Billing and Payments
Students are expected to meet all financial obligations when they are due. Georgia College reserves the rights to deny admission, to withhold transcripts, refunds, payments, and other educational records, or cancel the registration of any student who fails to meet financial obligations promptly. The student is responsible for fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the debt, all costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees and court costs incurred in such collection efforts for failure to pay account balances.
The Student Account Center
Login to your PAWS account at paws.gcsu.edu and select Student Account Center. The Student Account Center allows you to view your college bills and recent account activity as well as make payments, direct deposit enrollment and store payment profiles. In addition, parents or guardians can be set up to access your bills and make payments on your account. All student account billings are viewed through the Student Account Center.
No paper bills are mailed. Each Semester an electronic statement will be sent to the student's GCSU email and any other email accounts setup in the Student Account Center. Students are responsible for checking their student account balance through their PAWS account and ensuring fee payment by the published fee payment due dates. Tuition, University Fees, housing, meal, and other miscellaneous charges are generally assessed to a student's account as he/she registers for classes or incur charges.
Outstanding balances due must be paid by the payment date stated in the official university calendar. Students who have not paid their bill in full by this date will not have their courses dropped, but will incur a $75 late fee. Students who have completed a FAFSA application and it is received by the Financial Aid office by the initial payment deadline, will not be charged the $75 late fee. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid as early as possible.
Students who have not finalized their bill by the close of business on the first day of classes will be dropped from all courses. Students dropped for non-payment at this time and desire to re-register for the term, will be charged an additional $150 fee to have their courses reinstated.
Partial payments do not secure your classes. You are not officially enrolled in your classes until your account is paid in full.
WebCheck payment is offered free of charge. Personal checking or savings accounts only. No business accounts, credit card checks or lines of credit are accepted using the WebCheck feature. Any transactions rejected will be charged a $25 service charge. No payments via telephone are accepted. A 2.75% convenience fee will apply to all credit card payments. NOTE: Visa card is not accepted at this time.
You can mail your payment when paying by check or money order. Please make sure the student's GCID number is indicated on the check. Send payments to Campus Box 22, Milledgeville, GA 31061.