Billing Information

Online account information is available for current students to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week via the myPlymouth portal. Here students (and those granted Bill View under Family Access) can see a complete summary of their charges and payments by term. Since it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her bills are paid on time, the monthly billing reminder will be sent to the student’s plymouth.edu e-mail account and to those granted Bill Notification under Family Access.

How to Access Your Bill

To access your bill:

Go to my.plymouth.edu

  1. Enter your user name and password.
  2. Click on the ‘Services’ tab.
  3. In the myFinances block click on ‘View My Bill’.
    • Family Access members: Go to the ‘View Bill for’ line just below and be sure you have selected your student’s name from the drop-down menu before clicking the ‘Go’ button.
  4. Select the billing term you wish to view from the drop-down menu in the upper right hand corner of the online bill.
Billing Schedule
MonthDate Available OnlinePayment Due Date
July (Fall Tuition Bill)July 6August 3
AugustThe 5th business day of AugustLast business day of August
September**The 5th business day of SeptemberLast business day of September**
OctoberThe 5th business day of OctoberLast business day of October
November
(Spring Tuition Bill)
November 2 December 7
DecemberThe 5th business day of December Last business day of December
January**The 5th business day of JanuaryLast business day of January**
FebruaryThe 5th business day of FebruaryLast business day of February
MarchThe 5th business day of MarchLast business day of March
AprilThe 5th business day of AprilLast business day of April
MayThe 5th business day of MayLast business day of May
JuneThe 5th business day of JuneLast business day of June

**Charges incurred during the first two weeks of the term must be paid immediately.

Note: Payments must be received by Student Account Services by 3:00pm December 18th if they are to be included as supplemental information with the 1098T tax form.

Billing Policies
Full Time vs. Part Time Status

Full Time

Any regularly-admitted undergraduate student with a course load of 12 to 17 credit hours is subject to full-time tuition and fees for that entire semester. Full-time tuition and fees will be charged to all undergraduate students identified as full time at the time of admission. Full-time undergraduate students must have at least 12 credits to be considered for full financial aid purposes.

Part Time

Students who voluntarily choose to change to part-time must file for a change of status in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs by the end of the Add period, which is one week after Registration Day. A change to part-time status may impact your eligibility for financial assistance, on-campus housing and intercollegiate athletics. Students in good academic standing who wish to change back to full-time status must see the Registrar.

Penalties for Late Payments

All bills must be paid (or have payment arrangement noted on the online bill) by the bill due date (see Billing Schedule above).  Students’ accounts that are outstanding after the bill due date are subject to:

  • Being assessed a monthly interest late fee of 1.5% of the unpaid amount.
  • Having their pre-registered courses dropped and being withdrawn from Plymouth State University.

Senior Citizen Free Tuition Policy

New Hampshire residents who are 65 years of age or older are eligible for one tuition scholarship per semester for most credit courses, including graduate courses. This policy is as follows:

  • One scholarship per term
  • Applies to one course (up to three credits)
  • Not applicable to students admitted to a degree program
  • Covers only tuition (not fees)

Students are responsible for paying all related fees, including mandatory fees. No other discounts apply. Senior Citizens taking more than 4.5 credits must follow the overload guidelines outlined above.

Tips for Success

Avoiding Hassles

You may know a student whose classes were dropped because of unpaid bills or you may have a friend who had to pay late fees and get signatures to get back into classes. Unfortunately, these things do occur – but they don’t have to happen. You can avoid this hassle and expense. Here’s how:

  • Pay your tuition on time or make proper arrangements to cover your bill.  Past due balances will be assessed a 1.5% late fee.
  • Do not assume that the University can hold your place in courses.
  • Be in touch with Student Account Services. Avoiding the issue won’t make it disappear.

Clearing Financial Holds

Financial holds are placed on student accounts that have a past due balance.  Holds can result in:

  • not being able to register for classes
  • not being confirmed as a student and being withdrawn from Plymouth State University
  • transcripts being held by the Registrar’s Office
  • a 1.5% late fee being assessed on your account

Don’t ignore a hold notice or assume that financial aid (or someone else) will clear the hold for you.  Be proactive and take charge by clearing your account. Visit Student Account Services as soon as you are aware of your financial hold if you have any questions. If you fail to clear holds and be confirmed by the confirmation deadline, you will be dropped from classes and the process will begin to withdraw you from the University. To be reinstated, you must cover your account as well as pay late confirmation and late add fees and secure the signature of each instructor. You are not guaranteed a seat in any class from which you were dropped.

Explanation of Fees

Course Fees

Certain courses are assessed special fees to help cover additional costs above the standard classroom instruction expenses.

Mandatory Fees

All students are required to pay mandatory fees. These fees cover such items as student activities and organizations, the student union and recreation facilities, health services*, building maintenance and upkeep, and technical equipment in computer clusters, language labs, art facilities and labs.   (*Please note:  PSU does not require nor offer health insurance; health service fees do not go toward student health insurance and no proof of insurance is required.)

Overload Fees

Undergraduate students taking more than 17 credit hours are assessed a per credit overload fee based on tuition status and residency. Students will be required to sign an overload form acknowledging the extra fee at the time they register for the overload.

For the purpose of billing, a student’s load is his or her load at the end of the official add period plus any additional credits for which the student registers after that date in the semester. A student who registers for more than 17 credits or one who enrolls after the closing date of the add period is subject to an overload charge, regardless of whether the student drops a course after that date.