The Wilmington University payment plan allows students to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments.
- The Payment Plan policies, procedures, and schedules on this page are effective for all students starting with enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year (the Fall 2017 term and later).
- To see payment plan information for prior academic years and terms, see Payment Plans for 2016-17 and Prior Years.
- For information about what's changed from prior years, please see Student Billing and Payment Changes for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Payment Plan Policies
- There is a Payment Plan fee is $20.00 per term. The payment plan fee is is charged if tuition and/or applicable fees are not paid in full by the financial commitment deadline for each term (see Payment Information for dates and details).
- Monthly installments can begin immediately after registering for an upcoming term, but no later than the start of the upcoming term. See Due Dates below.
- The final payment is due mid-term, and prior to registering for the following term. See Due Dates below.
- If you are on the payment plan, you are responsible for making payments on or by the due date, regardless of whether or not your authorized financial aid, or G.I. Bill benefits, or other funding sources has been processed.
- A late payment charge* will be added monthly if payment is not made on the due date. Students are liable for all collection charges. The University reserves the right to change terms, charges, or conditions at any time.
Number of Installments and Due Dates
- Immediately after registering for an upcoming term, students should choose a payment plan to allow the maximum number of monthly installment possible.
- The total term balance is divided into equal monthly payments over the number of billing months remaining before the balance due date.
- The number of monthly installments for a payment plan is reduced as students register later.
- The first installment will be due on the next available installment due date after registration. The final installment is due on the same date regardless of when a student registers for the term.
Payment Schedule and Due Dates
|For Term||Registration Starts||First Available Installment Due||Final Installment (Full Balance) Due||Maximum # of Installments|
|Fall 2017 - see note above||May 1, 2017||July 15, 2017||October 15, 2017||4|
|Spring 2018||October 16, 2017||November 15, 2017||March 15, 2018||5|
|Summer 2018||March 5, 2017||March 15, 2017||June 15, 2018||4|
|Fall 2018||TBD||May 15, 2018||October 15, 2018||6|
Student Billing and Payments
- A billing alert is sent to the student's University-provided (myWilmU) email address on the first of the month in each billing period.
- The full eBill and amount due each month is available to view and download the myWilmU Payment Center. Wilmington University does not mail monthly account statements via postal mail.
- Payments may be made online via myWilmU, in person at any University location, or through the mail by check or money order. See Payment Information for full details on payment options.
- Financial Holds are applied on the student's account immediately after the final installment date if the full balance is not paid. Holds may prevent or restrict future enrollment and access to University services. See Payment Information for full details about financial holds.
- When accounts are deemed to be unresponsive to internal efforts to collect overdue balances, the University refers them to an outside collection agency.
Payment Plan Question & Answer
What if I have Financial Aid?
Your authorized financial aid is deducted from your account balance and monthly payments. If your financial aid is award is greater than your monthly payment, the balance of your aid is applied to the next bill.
What happens if I do not pay on time?
- A late fee of $30 is charged for balances not paid by the installment due date (see note above).
- If you miss two consecutive payments, your account is in default. You may be dropped from any courses for which you have registered that have not begun meeting (Block II or modulars). The remaining balance of your account is due immediately and you may lose payment plan privileges.
- A financial hold, preventing future enrollment and access to other services, will be applied to your account.
- If your account is submitted to a collection agency, you are responsible for any and all collection costs, and you will be unable to use the payment plan in the future.
What happens if my check is returned?
You will be charged a $35 returned-check fee.
How can I avoid paying for a course I've decided not to take?
You must drop the course from your schedule before the end of the drop/add period for that semester or block. If you do not drop the course by the drop/add deadline, you must pay for the course in full.