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Student accounts: billing and payments

Learn how and when to make payments, and set up payment plans.

For more assistance, email or call 309-794-7390 or 800-798-8100, ext. 7390.

Billing and payments

Augustana bills students twice a year, using electronic bills. These are sent to students and their Authorized Payers in July for the fall semester and January term, and again in January for the spring semester.

Accounts must be paid in full on the first day of classes of each semester unless an adequate monthly payment plan has been set up.  

Accounts that are not paid in full by the first day of the term may be assessed a late fee.  Business Office holds are applied to accounts with outstanding balances. These holds restrict students from registering for classes, acquiring transcripts and receiving diplomas.

Making payments

Payments may be made online, by mail, in person or by international wire.

Online (preferred method)

Students and Authorized Payers may make payments through the Transact payments portal. Payments are instantly applied to the student's account.

Payments through Transact may be made by ACH transfers ("electronic checks") from a checking account or by credit/debit card.

There is no fee for ACH transfers. For payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, there is a 2.95% convenience fee for domestic card payments. The service fee for international card payments is 4.25%.

→ Students who are making online payments will do so by logging into their Arches accounts.

→ Parents or guardians (Authorized Payers) making online payments will go directly through Transact.

Payments by mail

Checks should be made out to Augustana College and include student’s name and ID number.

Mail to:
Augustana College
Attn: Student Accounts
639 38th St.
Rock Island, Ill., 61201

Payments in person

Checks or cash payments can be made in person at the Business Office on the second floor of Sorensen Hall, right off the pedestrian bridge.  

The office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Options for international students

Augustana College uses Flywire to accept payments from international students. Make payments in your own currency, using local payment methods including bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more. Flywire offers real-time tracking, 24x7 multilingual support and a price guarantee.

→ Set up your Augustana payment via Flywire

Note: Flywire does not initiate the fund transfer from a bank account. Payment instructions are provided that must be taken to your bank to initiate the fund transfer.

Payment plans

Augustana offers monthly payment plans through Transact, either by ACH transfer or credit/debit card. There is no fee for ACH transfers. For domestic credit/debit payments, there is a 2.95% fee. For international payments, the fee is 4.25%. A non-refundable $60 enrollment fee must be paid when the plan is set up.

Plans can be set with due dates on the 1st or 15th of each month and start any time in the months of June-September. All plans end in April of the next year.

If more than one payment plan is required for a student (separate households), contact Student Accounts for assistance.

Transact will charge a late fee 15 days after the monthly payment is due. There is an option to have payments automatically withdrawn from a bank account.

Setting up payments to cover both fall and spring semester is recommended. Note that billing statements received in July are only for fall semester and January term. So, students and families will need to estimate what the bill will be for spring semester and add that to the total payment plan amount.

For help in estimating a payment plan, email or call 309-794-7390 or 800-798-8100, ext. 7390.

Payment schedules

11-month plan; enrollment window May 15-June 16; first payment in June; last payment in April.

10-month plan; enrollment window June 17-July 16; first payment in July; last payment in April.

9-month plan; enrollment window July 17- Aug.16; first payment in August; last payment in April.

8-month plan; enrollment window Aug.17-Sept.16; first payment in September; last payment in April.