Payment Plans

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

ALL Payment Plan activity will occur in the Payment Dashboard accessed from within MyKU or by using the link the parent receives with their Parent PIN initiated by the student in the Payment  Dashboard.

Access to the Payment Dashboard
  • Log into MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Select Payment Dashboard
  • This is where students will make payments, purchase items like Bear Bucks, sign up for payment plans, make payment plan payments AND create Parent PIN's for parents to have their own access to the Payment Dashboard.

NOTE: ALL plan payments must be paid on the Payment Dashboard to the plan on time to keep it in good standing.

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

This page is maroon and will have boxes with balance due information, as well as available plans and various options for saving your payment method, setting up a parent PIN and even electing Text Message alerts about your plan!

  • This is where all payment plan activity will take place.
  • Students access this from MyKU only. 
  • Parents, once they have a PIN (username) and password (from the student creating it), will log in here.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

  • Installment Payment Plans box on the Payment Plan Dashboard will list all available payment plans.
  • One plan per session or semester per student.

Payment Plan Assistance

  • Contact 1-877-821-0625

Payment Plan Facts:

  1. Each plan costs $35; this is due at sign up with the first payment.
  2. The number of payments in your plan will depend on when you sign up - the sooner you sign up the more payments you will have.
  3. Parents and others will need the student to create a Parent PIN for them or they will need the students log on information to set up a payment plan. 
  4. You can set up automatic payments so you are never late.
  5. You can save payment methods for future use in the Payment Plan Dashboard only.
  6. You can sign up for Text Messaging alerts regarding the payment plan payments only.
  7. Your payment plan payments will post right into MyKU and decrease your balance right away!
  8. No fee to adjust or cancel your payment plan up or down based on actual costs or changes in aid/bill.
  9. Late Fee on the Plan Dashboard is $10, Late Fee on MyKU is $50.  Please pay on time.
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 (these are not self-created).

    • Summer 2019 Payment Plan Dates

      The Summer plan opens March 1, 2019 (or shortly after) with last signup option occurring May 31, 2019 (2 payments)

      • 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;
          • 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 31 - you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates is 7/1.
    • Summer 2019 Session 2 Payment Plan Dates

      This plan will only help you if your due date is June 1 or after, if your charges are due before this plan opens, you courses would be dropped if not paid.

      • The plan opens June 1, 2019, with last signup option occurring July 10, 2019 (2 payments)
      • Due Dates are as many as 3 payments; 7/1, 7/22 and 8/9
        • If you sign up Jun 1 to July 1 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 7/22 and 8/9,
        • If you sign up July 2 to July 10 - 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 8/9.

    • Fall 2019 Payment Plan Dates

      The Fall 2019 plan opens April 30, 2019, with last signup option occurring August 20, 2019 (2 payments)

      • Due Dates are as many as 6 payments; 5/15, 6/15, 7/15, 8/20, 9/20 and 10/20
        • If you sign up Apr 30 to May 15 - 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 6/15, 7/15, 8/20, 9/20 and 10/20.
        • If you sign up May 16 to Jun 15 - 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 7/15, 8/20, 9/20 and 10/20.
        • If you sign up Jun 16 to July 15 - 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 8/20, 9/20 and 10/20.
        • If you sign up July 16 to Aug 20- you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 9/20 and 10/20.

    • Fall 2019 Late Orientation ONLY Payment Plan Dates

      Offered to students who participate in late orientation or late registration this plan will open August 21st.

      • Late registration plan opens August 21, 2019, with last signup option occurring September 27, 2019 (2 payments)
        • If you sign up Aug 21 to Sept 6 - you will automatically get set up in the 3 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates are 9/27 and 10/20.
        • If you sign up Sept 7 to Sept 27- you will automatically get set up in the 2 payment plan;
          • First payment due at sign up with the enrollment fee and remaining payment due dates is 10/20.
    • Winter 2020 Payment Plan Dates - TBD

      Winter dates will be announced in September with a plan starting in October

    • Spring 2020 Payment Plan Dates - TBD

      Spring 2020 dates will be announced during the Fall 2019 semester

    Payment Plan commonly asked questions

      • Are payment plans for the full academic year or by semester?

        Payment Plans are set up by semester.

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

        If you are setting your payment plan up before the tuition rates are known 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.

        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 excluding the payment plan fee retained by the plan provider.  This payment posts right into MyKU as a payment plan payment. Only the payments made will appear to reduce your balance due.

        The rest of the plan that you have not yet paid, is noted in the Positive Indicator area located on MyKU with Holds and To Do's.  The note and what it does will vary if the plan is enough to cover the bill or not.

        If the plan is enough to cover the bill 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.

        If the plan is not enough to cover the bill 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, it is just a note on the account.

      • How will I know my Classes are Safe from setting up my payment plan?

        Classes are safe when you see a Classes Safe notation for the particular semester or session under Positive Indicators on MyKU.  This is located with the Holds and To Do's.

      • 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 - currently the only way to pay with foreign currency is in full using our partner Flywire.  Shortly the payment plan which our domestic students use will have the Flywire payment option added.  We are excited about this option being added to our payment plans.  Click here for more information about Flywire.

      payment plan guidance

      For our returning students the Payment Dashboard is relatively NEW and DIFFERENT.  You may have questions about creating a Parent PIN, adjusting a plan balance and more.  We have created some useful step by step tutorials with screenshots to help you along your way.

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