Billing and Payment Information

General Information

The Student Accounts Office generates and issues bills to students for each term they are enrolled at Lock Haven University. Bills include charges for tuition and fees, housing, and meal plans. Tuition and fees are required for all credits earned, including internships, courses held abroad, and self-study credits. These mandatory fees are required to support academic and ancillary functions, the University, and our students.
Bills are generated and available electronically through self-service under Student Accounts.
Winter Intersession is separate from the Fall / Spring semesters and therefore billed separately. For that reason, the credit hours cannot be combined with either the Fall or Spring semesters to determine tuition and fee charges.

How To View Your Bill 

Students can view their bill in self-service.  After logging in, click on the "Student Accounts" at the bottom left. to view the statement simply click on ‘My Account’ and then ‘Statements’. This will bring up two options. ‘Billing Statements’ will be the initial billing statement. ‘Generated Statement History’ will be an on demand statement of what your account looks like at the time you generate the statement.

It is the student's responsibility to check their student account on a regular basis as changes to their course registration, financial aid package, or housing and meal plan choices can affect their student bill.

Due Dates 

Payment is expected to be received by the first day of classes. Charges for any changes made after the semester begins are due immediately.

Commonwealth University Payment Plan

Commonwealth University Payment Plan (pdf)

Paying Your Student Bill

Students can send their check or money order to the Student Accounts Office. Checks should be made payable to Commonwealth University of PA.

Please send payment along with any other correspondence (including scholarship information) to the following address:

Student Accounts Office
401 N Fairview St.
224A Ulmer
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Students are also able to pay their student bill online via self-service.  Acceptable methods of online payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and electronic check (eCheck).  Please note there is a convenience fee for any credit card payments made.  The fee is based on a percentage of the amount of payment being made and will be disclosed prior to payment submission.  There are no fees associated with the eCheck option. 

Cash Payments Guidelines -To comply with IRS Regulations passed by Congress that require certain cash transactions be reported to the IRS in an effort to trace money from drug dealers, smugglers, and terrorists, who often use large cash payments to "launder'' money from illegal activities, evade taxes, and participate in other criminal activities. IRS Publication 1544 refers to the Reporting of Cash Payments of Over $10,000. To do this, the IRS requires Form 8300 be completed when cash payments total $10,000 or more in one year (12-month period).

Financial Holds – Financial holds disallow the processing of transcripts and / or diplomas as well as any registration changes for the subsequent semesters. It is University policy to place a financial hold on any student account with a balance due past the specified date. This hold will not be lifted until the student account is paid in full.
Late Fees – A $75 late fee is added to the student account for each session that is past due. If a student feels they should not have been charged the late fee, there is a Late Fee Appeal Policy.  Please refer to the Students Accounts Office Policies for information regarding policies.

Delinquent Accounts

Students who have unpaid student bills after the semester/session ends will be placed into collections with possible reporting to the credit bureau. 

Contact Us

Student Accounts Office

224A Ulmer Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2425

Office Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday

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