Tuition & Fees: Policies

Tuition & Payments Policies

Bankruptcy
Delinquent Accounts
Financial Obligations
Holds
On-Campus Marketing of Credit Cards
Payment Plans
Third-Party Payments
Tuition Liability


Bankruptcy

​Students who have previously filed bankruptcy or have a current open bankruptcy claim are covered by the period of automatic stay. If a student has an open bankruptcy claim, or if a student has previously had debt forgiven with Long Island University through bankruptcy (any chapter), the University will allow the student full access to records and allow the student to register for future semesters. However, all payments must be made prior to the registration of the semester for which they are enrolling, or the student must have completed their financial aid packet and have funds awarded by the payment deadline. If the financial aid does not cover the entire semester enrolled the student must pay in full the remaining balance by the payment deadline.

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Delinquent Accounts

After the second week of the term, past due student accounts are considered delinquent in nature. In order to continue studies at the University, students with delinquent balances will need to make payment in full or agree to and fulfill the terms of the Past-Due Tuition Repayment Agreement.

Students who fail to make satisfactory payment arrangements on delinquent past due balances may be referred to an outside collection agency, where additional fees and penalties may be charged to their account (generally 30-45 percent of unpaid charges), as permitted by applicable law.

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Financial Obligations

Students are responsible for all charges incurred upon registration. Charges generally include tuition, fees, housing, meal plans and other miscellaneous costs. Students must make acceptable payment arrangements prior to the start of classes. Acceptable payment arrangements are as follows:

  • Payment in full
  • Approved financial aid covering all charges
  • Participation in an approved third-party payment agreement
  • Enrollment in an approved monthly or term payment plan

A student who complies with the above shall be considered in good financial standing, as long as all terms and conditions are met throughout the semester. All payment arrangements must be satisfied in full to receive grades, transcripts and diplomas.

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Holds

Financial-related holds are placed on student accounts with past-due balances to prevent the individual from engaging in a variety of University activities until satisfactory payment arrangements are made. These holds are automatically displayed within your My LIU account once they are applied and can be summarized as follows:

STUDENT FINANCIALS HOLD

This hold is applied to student accounts with outstanding balances less than $1,500. It prevents the student from obtaining an official transcript, diploma, or grade mailer until the balance is paid in full. Students with this hold must pay their balance in full to obtain the documentation desired.

ACCOUNT PAST DUE

This hold is assigned to students who have outstanding balances greater than or equal to $1,500 from engaging in all University activities, including registering for classes and participating in drop/add periods. These students also are prevented from obtaining official transcripts, diplomas, grade mailers, refunds and enrollment verifications. Students with this hold must pay their balance in full or make satisfactory payment arrangements to engage in any desired University activities.

EXTERNAL COLLECTION AGENCY

This hold prevents students who have delinquent past-due balances that have been referred to outside collection agencies from engaging in all University activities. These students are prevented from registering for classes, gaining access to residence halls, and obtaining official transcripts, diplomas, grade mailers, refunds, and enrollment verifications. Students with this hold must make payment arrangements directly with the collection agency and can only participate in University activities once the balance has been paid in full, including any and all collection fees applied to the student’s account balance.

RETURNED CHECK

This hold prevents students from writing personal checks to the University or using the electronic check feature through the online Payment Gateway. Students are assigned this hold when they have issued three checks to the University that were returned by the bank for insufficient funds.

REFUND PENDING REVIEW

This hold indicates a refund to the student is pending following a review by the Enrollment Services office.

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On-Campus Marketing of Credit Cards

Pursuant to Article 129-A Section 6437 of the New York State Education Law, Long Island University prohibits the advertising, marketing, or merchandising of credit cards on campus to students. This includes advertising or solicitation at campus vendor tables, as well as posting or distribution of applications, fliers, posters, handbills and signage (electronic and otherwise) on University premises. The University’s e-mail system or website may not be used for advertising or solicitation of credit cards to students. Banks, credit unions and other businesses approved to be present at student orientations and other campus activities may not provide credit card applications to students during those events. In addition, no campus employee, student group, or department may accept financial support or other goods and services from credit card issuers or vendors in exchange for allowing them to market credit cards to students.

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Payment Plans

The University offers students and families the ability to pay your tuition bill in installments using our new online payment plan system. These plans can help families budget the cost of tuition and fees by spreading out the cost over a number of payments each term. Enrolling in a payment plan is easy - simply log into the LIU Payment Gateway, pick a plan that meets your needs, and enroll. You can pay online using a credit card or e-check, knowing your information is secured by industry-leading security features. The payment plan system will automatically notify you if your installments increase or decrease due to changes in your student account.

The University offers the following payment plans each semester:

Fall Payment Plan Spring Payment Plan Summer Payment Plan
Enrollment Fee $35 $35 $35
Enrollment Dates Jun 1 - Sep 15 Nov 1 - Jan 31 Apr 1 - Jun 30
Balance Calculation All applicable charges, less any approved financial aid.  Your plan will automatically recalculate if changes are made to your student account or financial aid during the payment plan term.
First Payment 20% plus fee upon enrollment 20% plus fee upon enrollment 33% plus fee upon enrollment
Remaining Payments Four equal installments due 30, 60, 90 and 120 days from your enrollment date Four equal installments due 30, 60, 90 and 120 days from your enrollment date Two equal monthly installments
Late Payment Fee $25 if payment is not received within 5 days of the scheduled due date.
Payment Methods Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or ACH/Checking Account; auto deduction options are also available.
How to Enroll Log into your MyLIU account and select "Make a Payment."  Then log into the LIU Payment Gateway and select "Payment Plans."
Authorized User Access Yes.  You must first set up an authorized user.
TUITION DUE DATES Fall Term - Aug 1
Winter Term - Dec 1
Spring Term - Jan 1
Summer Term - May 15
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Third-Party Payments

Download Third-Party Payment Plan Enrollment Form

The University will temporarily clear student account balances, if the student presents written authorization from a third party or sponsoring company that intends to make payment on behalf of the student. Examples include, but are not limited to, the Board of Education, Verizon and JPMorgan Chase.

The University offers this third-party bill clearance to accommodate delays in receiving payments or for those entities that required the submission of completed grades for the term prior to the release of funds. In order for the University to recognize an anticipated third-party payment for a student’s tuition, fees and/or other charges, written authorization is required on corporate letterhead. All letters are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment Services and must include the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student ID and/or social security number
  • Term or academic year covered
  • Number of credits or coursework covered
  • Dollar or percentage limit of total charges (if applicable)
  • Sponsoring company's name, billing address, contact name, telephone number and e-mail address.

Students must submit the written authorization described above in person to their Enrollment Services Office, along with a completed Third-Party Payment Form and payment for any remaining balance.

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Tuition Liability

DEFINITIONS

Tuition liability is the amount of money a student owes the University for tuition, fees, room, board, and miscellaneous charges based on your expected presence or participation in University activities.

  • Zero liability results when a student properly drops or officially withdraws from classes in accordance with University policy prior to the start of the term or during the drop/add period.  During zero liability, refunds will be processed and charges removed for tuition and all fees.

  • Partial liability results when a student properly drops or officially withdraws from classes after the drop/add period.  The amount due to the University will be prorated according to the published session liability schedule, and partial refunds will be processed.

  • 100% liability results when a student is liable in full to the University for all tuition, fees, room, board, and miscellaneous charges.  During 100 percent liability, no refunds will be processed and payment is due in full at the time of withdrawal.

CALCULATING TUITION AND FEE LIABILITY

Students are responsible for knowing that they are registered for classes, that they are expected to pay for these classes in a timely manner, and must understand and follow the correct procedures to withdraw from classes.  Non-attendance and/or non-payment do not constitute official withdrawal from the University. The calculation of your tuition and fee liability, if any, is based on the date of your Official Withdrawal or drop in accordance with University policy. 

Room and board charges must be cancelled through the Office of Residence Life.  Liability for these charges will be assessed at the time of cancellation. 

Liability Schedules

Traditional Fall/Spring Terms

Period

Liability

Week 1 

0%

Week 2

25%

Week 3 50%
Week 4 75%

Week 5+

100%

Summer & Other Sessions Seven Weeks or Greater

Period 

Liability   

Week 1

0% 

Week 2

50% 

Week 3+

100% 

Summer & Other Sessions Three to Seven Weeks

Period

Liability

Day 1-2

0%

Day 3-5

50%

Day 6+

100%

Winter & Other Sessions Two Weeks or Less

Period

Liability

Day 1

0%

Day 2

50%

Day 3+

100%

APPEALS

Students requesting a review of tuition and fee liability must complete the University's Appeals Form for Student Withdrawals in accordance with University policy and submit all required supporting documentation.

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