Deferred Payment Policy

Although all charges are due and payable in full at the beginning of each term, students in good financial standing at ETSU may request deferment of up to 50% of their tuition, fees and housing for fall and spring semesters.   Deferment of fees is not available for summer terms.


• Minimum down payment of 50% of tuition, fees and dorm rent.

• No late payments in previous semesters.

• All financial aid received including student loans must be applied before deferment it allowed.

• Must select either the deferred payment plan or the housing installment plan.


• Deferred amount is payable in two monthly installments. 

     Oct 1 and Nov 1 for fall term.  

     Mar 1 and Apr 1 for spring term.

• Payments are due whether or not you receive a reminder notice


• $50.00 service fee each term due along with the 50% down payment on or before the registration payment deadline

• $25.00 late fee if paid after the 10th day of the month in which payment is due, late fee will be charged every 30 days to a maximum of $100.00.

• The University will withhold services including grades, transcripts, and future registration until all fees including late fees are paid in full.

• All existing rules and policies pertaining to returned checks, refunds, withdrawals, dropped classes, and collection costs are applicable to the deferred payment policy

EXAMPLE: This example is based upon an in-state full time undergraduate student living in a semi-private room for the fall 2011 term. The fees listed are an estimate and subject to be changed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Minimum Amount Due by

Total Amount Owed

Fee Payment Due Date
Tuition* $2,604.00 $1,302.00
Required Program Service Fee 531.50 265.75
Dorm Rent 1,810.00 905.00
Service Charge 0.00 50.00
Total $4,953.50 $2,522.75

The remaining two installments in the above example will be $1,236.38. Payments can be made in the following ways:

(1) Payment may be made on GoldLink online using credit or debit cards or web check on or after the current amount due date.  Example - payment due October 1 must be made on or after this date but before October 11th to avoid a late fee.

(2) Payment may be made to the Cashier Office at 423-439-4212 using credit card.

(3) Payment may be mailed to ETSU Financial Service's Office, PO Box 70719, Johnson City, TN 37614.  Please include the student ID number on the check.

(4) Payment may be made in person at the Financial Service's Office Cashier Windows located on the second floor of Burgin Dossett Hall.

Office Hours - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm M-F
Bursar/Student Accounts - 423-439-4212 | Fax: 423-439-4650
Room 202 Dossett Hall
PO Box 70719, Johnson City, TN 37614

January 19, 2012

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