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. It is each student's responsibility to keep informed of all registration and fee payment dates, deadlines and other requirements by referring to the official calendar of events in the catalog, as well as printed and posted announcements.
The billing and payment of students accounts is located in the Student Account Center.
Logon to your PAWS account at paws.gcsu.edu and elect 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. 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, course 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 classes reinstated. See the Late Fees section for more information.
If a student's financial aid is not available to pay all fees, he/she must be prepared to pay fees and be reimbursed when his/her financial aid is available. Students are not allowed to remain enrolled in classes and receive course credit when outstanding balances have not been paid. Partial payments do not secure your classes. You are not officially enrolled in your classes until your account is paid in full.
We accept cash, checks, money orders, WebChecks, online credit card payments and the Nelnet payment plan. For a small fee, the Nelnet Payment Plan offers a convenient monthly payment plan for Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meals. Please refer to the Important Information Link in the Student Account Center for more information on how to sign up.
To pay with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or WebCheck, you will need to enter your GCID number and PAWS pin to complete your transaction. 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.
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.
Always remember to check your student account online or stop by the Business Office for inquiries. Additional charges may be due.
Refund checks are disbursed from the Business Office approximately seven days after the first day of class. To sign up for Direct Deposit, login to PAWS, select Student Account Center. Once inside the SAC, click on the My Profile tab, then Payment Profile and complete the required information. Otherwise, checks are to be picked up at the Business Office unless requested to mail. You must present your Bobcat ID in order to receive your check.
Pay your fines here. Any charges for parking fines, library fines or infirmary charges will appear as a hold on your student account.