Monthly Tuition Payment Plan Information

  1. Payment plans must be set up for each semester and must be paid in full by the last day of classes, for that semester.
  2. Student may fill out one of the documents listed below:
    1. If the Student does not know how much they need for their payment plan; fill out the document “Request for Payment Plan” (PDF)
    2. If the Student knows the amount needed for their payment plan; fill out document “Payment Plan Tuition Contract”.
  3. No setup fee.
  4. No interest.
  5. Late fee of $25 if payment received more than 5 days late after payment due date.
  6. Student chooses monthly payment date from the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th.
  7. Balance may be paid in full early without penalty.
  8. Pay with cash, check, MasterCard or Visa, or students can go online to SMURF to pay.
  9. Autopay option available is where SMU charges a credit card, on chosen payment date(s).
  10. Payment plan avoids 1% late fee normally charged for unpaid balances.
  11. If payments are current, payment plan allows student to register for next semester without balance being paid in full.
  12. Students applying for enough financial aid to cover their semester balance are not eligible for payment plan option.


Contact Sheryl De Guzman, Student Accounts Coordinator, at 510-879-9200 ext. 7328 or email:, if you have questions or to set up a payment plan.


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