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Payment Plans

Business Services

A payment plan is available if you are unable to pay the account balance in full. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Business Services Office at 803-641-3543 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • You must have a balance of $500 or more and be in good financial standing with the university to set up a payment plan.
  • A down payment of 25% of the account balance must be paid to enroll in the plan.
  • A payment plan fee of $75 is due with initial payment.
  • 3 additional payments of 25% each must be paid according to the schedule below.

If you enroll in a payment plan and decide to take another class, the payment plan should recalculate after you are enrolled in the additional class. You can verify the balance on SSC/Account Information/Payment Gateway.

Your ability to enroll in payment plans may be revoked if you fail to make payments on time. 

Late Payments

Late payments will incur a $100 late fee.

Payment Plan Information by Semester

The payment plan option for the fall semester will be available on July 14, 2023. The payment deadline for fall 2023 is August 16 by 5:00 pm. If your payment plan has not been set up by that date, your classes can be canceled.      


Date Payment Plan is Set Up  Amount Needed to Set Up Payment Plan Remaining Installment Dates 
July 14 to September 10 25% of Tuition and Fee Balance plus $75.00 Fee September 11, October 10, November 10

September 11 to October 9

50% of the Tuition and Fee Balance plus $75 Fee

October 10, November 10

October 10 to November 9

75% of the Tuition and Fee Balance plus $75 Fee

November 10

Apply initial payment in the Business office or online through SSC (

How Do I Set Up A Payment Plan?

To set up a payment plan, visit the Business Services Office in Penland 114.

To set up a payment plan online, go to SSC > Account Information > Payment Gateway.

Setting Up a Payment Plan on SSC:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the Account Information link.
  3. Click the Payment Gateway link.
  4. Click on the Payment Plans link at the top of the screen.
  5. Click on the Enroll Now tab.
  6. Choose the appropriate term to set up the payment plan.
  7. Payment Plan information will show up on the screen. Please read this information, then click continue to move to the next section.
  8. Click Display Payment Schedule to show the monthly payments. Changes can be made to the down payment on this screen. If you make changes, click on the Recalculate Payment Schedule button. If everything looks fine, click the Continue button.
  9. Click on Select Payment Method. Choose from a saved account, a new electronic check, or a credit or debit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover). There is a 2.5% percent convenience fee for using a credit or debit card. There is no charge for an electronic check. Then click the Select button.
  10. The Plan Enrollment Agreement will appear. Please review this information carefully, then click the I Agree check box.
  11. To finalize the agreement, click the Continue button.
  12. The online receipt will appear and can be printed out.