Cashier - Payment Options


Access Your Account

From the Lamar.edu website, select LU Connect in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Under the "Students" section select "Pay Bill." Log in to your account using the same Lamar ID and PIN that you use to log in to Self-Service Banner. Choose "Make a Payment" or "View Account Activity" to proceed.

The Cashier Office accepts payments for tuition and fees, deposits, housing, installment plans, and other charges. Tuition and fee statements will not be mailed. Access your account to obtain a statement online or visit the Cashier Office located in Wimberly Student Services building, Room 114.

It is your responsibility to make sure your registration is paid and completed by the due date. You must be half-paid or have a loan document on file with the Cashier Office by 5:00 P.M. on the due date to avoid having your classes dropped for non-payment. Due dates for the terms are 2 working days prior to the first class day of the term.

Academic Partnership Online Program students should access the Academic Partnership Calendar of Critical Dates for accurate information regarding payment and drop dates.

  • Students in the five-week Doctoral courses follow the payment/drop schedule for Academic Partnership Online five-week programs
  • Students in the eight-week Campus/Online courses follow the payment/drop schedule for Academic Partnership Online eight-week programs

Payment Methods

  • Online using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. A convenience fee of 2.00% will apply if you choose this payment method.
  • In person at the Cashier window using a debit card, personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash, and/or wire transfer.
  • Use the drop box at the Cashier office.
  • Set up an Authorized User to make payments on and have access to your account. Select the "Authorized Users" tab to add the contact information.
  • Mail payment to:
    • Lamar University Cashier Office
    • PO Box 10183
    • Beaumont, TX 77710
  • Remember to include the student's Lamar ID# on the check.

NOTE: Post-dated checks or checks containing a restrictive or qualified endorsement will NOT be honored. Include the student's Lamar ID# when mailing any correspondence, scholarship checks, financial aid papers, or other paperwork.

Mail payments at least (10) working days prior to the due date to allow for sufficient processing time. All returned checks, drafts or orders, both paper and electronic, are subject to the maximum service charge allowed by Texas law.

Installment Plan

Available for Fall and Spring semesters only.

The balance due for tuition and fees is divided into three payments. A down payment of one-half is due on payment day (noted on the academic calendar). Once the down payment is made, the student will not be dropped for non-payment. The remaining balance is divided into two equal payments due in 30 and 60 days.

Academic Partnership Online Program students may request installment plans via email:

Emergency Loan

A student waiting on financial aid, or unable to pay all of the down payment required for the installment plan, may fill out an Emergency Loan. This short term loan divides the tuition and fees into two equal installments due 30 and 60 days after the first class day. Once the Emergency Loan is applied, the student will not be dropped from classes for non-payment, and will be responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees for that semester. (Students owing past due balances are not eligible for this loan.)

Academic Partnership Online Program students: ONLY students in eight-week programs are eligible for an Emergency Loan. Email luap-ugpay@lamar.edu for more information.

A student who chooses either payment plan will be charged an installment service fee of $20.00.

A late payment fee of $15.00 will be assessed if payments are received later than 10 days after the due dates. Late payment may also result in holds being placed on your record.

Book Vouchers

If a student waiting on financial aid will have residual funds when all aid is been applied, the student may go to the Cashier Office and request a book voucher. If approved, the voucher will allow the student to purchase books at the bookstore located inside the Setzer Center. The cost of books will be charged to the student's account and paid when the aid is posted. Any residual funds will be refunded to the student's Cardinal One Card.

Academic Partnership Online Program students do not receive book vouchers.

Information on Drop/Withdrawals

Rates for refunds for dropped courses or withdrawals vary depending on the academic calendar. Refer to the drop/withdrawal refund policy for more information.

Delinquent Accounts

Delinquent obligations to the university will be sent to a collection agency and reported to credit bureaus. All costs of collections are paid by the student, which is generally an additional 25 percent of the student's obligations to the university. Delinquent accounts must be paid at the collection agency. Payment cannot be accepted by Lamar University if the account has been forwarded to a collection agency.