5.4. Payment Options

Oglethorpe University accepts cash, check, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and wire transfers. Students can also pay their accounts online via OASIS. A convenience fee is required for all payments by credit/debit card.

Oglethorpe also offers a payment plan option. Payment plans enable students to divide their account balances into regular installments throughout a term. All students are pre-approved to participate in a payment plan during the term in which they are enrolled. Payment plans expire at scheduled dates prior to the end of each term and are subject to a payment plan enrollment fee (see Sec. 5.1.3.). Plans are also subject to late fees and returned payment fees. Payment schedules other than those prescribed by the University must be approved in advance by the office of the controller.

If a check made in payment for student tuition and fees is not valid upon presentation to Oglethorpe’s banking institution, a hold is placed on the student’s account, and a returned check fee is added to the student’s account. Oglethorpe University reserves the right to place a student on “cash only” status for issuing a check that is not honored upon presentation to the bank.