IMPORTANT FEE PAYMENT NOTICE:
If you are receiving a blank page when attempting to make payment via Banner / Paypath – click on the compatibility button at the right of the address bar. The compatibility button looks like a piece of paper torn in half horizontally. Once you click this button, the page should then load and the payment process can be completed. If clicking the button does not correct the problem, please contact the Fee Collection Center at 985-448-4058.
NOTE: PAYPATH IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SAFARI WEB BROWSER.
All tuition and fees for Spring 2014 term are due no later than 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 to avoid late payment charges. Once registered, students are immediately indebted to the university and it is the student’s responsibility to check his/her Banner account for fee information and amount due. If a registered student does not plan to attend Nicholls State University, he/she must “un-register” (drop all classes) no later than 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Students will be responsible for fees and charges on their account after that time. A late registration charge of $100.00 in addition to any applicable late payment charges will be assessed if registered after 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
(SEE “LATE PAYMENT CHARGE POLICY” BELOW)
Student fee bills are not mailed. It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her Banner Account for account summary information. All students who do not plan to attend Nicholls State University, must “unregister” no later than 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the last business day prior to the first day of class. Students will be responsible for fees or charges on their accounts after that time. If you need help dropping courses, please contact the University Advising Center at (985) 448-4117.
Credit cards and Colonel Cards are NOT accepted at the Fee Collection Center as a method of payment.
1. On-line Payment Options through Banner Self Serve on the Nicholls website -
a. Credit Card – A student may pay online using a MasterCard, Discover or American Express card (VISA is not accepted) through his/her Banner account. (See instructions below to pay online.) Credit card payments are no longer accepted at the Fee Collection window. Please note that a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged for on-line credit card payments. These fees can be substantial depending on the amount that is being paid. To avoid the convenience fee, a student may use one of the other options listed below.
b. Electronic Check through Banner Self Serve – A student may pay tuition and fees utilizing a web check. The student’s bank account number and routing number is needed for this option. There is no fee charged for electronic check payment. Please make sure that information being entered is correct. A $15 returned check charge will be assessed to any electronic check payment that is not honored by the bank or cannot be processed.
c. Loans – Students who indicate they wish to receive a student loan, must accept the total or partial amount on their Banner account. If you are receiving a loan, you also MUST sign a Direct Lending Promissory Note and complete entrance counseling. You may sign the note at http://studentloans.gov. From this page, sign in to manage your direct loan and follow provided instructions. Your loan may appear on your account beginning 10 days prior to the first day of class each semester if your financial aid file is complete. A delay in signing the Promissory note will delay your refund and may cause you to incur late charges.
Students may view their billing statement and pay fees via the internet using Banner Self Serve. To view your billing statement or pay fees online, follow the directions below:
a. Go to http://www.nicholls.edu
b. Under Current Students click on Banner Self Serve
c. Click on Enter Secure Area
d. Enter user ID and PIN
e. Click Login
f. Click Student
g. Click Student Accounts
h. Click Account Detail by Term
i. Click Credit Card / Web Check Payment at bottom of screen
j. Select Term
k. Click Submit button
l. Click myBill
You are now entered into TouchNet, the electronic payment processing center. Follow on-screen prompts to complete credit card or electronic check payment process.
2. Payment by Cash, Check or Money Order -
a. At the Fee Collection Center, Room 157 Elkins Hall. Credit card payments are not accepted at the Fee Collection window for payment.
b. Mail in payments - payments by check or money order should be received in the Controller’s Office prior to fee deadline in order to avoid late payment charges. The student’s name and ID number should be included on the check or money order. Payments should be mailed to:
Nicholls State University
PO Box 2003
Thibodaux, LA 70310
3. Parent / Guest Payment- a student can authorize a user to pay his/her student fees on-line. From TouchNet’s home page select “Authorized Users” and follow on-screen prompts. To enter into TouchNet, follow the on-line payment instructions.
Students who do not have access to the Internet may request a copy of their fee statement or balance due by calling the Fee Collection Center at 985-448-4058. Students may also contact their advisor or academic dean’s office for a copy of their fee statement.
If any changes to the fee portion of the fee statement need to be made, you must report to the appropriate office to initiate the changes (e.g. Controller’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Residential Services, Library, and Parking Enforcement). After the change has been made, a revised fee statement should be obtained online through Banner Self Serve on the Nicholls website.
LATE PAYMENT CHARGE POLICY
Tuition and fees as well as housing and meal charges are due in full by close of business on the last business day before classes begin to avoid late payment charges.
FALL & SPRING
Late Payment Charge – $100.00 will be assessed 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the last business day before classes begin on balances over $300.00.
14th Class Day Deferred Payment Charge – Students who have a balance over $300.00 as of 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the 14th class day for Fall and Spring will be subject to a $125.00 deferred payment charge in addition to any previous late payment charges that may have been assessed.
Students who have not paid their total balance due as of 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the first business day of October for the Fall semester and the close of business on the first business day of March for the Spring semester will be subject to the loss of campus privileges and may be subject to removal from campus housing and denied meal ticket access.
Additional Deferred Payment Charge – Students who have a balance over $300.00 as of 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the last business day of October for the Fall semester and 15 minutes prior to the close of business on the last business day of March for the Spring semester will be subject to an additional $125.00 deferred payment charge.
Students who have not paid their total balance due at this time may have the amount owed turned over to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or other outside collection agency for collection. Students will be responsible for paying all costs incurred. All accounts turned over to the Attorney General’s office for collection will have a registration hold placed on the account and the student will not be able to register until all debt is cleared.
A registration hold will be placed on all student accounts that have a balance over $200.00 and these students will be prohibited from registering for future semesters.