Student Finance

Welcome to Student Finance in Enrollment Services!  Below you will find information regarding billing, payments, taxes, meal plans and many other helpful items.  If you are interested in financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid website.

Fall 2021 Billing

Fall Semester Bills Important Information

 Fall semester charges will be available on July 6, 2021!  Here’s what you need to know:

Students will receive a notification from our partner Nelnet when a fall statement is available.

By clicking “Make a Payment” from the email notification, students will be directed to Nelnet to create & verify their account information.  You can also:

  • Add Authorized Parties (Parents or others) to View your account, Make a Payment and/or Set up a Payment plan.
  • Authorized Users in TMS are no longer valid – students must add an Authorized Party in Nelnet for a parent to have account access
  • View your account balance, transactions details and fall semester statement
  • Easily set up and save a financial account to make payments

Students can also access their financial account via Click on Finances to view transactions.  Under “My Account” you can select:

  • Make a Payment or Set up a Payment Plan to be directed to Nelnet
  • View account activity or a statement
  • Set up Payment Elections – set up your bank account for Student Refunds
  • View your Financial Aid awards/complete required documents
  • Housing Self-Service Portal to change your meal plan
  • At a later date, Manage Paperless 1098-T to have online access to your 1098-T form

Need more information?  Check out under Student and Finances.

Questions?  Email

Due Dates
  • Fall 2021 Payment is Due by August 15, 2021

Fall Semester payment due date is 8/15/2021 unless you have a payment plan

Authorized Users in TMS are no longer valid – students must add an Authorized Party in Nelnet for a parent to have account access

Payment Plans and Payments for Fall 2021

Workday Finance Goes Live on July 6, 2021

Authorized Users in TMS are no longer valid – students must add an Authorized Party in Nelnet for a parent to have account access

Fall Semester payment due date is 8/15/2021 unless you have a payment plan

Furman offers different payment plans to help spread out semester tuition payments.

                     Payment Plan Types                                  Registration Dates               Number of Payments                            1st Payment Due Date
5- month payment plan                           7/1/2021 – 7/13/2021                               5                                                         7/15/2021
4- month payment plan                           8/1/2021 – 8/12/2021                              4                                                         8/15/2021
3- month payment plan                           9/1/2021 – 9/13/2021                              3                                                         9/15/2021

Payment options:

  • echeck
  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Credit Card
  • State PrePaids
  • Check mailed to Furman University

Mailing Address: Furman University, Enrollment Services, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613

State Prepaid & 529 Plans

Generally, this is the process for Prepaid/529 Plans:

  • Parents/Students contact their Prepaid/529 Plan, and notify them of intent to use it for the academic year.
  • Provide any necessary documentation to the plan. Plans may require students to complete a Transfer Authorization request before your plan benefits will be paid. You can assess the transfer authorization within your plans account.
  • Furman will invoice the prepaid plans after Furman’s web add/drop ends (August 27, 2021 for Fall 2021).  Depending on the plan, payments arrive between 30-45 days.
  • 529 payment plans should not be used for Furman’s payment plans. 529 lump sum payments are recommended.

For 529 Savings/Prepaid Plans:

  • Contact your plan as early as possible and follow any instructions provided by your savings plan. This often involves completing a withdrawal request through your plan.
  • Please ensure that your withdrawal request is submitted early enough to allow ample time for processing and mailing before tuition due dates.
  • If an invoice is requested, please provide a copy of the current student billing statement, which is found in the Finances application in Workday.
  • Please have funds sent directly to the school, the following information will be needed: Student’s First and Last Name, Student’s Furman ID number

For Remaining balances after PrePaid and/or 529:

If you have a balance greater than the amount that your prepaid and/or 529 plan is covering, you have the option to pay the remaining balance by August 15, 2021, or you can register for a payment plan.  Current Balance Due – (PrePaid + 529) = Remaining Balance

2021-2022 Meal Plans

Fall and Spring Meal Plans

Log into the Housing Self-Service portal to change your meal plan between July 6 – August 17th.  The last day to change a meal plan for Fall semester is Friday, August 27th.

How to change your meal plan in the Housing Portal:

Dining > Dining Plans > Fall 2021 > Change my Meal Plan > Select your new meal plan > Click Purchase Meal Plan

Meal Plan Board swipes Exchange Bonus(guest) meals Food Points Requirements Cost
Unlimited 400 80 5 $350.00 First year required – available to all $3,101.00
190 Plan 150 40 15 $350.00 Available to 2nd, 3rd & 4th yr students $2,667.00
160 Plan 130 30 15 $400.00 Available to 2nd, 3rd & 4th yr students $2,422.00
110 Plan 85 25 10 $450.00 Available to 3rd & 4th year students $1,756.00
 75 Plan 60 15 5 $450.00 Commuters or Vinings only $1,447.00


  • 1st year students will be preassigned to the Unlimited Plan
  • 2nd year students will be preassigned to the 190 Plan
  • 3rd  year or greater students will be preassigned to the 160 Plan
  • Vinings housing assignments are preassigned to the 75 Plan
  • Full Scholarship athletes and ROTC are required to have the Unlimited Plan
  • The 75 Plan is only available to commuters and those assigned to the Vinings
Tuition Insurance

Furman University has partnered with GradGuard™ to offer tuition insurance from Allianz Global Assistance.

The tuition protection plan is like an extension of our refund policy. It can reimburse up to 100% of your nonrefundable school costs after a mid semester withdrawal for a covered illness, injury, psychological condition, and more—protecting your investment in higher education. Visit the GradGuard™ website for more details.

Insurance must be purchased prior to the first day of classes. Coverage extends through the end of that semester. Tuition insurance is completely optional. The agreement you enter into is with GradGuard, not with Furman University.

Comprehensive Fee Policy and Refund Policy

Furman assesses a comprehensive tuition fee for degree-seeking, undergraduate day students who are enrolled for up to 20 credits in the fall or spring semesters. Requested exemptions to the comprehensive fee policy should adhere to the catalog requirements.

Comprehensive Fee Policy and Refund Policy:




2021-2022 Fee Schedule
REGULAR SESSION 16 Week Semester Annually
Comprehensive Fee $1,656 Per Credit $26,496 $52,992
Residence hall double occupancy $3,748 $7,496
Residence hall designed single $4,164 $8,328
North Village 2 bedroom apartment $4,225 $8,450
North Village 4 bedroom apartment $4,516 $9,032
Average Room Rate $4,136
Board: Food Points Per Semester Guests Meals Per Semester
Unlimited 300 5 $3,101 $6,202
190 Block Plan 350 15 $2,667 $5,334
160 Block Plan 400 15 $2,422 $4,844
110 Block Plan 450 5 $1,756 $3,512
75 Block Plan 450 5 $1,447 $2,894
Late Enrollment $100
Student Government Association $190 $380
Resident Student Commuting Student
Tuition $52,992 $52,992
Room (double occupancy) $7,496 $0
Board (unlimited) $6,202 $0
Student Government Association $380 $380
Total $67,070 $53,372
Fees are payable prior to the start of each semester for all students:
By August 15, 2021 $33,535 $26,686
By December 15, 2021 $33,535 $26,686
Total $67,070 $53,372
Tuition per credit hour $750
Tuition per credit hour $420
Summer 2021 $420
Tuition per semester (per Summer, Fall, Spring term) $9,250
Tuition per semester (per Summer, Fall, Spring term) $8,250
1098-T Tax Form
  • 1098-T

1098-T forms are provided to all students with qualified tuition and related expenses each January. The form reports amounts paid based on transaction date. Accordingly, spring semester charges are reported in the previous calendar year if you register prior to January 1.

We can address questions about the amounts reported on your 1098-T, Specific questions regarding eligibility of the Hope Scholarship, Lifetime Learning or American Opportunity tax credit should be referred to your tax advisor.

Students may view and print duplicate copies of their 1098-T by logging into their MyFurman account, selecting the “student financial information” menu and the “view 1098T” option.

  • American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits, Form 8863

Federal tax credits available to eligible students. Consult current IRS publications to learn more.

  • Tax Benefits for Education, Publication 970

Federal tax benefits which may be available for those saving for or paying higher education costs.  Find out more from the IRS.

  • IRS website,

The definitive site for all US tax information.

Fee Schedule for Summer 2021

Summer 2021

  • Tuition $3,000 4-Credit
  • Housing per semester

-North Village Apartment $1,003

-The Vinings $1,003

-Residence Hall $833

The Dining Hall is not available during the summer to students.

Student Health Insurance

Furman does not provide a health insurance plan for its domestic students.  International students are required to purchase a plan provided by EIIA.  The Earle Student Health Center on campus operates like other physician offices/health practices. Students should bring their health insurance card with them when visiting the center. Students’ primary insurance provider will be billed. Please check with your family insurance provider to make sure that the student will be adequately covered while away at school. Your insurance provider may require an enrollment certification for your student.

Furman does provide all undergraduate day students with a Student Sickness Benefits Plan (at no additional cost) that will generally cover co-payments. Find out more about this coverage.