Once your tuition statement is ready, you can pay online, in person and by mail. For Fall and Spring terms, you can pay all at once or enroll in a payment plan to make smaller payments throughout the term. During the summer term, you can pay all at once or take out an Emergency Loan to defer payment for 30 days.

Payment Methods

Your student account is the one-stop shop for paying your tuition and fees online. By making payments online, you will see faster payment posting and updates of your payment status and account balance. Make a payment online using one of the following methods:

Credit Card

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, China Union, JCB, and American Express, All credit card charges include a nonrefunable 2.85% convenience fee.

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eCheck

An electronic check is a digital version of a traditional paper check. With an eCheck, money is electronically withdrawn from your checking account, transferred over the ACH network, and desposited the university. You will need your banking account information(Routing and Account Number) to make the payment. There is no processing fee for electronic checks.

International Payments

We partnered with Convera and TransferMate to give you a simple, reliable way to pay. This allows you to pay in your home currency, either online or by bank transfer, with competitive exchange rates and takes the stress and uncertainity out of paying for your tuition.

Which one should I use? TransferMate is avaiable through your student account center, presenting your account balance at the time of payment. With TransferMate, you can confidentially pay your full balance - no shortages or overages! Convera is also a great option for paying but you need to know your account balance before you begin to make a payment

Visit the Cashier's Office located in the Estill Building, Suite 103. We are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Make a payment in person using one of the following methods:

Cash

Check, Cashier's Check, or Traveler's Check

Student's name and SAM ID must be written on all checks. When you provide a check as a payment to SHSU, you authorize us to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the check as a check transaction.

Money Orders

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Payment may be mailed, but must be recieved in our office by 5 p.m. on the payment deadline. You may mail one of the following:

Check, Cashier's Check, or Traveler's Check

Student's name and SAM ID must be written on all checks. When you provide a check as a payment to SHSU, you authorize us to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the check as a check transaction.

Money Orders

Our Mailing Addresses

If sending by U.S. Mail(USPS)

Sam Houston State University

Cashier's Office

Box 2273

Hunstville, TX 77341-2273

If sending overnight by UPS or Fedex

Sam Houston State University

Cashier's Office

1903 University Ave

Estill Bldg Room 103

Hunstville, TX 77340-2273

We start applying financial aid 10 days prior to the start of the semester. Once your aid shows in your account, you need to accept your aid to pay your account balance. If the financial aid does not fully cover yout bill, the amount due will be reduced accordingly, and you will need to pay the balance due by the deadline.

How to accept your financial aid

Submit Your Waiver or Exemption

Students can submit tuition assistance waivers and exemptions by emailing cshforms@shsu.edu one week before the start of the semester. Please include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Sam ID
  • Enrolled Term
  • Your Waiver Type

Outside Scholarships are funds recieved from sources outside the University such as booster club scholarships, PTO scholarships, etc. checks should be to the Special Services Cashier along with the completed donor form. Students must accept scholarship once avaiable in their account.

How to Apply Scholarships to Student Account

  1. Complete Scholarship Donor Form
  2. Write student's Sam ID on check
  3. Mail check to:

    Cashier's Office, Attention Scholarships

    Sam Houston State University

    Box 2273

    Huntsville, Texas 77341-2273

When mailing scholarship checks, keep in mind students need time to accept their award before their payment due date.

Payment Due Dates

How To Accept Your Scholarship

  1. Sign into your MySam account
  2. Click on My Account on the left-hand side of the site.
  3. The financial Aid Awards block the right-hand side of the site and click on the link.
  4. Select the aid Year
  5. Proceed through EACH tab, left to right:
  6. On the Resources/Additional Information tab, if you agree to the terms, click the Accept in the drop down boxes
  7. Enter resources in the spaces provided at the bottom part of the page, if any
  8. Continue to the Terms and Conditions tab and carefully read before
  9. Continue to the Accept Award Offer tab and accept your awards by clicking Submit Decision.
Learn more about Financial Aid

Payment Requirements

Failure to make payment of the first minimum installment payment or full payment may result in the loss of classes but does not automatically constitute a withdrawal from the University. Your payment amount cannot be more than your total semester charges. Your semester charges will include tuition and fees for all parts of term enrolled for the semester.

Add, Drop, & Resignation Deadlines

Paying in Full

When paying in full, your payment amount should match your account balance. If you increase your credit hours, add fees, or enroll in additional parts of term, you will need to make an additional payment once the charges post to your account. Please monitor your account for updates. Failure to pay additional charges could result in loss of class schedule.

Enrolling in a Payment Plan

If you enroll in a payment plan, your payment amount will be your account balance divided into installments determined in the payment plan contract. Payment plans are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Failure to make initial payment by the designated due date could result in removal from the payment plan and/or loss of class schedule.

More about Payment Plans

Find Your Payment Due Date

Not sure what term to select?

Use the following steps to access your registration information. You should select the term you are enrolled in with the earliest first day of class.

  1. Login to MySam
  2. Click “Registration
  3. Click “Continue to Registration Add, Drop Classes
  4. Click “View Registration Information
Due Date First Day of Class Earliest Term Amount Due
May 11, 2022 by 5pm May 12, 2022 Summer Mini Full Balance
May 31, 2022 by 5pm Jun 1, 2022 Summer I or 10-Week Full Balance
Jul 1, 2022 by 5pm Jul 5, 2022 Summer II Full Balance
Aug 19, 2022 by 5pm Aug 22, 2022 Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a Full or 1st Installment
Sept 6, 2022 by 5pm Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a Installment
Sept 23, 2022 by 5pm Sept 26, 2022 Fall 5b Full or 1st Installment
Oct 1, 2022 by 5pm Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a, 5b Installment
Oct 11, 2022 by 5pm Oct 12, 2022 Fall 7b Full or 1st Installment
Oct 26, 2022 by 5pm Oct 27, 2022 Fall 5c Full or 1st Installment
Nov 1, 2022 by 5pm Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a, 5b, 7b, 5c Installment
Dec 1, 2022 by 5pm Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a, 5b, 7b, 5c Installment
Dec 11, 2022 by 5pm Fall 15-Week, 5a, 7a, 5b, 7b, 5c End of Term Payment
Jan 16, 2023 by 5pm Jan 17, 2023 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND Full or 1st installment
Jan 31, 2023 by 5pm 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND Installment
Feb 17, 2023 by 5pm Feb 20, 2023 5B Full or 1st installment
Mar 1, 2023 by 5pm 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND, 5B Installment
Mar 8, 2023 by 5pm Mar 9, 2023 7B Full or 1st installment
Mar 31, 2023 by 5pm Apr 3, 2023 5C Full or 1st installment
Apr 1, 2023 by 5pm 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND, 5B, 7B, 5C Installment
May 1, 2023 by 5pm 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND, 5B, 7B, 5C Installment
May 14, 2023 by 5pm 5A, 7A, Full, EMBA, ND, 5B, 7B, 5C End of Term Payment
Due Date First Day of Class Cohort Semester Amount Due
Jun 24, 2022 by 5pm Jun 27, 2022 1 Fall Full or 1st Installment
Jul 12, 2022 by 10pm 1 Fall Installment
Aug 7, 2022 by 10pm Aug 8, 2022 2 & 3 Fall Full or 1st Installment
Aug 23, 2022 by 10pm 2 & 3 Fall Installment
Oct 1, 2022 by 10pm 1, 2, 3 Fall Installment
Nov 1, 2022 by 10pm 1, 2, 3 Fall Installment
Dec 1, 2022 by 10pm 1, 2, 3 Fall Installment
Dec 11, 2022 by 10pm 1, 2, 3 Fall End of Term Payment
Jan 2, 2023 by 5pm Jan 3, 2023 1 & 2 Spring Full or 1st installment
Jan 13, 2023 by 10pm Jan 16, 2023 3 Spring Full or 1st installment
Jan 18, 2023 by 10pm 1 & 2 Spring Installment
Jan 30, 2023 by 10pm 3 Spring Installment
Mar 1, 2023 by 10pm 1, 2 & 3 Spring Installment
Apr 1, 2023 by 10pm 1, 2 & 3 Spring Installment
May 1, 2023 by 10pm 1, 2 & 3 Spring End of Term Payment

You must pay in full or 1st installment(s) to avoid loss of schedule – See Amount Due column. Since we bill once per semester, your payment is due prior to the first day of class for your earliest part of term. Your account charges includes all parts of term you are enrolled in for the entire semester. For example:

  • If you are enrolled in the 15-Week course and a 5b course, your full payment or first installment is due 1 day prior to the first day of class for the 15-Week course.
  • If you are only enrolled in a 7b course, your full payment or first installment is due 1 day prior to the first class day for the 7b course.
  • If you are enrolled in a Summer I and Summer II course, your payment for both is due 1 day prior to first day of class for Summer I.
Pay Online How to Pay

TransferMate

With TransferMate, students can pay tuition and fees in their local currency from nearly any country. When you pay with TransferMate, you can expect:

  • Accurate billing amount
  • Accurate currency conversions
  • Competitive exhange rates
  • Local currency payment methods
  • Faster payment posting to your student account
  • 24-7 multilingual customer support.

How to Pay with TransferMate

  1. Login to your student account.
  2. Go to the “Make Payment” tab.
  3. Choose TransferMate in the drop-down.
  4. Select the country of payment.
  5. Complete the payer details.
  6. Make your payment using the provided.

Late Payments

Expect a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee for each late payment. If you are late paying any installment, there is a nine (9) day grace period before the fee is assessed.

End of Term Payment

All charges (tuition and fees; fines, penalties etc.) are due in full by the end of term/semester due date. Outstanding balances at end of the semester may result in:

  • Withholding of an official university transcript
  • Withholding of certificates or diplomas
  • Not receiving credit for course work completed during the semester
  • Not being able to register for an upcoming semester
  • Being dropped from future semester classes
  • Not being able to enroll in a future semester payment plan
  • Denial of Emergency Tuition and Fee Loan and Short Term loan requests
  • Withholding verifications of enrollment, until the student’s balance is paid in full

Some charges such as parking fines, library fines, clinic and more are due immediately when assessed. Resulting holds will be immediate and may also result in the above actions.

The University may pursue additional internal or external debt collection processes.

More about Past Due Balances