Billing Schedule

Student Financial Services Checklist

  • Accept your financial aid and make sure all eligibility requirements have been met.
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit in Wingspan under the Student tab
  • Set up your Authorized Users via Account Summary and Payment Gateway in Wingspan
  • Check your e-mail daily for important information about your student account!
  • Make satisfactory payment arrangements before the fee payment deadline.
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Fee Payment Deadline/$150 Late Payment Fee

It is the responsibility of all Winthrop University students to pay his or her tuition and fees by the published Fee Payment Deadline in order to avoid a late payment fee. Failure to establish satisfactory payment arrangements by the Fee Payment Deadline may result in the assessment of a late payment fee of $150.00. If you are disputing late fees, these requests must be received by our office within 60 days. After 60 days, the late payment fee is non-refundable.

Cancellation for Non-Payment

Winthrop University reserves the right to cancel student registrations for all courses unless the student has made satisfactory payment arrangements by the established deadline (See Billing Schedule for specific dates).  Cancellation occurs to allow University advisors and other students to know which classes are available to new or transferring students. Students who have satisfactory payment arrangements will not be dropped. We will use the students' Winthrop University e-mail address to notify students they may lose their class schedule. To ensure you receive timely notices from our office, it is imperative that you establish a Winthrop University e-mail account and monitor it regularly.

Satisfactory Payment Arrangements include:

  • You have made payment in full including all prior balances.
  • You have enrolled in a payment plan and submitted the required first payment.
  • Your financial aid has been accepted and the total of accepted* aid covers 100% of your fees and you have no prior balances greater than $200.
  • You have met the requirements for the GI Bill or other veteran benefits.
  • You have submitted any Third Party Sponsorship to Student Accounts Receivable (20 Tillman).
  • You have an approved private loan and the loan has been certified and listed as "anticipated" on your Financial Aid page in WINGSPAN.

* Students whose accepted financial aid is equal to or greater then their fees by the fee payment deadline will have their classes protected automatically as a courtesy to allow time for financial aid 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.

Registration after Add/Drop

Students who wish to enroll in classes or re-register for classes after the final fee payment deadline, must submit a Schedule Change Form and be prepared to pay a $150 late registration payment toward their student account. Contact 803/323-2165 with any questions.


Account Balance/Late Payment Fee/Schedule Protection: Student Financial Services 803/323-2165

Fees and Payments/Payment Plans: Cashier's Office 803/323-2167

Financial Aid/FAFSA/Scholarships/Verification: Financial Aid 803/323-2189

Immunizations/Center for Student Wellness: Center for Student Wellness 803/323-2206

Housing/Meal Plans: Residence Life 803/323-2223

Class Schedule/Residency Questions related to Graduate Students and Continuing Students: Records and Registration 803/323-2194

New Transfers and Freshmen Residency Questions: Undergraduate Admissions 803/323-2191

Graduate Student Questions other than Residency: Graduate School 803/323-2204

Graduate Online Program: Graduate Online Program  833/257-1704

International Students: International Center 803/323-2133