Finance Division

Payment Methods

eChecks:  eChecks are the preferred method of payment and are offered as a payment option with no additional service charge.  You may pay via eCheck on iROAR

Credit Card:  You may pay with a credit card via iROAR. Clemson University accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for tuition and student fee payments online only.  **Clemson University does NOT accept in-person credit/debit card payments for tuition and fees** A 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee will be assessed at the time of the transaction. (Please note that some debit cards have a daily transaction limit and will decline transactions over a designated dollar amount, regardless of the cardholder's available balance.)

Wire Transfers:  Funds can be electronically transferred to pay tuition and fees.  More detailed instructions may be found by selecting the Bank Wire Instructions link on our Forms page.

529 College Savings Plan:  Payments that are submitted by 529 savings plans should be mailed directly to the University at:

Clemson University
Student Financial Services
G-08 Sikes Hall Box 345307
Clemson, SC 29634

Be sure to contact your 529 plan's administrator as they will provide you with instructions on how to authorize a withdrawal from your 529 College Savings Plan. Keep in mind that processing these payments takes a varying amount of time, depending on the financial institution. Please do not delay requesting funds from your plan, to avoid a late fee on your account.

Payment Plans : Payment Plans are available for fall and spring semesters.  There are no payment plans available for summer sessions.

TigerStripe cannot be used to pay tuition and fees.

Cash - Due to increasing security concerns, the Student Financial Services Office will no longer accept cash as a form of payment for tuition.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we do not want to jeopardize the safety of students/employees carrying cash on campus.

Mail: Checks and money orders mailed to: (be sure to include the student ID#)

Clemson University
Student Financial Services
G-08 Sikes Hall
Box 345307
Clemson, SC 29634-5307

Returned Items: A check, eCheck, EFT, or credit card given in payment of University expenses that is returned unpaid by the bank creates an indebtedness to the University. Student Financial Services administers matters relating to the collection of all returned items for student payments.  Student Financial Services will re-present returned items for payment of academic fees. A $30 fee will be charged for each returned item. If a payment is returned or dishonored for any reason, the student's account may be debited electronically for the amount of the check plus the $30 returned item fee.

If the item is returned to the University in a timely manner with no response from the student or drawer, a written request to disenroll the student will be made to the Registrar.  If the request is approved, the percentage of refund will be applied to the debt.  If the item is returned after the mid-point of the semester with no response, a decision will be made by the Director of Student Financial Services and the Registrar as to the effect of disenrollment.  The University may restrict subsequent payment for academic and other fees by accepting only certified checks, and money orders.
Any individual who uses a two-party check for payment of University expenses will be held responsible for that check if it is returned unpaid by the bank.  Items used as payment for various University services such as meal plans, housing, etc., that are later returned unpaid by the bank, give the University the right to cancel such services and cause forfeiture of any refund.
Any returned items not collected by the above procedures may be turned over to a collection agency, the indebtedness reported to a credit bureau and collection fees will be added to the account.  Transcripts and diplomas will be withheld pending payment, and the debt may be deducted from state income tax refunds.
Abuse of check payment privileges may result in the restriction of such privileges for an indefinite period of time based on the frequency and/or dollar amount, as determined by Student Financial Services. 

Returned Checks: A $30 returned check fee will be charged for all returned checks. Returned checks and subsequent fees must be satisfied with a certified check or money order. 

Returned eChecks: : A $30 returned eCheck fee will be charged for all returned e-checks due to non-sufficient funds, stop payment, frozen accounts, and revoked authorizations. 
eChecks returned for invalid routing and/or account number will be charged a processing fee of $10. Returns of this nature will create a returned check receivable on the student account and tuition will be considered unpaid.

Any returned item creates an indebtedness to the University and may affect enrollment.