2022 Winter Session


Monday, December 12, 2022

  • Tuition & Fees are due by 4:15 p.m. in order to secure classes for Winter Session 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

  • Winter Session 2022 classes begin
  • Class cancellation at 12:00 noon on accounts with a balance over $300

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • University closed for Christmas holidays
  • Winter Session classes continue online through the holidays


Winter Session 2022 Mandatory Tuition & Fees


Below is a breakdown of mandatory fees which are included in tuition and fees listed above.

Fee DescriptionAmount
Registration Fee:
$5-Quality Enhancement Fee (HB152)
$5-Student Success (HB152)
$10-Building Use
$15-ID Card Activation
$10-Library Fee
$10-Institutional Evaluation
$25-Academic Enhancement
$15-Enrollment Services
$85-Student Union Operations
Colonel Book Bundle$24 – $504
Building Use – Act 426-13$48.00
University Assessed Fee (7 or more hours)$62.10
Student Self Assessed Fee (7 or more hours)$17.25
Student Assessed Student Media Fee$15.00
Student Assessed Recreation Center Fee ($6.75 per credit hour up to a max of $74.25$74.25
Student Assessed Recreation Center Operational Fee$78.00
Student Assessed Athletic Fee ($3.50 per credit hour up to a max of 12 hours)$42.00
Student Assessed Athletic Fee – 2013$120.00
Student Assessed Activities Fee$198.00
Legislatively Authorized Fee – Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit hour up to a max of 20 hours$60.00
Legislatively Authorized Fee – Operational Fee of $5.00 per credit hour up to a max of 12 credit hours$60.00
Legislatively Authorized Fee – Academic Excellence Fee of $10.00 per credit hour up to a max of 12 credit hours or $120.00$120.00
Energy Surcharge Fee of $10.00 per credit hour$120.00

Listed below are mandatory fees that may also be applicable.

Excess Credit Hour Fee
Fee assessed to students taking 16 credit hours or more during a term.  Undergraduate students will pay $205.10 per additional credit hour and graduate students will pay $236.90 per additional credit hour.

Culinary Arts Program Fee (CULA)
Fee assessed to students enrolled in any Culinary Arts Program not to exceed $250 per semester or session, including Culinary Arts program students enrolled in Nicholls Online.

Petroleum Engineering Technology & Safety Management Program Fee (PETSM)
Fee of $150 assessed to students enrolled in any PETSM curriculum per semester or session, including PETSM students enrolled in Nicholls Online.

Nursing Undergraduate Program Fee
Fee of $300 assessed to all undergraduate students enrolled in any Nursing BSN program once admitted to the professional program of study, not to exceed $300 per semester, including Nursing students enrolled in Nicholls Online.

Nursing Graduate Program Fee
Fee of $350 assessed to all graduate students enrolled in any Nursing MSN program once admitted to the professional program of study, not to exceed $350 per semester,  including Nursing student in Nicholls Online.

MBA Program Fee
Fee of $50 per credit hour assessed to students enrolled in the MBA program each semester or session, consistent with University policy, excluding the EMBA program, including students enrolled in Nicholls Online.

Prior Learning
Fee of $100 per course assessed to students for certain courses challenged through Portfollio Review.

Credit by Exam Fee
Fee of $100 assessed to students who challenge certain courses through the credit by exam process.  The fee is assessed per challenge exam attempted.

Lab Fees:  $1-$350 per course, see department.
Tutoring Fees: $25-$35 per course, see department
WWW Section Fee: $50
Hybrid Course Fee: $50
VX Section Fee: $40
CCC Section Fee: $40

All students should obtain a valid university ID card that also serves as the library card, a meal ticket (when validated), and an admission ticket to special university events such as cultural attractions and athletic contests.  Students should present a valid university ID card when picking up checks from the Fee Collection Center.  Students without a valid university ID will be required to provide other valid picture identification as well as proof of enrollment when claiming checks.

There is a $15 replacement fee for the first lost, stolen, or damaged ID card.  The replacement fee is $20 for all subsequent replacement ID cards issued.


When a student officially resigns from the university, credit adjustments will be based on the official date of resignation.  Whether or not a student attends class does not factor into the credit adjustment calculation.   There is no adjustment to tuition and fees charged when a student reduces his/her course load by dropping one or more classes once registration closes.  A resignation credit adjustment, if applicable, is based on current hours enrolled.

Any student receiving financial aid that will reduce the account balance to $300 or lower, is responsible for cancelling his/her registration by dropping all courses prior to the close of registration for the term registered.

Winter Session  2022

Before registration ends – 100% of tuition and fees charged
December 13, 2022 – 100% tuition and fees* charged
December 14 – December 15, 2022 – 50% tuition and fees* charged
After close of business on December 15, 2022 – 0%
*All licensing fees are non-refundable once registration closes.

Whenever a student must reduce the number of courses because a course was cancelled, or rescheduled at another time, or because the student was advised to enroll in a course in which he or she was ineligible, a full credit adjustment will be made for the hours dropped.

Credit adjustment dates are based on first day of classes for the University.

For questions regarding the above refund policy, contact the Fee Collection Center at 985-448-4058.



If you are receiving a blank page when attempting to make a 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. 


Credit cards and Colonel Cards are NOT accepted at the Fee Collection Center as a method of payment.

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 https://www.nicholls.edu
b.  At very bottom of the website, click on Banner
c.  Click Banner Self Serve
d.  Click on Enter Secure Area
e.  Enter user ID and PIN
f.  Click Login
g.  To access menu – Alt + M
h.  Click on Banner in upper left corner
i.  Click on Student
j. Click Student Accounts
k. Click Account Detail by Term
l. Click  Credit Card / Web Check Payment at bottom of screen
m.  Select Term
n. Click Submit button
o.  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.

1.  On-line Payment Options through Banner Self Serve on the Nicholls website – 

a.  Credit Card  –   A student may pay online using a credit card through his/her Banner student account – all major credit cards accepted.  (See instructions below to pay online.)  Credit card payments are not accepted at the Fee Collection windows.   Please note that a convenience fee will be charged by the processor 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 awarded 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 https://studentaid.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.

2.  Fee Payment Option for International Students

Flywire (formerly peerTransfer)–  Nicholls State University has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.  By making your payment with Flywire you can – Track your payments from start to finish – Save on bank fees and exchange rates – Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.  To get started, click or go to: http://nicholls.flywire.com to begin the payment process. If you have questions about making an international payment, visit https://www.flywire.com/help

3.  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
Controller’s Office
PO Box 2003
Thibodaux, LA 70310

4.  Parent / Guest Payment

A student can authorize a user to pay his/her student fees on-line.  From “MyBill” select “Authorized Users” which is located on the right side of the screen.  Follow on-screen prompts to continue.  Parent/guest user will receive an e-mail and will be prompted to establish a long-in and password.

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.