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Installment Payment Plan

Although all charges are due and payable in full at the beginning of each term, students in good financial standing at MTSU may defer payment of up to 50% of their fees for registration, housing, and the freshmen meal plan for the fall and spring semesters. The Installment Payment Plan is not available for summer terms.


  • The total balance you owe must be at least $400 after all discounts, financial aid, and other credits have been applied to your account
  • Pay 50% of the registration fees, dorm rent, and meal plan costs by the fee payment deadline
  • Prior term charges and non-deferrable charges must be paid in addition to the 50% payment.

A student who has failed to make timely payments in a previous term may be denied the right to participate in the Installment Payment Plan in future enrollment periods. A student who is denied participation may be allowed to participate again only after completion of payment in full for 2 consecutive terms which allow the Installment Payment Plan (fall and spring). Any student who makes payment with a check that is subsequently returned will be denied participation in the Installment Payment Plan in all future terms.

To avoid late fees and ineligibility for the Installment Payment Plan in future terms, the student should continue to make payment by each due date. Contact the MT One Stop for the new payment amounts after drop or withdrawal. Remember, if you withdraw after the semester has begun, you are still responsible to pay the balance of tuition and fees. 


After making the initial 50% payment by the fee payment deadline, the remaining 50% will be payable in two monthly installments. For the fall term, installment payments are due on September 30 and October 30. For the spring term, installment payments are due on February 28 and March 31. Please note that the university is not obligated to send reminder notices before the payment is due.

Participants in this plan must apply all discounts, waivers, third party sponsor payments (such as employer and pre-paid tuition programs) and financial aid, including student loans, toward payment of registration fees before a payment plan will be considered. Financial Aid and other credits received after the initial payment will be applied to the remaining balance, and future amounts due will be recomputed. No refunds can be made until all fees are paid in full.

Students will not be withdrawn from classes for failure to pay the 2nd or 3rd installments. However, the university will withhold grades and transcripts until current payments are made. Also, the balance must be paid in full before the student can pre-register for future terms even if pre-registration is prior to the due date.

Service Charges and Fines

Each participant will be charged a $50.00 service fee each term to defray administrative costs. This fee is payable along with the 50% down payment on or before the registration fee payment deadline.  An additional late payment charge of $25 will be assessed on each installment not paid on or before the due date and each 30 day period past the 2nd installment up to a maximum of $100.00. Students who make payments with checks that are returned will be charged a $30.00 return check service fee as well as any applicable late fees.

If a payment is not received in the Business Office by the scheduled payment due date, the university will withhold all services from the students, including grades, transcripts, and future registration until the fees have been paid in full including any assessed late fees.

All existing rules and policies pertaining to returned checks, refunds, withdrawals, dropped classes, and collection costs are applicable to the Installment Payment Plan.

Upon receipt of a registration bill, students who desire to participate in the Installment Payment Plan should sign up for the plan through Bill Payment Suite via RaiderNet. Students may pay the full amount due or the down payment by credit card or check card. Payment may also be made by mail, or in person at the Business Office cashier windows . 

Added Classes After Fee Payment

Additional fees for classes added after fee payment are due before the late registration fee payment deadline, or on the same day the class is added if it’s after late registration. Any unpaid fees after this date will be processed as an Installment Payment Plan. The $50 Installment Payment Plan service fee and any applicable $25 late payment fees will be charged.


This example is based upon a 15 credit hour, in-state freshman student living in a shared dorm room with a freshman meal plan. The minimum amount due is payable by the semester's fee payment deadline. The fees listed below are for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. All fees are subject to be changed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

  Amount owed minimum DUe*
Required Registration Fees $4,202.00 $2,101.00
Dorm Rent $2,500.00 $1,250.00 
Required Freshman Meal Plan $1,775.00 $ 887.50
Service Charges $ 0.00 $ 50.00 
Total Due $8,477.00 $4,288.50 

 * Includes $50 Service fee.

The remaining two installments in the above example will be $2,119.25 each.

How to pay on the Installment Payment Plan via RaiderNet

  1. Log in to PipelineMT, click on RaiderNet, then on the Student tab.
  2. Select Student Account.
  3. Select Confirm Enrollment/Registration Payment/Account Detail for Term.
  4. Select the term.
  5. Your account balance summary and account detail for the term will be displayed. Click "Yes, I will attend during ... "
  6. Select Continue. You will be taken to our bill payment system.
  7. Select Payment Plans tab then select Enroll Now.
  8. Select the current term.
  9. Click "View full plan description" for payment plan details.
  10. Click Continue then Select Display Payment Schedule. View down payment amount you will pay now and the installment due dates and amounts.
  11. Select "No" if you do not want your next two installments to be automatically deducted from bank or credit card account. Click Continue.
  12. Enter credit card information. If you want to pay by eCheck, you must create a Payment Profile first and then wait one day before you can use this account for payment.
  13. Click "I Agree" box then click Continue.
  14. Wait for payment confirmation.

How to pay the Installment Payment Plan installments via RaiderNet:

  1. Log in to PipelineMT, click on RaiderNet, then on the Student tab.
  2. Select Student Account.
  3. Select Pay Current Term Account Balance or Payment Plan Installments.
  4. Select Continue. You will be taken to our bill payment system.
  5. Select Make a Payment.
  6. Select Pay beside Installment 1 of 2 then click Continue.
  7. Follow payment instructions and submit payment.

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