Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   Where is the Office of Student Accounts located on the main campus?  
A: The Office of Student Accounts is located in Mercy Center on the Lakewood campus. The hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The hours on Tuesday are 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The billing address for payments is:

Office of Student Accounts
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
The e-mail address is:


Q: What will the tuition rate be for my program?
A: The tuition rate is $676.00 per credit for part-time undergraduate students and for part time nursing students the tuition rate is $745.00 per credit. For full-time undergraduate students taking 12 to 18 credits, tuition is $14,783.00 per semester. For nursing students, tuition is $15,830.00 per semester For anything over 18 credits, the student will be charged the semester tuition rate plus $676 for each additional credit over 18. For graduate students, tuition is $823.00 per credit. (Please note that graduate students taking 9 credits or more are considered full-time graduate students.) Graduate students participating in student teaching will be charged the rate of $14,741.00 for that semester.


Q: When will tuition be due?
A: Tuition is due three weeks prior to the start of class. After that, a $55.00 late fee will be charged.


Q:   I have just registered; how can I obtain a copy of my bill?  
A: Effective Fall 2010, all student statements must be viewed on Self-Service. We will no longer mail hard copies of statements. After you register, it is your responsibility to check your Self-Service account to obtain a copy of your current statement. Payments are still due by our scheduled due dates, even if you did not receive a bill. You can stop by our office to obtain a copy of your bill.


Q:   Can students access their bill through our Web site?  
A: Students can access their bills through Self-Service.


Q:   How can I keep track of my current balance?  
A: You can view your account at any time by going to Self-Service. It is important for you to check your financial account periodically as changes may occur to your bill or financial aid that would require your attention.


Q:   I’ve received my bill, but the scholarships, grants, and loans are not showing on my account. Who should I talk to?  
A: Anticipated aid can be seen on Self-Service - Finances - Financial Aid. If you have questions regarding your awards, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 732.987.2253 so they can review your financial aid award status with you.


Q:   My bill does not show my room and board charges. Who should I talk to?  
A: You can contact the residence life coordinator at 732.987.2533.


Q:   I tried to register for classes, but there was a bursar/billing hold. What should I do?  
A: You can contact the Office of Student Accounts at 732.987.2279 or 732.987.2295 so we can review your student account with you. You should also review your student account on Self-Service to make sure no balance is due.


Q:   Will I be able to register for classes with a balance due?  
A: No. A student must have a $0 balance in order to register for future classes. If a student has a balance during registration time, they will be placed on a billing/bursar hold to prevent from registering. Only a full payment of the balance will allow the billing hold to be removed. A billing hold will also prevent a student from receiving grades or transcripts.


Q:   What forms of payment are accepted?  
A: The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks shall be made payable to Georgian Court University. The student’s name and student ID number must appear on the check. Payments by credit card are done online through Self-Service. . All credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%.

No credit card payments will be accepted in house.

Q:   Is there a payment plan?  
A: Yes. Tuition Management Systems (TMS) is the only authorized interest-free payment plan offered by Georgian Court University. There is an annual enrollment fee. All payment plans must be approved before the due date of your bill. If your TMS contract is not enough to cover your GCU bill, you must pay the difference directly to the university by the scheduled due date. For more details, you may call 1.800.356.8329 or log on to


Q:   Is there a late fee?  
A: Yes, a $55.00 late fee will be applied if the payment is not received by the due date on the bill. There will be no late fee charged if you are using the payment plan or have made arrangements through the Office of Student accounts.


Q:   What if I have tuition reimbursement through my job?  
A: Effective December 16, 2009, students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer must submit a letter on company letterhead confirming the student's eligibility as well as the company's reimbursement policy. This letter must be handed in at the start of the semester in order to avoid any late fees. Any fees or partial payments that are the student's responsibility must be paid by the current due date to avoid any billing holds. The only portion of the bill deferred through tuition reimbursement is the amount due from the company.

Those students who need proof of payment for company reimbursement must submit a Paid in Full statement request. This form is available under downloadable forms. Please note that the Office of the Bursar does not have access to student grades and grade requests must be made through the Office of the Registrar or through Self-Service.


Q:   What is a book voucher?  
A: A book voucher is a credit based on the amount of financial aid on your account. If your financial aid monies exceed the amount that you owe, there will be a credit amount on your bill. You can obtain a book voucher at the Office of the Bursar and you may use this credit amount to purchase your school books at the University Bookstore.


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