Billing & Payments

Billing & Payments

The My LIU portal makes it easy to manage your college finances and to pay your bills online, 24/7, so that you can concentrate on your studies and make the most of your education.

  1. To view your bill, log in to your My LIU account. Your My LIU Student Center page will be displayed. Click on the “Account Inquiry” link from within the “Finances” section, and your current statement will appear.

  2. To pay your bill online by using a credit card or check, click on the “Make a Payment” link from the Student Center home page, or from within the “Account Inquiry” section to access the My LIU Payment Gateway, and pay your bill.

Students are billed for tuition and fees at the time of registration. Room and board charges are reflected at the time of room assignment. Students must make satisfactory payment arrangements prior to the start of each term or before moving into residence halls to remain in good financial standing.

Click on tabs below for more information about managing your Student Account

Term Bill Available  Bill Due Date
Fall June 1 August 1
Winter November 1 December 1
Spring December 1 January 1
Summer April 15 May 15

You will receive a Student Account Summary each month that displays your balance due. It is your responsibility to make satisfactory payment arrangements by the payment due date. Only summarized information is mailed to you; your entire transactional history can be found online using your MyLIU account.

Charges/Refunds
This section displays all cumulative charges and refunds for the term. You can refer to your MyLIU account for detailed account activity.

Items may include:

  • Tuition, fees, room, board, health insurance, and other miscellaneous charges incurred from your enrollment activity and/or room assignment; and
  • Refund check(s) issued;

Payments/Credits
This section displays all cumulative payments and credits for the term. You can refer to your MyLIU account for detailed account activity.

Item may include:

  • Federal, state, institutional, and other financial aid disbursed to your account; and
  • Deposits and payments made by you or on your behalf.

Anticipated Scholarships and Financial Aid
This section illustrates pending aid for the specified term. Once approved, it will be applied against any charges incurred in accordance with federal, state, and institutional guidelines. It is imperative that you complete all financial aid requirements to have your scholarships and financial aid appear as anticipated on your Student Account Summary. You must accept any Federal Direct Student Loans or Work Study through your MyLIU account. First time Federal student loan recipients and parent PLUS loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling requirements and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) to be eligible for funds. In addition, all financial aid "To Do" items must be completed, including federal verification if you were selected.

Prior Balance Due
This section will display any prior balance due to the University. It is imperative that you include this amount in your payment for the term or resolve any pending financial aid "To Do" items from prior terms.

Amount Due
This represents the summation of all financial activity as of the statement date and is the amount you must pay or make arrangement for by the payment due date. Please note that modifications to your financial aid package and/or financial aid disbursements may change your total amount due. Contact the Enrollment Services Office if you believe the amount due is incorrect.


The calculation of your tuition and fee liability, if any, is based on the date of your official withdrawal in accordance with University policy.

Traditional Fall/Spring Liability Schedule*

Withdrawal Date Liability
Prior to start of term 0%
During 1st calendar week of classes
0% 
During 2nd calendar week of classes
25% 
During 3rd calendar week of classes
50% 
During 4th calendar week of classes
75% 
After 4th week of classes
100% 

*This schedule is not applicable to non-traditional sessions, such as Summer, Weekend, or Winter Sessions. 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.

View full Tuition Liability Schedule Policy


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:

  Gold Payment Plan Silver Payment Plan Bronze Payment Plan Summer Payment Plan Winter Payment Plan
Enrollment Fee $35 $50 $100 $35 $35
Enrollment Dates Fall: Jun 1 - Jul 1
Spring: Nov 1 - Dec 1
Fall: Jul 2 - Aug 1
Spring: Dec 2 - Jan 1
 Fall: Aug 2 - Sep 15
Spring: Jan 2 - Jan 31-
 Apr 1 - Jun 30  Nov 1 - Dec 15
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 25% plus fee upon enrollment 33% plus fee upon enrollment 33% plus fee upon enrollment 50% plus fee upon enrollment
Remaining Payments Four equal installments. Fall: Aug 1, Sep 1, Oct 1, and Nov 1 Three equal installments.
Fall: Sep 1, Oct 1, and Nov 1
Spring: Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 1
 Two equal installments.
Fall: Oct 1 and Nov 1
Spring: Mar 1 and Apr 1
 Two equal monthly installments  One additional monthly installment
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 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.

If you register for courses and decide not to attend, you must drop your courses online or in person prior to the end of the second week of classes to avoid liability. After the second week of classes, you must complete an Application for Withdrawal Form and receive official approval from the Enrollment Services Office on your campus. Non-attendance and/or non-payment do not constitute official withdrawal from the University.

View full Withdrawal Policy.


Students are liable for all charges incurred at the time of registration or room assignment. Your MyLIU account makes it easier than ever to manage your financial obligations. To view your current account balance, simply log into your MyLIU account online at my.liu.edu and click on the Account Inquiry link in the Finances section of your Student Center homepage.

Students must make acceptable payment arrangements or officially withdraw prior to the payment due date to remain in good financial standing and avoid late fees. Acceptable payment arrangements  include:

  • Payment in full;
  • Approved financial aid covering all charges;
  • Signed and approved University payment plan (not in arrears); or
  • Participation in an approved third-party payment agreement.

A student who complies with any of the above shall be considered in good financial standing, so long as all terms and conditions are met throughout the term. All payment arrangements must be completely satisfied in full or the following fees and/or penalties may be applied.

  1st Late Fee  2nd Late Fee 3rd Late Fee
Term Date Applied Amount Date Applied Amount Date Applied Amount 
Fall August 15 $150 September 15 $150 October 15 $200
Winter December 15 $100  -  -  -  -
Spring January 15 $150 February 15 $150 March 15 $200
Summer July 15 $100  -  -  -  -

If your account becomes seriously past due and no arrangements are made, the University will refer it to an external collection agency or law firm, where additional fees and penalties of 25-40% may be charged to your account in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.