Study Abroad Payments & Deadlines

Program Payments 

A non-refundable $300 application fee is paid directly to the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). USM students may pay with credit or debit card by calling 601.266.4344; with cash, money order or check by visiting our office during regular business hours in IC 409; or by mailing a personal or cashier's check or money order to:

University of Southern Mississippi
Office of Study Abroad
118 College Drive
Box #5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Non-USM students will pay a non-refundable $300 application fee and $700 program fee with a credit card by calling the OSA at 601.266.4344, or by mailing a money order to the address above.  Both fees are applied to the cost of the program.  For summer programs, the $700 program fee is due by March 1. A Proof of Financial Aid form is due to the OSA by March 15. If this form is not submitted or Financial Aid is not available, payment in full is due to the OSA by April 7.  If payment in full is not made, the student can be withdrawn from the program.

All students pay the balance of program fees to USM-Business Services, and you may begin making payments once fees have been charged. Fees are charged two months prior to departure. Then, after course registration, your account will be charged for tuition. Please note that if you withdraw from a program after the withdrawal deadline, your account will be charged. See Withdrawal Process and Policy for more details. 

You have several options for making payments:  

  • Pay with a credit/debit card or eCheck via SOAR. Log In and select Self Service>Student Center. Non-USM students will receive their USMID number and USM email address, for your SOAR account, from your study abroad coordinator. You will then contact iTech, 601.266.4357 ext. 5, verify your information, and you will be given your password to access SOAR.
  • Pay in person in the Business Services lobby (Forrest County Hall) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (No credit/debit cards).
  • Check payments may be placed in the drop box located to the left of the front door of Forrest County Hall (payments made after 3:00 p.m. will be posted the next business day).
  • Check payments may be mailed to 118 College Drive Box # 5133 Hattiesburg, MS 39406. Please be sure to write your student ID number on the face of the check.
  • An Installment Payment Plan can be set up for current semester balances. More information can be found under the Fee Payment tab.

Business Services accepts cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, and money orders. Please note the OSA's Returned Check Policy:

If a check for Office of Study Abroad expenses is returned to the University of Southern Mississippi, a $35 Returned Check Fee will be applied to the student’s account. Once a check has been returned, a check will not be accepted as a form of payment on that student's account for one year after the returned check date.