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University billing schedule

Student Accounts is the centralized billing and collection point for student payments. Bills are generated on the first working day of each month and are available on your account to view. Tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and dining for the fall session are billed in July, winter session in December, spring session in December and summer session in May.

Payment is due in full by the date specified on your University bill. Your University bill must be paid by the due date, regardless of delays, reductions, or cancellation of financial aid. Information regarding payment options is available through the office of Student Accounts.

If you have questions regarding your bill (i.e. the impact of not paying your bill by the due date, how your financial aid was used to pay items on your bill), contact the office of Student Accounts.

Registered students with a balance due will be issued an e-bill and paper statement in accordance with the billing schedule.

If a balance due remains after the due date, monthly e-bills/statements will continue to be issued until the date of the final bill of the semester, when students will be billed for the remaining account balance.  

Students who do not fully pay the total account balance by the final due date will be assessed a late payment fee and have a financial hold placed on their record, which will restrict University services, such as future semester registration and issuance of transcripts. See FAQs.

For students who register after the University billing date, the due date will be 3 business days from the date of registration for payment to be received.

What is the billing schedule?

Payment plan enrollment fees:

  • Fall $70.00
  • Spring $35.00
  • Summer $35.00

Fall 2021: University Billing Date – July 16

  • E-bill and paper statement issued April 9 due July 16​​​​​
  • E-bill and paper statement issued May 14 due July 1​6
  • E-bill and paper statement issued June 18 due July 16
  • E-bill and paper statement issued July 16 due July 16
  • E-bill and paper statement issued August 20 due July 16​​​​
  • E-bill and paper statement issued September 17 due July 16. Late fee assessed $100.00
  • Final Fall E-bill and paper statement issued October 16 due July 16. Late fee assessed $100.00
  • Holds placed on student accounts October 29 

Winter 2020: University Billing Date – December 10

  • E-bill and paper statement issued November 12 due December 10

Spring 2022: University Billing Date – December 10

  • E-bill and paper statement issued November 12 due December 10
  • E-bill and paper statement issued December 10 due December 1​​​​​​0
  • E-bill and paper statement issued January 21 due December 10. Late fee assessed $100.00
  • Final Spring E-bill and paper statement issued February 25 due December 10. Late fee assessed $100.00
  • Holds placed on student accounts March 25 

Summer 2022: University Billing Date – May 6

  • E-bill and paper statement issued April 8 due May 6
  • E-bill and paper statement issued May 6 due May 6
  • Final Summer E-bill and paper statement issued June 17 due May 6

How will my bill be delivered?

Both electronic bills (e-bills) and mailed paper statements are issued monthly for currently registered students.  Bill notifications are sent to your official Delaware State University e-mail account, and bills are also available to be viewed in MyDESU Self Service.

Final bill
For the final bill of the fall and spring semester, students will be billed for the remaining account balance.  Students who do not fully pay the total account balance by the final due date will be assessed a late payment fee and have a financial hold placed on their record, which will restrict University services, such as future semester registration and issuance of transcripts.

What are my options to avoid a hold on my account?

To avoid a hold, a student must either pay his or her bill in full online by the final billing due date for the semester or sign up with the Nelnet payment plan.

Please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 302.857.6240 or studentaccounts [at] desu.edu with additional questions.

Book Vouchers

The Office of Student Accounts will preload book vouchers to your account in the amount of $500.00 if a credit balance is available on the account. If you do not wish to have the voucher on your account, you can visit the Office of Student Accounts to have the charge removed. Additional voucher fund requests can be submitted online or by visiting the office.

Please visit the Office of Student Accounts on the First Floor of the Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, email us at studentaccounts [at] desu.edu  or call 302.857.6240.

FAQs

What will happen if I have an outstanding balance on my account?

A student account with an outstanding balance will be placed on hold, not allowing a student to register for the next enrollment term.

Will I be permitted to stay in my classes if I have already begun taking courses?

Yes, a hold on a student account will not remove a student from the current course schedule.

How will this affect my housing and meal plan?

A hold on a student account will not affect housing or a student meal plan for the current term. Once a hold is added to the account, it will affect housing for the next enrollment term.

Will I be able to register for additional classes?

No, a hold on a student account will prevent a student from making changes to the current course schedule as well as from registering for future classes until the balance has been satisfied.