Payment of Tuition and Fees

Payment deadlines are listed on the University's website under the Bursar’s Office page. Registration is not complete until all tuition and fees have been paid. All tuition and fees and other charges are subject to change at the end of any semester. See the Bursar’s Office page on the University's website for current tuition and fee amounts.

Tuition and fees payments may be made at the following physical locations but only with cash, check or money order. (This applies to all payments submitted in person or via postal services. Payments via telephone are not accepted):

  • Macon Campus - Bursar’s Office located on the second floor of the Student Life Center
  • Cochran Campus - Bursar’s Office located on the second floor of Grace Hall
  • Dublin Campus - Reception desk located in the main building
  • Eastman Campus - Reception desk located in the main building
  • Warner Robins Campus - Administrative Office located in the Academic Services Building

Payment may also be made online:

  • Students may pay online by logging into their SWORDS account on the Middle Georgia State University website.
  • Online payment options available for tuition and fees are:
    • Credit/debit cards - a 2.90% convenience fee will be added for using a credit or debit card. For example, a $1,000 payment to Middle Georgia State via credit card would result in a $1,029 charge to your credit card. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express can be used.
    • E-check (electronic check) - no convenience fee will be added when paying by e-check, but you will need your bank routing number and your account number.

Important Note: Payments for miscellaneous fines or fees (library fines, parking fines, graduation applications, etc.) can still be made at our Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins campus payment locations with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express will be accepted and no convenience fee will be added), as well as with cash, check or money order.

A student attending classes who has not completed registration with the Bursar’s Office through payment of fees will be held liable for the fees due plus any service fees assessed, applicable collection costs, court costs, and legal fees associated with collection efforts. A "hold" will be placed on the record of any student who has a financial obligation to the University and will remain on the student's record until the obligation is settled. This "hold" prevents a student from registering for additional classes, from graduating, and from obtaining grades and transcripts.

Persons who have payments returned by a financial institution must promptly settle their obligation with the University, along with a $30 returned item fee. Failure to do so will be considered nonpayment of fees. The University reserves the right to void a student's registration for nonpayment of fees at any time during the academic term. The University also reserves the right to place students on "cash only" status for making payments that are not honored by a financial institution.

It is the responsibility of all Middle Georgia State University students to be informed of, and to observe all regulations and procedures regarding the payment of any tuition and fees and the entitlement of refunds. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation or asserts that he/she was not informed of the regulation by a University advisor or other University authority. Verbal misinformation is not grounds for waiver of a regulation. All questions concerning tuition, fees and refunds should be directed to the Bursar’s Office.