Paying for housing

After completing a residence hall or apartment license agreement, students become financially responsible for payment of all housing and/or dining charges by the published due date(s).

  • Fall semester: Full payment for fall room and board fees are due before move-in.
  • Winter semester: Full payment for winter room and board fees due before the first day of classes for the winter semester.

Payment deadlines 

Students become financially responsible for payment of all applicable fees by completing academic registration for a semester. Students must complete enrollment in a payment plan, complete all required financial aid steps, or submit payment in full by the published due date(s). Payment not received by the due date(s) are subject to late fees and/or collection, attorney and litigation costs, which also become a financial obligation of the student.

  • Fall Semester  Aug. 15
  • Winter Semester Dec. 15
  • Spring/Summer Semester April 15

Failure to make a payment because an invoice is not received does not exempt students from late payment or partial payment fees. Students are encouraged to make sure that the university has their correct mailing address and familiarize themselves with the required payment due dates and deadlines outlined on the Office of the Bursar's website. Students' account statements are also available on Academica. Students deciding not to attend classes after registering should drop them as soon as possible, as failure to attend does not result in an automatic withdrawal from classes.

Additionally, accounts must be current to maintain enrollment eligibility and to request and receive official university documents and services. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Student Accounts Receivable Office at 313-577-3653.

Path to payment tips and resources

It is essential to have your tuition, housing, and university fees bill paid by the published due date(s). You could jeopardize your housing status if you have a balance on your student account in Academica after the published due date(s). Please understand that any payment made on your student account will be applied to your outstanding tuition bill first; housing is always paid last, even if you request that the amount go toward your housing bill.

Tuition, housing, and university fees payment options:

*Payment-type may be subject to additional fees.

Installment payment plans

Installment payment plans are optional plans that allow students and/or parents to spread payments of educational expenses over a scheduled period. For more information, please visit Student Accounts Receivable. If you are a GSA/GTA, the Graduate School has options to reimburse enrollment fees for eligible GSA/GTA students.

Nelnet Payment Plans

For Fall 2023 and Winter 2024, Wayne State University offers installment payment plans via Nelnet Campus Commerce.  Students may enroll and make payments over five, four, or three installments in order to make college more affordable.

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card

Cost to Participate

  • $40 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester plans
  • $30 non-refundable returned payment fee, if a payment is returned

Simple Steps to Enroll

To enroll in a plan, please visit your Student Account Dashboard and select Payment Plans. If a plan is open that you are eligible for, plan information with monthly installments will display.  Follow the instructions to complete enrollment. You may also view Frequently Asked Questions about Payment Plans.

Target Dates to Enroll By:

Winter 2024 Payment Plan 

Enrollment Period

Number of payments

Months of payments

Nov 18 - Dec 14


Dec 15 - April 15

Dec 16 - Jan 14


Jan 15 - April 15

Jan 16 - Feb 14


Feb 15 - April 15