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Payment Info

If you take advantage of early/rolling registration, you will receive a paper billing statement with instructions by mail. Students who register within two weeks of the semester start date should be prepared to make payment at the time of registration.  All other billing statements will be E-Bills.  An email notification will be sent to the student's Cal U email address and to authorized users when the new bill is available.

All fees will be assessed at the time of registration. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order or certified bank draft made payable to California University of Pennsylvania, or if using a credit card you may pay online only using VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card.(A non-refundable Convenience Fee will be assessed at the time of payment processing). If financial aid has been awarded, this amount will be deducted from the amount due on the bill. Payment plans (with initial payment) may be contracted at this time.

Note: You will be charged all on-campus fees in addition to any fees that are associated with your program of study if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • If you live in University housing (campus dorms or Vulcan Village)
  • If you enroll in at least one class on main campus (includes online program students as well.)

Payment Information

Credit Card Payment Fees and Procedures

Effective July 17, 2014, there will be new credit card procedures and feesLearn more....

Late Registration Fee

 Students who register after the first day of the semester will be charged a $25 late registration fee.

Late Payment Fee

A late payment fee of $25 will be assessed when a student fails to pay the required fees by the due date, or when a student fails to pay according to an approved payment plan.

Returned Check Charge

A $25 fee will be charged for any paper check that is made payable to California University of Pennsylvania or electronic check and returned by the bank.

Payment Plans and Policies

Payment Plans and Policies

California University of Pennsylvania is proud to offer deferred payment plans to assist students and their parents in paying the costs of higher education. Payment plans are available each semester, except for summer sessions. Instructions for students to authorize parents or guests to pay are included on the Family/Parent Portal.

  • Details about the payment plan are available online only through the VIP portal for students.

  • Authorized parents/guests may enroll through Family/Parent Portal. 

Fall and Spring Payment Plan Dates are as follows:

5 Pay Plan: Fall 2014

$30 Processing Fee

to be included with 1st payment

Aug 2nd Sept 2nd Oct 2nd Nov 2nd Dec 2nd

4 Pay Plan: Fall 2014

$30 Processing Fee

 to be included with 1st payment

Aug 2nd Sept 2nd Oct 2nd Nov 2nd N/A

2 Pay Plan: Fall 2014

No Fee

Aug 2nd N/A Oct 2nd N/A N/A


5 Pay Plan: Spring 2015

$30 Processing Fee

to be included with 1st payment

Jan 2nd Feb 2nd Mar 2nd Apr 2nd May 2nd

4 Pay Plan: Spring 2015

$30 Processing Fee

to be included with 1st payment

Jan 2nd Feb 2nd Mar 2nd Apr 2nd N/A

2 Pay Plan: Spring 2015

No Fee

Jan 2nd N/A Mar 2nd N/A N/A

If due date falls on a weekend, payments must be made online through vip portal.

If payments are not made on time and in the correct amount, the consequences include:

  • Late fee of $25 per month will be charged.
  • A "hold" will be placed on the student's account preventing future registration, release of grades and transcripts. The Bursar's Office must approve any payment arrangement for future semesters prior to releasing a registration hold.

If you are having unexpected financial difficulties and cannot make timely payments, contact the Financial Aid Office or call 724-938-4415 for information about the Federal Plus Loan or the Alternative Loan program. Either of these loan options could help you get through your unexpected financial setback.

After the term ends, all outstanding balances are referred for collection to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.  All payments must be made directly with the Office Of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.  The Bursar's Office will not accept or process payments for accounts referred to either the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, or an outside collection agency.  The contact information for the Pennsylvania Attorney General is:

Office of the AG
Attn: Collection Unit
14th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA  17120

Third Party Billing

Third Party Billing

Some companies and government agencies pay tuition directly to the University. If tuition is to be paid in this manner, please supply authorizing forms or letters to the Bursar's Office. The authorization form must state payment is not based on grades or completion of the course(s) to be an approved deferment.

International Student Payments

International Student Payments

We are happy to inform you that California University of Pennsylvania has partnered with peerTransfer to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments.

peerTransfer allows you to:

  • Track your payment from start to finish
  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support

Go to to make your payment and learn more.