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

Online

Login to your account to make a payment.

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  • Accepted Online Payments

    e‐checks

    Visa

    Mastercard

    Discover

    American Express

    JCB Diner Club

    China Union

    China Union can be used as a credit card payment through your student or authorized account center.

    Western Union

    Make a payment with any currency through Western Union. You need your Sam ID and account balance before you begin.

    Pay with Western Union

In Person

Visit the Cashier's Office located in the Estill Building, Suite 103. Open Monday-Friday, 8-5.

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  • Accepted In-Person Payments

    Cash

    Checks, cashier's check, & traveler's checks

    Money Orders

    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.

Mail

Use standard or overnight shipping services.

Standard Mailing Address

Sam Houston State University
Cashier's Office
Box 2273
Huntsville, TX 77341-2273

Overnight UPS/FEDEX Mailing Address

Sam Houston State University
Cashier's Office
1903 University Ave
Estill Bldg Room 103
Huntsville, TX 77340-2273

  • Mailing Address

    Standard

    Sam Houston State University
    Cashier's Office
    Box 2273
    Huntsville, TX 77341-2273

    Overnight UPS/FEDEX

    Sam Houston State University
    Cashier's Office
    1903 University Ave
    Estill Bldg Room 103
    Huntsville, TX 77340-2273

  • Accepted Mailed Payments

    Checks, cashier's check, & traveler's checks

    Money Orders

    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.

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
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

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.
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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