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Payment Information

Good news: You have options

SFA gives you a variety of tuition payment options to fit your needs. The Business Office can help you with payment plans, if available.

Billing and eBills

The first step in understanding payment is understanding how and when you’ll be billed.

SFA uses an electronic billing system called eBill to send out billing statements. You can access your eBill, view the amount you owe, pay your bill and set up automatic or installment payments via your mySFA account.

You’ll receive your first eBill approximately two weeks before the start of each semester. Please note that we don’t send bills via mail or email.

eBill authorized users

You can add a parent or other family member to your eBill account as an authorized user. An authorized user can log in to your eBill account, view your bill and set up automatic or installment payments.

You can add an authorized user in a few simple steps:

  • Log in to mySFA.
  • Click on “Billing.”
  • Click “Pay online with eBill.”
  • Once you’re in the eBill System, click “Authorized Users.”
  • Click “Add” and follow the prompts to add a user.

Please note that all authorized users must have a working email address. Authorized users can access your eBill account here.

Installment payments

As a student, you can pay for your full semester tuition in one lump sum. Or, if you prefer, you can use the eBill system to enroll in an installment plan that divides your bill into multiple payments. Your first installment payment will be due before the first day of class. The exact due dates for the remaining payments will vary by semester.

You can see your due dates and the amounts you owe by accessing your eBill account or by reviewing this date and deadline calendar.

How to enroll for installment payments

Enrolling in an installment plan is easy:

  • Log in to mySFA.
  • Click on “Billing.”
  • Click “Pay online with eBill.”
  • Once you’re in the eBill System, click “Payment Plan.”
  • Click “Payment Plans” and follow the prompts.

Please note that there is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $25 for enrolling in an installment plan. To be eligible for an installment plan, you’ll need to make sure that all of your balances from past semesters are paid in full.

You can learn more about installment plans by viewing this document.

Emergency short-term loans

Need help paying for school? Emergency student loans can help ensure that you can fully cover the cost of your tuition and fees.

Learn more about the financial aid programs available to SFA students.

Accepted payment methods

We accept several forms of payment, so you can choose the method that’s most convenient for you.


We accept cash payments at our Business Office, which is located on campus at 2102 N. Alumni Drive, Austin Building, Room 204. The Business Office accepts in-person cash payments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Credit cards

You can pay by credit card online via SFA’s eBill system. We accept the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express

Please note that there is a non-refundable, 2.75% convenience fee for all credit card payments with a $3.00 minimum charge. We are unable to accept credit card payments in person or by phone.

Debit cards

You can pay with a debit card online via our eBill system or in person at our Business Office, which is located on campus at 2102 N. Alumni Drive, Austin Building, Room 204.

Personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders

Please make checks and money orders out to: Stephen F. Austin State University

You can pay by check at the business office, or you can send your check to the Business Office mailing address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
Business Office
P.O. Box 13053, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3053

We also accept electronic checks via the eBill system. To pay by electronic check, you’ll need to have access to your checking or savings account number and your routing number.


Students who withdraw or drop a class may be eligible for a partial refund. The amount of the refund you receive depends on when you withdraw or drop. Please note that this refund policy is separate from financial aid refund policy.

Fall and spring semesters

Withdrawal Date

Refund Amount

Prior to first day of class


Between the first and 5th class day


Between the 6th and 10th class day


Between the 11th and 15th class day


Between the 16th and 20th class day


After the 20th class day

No refunds given

Summer terms

Withdrawal Date

Refund Amount

Prior to first day of class


On the first class day 


On the second class day 


On the third class day and beyond

No refunds given

Dropped classes

The following refund schedule is applicable provided the student remains enrolled (i.e., does not drop to 0 hours). If the student drops to 0 hours, that is a withdrawal and the Withdrawal Refund Schedules above are applicable.

Refund Options


On or Before 2nd Official Class Day

On or Before 4th Official Class Day

On or Before 12th Official Class Day

Regular Academic Session




Five, Eight, & Ten Week Sessions (including Summer 1 & 2)




Mini Sessions Less Than 5 Weeks (including May-mester)





Bursar's Office
Fax: 936.468.7213

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