State Prepaid Tuition Plans
Many families save for college expenses by participating in a state sponsored tuition pre-payment plan.
- Plan name
- Plan's mailing address/contact information (so The Citadel can invoice the plan)
- Plan type: Tuition or Tuition + Dormitory
- State the plan is associated with
- Student’s full name
- Contract number (if available)
Once the Treasurer’s office is aware that a student will be receiving funds from a prepaid plan, the Treasurer’s office will verify details with the plan administrator, and an estimate of the plan’s payment amount will be credited to the student’s account and will appear on the billing statement as an estimate. A student may view this information on The Lesesne Gateway. For those students with prepaid college plans, a note will be placed on the student’s account to protect the student from registration/transcript holds or from being dropped due to delayed payment associated with the prepaid plan.
Student Billing and Prepaid Tuition Plans
Bills will be available about 5 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester with a payment due date approximately 3 weeks later. In order to attend, a student must meet all financial obligations by the due date.
Students with Prepaid Tuition plans will not need to pay the entire bill by the due date, but instead will need to pay the estimated amount that will not be paid by the plan. The plan’s estimated payment amount, as well as the amount of tuition currently due, will be available on Lesesne Gateway. Remember, the student must pay the amount due by the due date.
If a student only has a tuition plan, he or she will need to pay for Auxiliary Fees (Room and Board) and for the Quartermaster Account (Uniform, Books, and Supplies Deposit). If the student has a second plan for Room and Board, he or she will need to pay only for the Uniform, Books and Supplies Deposit.
After the Drop/Add period for the semester is completed, The Citadel will bill the prepaid plan for the student’s actual tuition and expenses based on the finalized schedule of courses. This occurs September 30 and February 28. This enables additional interest to be earned on the plans for the fiscal year.
When The Citadel has received payment from the prepaid college plan (usually within 4 weeks from the date we bill the plans), the Treasurer’s office will provide a special printed statement to the student showing the payment and the removal of the estimated payment. Any additional monies due will be noted on the bill and will need to be paid; any refunds due will be processed and returned to the student by direct deposit (if elected by the student) or by check, which will be sent to the student’s home or billing address along with the paper statement.