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Payment Methods and Deadlines

Tuition, fee, room and meal charges are to paid in full by the published registration term due date.  A deferred payment plan is available for the fall and spring semesters and must be submitted when the term charges are not paid in full.  Any account not paid in full without submission of a deferred payment plan agreement will be assessed a $25.00 administrative fee and may be subject to late fees.  Payments for tuition, fees, room and meals are made to the Business Office or through Buff Advisor.

Payments can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Cashier's check
  • Credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted through Buff Advisor)
  • Debit card (may need to check with your personal bank for transaction limit)
  • Emergency tuition and fee loan

Emergency loans for tuition and fees will be applied to the student's account by the 12th class day of the semester.  A confirmation number will be shown on the screen when the loan is accepted.  Book loans are applied to the student's Buffalo Gold Card.  Loans are 90 day loans in the fall and spring semesters and 45 day loans in the summer terms.  Interest begins accruing when the loan is applied to the student's account or Gold Card.  Interest is 5% on tuition and fee loans and 12% on book loans.  The maximum tuition and fee loan is $1,500.00 for a Texas resident and $2,500.00 for all other students.  The maximum book loan is $300.00 in the fall and spring semesters, $200.00 in the summer terms, and $100.00 in the intersessions.  Students may apply for emergency tuition and fee and book loans through Buff Advisor.

No billing statements are mailed.

Registration charges are posted on Buff Advisor approximately two weeks prior to the payment deadline.

Early Registration Payment Deadlines

  • August 13, 2014 - Fall Semester 2014
  • December 16, 2014 - January Intersession 2015
  • December 16, 2014 - Spring Semester 2015
  • May 5, 2015 - May Intersession 2015

Registration Payment Deadlines

  • September 2, 2014 - Fall Semester 2014
  • December 16, 2014 - January Intersession 2015
  • January 27, 2015 - Spring Semester 2015
  • May 5, 2015 - May Intersession 2015

Payment must be received in the Business Office by the deadline.  Payments postmarked on the due date are not considered as meeting the deadline.

Failure to pay by the due date may result in cancellation of registration. Students will be charged $25 and an additional $4 per semester credit hour in registration fees if priority registration schedules are deleted and they re-register. Students whose late registration schedules are deleted will be charged a $100 fee to re-register.

Billing information is available on the web through Buff Advisor.

Deferred Payment Plan

Tuition, fees, room and board may be paid on a deferred payment plan during the fall and spring semesters only.

Fall Semester 2014 Deadlines

One-fourth of account balance is due by August 13 for students registered as of August 4. Students who register after August 4 must have one-fourth of account balance paid by September 2. The remaining three quarterly payments are:

  • September 15, 2014
  • October 15, 2014
  • November 14, 2014

All payments are due by 4 p.m.

Students who choose to pay on a deferred payment plan will be charged a $25 administration fee and will need to submit a payment plan agreement through Buff Advisor.