Late Fees and Finance Charges
Fall / Spring Terms: To avoid late fees, you must register and have your tuition, fees, housing, dining and all other charges paid or deferred by 5:00 P.M. PST on the term's settlement deadline. If you fail to register and settle your account, you will be assessed late fees each week in accordance with the following schedule (for Fall 2012):
|Friday, August 24th (payment deadline)
|Friday, August 31st
|Friday, September 7th
Registration is not permitted after the third week of classes. The university currently assesses a monthly finance charge on all past due balances. The current annual rate is 12 percent, subject to change. For more information, please see 'Tuition and Fees' section of the Schedule of Classes at: www.usc.edu/soc .
Non-receipt of a bill does not relieve you of this settlement deadline. Using the Web Registration auto scheduler feature but failing to register for any courses before the tuition and fees payment deadline is not a valid reason to request a waiver of the late registration fee.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to request a late fee waiver (when late fees/finance charges are assessed due to aid posting late) or regarding your questions pertaining to:
- any other specific financial aid questions
You may contact Financial Aid as follows:
Please contact the Student Health Center regarding late fees/finance charges resulting from delayed processing of Student Health Insurance Waivers submitted before the payment deadline. You may contact them as follows:
About Late Payment
Students whose checks are returned unpaid by the bank or whose debit / credit card authorizations are declined by the bank will be subject to the late fees described above until their accounts are paid in full.
Any charges or credits to your student account will be reflected immediately* on USCe.pay's 'your account' page under account balance, and will be listed under your recent transactions. All charges will be included on the following month's monthly billing statement.
*note: Mailed-in payments and Payment Plan enrollments are processed at the end of each business day, and are not posted to your student account (USCe.pay) until the following business day.