Information About Payment Deadlines

Payment deadlines for each semester are published on the current Academic Calendar.  There is some general information that ALL students should be aware of in order to make sure they are prepared to make payments in order to prevent their class schedule from being dropped.

The State allows the University to set payment deadlines for all applicable charges each term.  A list of all tuition & fees with a short explanation of each can be found on the Tuition & Fees page.

WT offers payment plans Fall and Spring semesters only.  Intersession and Summer terms do not include that option and all charges must be paid in full by the published payment deadline for each one.

Deadlines cannot be extended; however, WT does offer Emergency Loans to help hold schedules for students whose financial aid will not be posted prior to the payment deadline or who need a short extension of time to make that first payment. 

Students who fail to make the required minimum required payment of registration charges by the published payment deadline will be deleted from their classes and given one opportunity to re-register for the semester (this does not guarantee that the student will be able to put together the same schedule they had before deletion.)  A reinstatement fee of $100 will be added to the student's account prior to re-registration. Reinstatement fees, accrued housing, meal plan, New Student Orientation, and Buff Branding fees will not be refunded if the student is unable to re-enroll for the semester. If a student decides that they do not want to attend WTAMU for a semester that they have registered for, they MUST file a withdrawal with the Office of the Registrar; the student will be held to the balance due as set forth by the State of Texas withdrawal rates found on the Tuition and Fee Refund Policy page.

Payments must be made no later than the published payment deadline and must be completed and confirmed prior to the start of the next day.  Technical or procedural difficulties encountered after end of business at 5pm the day of the payment deadline are not sufficient to negate late fees or other penalties for late payment. Payments by mail received after the payment deadline will not be backdated to avoid late fees or other penalties.

Information about Payment Plans

WT offers 2 payment plans for each Fall/Spring semester:  A 5-payment plan that begins before the term starts and a 4-payment plan that begins after the term starts.  By Texas statute, all students must either be paid in full before the term starts OR must be on an approved payment plan and be current with the terms of the plan they have chosen.

Remember - payment plans are only available for Fall and Spring terms.  Summer and Intersession terms must be paid in full by the published due date (see Academic Calendar) or will be subject to deletion with a reinstatement fee of $100 if the student chooses to re-enroll for that term.


Five-Payment Plans:

This plan should be signed up for before the first of the month of the term.  For instance, a Fall 5-payment plan should be signed up for by 8/1 and the first installment is due by 8/1.  Subsequent payments are due on 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, and 12/1 to pay off the balance in full.  For the Spring term, the 5-payment plan should be signed up for by 1/1 and the first payment is due by 1/1 with subsequent payments due on 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, and 5/1.  Any missed payment deadline will result in a $20 late fee being added to the student account.

Four-Payment Plans:

This plan must be signed up for on or before the payment deadline for the current term.  This date is generally 6 days before the start of the current term, but you can verify the actual date by looking at the Academic Calendar for the payment deadline.  The first payment deadline for this plan is actually the 1st of the month after the term starts.  So, for a Fall term, the 4-payment plan MUST be signed up for before the term starts and the $35 enrollment fee must be paid; then the first installment of the plan is due 9/1 and then 10/1, 11/1, and 12/1.  Likewise the Spring 4-payemnt plan must be signed up for six days before the term starts (or the date listed on the Academic Calendar) and the $35 enrollment fee must be paid in full, then the student has installments due 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, and 5/1.

The only dates that ever change for either of these plans are the deadline to sign up for each plan.  That is why the Academic Calendar is so important to bookmark.  Any changes to dates there are official and you can go by what that calendar says instead of having to look at 2 or 3 different pages to see what your payment deadlines are.


Access directions here to Setup a Payment Plan.

Please note: accounts not paid in full by the final payment deadline each semester are be subject to collection proceedings which could negatively impact the student's credit report in addition to possible financial liens and holds via the State of Texas payment system.  This could prevent the student from receiving any state funds, including payroll from any state agency, until all past due indebtedness has been repaid in full.  Accounts turned over for collections have an 18-22% additional cost on top of the past due amount added by the collecting agency.

Itemized billing information is available on the web by going to Buff Connect > Buff Advisor > Student Finance > Account Activity > View Statement