Listed below are common questions asked of the Cashiers Office. If you don't see your particular concern listed below, please feel free to contact us.
At these sites, you may pay by electronic check or American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa credit cards. Please be advised that credit card transactions will be assessed a 2.75% ($3.00 minimum) transaction fee.
The Cashiers Office cannot accept credit card payments at the teller windows, by mail, or by telephone.
Payments by check or money order may be mailed to:
Winthrop UniversityCashiers Office22 Tillman HallRock Hill, SC 29733-0001
Payments by check, money order, or cash may be made in person at the teller windows in the Cashiers Office.
If you register for classes before April 14th, you should receive a bill for summer classes in late April.
Please refer to "Important Message - Summer Enrollment and Fee Payment" for valuable information regarding payment policies and cancellation of classes.
You can always view your Student Account via Wingspan under the Account Summary and Payments link. You are also welcome to call the Student Financial Services Office at 803/323-2165. We will be glad to discuss your account with you.
If your account is not settled by the due date, registration for all summer classes, regardless of session, will be dropped for non-payment. Students who are dropped for non-payment will be required to contact Student Financial Services to provide payment arrangements before re-registering.
Please refer to "Important Message - Summer Enrollment and Fee Payment" for valuable information concerning payment policies and cancellation of classes.
Students whose accepted
financial aid is equal or greater to their fees by the fee payment deadline, or have other third party payment agreements on file with Student Financial Services,
will have their classes protected automatically as a courtesy to allow time for funds to be disbursed to the student’s account. However, protecting a student’s schedule is
not a guarantee of funds and does not relieve students of the obligation to
pay. Students must complete all required
steps for completion and disbursement of their financial aid. If a student does
not complete the financial aid process, or is found to be ineligible for
financial aid, or incurs charges after the deadline that are in excess of
his/her financial aid, he/she will be responsible for paying the full account
balance by the next published payment due date.
Students who decide not to attend or decide to drop a
course(s) must drop that course(s) from their schedule. Students should not rely on the registration
cancellation for nonpayment process to complete drops for them. Fees for
dropping courses may be adjusted based on the adjustment policy in effect on the date the course(s) were dropped.
When do I make my first payment under the Winthrop Payment Plan if I register online?
Students should be prepared to pay for books out of pocket or use their refund from financial aid to reimburse for book costs. However, some students may qualify to charge Bookstore Bucks to their student account. To determine if you qualify for this feature, visit the Student Financial Services website and click on "Charging Bookstore Bucks." Refunds will be processed approximately 2-3 business days after financial aid is disbursed to your account. Summer disbursements will be done manually - typically 3-4 business days after the first day of the session for those students who qualify. How student aid is awarded and disbursed in the summer is described at http://www.winthrop.edu/finaid/summer/ .
Refunds will be processed approximately 2-3 business days after financial aid is disbursed to your account. Summer disbursements will be done manually - typically 3-4 business days after the first day of the session for those students who qualify. How student aid is awarded and disbursed in the summer is described at http://www.winthrop.edu/finaid/summer/.
Direct deposits should be received by your bank account within a 2-3 of your refund being processed. Refunds will be deposited directly into a student's bank account if the student signed up for Direct Deposit via Wingspan. If the student does not elect this option, checks will be mailed directly to the student's permanent address. Checks are mailed after the 2-3 day processing is completed. While we know a time frame for check mailing, we cannot tell you when the Federal Post Office will deliver the check to your address or when your bank will deposit the funds into your account.
REMINDER: Financial aid eligibility changes when enrollment status changes. Your original award was determined using the enrollment status (full time, three quarter, etc.) you reported on your Summer Financial Aid application. If your enrollment status at Winthrop drops below the anticipated status you provided on the Summer Financial Aid application during the period of time allotted for course changes, your aid may be reduced. Should this occur, you will be responsible for repaying a portion of your refund to Winthrop, if applicable.
To ensure compliance with NCAA regulations, all refund checks for athletes must be approved by the Athletic Department. This may result in a delay of an additional 5-7 days before your refund is available.
Your in-state tuition payment of $441 per credit hour for Summer 2016 is broken down as follows: