(Click here to print the application)
(Click here to print the calculation sheet)
(Fees are subject to change)
Who is eligible?
A Francis Marion University student whose semester fees are $500.00 or more and has a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA is eligible for the Semester Payment Program. Charges may include general university and housing fees. Optional fees including the FMU Debit Card, car decals, and meal plans cannot be calculated into the payment plan. All previous debts to the University must be paid in order to be eligible. Fees are subject to change.
How does the Program work?
Financial assistance that has been applied to the student’s account is subtracted from the total charges for the semester. SEE PAYMENT PLAN CALCULATION SHEET FOR DETAILS AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE. The payment plan is not available for Summer terms. Payments may be made by mail, phone, or in person at the Cashier’s Office. **Also, your payment plan payments could change if Financial Aid is added or reduced, housing is added or removed, and/or if classes are added or removed. The student is responsible for checking on their account balance.
****Note: Credit/debit cards will not be automatically charged for your monthly payments.****
What if I miss a payment?
All payments must be received by 5:00 pm on the due date. Payments made after this time will be late and a $15 late charge will be assessed to the student’s account. Monthly Notices are sent only as a reminder to the student’s FMU gmail account. By enrolling in the payment plan, the student accepts responsibility for making timely payments. A student who has a delinquent account will not be able to pre-register for classes, request a transcript, or receive a diploma. If the student has already pre-registered for the next term, he/she may be dropped from these classes. A student who has missed two consecutive payments or has a delinquent account 10 days after the final payment date may be removed from his/her classes. A student who is delinquent with his/her payments may not be eligible to participate in the program for future semesters (missed all three payments or was 10 days or more late after the final due date). The student agrees to pay Francis Marion University or an agency acting on the behalf of the University the fees of any collection agency, which may be up to a maximum of 33.3% of the debt, and all cost and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred in such collection efforts.
How do I apply for the Program?
Complete the enrollment form at the bottom of this page and return it with the first payment to the Cashier’s Office, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502 or fax the form to 843-661-1198. The Cashier’s Office is located in the Stokes Administration Building, Room 104. Enrollment in the Semester Payment Program will not be complete until the SIGNED enrollment form and the $58.00 non-refundable enrollment fee are received. Payment plan applications will not be accepted via email. Students are required to reapply for the program each semester.
If Applicable, use the Payment Plan Calculation sheet, which can be downloaded using the link above, to figure out your monthly payments. After you have done so, transfer those figures onto your Payment Plan Enrollment form.