Student Payment Plan Information
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Bridgewater State University is now offering a web-based, interest-free Payment Plan. BSU Payment Plan assists students and their families cover each semester's tuition, housing, meals and required student fees (aviation flight fee charges are not calculated in the plan and must be paid separately). The plan spreads payments over the course of the semester into 4 monthly payments. The Payment Plan is available during Fall and Spring semesters.
The Payment Plan is an option students or their authorized user must select each semester. Payment Plan amounts will be based on the actual semester's amount due (total charges minus financial aid). Any adjustment to charges or aid will also adjust remaining payments in the plan. Students and authorized users will be notified via email each time an adjustment is made.
Enrollment in the plan for fall semester begins mid July; enrollment in the plan for spring semester begins mid December. Each semester a $25.00 non-refundable enrollment fee is required at the time of enrollment.
With the Payment Plan you can:
- Enroll in the plan easily over the web
- View a list of charges and Financial Aid credits eligible for the plan on your online worksheet
- Set up automatic installment payments using a credit card or electronic check or make monthly payments as they come due
- Receive email notifications as your plan adjusts due to changes in your student account activity.
Fall Installment dates:
4 installments (enrollment prior to August 1st) Due dates:
- 1st installment August 1st
- 2nd installment September 1st
- 3rd installment October 1st
- 4th installment November 1st
3 installments (enrollment after August 1st):
Payments due on the 1st of each month September – November.
Spring Installment dates:
4 installments (enrollment prior to January 1st) Due dates:
- 1st installment January 1st
- 2nd installment February 1st
- 3rd installment March 1st
- 4th installment April 1st
3 installments (enrollment after January 1st):
Payments due on the 1st of each month February – April.
You may access enrollment through the BSU Student Account Suite.
How to Enroll:
Students and Authorized Users can enroll easily into a Bridgewater State University Payment Plan through the secure BSU Student Account Suite.
- Log on to BSU Student Account Suite
- Select the Enroll in a Payment Plan tab to view the Payment Plan offered.
- Click on view plan to review information about the plan.
- Click continue to view the budget worksheet. The worksheet will include the health insurance charge until the online waiver is completed and the account has been adjusted (this process could take up to 5 business days). To remove the Health Insurance charge from the student account, the student must complete the online waiver. You can reduce future installments by filling in a down payment amount.
- Click Display Payment Schedule. Carefully review the budget worksheet before clicking continue. At this point you will be asked if you would like to set up automatic payments for the dates shown or you can make monthly payments as they come due.
- You must pay the $25.00 Enrollment Fee (non-refundable). At the time of enrollment you may add a down payment.
- Last step: Review and Print the Payment Plan Agreement Form. Check the I Agree box and continue.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can participate in the plan?
Any student currently registered for the current term with eligible charges of $500.00 or greater.
Cost to participate in the plan?
A non-refundable $25.00 enrollment fee is charged each semester and must be paid at the time of enrollment.
How does the plan work?
Eligible charges may be paid in four installments.
What about Financial Aid and Loans?
Financial aid grants and student loans offered will be deducted from the eligible charges at the time of enrollment.
Please Note: Two types of credits appear on the student account statement, memo credit (anticipated) and authorized credit (actual). Memo credits temporarily reduce the student account balance due and represent funds expected, but not yet received. Authorized credits represent funds that will be credited as actual payments to the account once the disbursement date has been reached.
Memo credits may not be able to transition into authorized credits for various reasons. For example, a student may not have completed the loan entrance counseling or signed the promissory note. These must be complete before the student is entitled to a loan disbursement. The student is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all memo credits are disbursed to their account.
All unpaid memo credits will be removed as an anticipated credit from the student account by Early October for the fall semester and Early February for the spring semester.
Is my payment information safe on the payment plan?
Yes, Bridgewater State University's online payment plan is hosted on a secure web server, and the payment information of students and their authorized users is kept secured using industry-leading security features.
What type of payments are accepted?
You can pay online using a credit card* or electronic check by using the BSU Student Account Suite. Payments may also be mailed to the Office of Student Accounts, Bridgewater State University, Boyden Hall, Room 107, 131 Summer St., Bridgewater, MA 02325. Please include Banner Number on memo line.
*All credit card payments will be assessed a 2.75% payment service fee (minimum $3.00) whether paid online, in person or over the phone.
Any payments made by electronic check (ACH) which are returned for insufficient funds or incorrect banking information will be subject to a $25.00 fee which will be billed to the student account. A registration and transcript hold will be placed on the student account as well. Failure to resolve outstanding balances and/or failure to replace a returned check will jeopardize future enrollments.
When can I enroll and make a payment (enrollment starts mid May)?
Online, anytime, the suite is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Who can set up the payment plan?
Either the student or authorized user (parent) can enroll the student in the plan. It is easy to become an authorized user. Students can follow the directions for adding an authorized user.
Do I have to schedule the installment payments?
No, you can make monthly payments as they come due.
What if I become delinquent?
If you miss a payment or we receive an insufficient funds check, a registration and transcript hold will be placed on the student's account. Payment is considered missed if it is not received by the due date or is not for the installment amount. A $15.00 late payment installment penalty will be charged for each missed payment. After two or more missed installments on the Payment Plan the student will be removed from the plan and payment will be due in full.
How will a tuition waiver affect my plan?
Each semester you will need to provide the waiver form. The waiver will be posted to the account within 5 business days. If the waiver is received after enrollment in the plan, the remaining installments will be decreased.
How will an outside scholarship affect my plan?
The outside scholarship will not be calculated in as a credit at the time you enroll. However, when the scholarship check is received and applied to the account, it will pay toward the current installment due.
Can more than one parent sign up for the payment plan?
No. Only one plan can be set up each semester per student.
What happens if my student account balance changes due to a change in eligible charges and/or Financial Aid?
Any change to your charges or Financial Aid will also adjust the remaining installments on the plan. You will receive email notifications as the plan adjusts.
What type of changes would adjust the plan balance?
Any change in housing, meal plan selection or adding/dropping a course. Any change in the eligible charges is recalculated nightly. These changes will automatically increase or decrease the remaining installments. Other examples of changes would be waiving the Health Insurance (It is best to waive before you enroll in the payment plan, otherwise the charge will be included on your worksheet and will not decrease the remaining installments until the waiver is processed (which could take up to five (5) business days). Also, if you apply for a parking decal after you enroll, your installments would increase.
PLEASE NOTE: We have set a limit of seven (7) days before the payment due date that recalculation will not adjust that current installment, but will adjust the remaining installments.