classes have commenced.

Optional Tuition Insurance

Information regarding optional tuition insurance is available at this link.

Students are responsible for obtaining and viewing their bills electronically. It is important to log in and view your electronic billing statement each time you receive notification that a new statement is available to view.

Miscellaneous charges such as parking registrations, parking tickets, health center charges, music fees, library fees, shuttle fees and Global Opportunity fees are billed to the student account throughout the school term.

Failure to view your electronic billing statement through the student account center will result in past due balances, interest charges and holds on student accounts.

Students receiving financial aid are not exempt from payment of enrollment deposits, student activity fees or health insurance by the dates prescribed.

Tuition bills must be paid in full by the designated semester due date

Student whose accounts have not been paid in full will be placed on a hold and may not:

  • Register for or attend classes
  • Receive any degree or transcript 
  • Participate in campus housing registration

They may also accrue interest fees and incur collection and legal costs. Students will be notified by Student Financial Services of denial to participate in the privileges listed above.

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