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Student Financial Policies at Clarks Summit University

By registering for classes, the student assumes an obligation to care for charges incurred for education services.

All Clarks Summit University students are required to be paid-in-full by the due date of their first bill each semester.

Payment in full can be made by one-time payment, or with financial aid, loans, outside payments from an organization or individual, or by enrolling in a semester-based payment plan with a pre-determined number of months. If you know that funds will be coming (such as payment from a church or individual other than a family member), please be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office at, so it can be taken into account on your bill.

Billing Statement Dates

Billing statements are available on the 1st of the month following course registration. Students registered after the 24th of a given month will not receive their bill until the 1st of the following month.

Fall Semester

1st Statement DateIf Registered ByDue Date
July 1June 24July 15
Aug 1July 24Aug 15
Sept 1Aug 24Sept 15
Oct 1Sept 24Oct 15
Nov 1Oct 24Nov 15

Spring Semester

1st Statement DateIf Registered ByDue Date
Dec 1Nov 24Dec 15
Jan 1Dec 24Jan 15
Feb 1Jan 24Feb 15
Mar 1Feb 24Mar 15
Apr 1Mar 24Apr15

Billing statements are based upon course registration at the time the statement is generated. As such, students registered in advance for second session online courses will be billed for their courses as early as the following month.

All bills are due by the 15th of the month they are issued.

Payment Plans

There is a $50/semester enrollment fee for payment plans.

Late Fees

A $40 late fee will be charged for all missed or late payments received after the 15th of the month. Partial payments are considered late. Two consecutive late fees will result in a financial hold.

Default Fees

Accounts with two or more consecutive late fees are in default. A $100 default fee will be charged after the second late fee.  Students enrolled in a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems who miss two consecutive payments will be dropped from the plan and charged a default fee. Defaulted accounts will be placed on financial hold.

Delinquency Financial Hold

Accounts that are not paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan after the due date of the first bill each semester will be placed on hold. While on hold, a student cannot view their schedule, register for classes, or receive a transcript or diploma.

Likewise, accounts that are charged two consecutive late fees for insufficient payment in a given semester will also be placed on hold.

Students with a past due balance after the semester ends may not be permitted to return in future semesters. In addition, if the student fails to make consistent payments on an established payment plan for a past due account, Clarks Summit University reserves the right to seek collection assistance from a third party.

Overpayments and Refunds

In the event you have overpaid your charges, we will refund the overpayment upon your request. If a request for your refund is not made, your overpaid balance will be applied to future semesters.

Title IV Credits

Credit balances created when Title IV program funds (Pell, FSEOG, Stafford and PLUS Loans) disbursed to a student’s account exceed their total of tuition, fees, and room and board charged for the term, will be automatically refunded to the student within 14 days from the date of disbursement. Unless otherwise requested, the credit will be sent via pre-paid card to the student’s address on file. Please note that unless authorized by the student, federal funds cannot cover more than $200 of a previous semester balance or be used to cover non-institutional charges such as book charges, student development or library fines, etc. To authorize Clarks Summit University to apply your title IV credit balance to a previous semester or to non-institutional charges, please complete the Title IV Credit Authorization form (form will open as PDF in a new window).

Book Vouchers

If a student’s aid (including grants, scholarships, and loans) will exceed their charges, the student may request a book voucher to be used at Clarks Summit University’s online bookstore. To request this voucher, please email Financial Aid at

Outstanding Account Balances

If a student’s account is not cared for in a timely manner, Clarks Summit University reserves the right to place the account on “financial hold.” A financial hold will prevent a student from registering for classes in the following term. Students who are planning to graduate must have their account balances at “zero” by April 20th to be eligible for graduation. If you are unable to meet this deadline for some reason, the student must submit an appeal letter to the Director of Student Accounts no later than 5 p.m. on April 15. For those students who are planning on being a December graduate, your account must be paid in full by November 15.

No diplomas or transcripts will be issued to any party until the student’s financial obligations to the institution (Business office, OSD and/or Library fines) have been met.

Refund Policy for Dropped Courses

Dropped Courses Procedure:

The final recorded day of class attendance will be designated as the student’s last day of attendance for that class. The student must follow appropriate procedure for notification to the Registrar’s Office upon dropping their class(es).

Course Refund Schedule:

Refund amounts are based on tuition and general fees only. Refunds at the undergraduate level are only applicable for students who drop class(es) that put them below the 12- to 18-credit flat rate, or place them into the 12- to 18-credit flat rate.

Percentage of Course CompletedPercentage Refunded
.0.00% – 12.5%100%
12.5% – 25%50%

Full Withdrawal

If a student withdraws completely from all courses for the semester, the refund will be calculated in accordance with federal financial aid regulations.

Student Financial Accounts FAQs

    The first fall bill is available July 1 for students registered for classes by June 24. The first spring bill is available December 1 for students registered for classes by November 24.
    Bills are generated the first of every month during the semester for students registered by the 24th of the previous month.
    If you are registered for courses, you will receive an “invitation email” (at your email address). The email will come from Clarks Summit University and prompt you to register for access to the Student Account Center (SAC). Unless you register for access, you will not be able to view your bill.
    Once registered:
    1. Log in at
    2. Enable pop-ups in your internet browser
    3. Click on “Statements” (the middle tab)
    4. Click on the “Statement of Account” you wish to view
    5. Click “View your Bill”
  • WHEN IS MY BILL DUE?Starting with the Fall 2015 billing cycle, which begins July 1 for registered students, all students must be paid in full by the due date of their first bill. All bills are due on the 15th of the month.
    Students can satisfy their balance many different ways. Making a single payment in full, obtaining a loan, using funding from an outside source (such as a church or place of employment) or enrolling in a semester-based payment plan are the most common options.

    Note: If you are paying your balance with a loan or an outside source, you MUST notify before your bill’s due date, or you will be charged a late fee.

    If using a payment plan, you must enroll in the payment plan by your bill’s due date, or you will be charged a late fee. If a parent or other third party will be making your payment plan payments, be sure to have them enroll in the plan from their own login. To give them access to your account with their own login, click “Manage Account Access” in the upper right corner of the Student Account Center.

    You can make a payment directly from your checking or savings account or by credit card. International payment can be made safely and securely with the best rates by using the Peer Transfer option available through the Student Account Center (SAC).

    Mail payment plan payments* to:
    Tuition Management Systems
    PO Box 645113
    Cincinnati, OH 45264-5113
    *If you have a payment plan and you send your payment to Clarks Summit University, your payment will not be linked to your plan. To avoid a late fee, be sure to send your payment plan payment directly to TMS.

    Mail non-payment plan payments to:
    Clarks Summit University
    Business Office
    538 Venard Road
    South Abington Twp., PA 18411

    Students who do not pay in full or enroll in a payment plan before their bill’s due date will be charged a $40 late fee, and their account will be placed on hold. While his or her account is on hold, a student cannot view their course schedule, register for classes, receive a transcript or receive a diploma.

    If a student misses two consecutive payments, they will be charged a $100 default fee, and their account will be placed on hold.

    If a student enrolls in a payment plan and misses two consecutive payments, they will be automatically removed from the plan and charged a $100 default fee. The student’s account will also be placed on hold. The student will need to re-enroll in the plan.



    For help with Student Account Center (SAC):
    Contact Tuition Management Systems at 800.332.9743 or email

    Outside U.S. and Canada

    Monday – Friday
    8 a.m.–10 p.m. (ET)

    For answers to billing and payment questions:

    Visit the Clarks Summit University Student Financial Accounts page.

    Still have questions? Contact Student Accounts at 570.585.9211 or email

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