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Student Accounts

Paying for College

Making Payments

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure payment arrangements to satisfy balances in full have been made on their account in order to attend for the semester. Students who do not make payment in full or arrangements on their outstanding balances are subject to class cancellations. All payments must be made in US Dollars. ECSU does not accept payment in foreign currency. We offer the following payment options for students: 

Electronic Payment Options

 Credit Card Payments

Pay online by logging on to Self Service Banner (SSB) with your Domain User ID and password.  The online system accepts payment using one of the four major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  The online payment system is a real-time payment system and payments will appear on the student's account immediately.  Students may also set up authorized users to make payments to their accounts. 

Electronic Check Payments

Pay via the online payment system using a checking or savings account by entering pertinent banking information.  Students may also set up authorized users to make payments to their accounts.  Any online payments not honored by the financial institution will result in a returned check penalty and the student's classes will be  subject to cancellation.

Authorized User Log-in

You may setup an online account for parents and/or guardians to have access.  This access will allow your authorized user to view your bill, make payments and setup payment plans.  They will receive notifications when new billing statements or 1098T's are available to view.

Other Payment Options

Cashier's Office:

Pay in person at the Cashier window using check (valid ID required), cashier's check, money order, and MasterCard or VISA credit cards (valid ID required). Cash is no longer accepted. NOTE: Credit card and e-check can be made using our online payments for free.

Please note: In the event that your check or electronic check payment is returned by your bank for any reason a $25.00 return fee will be charged to your student account per incident.  After the first return, check writing privileges are suspended until the return is paid.  After two returned checks, checks will not be accepted for payment toward a student's account regardless of the maker of the check. Students with two returned checks will not be allowed to process electronic checks.  Payment on returns must be made in the form of cash, credit card or guaranteed funds (cashier's check or money order). 

Check or Money Order:

Mail your check or money order along with an electronic bill to the ECSU Cashier's Office, 1704 Weeksville Road, Campus Box 950, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Please make the check or money order payable to Elizabeth City State University and ensure that the student's name and ID number are included in the memo line.  Payments that do not include the student's identifying information will be returned to sender.  Checks must be drawn on US banks; checks drawn on foreign banks will not be processed.  Do not send cash through the mail.  

Priority/Overnight Packages:

Send all payments by priority or overnight services to the Elizabeth City State University, Attn: Cashier Office, Suite 121, Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building, First Floor, 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents ECSU from releasing student information to parents or guardians without authorized consent from the student.  By becoming an Authorized User on the student account, a parent/guardian/other will have access to Online Payment Suite only with their own log in and password.  It simple, log into SSB, go to the Online Payment Suite, click on the link for Authorized Users.  You can setup as many Authorized Users as you like. 

Authorized Users:
  • can setup payment plans
  • can make payments
  • will receive email notifications when new bills are uploaded
  • can store payment methods which can only be viewed by the authorized user


Elizabeth City State University partners with Touchnet Systems to offer an interest free monthly payment plan.  The plan cost $40 to enroll.  This nonrefundable enroll fee is due at signup.  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.    

Payment plans are offered in the Fall and Spring only and can only be used for current semester charges. All prior balances must be paid in full before you can start a new payment plan and cannot be included in your semester payment plan.
The payment plan calculates your installments based on the charges and credits posted on your account.  All you have to do is signup, add your payment method profile and the plan does the rest.  The first payment is due at signup including the $40 enrollment fee.  Once you have setup your plan, payments are automatically withdrawn from the payment method of your choice so you will never be late.    

The plan is set up to pay the remaining balance after all charges, financial aid, waivers and/or external payments are applied to the account.  When you have new charges, your plan payment amounts will increase: when you have payments or other credits, your plan payment amounts will decrease.  All payment plans are posted in real time.
Fall Payment Plan Enrollment Dates
Number of Payments Enrollment Dates Last Day to Enroll Due Date Schedule
   5 payments 7/14/2023 8/4/2023 Sept 1st - Dec 1st
   4 payments 8/5/2023 8/14/2023 Oct 1st - Dec 1st
   3 payments 8/15/2023 8/25/2023 Nov 1st - Dec 1st

Spring Payment Plans Enrollment Dates 
Number of Payments Enrollment Dates Last Day to Enroll Due Date Schedule
   5 payments 12/15/2022 1/4/2023 Feb 1st - May 1st
   4 payments 1/5/2023 1/17/2023 Mar 1st - May 1st
   3 payments 1/18/2023 1/26/2023 April 1st - May 1st


Full-time Faculty and Staff of Elizabeth City State University are entitled to tuition waiver benefits.  If you are an employee please contact Human Resources for the appropriate waiver form.  Submit the completed form to Student Accounts no later than registration day.

Faculty and Staff of Elizabeth City State University can elect to have the cost of tuition and fees deduction from their payroll in three equal installments.  The payroll deduction agreement should be completed no later than registration day.  Please contact Student Accounts for enrollment. 

If you are a student who will be receiving payment from an outside source/agency you must submit confirmations of payments or authorization forms to either the Office of Financial Aid if a scholarship, grant or loan and the Office of Student Accounts if the payment is from an outside agency before the first day of class.

Financial Aid is a resource to fund your education.  Financial Aid awards are administered through the Financial Aid office.   It may include scholarships, grants and/or loans.  All financial aid awards must be accepted before they can be disbursed.  For more information on Financial Aid, click here.

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Office of Student Accounts

Office of Financial Aid

Campus Box 914

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