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Student Financial Services

Payment Methods

Types of Payments Accepted

eChecks: eChecks are the preferred payment method and are available as an option with no additional service charge. You can make payments via eCheck in iROAR. When making an eCheck payment, please ensure you provide your checking account’s routing and account number (excluding equity line or investment accounts). Be sure to verify this information with your financial institution.

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.

At the time of the transaction, a 2.95% non-refundable service fee will be assessed for domestic credit/debit cards and a 4.25% non-refundable service fee will be assessed for international credit/debit cards.

Additionally, please be aware 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. If your debit card is linked to a checking account, you can avoid the service fee by paying with an eCheck. 

International Student Payment Instructions (non-U.S. accounts): Students can send international payments to Clemson through Flywire or PayMyTuition, which allows you to pay from almost any country and any bank, save on bank fees and exchange rates and track your payment from start to finish. More detailed instructions are available on International Student Payment Instructions.

529 College Savings Plan: Clemson University encourages electronic 529 payments.  Plans should provide the option to pay Clemson electronically or to set up direct deposit of the funds into the account owner or student’s bank account. This arrangement allows the student or an authorized user to make online eCheck payments through iROAR.

If you choose not to use electronic payments, your 529 plan can mail a paper check to Clemson. However, it’s essential for the check to arrive before the published payment deadlines to avoid non-refundable late fees. Please request the plan administrator to include the student’s name and Clemson ID number to ensure proper credit. Mail payments to Student Financial Services, G08 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5307.

Payment Plans are available for the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

TigerStripe cannot be used to pay tuition and fees.

Cash: To enhance security and ensure the safety of our students and employees, the Student Financial Services Office does not accept cash as a form of tuition payment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding of our commitment to safety

Mail: Checks and money orders can be mailed to: (be sure to include CUID #) 

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

This address will also work for FedEx and UPS shipments because the box number listed is not a PO Box.

Prepaid Programs

SCTPP — account owners must submit a copy of their South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program (SCTPP) card to Student Financial Services (SFS). Once SFS has verified the SCTPP account, a credit will be extended in the “anticipated payment amount” on behalf of your plan administrator. The credit will be itemized on the student bill and include the terminology “SC Prepaid Billing.”  Please note: SCTPP will not cover fees not assessed to ALL Clemson students (i.e., lab fees, a library fee, CBBS course/major fee and/or optional fees).

Other state prepaid plans (not including 529 College Savings Plans) — account owner must contact their plan administrator to begin the process. Once the account owner has completed all required documentation with their plan administrator, the prepaid program will send Clemson a third-party billing authorization letter. Based upon how your prepaid program calculates your tuition payment (i.e., per credit hour, restricted, unrestricted), a credit will be extended in the “anticipated payment amount” on behalf of your plan administrator. The credit will be itemized on the student bill and include the terminology “Prepaid Billing.”

Donor-Selected or Private Scholarships

These awards, also referred to as “Outside Scholarships,” are funded by various individuals, organizations, and companies. If you have received a check from a non-Clemson, donor-selected or private scholarship, please instruct them to send the scholarship check to our office. Please ask that they include your name, CUID number, and mail to the following address:

Clemson University
Student Financial Services
Attn: Outside Scholarships
G-08 Sikes Hall Box 345307
Clemson, SC 29634 

Please note that we will not post a private scholarship to your student bill until our office receives the check.


Returned Items: A check, eCheck, EFT or credit card used as payment for 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 represent 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 the refund will be applied to the debt. If the item is returned after the mid-point of the semester with no response, the Director of Student Financial Services and the Registrar will decide on the effect of disenrollment. The University may restrict subsequent academic and other fee payments by accepting only certified checks and money orders.

Any individual who uses a two-party check to pay 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 will be 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 restrict such privileges for an indefinite period based on the frequency and/or dollar amount 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 eChecks due to non-sufficient funds, stop payment, frozen accounts and revoked authorizations. eChecks returned for invalid routing and/or account numbers 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.

The ability to pay via eCheck may be restricted for any student with three or more returned payments or at the discretion of Student Financial Services.

Credit Card Charge Backs: Any credit card payment disputed, reversed and returned to the University will be placed on the student’s account as a receivable and collected via the above policy and procedures. Returned credit card payments are subject to a $30 returned item fee. PayPath, Clemson’s Credit Card Payment Service, charges a non-refundable service fee. As specified in the agreement at the time of payment, it is not refundable under any circumstances. If this fee is disputed and reversed, it will be placed on the student account for collection.

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