About USC's Online Payment Plans...
NEW Payment Plans must be set up for each term of enrollment
where payment plan will be used.
Students must be registered for classes to enroll in the Payment Plan.
Summer Trimester Payment Plan sign-ups for registered Dental / MBA.PM students 3/18-5/15/2013.
Payment Plans are available on USCe.pay during the first 3 weeks of Fall/Spring terms for pre-registered students.
Please allow 24 hours after registration for updated budget to transfer to payment plan website,
If payment plan enrollment is completed by 6:00 pm on a normal business day,
the Payment Plan budget amount will be posted to the student account that night,
anything after 6pm on a given business day will post on the evening of the following business day.
Please check your student account regularly on USCe.pay to avoid late fees if additional charges are assessed
to your student account which were not included in your Payment Plan budget.
When you enroll in the Payment Plan, select "Auto Pay" if you would like to setup automatic payments.
Want SIGN-UP dates, monthly paydates, and other info sent to your cellphone?
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Access to the Payment Plan system is available for registered students and OASIS guests from the 'Financial Information' menu on OASIS, and offers:
- Online PP application for registered students*
- please allow 24 hours after registration before signing up (for updated budget)...
- Payment Plan payment entry
- Payment Plan profile maintenance
- Payment Plan account status
Enrollments prior to a term's settlement deadline will not be assessed late fees or penalties.
The first installment (one of five; or for dental students and MBA.PM students: one of four) and $50 enrollment fee are due at the time of enrollment.
Enrollment will not be complete until both the enrollment fee and the first installment have been paid online.
Please note that once you have signed up for Payment Plan, any additional charges to your student account are not automatically included in your payment plan budget. Check USCe.pay frequently (especially during the 1st three weeks of a new semester) for additional charges to your student account before they become past due.
The USC Payment Plan allows settlement of a student account (one term at a time), through a line of credit established with the USC Student Financial Services office. You may use your interest-free USC Payment Plan account to pay for tuition, fees, university housing, meal plans, and other miscellaneous university charges in 5 monthly installments for Fall (Aug-Dec) and/or Spring (Jan-May) terms only (Payment Plan is not offered for Summer term). The Dental Trimester plan and the MBA.PM Trimester plan have 4 monthly installments for Fall (Aug-Nov), Spring (Dec-Mar), and Summer (Apr-Jul). Monthly installment amounts are due (those with Auto Payment will be charged) the first of each month, ie: for FALL term: the first payment (for August) is made at the time of enrollment with subsequent payments due: September 1st, October 1st, etc...
The USC Payment Plan application and payment processing are completely online. This means that when you submit your online application for a term, you will be required to submit payment online for the application fee ($50), as well as the 1st monthly payment. If you are applying late, student account late fees and any additional monthly payment plan payments would also be required. USC Representatives can answer any questions you may have at 213-740-4077.
All enrolled students who have no past due amounts in their student accounts, who have not had previous plans cancelled for non-payment, whose student account from the prior term was paid in full, and who have not previously been assigned to an outside collection agency, are eligible to participate in the payment plan.
If your account is not current, please contact the University Collections Office.
Advantages of our online USC Payment Plan:
Please note that changes to 'stored account profiles' will NOT update accounts used for AutoPay,
please edit your Payment Plan information to change accounts used by your AutoPay profile.
- Improved Security:
The online USC Payment Plan is hosted by CASHNet, and offers full PCI compliant security. CASHNet has been a service provider to universities for over 20 years.
- Single Sign-on:
- Students access the Payment Plan by going to the OASIS "Financial Information" menu and clicking on 'USCe.pay and Payment Plan'...
- Guests access the Payment Plan from:
Please note that only students have the ability to establish OASIS guest access, notify guests of their login ID and password, or reset USCe.pay guest access.
- OASIS guest access: 'OASIS for Guests' is available to guests who have been set up with OASIS and USCe.pay system access by their students.
- USCe.pay-only guest access: When a student sets up a USCe.pay guest, the guest will receive an email notifying them of their login information and will include a link to the USCe.pay guest login page (these guests will have access to USCe.pay and Payment Plan only).
- Self service:
Our online Payment Plan system will allow payment plan account review, online applications, manual online payments, and changes to stored profiles by students and their authorized OASIS guests.
- Online payments:
Payment plan account monthly payments are made automatically each month based on the current payment profile.
- Optional Stored Profiles:
The Payment Plan offers users the ability to store banking information for online payment plan payments, with the ability to update or change them as needed. The storage of payment profile information is done with full PCI compliant security.
- More Accurate Budgets:
Fewer changes to payment plan term budgets occur because more accurate budgets are available at the time of Payment Plan enrollment, due to the requirement that students be registered before they can apply, and to faster posting of housing charges and other fees to the student account.
Changes for those who have used Payment Plan previously:
- All registration and administration is done online.
- The enrollment fee to register for a Payment Plan is $50. There is one Payment Plan for each semester / term. If you sign up for a Fall Payment Plan and then a Spring Payment Plan, the total cost will be $100. The cost for dental students and MBA.PM students applying for 3 terms in a year would be $150.
- We no longer will offer a Payment Plan that will cover the entire year. Each Payment Plan must be done one term at a time.
- University Enrollment (class registration) is required before the online Payment Plan setup is done. This helps provide a more accurate budget at the time of setup.
- Housing and other expenses are loaded earlier on the student account in order to provide a more accurate budget.
- An online Budget Calculator will help in determining the Payment Plan budget for each semester.
- Debit and/or credit card payments are no longer accepted for the USC Payment Plan.
- All Payment Plan sign-ups require automatic monthly payment as the payment method.
PCI Compliance is audited on a regular basis. CASHNet offers full PCI Compliance for their online applications. In addition, the online website uses SSL for all transactions. The SSL certificate is through the parent company, Informed Decisions Corp.
You can use the USC Payment Plan with single sign on through the OASIS system (or by accessing OASIS from myUSC).
- First, log into the OASIS system by going directly to OASIS at
- Once you log in, go to the "Financial Information" menu
- Click on “USCe.pay and USC Payment Plan” (at the top of the page), and you will be passed through with encrypted information to CASHNet where USCe.pay and the USC Payment Plan are hosted.
For Parents / Guests:
In most cases the student will want to establish guest access for a parent/guest on OASIS (www.usc.edu/oasis). If you do not want to set up a guest in OASIS, you can create a direct guest login to CASHNet. The parent/guest will recieve an email with login instructions. This type of access requires the parent/guest to go to the CASHNet website directly (https://commerce.cashnet.com/USCPAY) to login.
For guests who are set up in OASIS, login ID's are transferred to CASHNet on a nightly basis. These guests will be able to access CASHNet from 'OASIS for Guests' the day after they have been set up. You will be able to see your guest IDs in CashNet when their access to CASHNet has been enabled. You will notice that the guest ID on CASHNet is a combination of your USCID and the 8 character OASIS guest ID.
If you choose to set up a guest in CASHNet directly, the guest ID can be any combination of 6 or more letters and/or numbers (the guest ID does not need to be in the same format as the one you see for guest IDs transferred from OASIS). Your guest will be sent an email with their guest ID, a temporary password, and a link to USC's CASHNet website.
Enrollments prior to a term's settlement deadline will not be assessed late fees or penalties. The first installment (one of five; or for dental students and MBA.PM students: one of four) and $50 enrollment fee are due at the time of enrollment. Enrollment will not be complete until both the enrollment fee and the first installment have been paid online.
* Please note that students who have just registered or become eligible for Payment Plan
will not receive Payment Plan system access until the following business day.
Eligibility for the USC Payment Plan is based on the following requirements:
- You have completed registration for the upcoming term for which you wish to use the USC Payment Plan.
- You have no holds on your student account created by past collection actions.
- If you have used the USC Payment Plan in the past, you have maintained a good record of on-time payments.
Selecting a plan:
You may enroll in a USC Payment Plan by selecting the link in the upper right hand corner of your USC Payment Plan account. There will be only one choice per semester. If you are a dental or MBA.PM student, your choice will be for a trimester plan only. Once enrolled this link will allow you to view your payment plan history and future charges. Upon enrollment you will be required to pay a $50 enrollment fee for each USC Payment Plan and pay the first monthly installment amount. In other words, if you establish a plan for the Fall term you will pay $50 and then if you establish a plan for the Spring term you will pay $50. You will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions as stated on this website ( Go to: Payment Plan: Terms & Conditions ). USC Representatives can answer any question you may have at 213-740-4077.
You may enter a budget amount or use the online payment calculator to establish the budget. The payment calculator will include the following for charges:
- Mandatory Fees
- Meal Plans
- Laboratory Fees
- USCard Plans
- Parking Permits
- Tuition Refund Insurance
And will include the following for credits:
- Student Loans
Please refer to your USC Billing Statement for accurate budget calculations. Please do not include future work study (CWSP) earnings in your calculations. If an accurate budget is completed then you should not see large charges appearing on your USC Student Account. If there is a balance on your student account it is your responsibility to pay that balance when due using USCe.pay in order to avoid late fees.
If enrollment is completed by 6:00 pm on normal business days, the Payment Plan budget amount will be posted to the student account that night, anything after that time will be posted at night on the following business day.
Changing a Plan:
Students and guests will not have the ability to use the online self service features of the USC Payment Plan for increasing or decreasing the total amount once enrolled. It is very important to establish a good budget using the payment calculator online. It is also important to enroll in all of the classes you will need for the term in order to establish the correct tuition rate. In some unforeseen cases an increase or decrease to a USC Payment Plan may be accomplished by contacting the Student Financial Services office at 213-740-4077. Their office is located in Parking Structure B (PSB). You will need to provide a signed letter stating the amount of increase or decrease and will be required to sign a new terms and conditions for the increase or decrease. The monthly payments due will reflect the increase or decrease in the total payment plan.
USC Payment Plan payments are automatic monthly payments which you set up online when you first enroll in the USC Payment Plan. When you setup Auto Payment you will be storing banking information which will be used on a monthly basis. This information is stored and governed by PCI Compliance requirements. Each month you will receive email notification in advance reminding you that a payment will be charged. It is your responsibility to keep your stored banking information current. If the information is not correct when the charge occurs you may be assessed a penalty. Please note that changes to 'stored account profiles' will NOT update accounts used for AutoPay, please edit your Payment Plan information to change accounts used by your AutoPay profile.
Both students and associated guests will be able to set up payments using stored profiles, however only one payment plan may be set up for each student account. The stored banking information is associated with each individual's login, which means that students will not have access to guest stored information and guests will not have access to student stored information. Please do not set up multiple Auto Payments by different users for the same student account.
If you plan on enrolling in future USC Payment Plans, your banking information is stored for your user profile and will be available for future plans.
If you enroll on or after the term's payment plan start date (August 1st for Fall, and January 1st for Spring, or for dental students and MBA.PM students: August 1st for Fall, December 1st for Spring, April 1st for Summer) and before the term's payment deadline, you will be asked to pay both the application fee and the first monthly payment. After payment information has been entered and approved, you will receive two receipts for the two amounts. Your bank statement will also show the two transactions as separate amounts.
You may also sign up for tweets to get monthly payment reminders and Payment Plan enrollment date notifications.
- Electronic Checks* (ACH) from checking or savings accounts drawn on U.S. financial institutions.
Please note that most banks do not accept ACH transfer requests from other types of accounts such as: money market, mutual fund, line of credit and brokerage accounts. If you try to use one of these types of accounts your payment will most likely be rejected, resulting in late fees and various penalties.
Please do not enter 16-digit debit card numbers in the checking / savings account number as they will reject.
* NO paper checks will be accepted (either by mail or in person).
Penalties will be charged to the student account and will not show on the USC Payment Plan. The following are a list of penalties that may be assessed:
- $25 penalty for accounts that are not paid by the due date.
- $25 returned item fee for an ACH (electronic check) payment that is denied.
- After 2 missed payments your payment plan will be withdrawn and full payment will be required on the student account. Future eligibility for the USC Payment Plan will be withheld.
The USC Payment Plan allows for making 5 installments of tuition, housing, meal plans, and other fees per term during the Fall and Spring term of each year. Dental students and MBA.PM students will make 4 installments during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms of each year. For non-dental students, we do not offer the USC Payment Plan during summer term at this time. Each term will need to have a separate enrollment prior to the beginning of the semester. Full payment for each semester must be paid on time prior to enrolling in the next USC Payment Plan. Enrollment for the Fall term will be done during the month of August and enrollment for the Spring term will be done starting in the middle of December. Enrollment for the Dental Trimester payment plan and the MBA.PM Trimester payment plan will be during the month of July for Fall, during November for Spring, and during March for summer.
Payments for payment plan installments are due on the 1st of each month. When you enroll you will see a schedule of payments with the amount for each payment. If you enroll after the 1st payment is due you must pay the 1st installment along with the enrollment fee. If you enroll after the term's payment deadline your student account will be subject to late fees and penalties.
Emails / Notification:
You will receive emails from the USC Payment Plan for various reasons. If you have set up spam blockers in your email account please make sure to allow emails from email@example.com and any email address from the cashnet.com domain.
- Upon enrollment you will receive an email verifying your enrollment in the USC Payment Plan.
- When payments are made you will receive a receipt of the payment.
- Prior to due dates you will receive a reminder that payments will be due soon.
- When one or more payments have not been received you will be sent a Payment Plan Late Notice.
- If there are problems charging a payment you will receive an email stating this.
In January 2009, we released a TWITTER account for the USC Payment Plan. If you are interested in receiving occasional 'tweets' (text messages to your cellphone) regarding:
- USC Payment Plan sign-ups and deadlines
- USCe.pay, tuition and fee assessments, bill due dates, and other messages about student accounts
Click here for more information about our Payment Plan "TWITTER" account...
Access USCe.pay for Payment Plan sign-ups via the OASIS 'Financial Information' tab at www.usc.edu/oasis or by logging into MyUSC at my.usc.edu and then going to USCe.pay under Student Services.