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Payment Plans

Overview

Biola offers four different payment options for your semester expenses. In addition to the payment plan options detailed below, please make note of the following details:

  • Semester expenses include tuition and (when applicable) class fees, university housing, meals, parking permit and health insurance (after authorized financial aid has been factored into your balance).
  • The down payment amount is 40% of all tuition and fees (after authorized financial aid has been factored into your balance) plus the plan fee.
  • If you are not paying your semester expenses in full, you must sign up for your payment plan through My Account within the “Payment” task.

 

Payment Plan Policies

  • Four Payments — The four-payment option is for families who wish to pay their tuition in four installments each semester. This means that you will pay your tuition over four different dates each semester (fall and spring only). There is an $85 plan fee due at the time of enrollment, and if installment payments are late, a 1% fee will be assessed on the account balance.
  • Three Payments — The three-payment option is for families who wish to pay their tuition in three installments each semester (fall and spring only). This means that you will pay an initial 40% down payment at the beginning of each semester, then two additional 30% payments for each semester. There is an $85 plan fee due at the time of enrollment, and if installment payments are late, a 1% fee will be assessed on the account balance.
  • Two Payments — The two-payment option is for families who wish to pay their tuition in two installments each semester. This means that you will pay an initial 40% down payment at the beginning of each semester (fall, spring and summer), then pay the remaining tuition balance by a second deadline each semester. There is a $35 plan fee due at the time of enrollment, and if installment payments are late, a 1% fee will be assessed on the account balance.
  • One Payment — The one-payment option is for families who wish to pay their semester expenses in full upon enrollment (each semester). Payment includes tuition, class fees, university housing, meals, parking permit fees and health insurance (after authorized financial aid has been accounted for). There is no plan fee. If you are paying in full, you do not need to sign up for a payment plan.

Fall 2021 Deadlines

Please see the information below to see fall semester payment plan information. If you are paying your semester expenses in full, the payment deadline is August 17, 2021.

 

Four Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
July 15 20% of semester expenses
August 17 20% of semester expenses
September 15 30% of semester expenses
October 15 30% of semester expenses

Three Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
August 17 40% of semester expenses
September 15 30% of semester expenses
October 15 30% of semester expenses

Two Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
August 17 40% of semester expenses
September 15 60% of semester expenses

Spring 2022 Deadlines

Please see the information below to see spring semester payment plan information. If you are paying your semester expenses in full, the payment deadline is December 15, 2021.

 

Four Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
November 16 20% of semester expenses
December 15 20% of semester expenses
January 18 30% of semester expenses
February 15 30% of semester expenses

Three Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
December 15 40% of semester expenses
January 18 30% of semester expenses
February 15 30% of semester expenses

Two Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
December 15 40% of semester expenses
January 18 60% of semester expenses

Summer 2022 Deadlines

Please see the information below to see summer semester payment plan information. If you are paying your semester expenses in full, the payment deadline is May 3, 2022.

 

Two Payment Plan

Due Date Payment Amount
May 3 50% of semester expenses
June 15 50% of semester expenses

Online Payment Error Code

If you receive an error code when making an online payment, please refer to the following list for more information regarding the error. If you have additional questions, please contact Accounting at accounting@biola.edu or (562) 903-4760.

Error Type Problem Solution
Error -65 Database is being updated for student at the same time the payment is attempted. Re-try transaction after database update has completed – usually just a few seconds.
Error -1727 Invalid amount entered. Re-enter the amount and try again. The amount may have been too high or less than zero.
Error -1730 Invalid amount entered. Re-enter the amount and try again. Payment amount may not be zero.
Error -1748 Electronic check account has been restricted. The combination of routing number and account could not be located by the bank, so use of this combination has been restricted. Cardholder should contact his/her bank to obtain correct routing and account number and resubmit the transaction.
Error -1757 Account is locked out.

Payment is temporarily locked due to making three failed attempts within 60 seconds with the same card. The account will be locked for ten minutes.

Error -1760 Invalid Account number.

Cardholder should double check routing and account number information provided, make changes, and resubmit the transaction.

Cardholder should contact his/her bank to obtain the correct routing and account numbers, and resubmit the transaction.

Error -1764 There are insufficient funds in the account to make the payment. Cardholder must lower the debit amount or abandon the payment transaction.
Error -1765 Exceeds amount, count or time limit. Resubmit payment using a shorter time frame from start to finish.
Error -1766 Amount exceeds withdrawal limit. Resubmit payment using a smaller dollar amount or choose an alternative method of payment.