Payment Policies

Financial Responsibility

Each semester the student is required to complete the Student Agreement of Financial Responsibility prior to online registration for classes at the University of San Francisco. The student assumes responsibility for payment of the charges for educational services, which may include tuition, student health insurance, housing, meal plans, activity and transportation fees, and other University of San Francisco charges for any and all periods of enrollment at the University of San Francisco.

Terms and Conditions

  1. To avoid late payment fees, tuition and other out-of pocket expenses not covered by Financial Aid must be paid on the due dates published by the University of San Francisco prior to the first day of classes for fall and spring semesters. Other incidental charges occurring after the beginning of the semester are due and payable as described in Item #2.
  2. Student will be billed for all unpaid charges on the Account. Invoices/e-bills are available online once the student registers. Students and authorized payers will receive notification of an online bill when new bills are available. Continuing students with an outstanding balance may be subject to registration cancellation (Fall and Spring Semesters only), will not be allowed to register nor attend classes, receive transcripts and/or diplomas until the account has been paid in full. Any balance not paid may be assessed a late fee of one and one-half (1.5%) percent per month (minimum $5.00).
  3. All deferred and unpaid balances including late fees shall be due not later than August 1st for fall semester charges, January 2nd for Spring semester charges, and May 1st for Summer charges as a condition for financial clearance to enroll in classes in subsequent sessions. Students who have not registered prior to the payment due date, are required to pay in full or enroll in the Payment Plan at the time of registration for all tuition, housing charges, and fees (minus loans, grants or scholarships.)
  4. The University of San Francisco reserves the right to refuse to apply further charges to the Student’s Account and further reserves the right to condition the Student’s enrollment upon payment in full of the Account.

To download a pdf version of Payment Policies & Financial Responsibility click on the link entitled "Forms" located in the Billing and Tuition left hand menu.

Payment Due Dates

Payment in full of any balance or the first payment for those enrolled in the University’s payment plan is due on the following dates:

Summer May 1
Fall August 1
Spring January 2

On that date, payment in full for the term is due, or students must have enrolled in the payment plan. To learn more, visit the payment plan details

To avoid registration cancellation for the  term, students are required to submit payment by the payment due date. If payment has not been received by the payment due date, students will be notified prior to cancellation through their USF email.  If registration is cancelled for non-payment, students will be notified through their USF email account.  Reinstatement of registration is contingent upon sufficient payment to bring the student's account current.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have not registered prior to Payment Due Date, are required to pay in full or enroll in the payment plan at the time of registration for all tuition, housing charges, and fees (minus loans, grants or scholarships.)

Late Payments

USF may impose late fees and/or deferment fees on outstanding balances. USF reserves the right to recover all costs involved with collection and/or litigation of delinquent accounts. If an account must be sent to collection or litigation, due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, USF reserves the right to demand payment in full for subsequent semesters of enrollment, prior to the beginning of each semester. USF is a non-profit institution and, as such, student receivable accounts are considered to be educational loans offered for the sole purpose of financing an education and are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy proceedings.

Clearing Your Past Due Balance

If you have an unpaid balance with USF, you may not register for subsequent semesters, receive transcripts of academic credit, your diploma or other services.

Returned Payment Policy

If your payment is returned for any reason, you are required to submit repayment in certified funds. You may also be required to pay the following fees:

  • Re-Registration fee $75
  • Returned Payment fee $75

Privileges will be permanently revoked for any account with excessive returned payment activity (two or more returned payments issued to the University).

If repayment is made with non-certified funds, account holds will not be lifted until the funds have been cleared. This can take up to 14 business days.

Customized Statements of Account

In addition to the online bill history in View & Pay, students can request a customized statement and will be charged a $10.00 fee per request. Students requesting account research will be charged at the rate of $25.00 per hour.