Cashiers Office

 

Welcome to the Cashier’s Office

Our mission is to deliver excellent customer service and to respond professionally, accurately, and effectively to all requests. Our goal is to assist and enable students in meeting their financial obligation by providing accurate and timely billing information and payment processing. Payments can be made through the Online Business Center by clicking the appropriate link on this page. Online payments by credit/debit card will be assessed a 2.85 percent vendor service fee. Online payments by electronic check can be made with no additional fee. In-person payments may be made at our office, located on the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, by cash or check. Credit/debit card payments cannot be accepted at the Cashier's Office, or over the phone. We can be reached at 479-788-7060, or by emailing cashier@uafs.edu.

Online Business Center

 

Payment Deadline Information

The payment deadline dates for tuition and fees for the current and upcoming semesters are listed below. 

 

 

FALL 2021

Payment
Deadline Date

Late Registration Payment
Deadline Date
August 20, 2021 August 27, 2021

 

If full payment and/or arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) has not been made by the payment deadline date for the term, students may be dropped from their classes.

 

Students who register after the Payment Deadline Date for the term or are dropped on the Payment Deadline Date and re-register have until 5 p.m. on the Late Registration Payment Deadline Date to pay in full or have an arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) in place to avoid being dropped from their classes.

 

Students who have additional charges added (enroll in additional classes, etc.) to their account after the Late Registration Payment Deadline Date will have until 5 p.m. on the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date to pay in full or have an arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) in place to avoid being dropped from their classes.

 

For students who register in courses after the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date (I.E., late-starting classes, Maymester, Intersession, etc.), payment is due by 5 p.m. the day of registration.

 

SPRING 2022

Payment
Deadline Date

Final Drop for Non-Payment
Deadline Date
January 7, 2022  January 7, 2022 

 

If full payment and/or arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) has not been made by the payment deadline date for the term, students may be dropped from their classes.

 

Students who register after the Payment Deadline Date for the term or are dropped on the Payment Deadline Date and re-register have until 5 p.m. on the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date to pay in full or have an arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) in place to avoid being dropped from their classes.

 

For students who register in courses after the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date (I.E., late-starting classes, Maymester, Intersession, etc.), payment is due by 5 p.m. the day of registration.

 

SUMMER 2022

Payment
Deadline Date

Final Drop for Non-Payment
Deadline Date
 May 27, 2022  June 1, 2022

 

If full payment and/or arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) has not been made by the payment deadline date for the term, students may be dropped from their classes.

 

Students who register after the Payment Deadline Date for the term or are dropped on the Payment Deadline Date and re-register have until 5 p.m. on the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date to pay in full or have an arrangement (authorized financial aid or payment plan) in place to avoid being dropped from their classes.

 

For students who register in courses after the Final Drop for Non-Payment Deadline Date (I.E., late-starting classes, Maymester, Intersession, etc.), payment is due by 5 p.m. the day of registration.

 

Online Payment Information for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Student Online Business Center -  Requires student password

To reach the Student Online Business Center log into My.UAFS.edu, click the Students tab, click Student Services (A+), click Make a Payment Now (green circle). Students can give authorization to allow parents, guardians, employers, etc. to view their account information and make payments on their behalf. Once logged in to the Online Business Center, Select Authorized Users for details.

 

Authorized User Online Business Center login (parents, guardians, employers, etc.)

Authorized users have access to a student’s account only after the student has granted them access. 

  • Students have the ability to add authorized users to their account (typically a parent or guardian). The student will need to know the authorized user’s email address. After the student has granted them access, authorized users will receive two separate email notifications, one including their login username, and another including a temporary password and instructions. The authorized user will then create their own password to be used to login to the student’s account information. Authorized users can make payments, pay a housing deposit, or set up a payment plan on behalf of the student. They will also receive automatic email notifications concerning payments due, payments successfully completed, online statements available to view, etc. Please note that students and authorized users are not able to view each other’s bank account or credit card information.
     
  • Students should enroll for direct deposit of refunds into a checking or savings account. Information needed includes 1) Bank Routing Number, 2) Bank Account Number, and 3) Bank Account Type (checking or savings). With direct deposit your funds should be reflected in your bank account within two to four business days of your refund being posted to your student account, and a confirmation email will be sent at the time the funds are sent to your banking institution. If you do not set up direct deposit, a paper check will be processed on our next check processing day (which is only once per week) to the mailing address you have provided.
     
  • Payment is accepted online by electronic check, with no additional fee. Payment is also accepted online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express and will be assessed a 2.85 percent vendor service fee (minimum fee is $3.00), payable at the time of the transaction. You will receive a confirmation email of your payment after it is successfully completed. Please keep all receipts for your records.
     
  • If you are unable to make full payment of your current charges, you may set up a payment plan that covers current semester charges on your student account after financial aid has been applied. Up to $200 of your prior balance can be included in your payment plan. To successfully set up a payment plan, you must select a plan and pay a minimum of $200 down. The non-refundable plan enrollment fee of $25 can be included in your payment plan. The payment plan and down payment must be established prior to the payment due date to ensure continued enrollment."
  • Payment plans will automatically recalculate due to account adjustments, which may include additional charges (additional courses enrolled in, housing charges added, etc.), changes in financial aid, or unanticipated payments. Students and authorized users will be notified by email of any adjustments to the student's monthly payment plan amount.
     
  • Payment plans for the Spring 2022 semester will be available starting Dec. 2, 2021. The payment deadline date for the Spring 2022 semester is January 7, 2022. Summer 2022 payment plans will be available starting April 15, 2022. The payment deadline for the Summer 2022 semester is May 27, 2022. Students may make payment prior to the date payment plans become available for the semester. The net balance due will be used to calculate payment plan payments at the time of set up. The down payment and setup fee will still be required to successfully establish a payment plan. All payment plans must be set up through the 

    Online Business Center.

International Payments

University of Arkansas Fort Smith has partnered with TransferMate, a leading cross-border payments provider, to offer you and easy, economical, and secure international tuition payment options. Students and authorized users can pay by clicking the TransferMate link. An easy, automated, and secure payment without any surprises.  

Students and parents - How to pay your tuition from your own country

  • Login to your Student Account then click on the link in the Announcements page next to the TransferMate logo. 
  • Alternatively, save this link or pay now. 
  • Students must grant parents or other payers access by setting them up as an Authorized User following the steps below. Authorized users may view student account activity, make payments, and set up payment plans.  

  • Log into your University of Arkansas Fort Smith Account  Student Account Click the Authorized Users link in the My Profile Setup menu.  
  • Click Add Authorized User. 
    • Enter the email address of your authorized user.  
    • An automated email including a link, username and temporary password will be sent. Your authorized user will use this information to log in and set up his/her profile.  
    • After set up, all authorized users making tuition payments on your behalf will access the system directly here or through the dedicated Authorized User access link at the top right of this page. 
  • **Please be aware that parents or authorized users will not have access to invoices or payment options until they are added to your account. Authorized users will not be able to view any other student information from this access. 

FAQ's:

  • What fees are charged to students? 

    • $20 for domestics US to US transfers.  
  • When will my payment post to my student account? 
    • Your payments are posted automatically within 24 hours from payment completion.  
  • Can my family or other authorized users have access to my Student Account? 
  • Students may setup authorized users to view their billing information and/or their student bill on his or her behalf. Please note that, in accordance with FERPA, this does not allow the authorized user to view the student’s academic records, course schedule, or other personal information. Authorized users may view student account activity, make payments, and set up payment plans.

Online Business Center

You may pay your tuition and fees, pay a housing deposit, set up direct deposit, set up a payment plan, and assign authorized users from the convenience of your home using the Online Business Center. Parents may also pay tuition and fees online if given authorization by their student. If you need assistance, please call the Cashier’s Office at 479-788-7060.

Online Payment Instructions

  • Log in to uafs.edu/OBC-Student
  • If you are not enrolled in a Payment Plan, click Make Payment, choose the appropriate term, click Continue
  • If you are paying on a Payment Plan, click Make Payment, click View Details, click Pay Next Installment, click Continue
  • Click the drop-down arrow by Select Method, click your payment method choice, click Continue
  • Enter your Account/Billing Information, click Continue
  • Verify your payment information, click I agree…(if requested), click Submit Payment

Housing Deposit Instructions

  • Please do not pay a housing deposit until you have received your housing assignment letter.
  • Log in to uafs.edu/OBC-Student
  • Click Deposits
  • Click the drop-down arrow by Select Deposit Payment, click Housing, click Select
  • The term listed may not match the term of residence, but that doesn’t matter, click Continue
  • Click the drop-down arrow by Select Method, click your payment method choice, click Continue
  • Enter your Account/Billing Information, click Continue
  • Verify your payment information, click I agree…(if requested), click Submit Payment

Direct Deposit Instructions

  • Log in to uafs.edu/OBC-Student
  • Click Refunds, click Set Up Account
  • Enter your Account/Billing Information, click Continue
  • Verify your information, click I Agree, click Continue
  • To disable (opt out of) your direct deposit, click Refunds, click the cog wheel icon to the right of the account listed under Current Refund Method, click Remove

Add Authorized User Instructions

          Authorized users can make payments, set up payment plans, and pay housing deposits on behalf of the student.  The student must give the user authorization before they can access the student’s account.

  • Log in to uafs.edu/OBC-Student
  • Click Authorized Users, click Add Authorized User, enter the email address of the authorized user
  • Choose the appropriate radio button(s) for the desired access, click Continue
  • Read the agreement and click the box beside I Agree, click Print Agreement if desired, click Continue
  • An email will be sent to the email address you entered with login instructions
  • Once the authorized user has logged in, their name will appear under the Full name: column under Current Authorized Users
  • You can delete an authorized user at any time by clicking Delete under the Action column.

 

Payment Plans

UAFS is offering several Payment Plan options for the Fall 2021 term to assist students in managing their university accounts. Enrolling in a payment plan will ensure continued enrollment when students are unable to pay their balances in full by the payment deadline of August 20, 2021.

Payment plans for Fall 2021 will be available from July 2, 2021 through August 20, 2021 and must be set up online. A plan setup fee of $25 will be added to the student's account and a minimum down payment of $200 must be paid at the time the plan is set up, using a credit or debit card or an electronic check.

Students are welcome to make payments towards their balance as soon as they have charges on their account, even before enrolling in a payment plan.  Doing so will reduce the monthly payment amounts once the payment plan is set up.

 

Payment Plan Set Up Instructions

  *   Log in to uafs.edu/OBC-Student
  *   Click Payment Plans, click Enroll Now
  *   Click the drop-down arrow by Select Term, choose the term, click Select
  *   Click Select to the right of the plan of your choice
  *   Review the plan details, choose YES or NO under Set up Automatic Payments, click Continue
  *   Click the drop-down arrow by Select Method, click your payment method choice, click Continue
  *   Enter your Account/Billing Information, click Continue
  *   Review the agreement details, click I Agree ..., click Print Agreement, click Continue
  *   If requested, click I Agree..., click Continue