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Tuition Payment Options

These options are available to pay balances due for the fall and spring semesters; because summer semesters are short, these payment options are not available to pay summer invoices.

60/40 Payment Option:

The balance due for a fall or spring semester can be split into two payments. The first payment is due before classes begin. Due dates are established each semester; the deadline is generally the week before classes begin. The first payment amount is 60 percent of the balance due after subtracting any financial aid. This is the minimum amount due in order to ensure that your class schedule will not be dropped for non-payment. The remaining balance is due approximately six weeks after classes begin.

When you receive the first e-bill via your student email address, there will be a total amount due and a minimum amount due; simply pay the minimum amount due, which reflects 60 percent of the balance on the invoice. Another e-bill will be sent after classes begin, informing you what the remaining amount is and when it is due.

Tuition Payment Plan option (administered by Higher One):

This payment option is a three payment installment plan offered fall and spring semesters:

Plan Length Contract Minimum Opens Closes
Fall Semester Only $1,000 June 1 August 11
Spring Semester Only $1,000 November 1 January 11

These plans enable you to spread the cost of tuition across a longer period of time. The plans are interest-free; however, payment of an enrollment fee is required by Higher One.

To enroll in either the fall only or spring only plans, you will need to prepare an estimated budget to include the student’s tuition, room and meal costs; these costs can be found on Shepherd’s website. Then deduct any financial aid from the total cost to arrive at the amount the plan needs to cover.

Enrollment is done online by visiting the Higher One Tuition Pay website; use this link: For more information or if you need help with estimating a budget contact the Business Office at 304-876-5284 for assistance.