» Spring 2024 Undergraduate Student Checklist

To assist new undergraduate students with meeting their financial obligations, statements report the expected balance due for full-time enrollment status.  You will use this balance, less the "Total Pending Financial Aid", to determine the total amount due or for which you can enroll in a payment plan.  Any class/lab fees will be added to the account at the time of enrollment.

Policies and Requirements

  • Tuition & Fee Master Payment Contract
    • A Tuition & Fee Master Payment Contract is required at the start of each academic year. Students electronically submit the contract via their Student Center eForms. Otherwise, a hold may be placed on their account.
  • Tuition Withdrawal Policy
    • When a course drop or withdrawal occurs, tuition refunds and fees are made according to the tuition refund deadlines, which differ from the academic calendar deadlines. All students are required to read, understand, and abide by all University deadlines.

Optional Authorizations

  • Chapman Release Authorization
    • If students would like Chapman University to disclose information to parents, guardians, spouses, or any other person(s), they must provide written consent by submit a Chapman Release Authorization. The form can be submitted by the student in person or via their Chapman University email.
  • Panther Partner Authorized User
    • If students would like parents, guardians, spouses, or any other person(s) to have access to their billing account, they may grant them access by setting up that person as a Panther Partner Authorized UserThe option is available via the ePay site under "My Profile Set-up." Only the student has the authorization to add/remove individuals.

Other Services & Purchase Options

  • Tuition Protection Plan
    • The tuition protection plan is insurance to safeguard your educational investment by reimbursing tuition costs, should you find it necessary to leave Chapman University for medical reasons. The plan is available on an optional basis and can be purchased via the ePay site up until the first day of each semester
  • Health Insurance Waiver Option - International Students
    • International students are automatically billed for Student Health Insurance, upon enrollment. Students who have an individual or family plan can waive the health insurance charge, by completing the Proof of Insurance eForm in their Student Center.
    • The deadline to submit the Student Health Insurance waiver is February 19, 2024.
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Tuition Payment Due Dates

  • Fall: July 20
  • Interterm: December 20
  • Spring: December 20
  • Summer: May 20

Tuition Payment Options

  • Payment in Full
    • Payment in full option requires the entire term balance, less financial aid, to be paid in full on or before the term's due date. A $100 late fee will be assessed each month if the balance is unpaid.
  • Monthly Payment Plan
    • The payment plan splits the account balance into 5 installments for Fall and Spring and two installments for Summer. Interterm is not eligible for a payment plan. A $50 set-up fee will be due for each term upon enrollment of the payment. A $25 late fee will be assessed for past due or short-paid payments.
  • Third-party billing, 529 plans, & Tuition Assistance
    • If utilizing a 529 College Saving plan that does not require a direct bill from Chapman University, please contact your plan administrator to coordinate payment. If you are eligible for outside funding, which needs a direct invoice from Chapman University, some 529 plans, Dept. of Rehab, and specific scholarship programs, contact Kim Talley at tpc@chapman.edu or call (714) 997-6503.
  • Military Education Benefits
    • If you plan to use VA Benefits, contact Stephen Leader, Director of Veteran's Resource Center, at (714) 516-5776 to coordinate submission of required documentation. Benefit appointments can be made online.

Make A Payment

  • Online
    • Click "Access ePay" in your Student Center, under the Finances section. Once on the ePay site, click "Make a Payment".
      • There are no processing fees for e-Ceck payments. 
      • Credit cards/ debit cards are NOT accepted as a form of tuition payment.
  • By Mail
    • Checks and money orders are accepted.  Please include your full name and student ID number. Mailing address:
Chapman University, Attn: Cashier's Office
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

Billing Basics

  • Billing Statements
    • Electronic billing (eBill) is Chapman University's official billing method. Electronic billing statements are available the first week of each month. You can access your student account by logging into the ePay site from your Student Center and clicking "Access ePay" under the Financial Account tile.
  • Accepted financial aid
    • eStatements will report accepted financial aid as "pending" & calculate the remaining balance due. You are still required to complete any documents necessary to avoid a delay in the receipt of funds.

Other Reminders

  • Student eRefund (Direct Deposit)
    • Chapman issues refunds when the account has an eligible credit balance. To have a refund directly deposited into your account, you can setup an eRefund via the ePay site under "My Profile Set-up." You will need your bank routing & account  numbers.
  • Communication
    • The official method of contact with Student Business Services is via the Chapman University issued student email account. When emailing, please be sure to use your Chapman University email and provide your full name and student ID number.
  • Apply for Financial Aid
    • Apply or submit your renewal for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2 to be eligible for financial aid. Contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office for additional questions.