Study Abroad Payments & Deadlines

Program Payments 

You will pay the balance of fees for your program directly to USM-Business Services. As noted in the application process, the $300 deposit should be paid directly to the Office of Study Abroad. 

You may begin making payments on your account 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 past the withdrawal deadline, your account will be charged for all unrecoverable fees paid on your behalf. 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, checks, cashier's checks, and money orders.


Summer 2017 Payment Deadlines


Per program deadline: program deposit paid to the USM Office of Study Abroad.

All USM Students should follow the summer 2017 deadline calendar by USM Business Services to pay final balance (as stated above).



Per program deadline: program deposit paid to the USM Office of Study Abroad.

By April 1, 2017: Proof of financial aid must be submitted to the USM Office of Study Abroad. (Confirmation from home institution financial aid or application for loan, etc.)

May 1, 2017: Students who do not issue proof of financial aid must pay balance of fees to the USM Business Services (as stated above).  

If students do not issue proof of financial aid or do not pay balance of fees by given deadline, they will be withdrawn from the program and owe all unrecoverable fees.