There are several options for paying out-of-pocket costs not covered by financial aid. Augustana parents generally finance their student's education through one or a combination of the following:
Two payments per year, once each semester
Students and authorized parents may pay outstanding balances online with e-check or a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa). A 2.75% convenience fee is charged for online credit card payments for tuition bills. There is no convenience fee for paying with e-check.
- Students can access their ePayment account profile through Arches to pay outstanding balances.
- Parents can access their son/daughter's account information if they have been designated as authorized payers by the student. Current authorized payers can access the ePayment website to pay outstanding balances.
- International wire transfers also are accepted using Flywire.
- Payments also may be made by mail or in person at the Business Office in Sorenson Hall.
Monthly payment plan - CashNet
This plan allows families to pay all or part of their net annual costs monthly.
A non-refundable $60 enrollment fee must be paid at the time the payment plan is set up.
Students can log in to Arches and choose ePayment/eBill to enroll.
"Authorized Payers" can log in here to enroll.
Contact the Augustana Business Office at 309-794-7354 for additional assistance.
Long-term financing options
Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
The Federal Direct PLUS loan program enables parents with a good credit history to borrow all or part of the student's yearly educational expenses. The PLUS loan is a government-sponsored loan administered by Augustana's Office of Financial Aid.
For additional information and to apply, see Federal Direct PLUS Loan.
Alternative/private loans are credit-based loans offered by some banks and credit unions to help cover certain educational expenses not covered by financial aid. Alternative/private loans are not part of the federal loan program or guaranteed by the federal government.
For additional information, see Alternative/Private Loans.
Home equity loan
A form of credit for which your home is pledged as collateral, home equity loans generally offer a fixed interest rate and a fixed monthly payment, and are paid off over an extended period of time. Contact your local bank or lending institution for current interest rates and other information.