Payment Plans

Kutztown University is pleased to offer payment plans to help make paying for college easier and more affordable.

The Payment Dashboard is where students & parents (if the student creates access for them) will make payments, purchase Bear Bucks & Flex Dollars, pay parking tickets, view bills, set up and pay payment plans, save payment methods, elect text message notifications and more!

Access to the Payment Dashboard
Square button from MyKU homepage. KU Reads "Financial Account" with image of Bank and Money bags under it.
Payment Dashboard example
Payment Dashboard

This page is maroon and has boxes for various financial activity options such as:

  • Making payments - Your Account
  • Viewing your Bills - Your Bills
  • Installment Payment Plan signups (and adjustments)
  • Saving payment methods
  • Setting up third-party/parent access to the Payment Dashboard (parent PIN)
  • Selecting text message notifications in addition to KU emails
Payment plan how to's
  • How much does a payment plan cost?

    A payment plan costs only $35 a plan!

    This fee will be added to your first payment and is retained by the payment plan provider - you will see one payment of $35 to CASHNet and one payment for the first installment to Kutztown University.

  • Can the plan be set up for automatic payments or do I have to remember to pay each payment?

    Automatic payments make it easy to avoid late fees and ensure your payments are paid on time!  Remember E-checks are the most cost effective way to set up a payment plan because credit cards do assess an additional 2.75% non-refundable processing fee.

    You do not HAVE to select automatic payments, but it is highly encouraged to avoid late fees from the plan provider and from Kutztown University.

  • Enrolling in a Payment Plan

    Enrolling in a Plan is easy!

    1. Go to MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Installment Plans area > Enroll in the proper available plan you need
    2. Enter the amount you need the plan for
    3. Agree to the terms, enter your initials (not name).
    4. Make the payment of the first installment amount and the fee of $35.

    NOTE: KU does not update plans based on the balance due in MyKU.  The plan will remain as you set up unless you log in and adjust the balance.

    If you see that you are not eligible for the payment plan, this is because of a prior default, or defaults, on a payment plan.  There are many reasons for this.  You may have had a plan and never paid the payments on it after setting it up, you may have received aid and forgotten to cancel the plan and thus never finished the payments, or you may have had too many returned payments.  You may email our office and ask for a review of your account to see if we can allow an exception for the plan to be used.  A review will either determine you may try using the plan again, or you have had just too many defaults and the plan is no longer a valid payment option.

  • Adjusting / Cancelling a Payment Plan

    Adjusting a Plan Amount is easy and also the way you cancel the plan if no longer needed.

    1. Go to MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Installment Plans area > View the plan you want to adjust
    2. If the plan is too much and you want to decrease the plan:
      1. Identify the amount you need to decrease the plan by (take the balance left due on the plan less the balance left due on MyKU)
      2. Take the ORIGINAL Budget amount and subtract that amount you just calculated.
      3. Enter that NEW Budget amount into the Adjust box and click Adjust.  SAVE
      4. Prior installment amounts will reduce.
    3. If the plan is not enough and you want to increase the plan:
      1. Locate the total of payments paid thus far to the plan.
      2. Add to that figure the balance left due today in MyKU.
      3. Enter that number into the Adjust box and click Adjust.  SAVE
      4. Prior installment amounts will increase.
      5. You may need to accept the change one more time due to the increase.
    4. If you no longer need the plan and want to cancel the plan:
      1. Locate the amount of total payments thus far.
      2. Enter that figure into the Adjust box and click Adjust. SAVE.
  • Payment Plan Assistance

    If you need assistance with the payment plan, please contact the payment plan provider:

    1-877-821-0625

  • Can a parent set up a payment plan?

    Yes!  They can do so by logging into the Payment Dashboard as the student (listed above), or as themselves if the student set them up for their own access.

    Students can set a parent up easily right in the Payment Dashboard.

    1. Locate the Parent PIN box in the lower left of the Payment Dashboard.
    2. Click Add/New.
    3. Enter a unique Username for the parent (called a PIN but it can include letters and numbers).
    4. Add the rest of the information.
    5. Submit.
    6. The parent will get an email with their special link and they can save the link for future access (it is listed above as well).

    Click here for more information on this process.

  • How do I make an extra payment towards the plan before my due date?

    Making payments in advance is just fine and acceptable, just as paying off the plan early is.

    When you log into MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Payment Dashboard - in the top maroon bar - click on the option that says "make payment"

    You will have the option to edit the amount due and proceed with payment.

    Click here for more information.

Payment Plan due DATEs - open & close

Select the semester or session below to see the dates for when the plan opens and closes as well as the payment due dates (the due dates are firm and cannot be adjusted).

    • Summer 2021 (all sessions) - Opens March 1, 2021

      The Summer plan opens March 1, 2021 with last signup option occurring May 27, 2021 (2 payments).  This plan can be used for any session you are attending as long as it is open.

      • Due Dates are as many as 4 payments; 4/1, 5/1, 6/1 and 7/1
        • If you sign up Mar 1 to Apr 1 - you will automatically get set up in the 4 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 5/1, 6/1 and 7/1,
        • If you sign up Apr 2 to May 1 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 6/1 and 7/1.
        • If you sign up May 2 to May 27 - you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates is 7/1.
    • Summer 2021 Session 2 only - Opens May 28, 2021

      This plan will only help you if your due date is May 29th or after, if your charges are due before this plan opens, your courses would be dropped if not paid.  This plan is for Session 2 only if you didn't already use the larger plan earlier.

      • The plan opens May 28, 2021, with last signup option occurring July 8, 2021 (2 payments)
      • Due Dates are as many as 3 payments; 7/1, 7/21 and 8/6
        • If you sign up May 30 to July 1 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 7/21 and 8/6,
        • If you sign up July 2 to July 8 - you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due date is 8/6.

    • Fall 2021 Payment Plan Dates - Opens April 5, 2021

      The Fall 2021 plan opens April 5, 2021, with last signup option occurring August 6, 2021 (3 payments)

      • Due Dates are as many as 6 payments; 5/6, 6/6, 7/6, 8/6, 9/6 and 10/6
        • If you sign up Apr 5 to May 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 6 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 6/6, 7/6, 8/6, 9/6 and 10/6.
        • If you sign up May 7 to Jun 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 5 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 7/6, 8/6, 9/6 and 10/6.
        • If you sign up Jun 7 to July 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 4 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 8/6, 9/6 and 10/6.
        • If you sign up July 7 to Aug 6- you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 9/6 and 10/6.

    • Fall 2021 Late Reg & Orientation ONLY - Opens August 7, 2021

      Offered to students who participate in late orientation or late registration this plan will open August 7th.  If your due date was Aug 6th, you may still get a late fee using this plan since this plan is only for late registrants and orientation registrants.

      • Late registration plan opens August 7, 2021, with last signup option occurring October 1, 2021 (2 payments)
        • If you sign up Aug 7 to Sept 10 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 10/1 and 10/22.
        • If you sign up Sept 11 to Oct 1 - you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates is 10/22.
    • Winter 2022 Payment Plan Dates - Opens Oct 15, 2021

      The Winter 2022 plan opens October 15, 2021, with the last signup option occurring December 24, 2021 (2 payments).

      • Due Dates are as many as 4 payments; 11/5, 11/26, 12/24, 1/13/2022
        • If you sign up Oct 15 to Nov 5 - you will automatically get set up in the 4 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 11/26, 12/24 and 1/13/2022.
        • If you sign up Nov 6 to Nov 26 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 12/24 and 1/13/2022.
        • If you sign up Nov 27 to Dec 24 - you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due date is 1/13/2022.

    • Spring 2022 Payment Plan Dates - Opens October 7, 2021

      The Spring 2022 plan opens October 7, 2021, with last signup option occurring February 6, 2022 (3 payments).  There is no late Spring 2022 plan.

      • Due Dates are as many as 6 payments; 11/6, 12/6, 1/6/2022, 2/6, 3/6, 4/6
        • If you sign up Oct 7 to Nov 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 6 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 12/6, 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 and 4/6.
        • If you sign up Nov 7 to Dec 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 5 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 and 4/6.
        • If you sign up Dec 7 to Jan 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 4 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 2/6, 3/6 and 4/6.
        • If you sign up Jan 7 to Feb 6- you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • The first payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 3/6 and 4/6.

    Payment Plan commonly asked questions
      • Are payment plans for the full academic year or by semester?

        Payment Plans are set up by the semester; maximum payments per semester is 6 if you sign up early.  These no longer overlap - and can easily be used to pay monthly year-round.

        Session plans are smaller due to the shortened nature of the session.

      • How much should I set my payment plan up for?

        If you are setting your payment plan up before the tuition rates are known for the semester or before the bill is prepared, you will need to review the costs online and subtract your awarded/pending aid. 

        Awarded aid is for the full academic year, so this should be cut in half.  Some loans have origination fees (Stafford loans of 1.06%, Parent PLUS loans of 4.2% and NJ Class loans of 3%).  This means that these fees are withheld by the provider/lender prior to release to KU.  A Stafford loan of 2,750.00 would disburse to KU as 2,722.00, for example.

        Remember you can adjust the plan easily once the actual bill is prepared or the final costs are known.  There is no fee to adjust a plan or even cancel it.

        If you are having trouble calculating the amount needed, please email or call us today!  We are happy to help!

      • When and how will my balance change in MyKU from setting up a payment plan?

        Your balance in MyKU will be reduced by the payment plan payment you have made to the payment plan site (minus the payment plan fee retained by the plan provider).  This payment posts right into MyKU as a payment plan payment. Only the payments processed so far will appear to reduce your balance due.

        Payments that are due later - will not reduce the balance.

        The bills that are prepared on the Payment Dashboard (Your Bills) have a section that will show the payment plan so that you can see if the plan amount is enough or if you need to reduce or increase it.  These bills are maroon and gold.  If you locate a bill that is blue online in MyKU - that will not show you all of the information.  We highly encourage always looking at the bills in the Payment Dashboard.

        Another way to see if the plan, is sufficient to hold classes, you will see a note in the KU Tasks tile.  Log into MyKU > KU Tasks.  Click on the green line, the Positive Indicator area.

        • If the plan is enough to cover the bill, along with the aid you have pending, then you will see a Classes Safe notation for the semester or session.  This will secure your class schedule and avoid a late fee.
        • If the plan is not enough to cover the bill along with the aid you have pending, then you will see a Pending Funds notation for the semester or session.  This will not secure a schedule or avoid a late fee, it is just a note on the account.
      • How will I know my Classes are safe from setting up my payment plan?

        Go to MyKU > KU Tasks > click on the Green bar (Positive Indicators).  If you see a Classes Safe - you are good to go!  If you see Pending Funds, the plan is not enough, this is just a note on the account.

      • Is there a payment plan for International Students?

        International students have several ways to make payments and the options are dependent on the method you are using.

        US funding sources - bank account or credit card allows you to use the payment plan just the same as our domestic students.

        Foreign credit cards - you may use the payment plan just the same as our domestic students, but the processing fee for a foreign credit card is higher.

        Foreign currency - you may use the payment plan just the same as our domestic students, but you will select Flywire as your payment method. Click here for more information about Flywire.

      **Repeated default on payment plans will result in the removal of payment plan option and prohibit access to the plan**