Student Finances - Business Office

Student Finances

Ways to Make a Payment

  1. Online — using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express — through the students’ My Cougar Connection account (under the Student Finances section)
  2. In person at the Business Office via cash, check, or money order
  3. Via a Payment Plan
    Students and families can set up monthly, budgeted payments through a reputable, private firm, Tuition Management Systems. Information on the payment plan is sent to all students early in the summer.

Billing & Payment Procedures

All account information is available on the Student Account Center at sf.afford.com. Students will receive a paper copy of their billing statement each month. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their balance. Any balance not covered by financial aid is owed by the published due date. After this due date, students with a past due balance will be assessed $50.00 late fee each month that the balance goes unpaid.

Note: If a student is receiving Title IV funding and completely withdraws during the semester, that aid is subject to the federal refund calculation. In this case, funds may have to be returned

Refunds

Refunds resulting from Title IV federal aid will be processed within 14 days of the date they are applied to the student’s account. To select how to receive any future refunds:

  • Log on to the Student Account Center at sf.afford.com
    Click on Student Refunds > “get started” to choose direct deposit or a USF Discover prepaid card.

The Master Subscription Agreement and Student Data for the Pre-paid Card Program are available for review.

Withdrawals

Fall and Spring Semester Refund Schedule

The following schedule reflects the percentage of tuition and fees refund allowable to students who completely withdraw from Fall or Spring Semester:

Week During the Semester Tuition & Fees Refundable
Prior to the first day of the semester 100%
During the first week of the semester 100%
During the second week of the semester 75%
During the third week of the semester 50%
During the fourth week of the semester 25%
Fifth week of the semester or later No refund

Summer Term & Non-Traditional Courses Refund Schedule

The following schedule reflects the percentage of tuition and fees refund allowable to students who completely withdraw from Summer or Non-Traditional courses:

Week During the Semester Tuition & Fees Refundable
Prior to the first day of the semester 100%
During the first week of the semester 100%
During the second week of the semester 50%
Third week of the semester or later No refund