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Payments & Deadlines

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 on their online application; 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


September 20, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 15, 2020 October 31, 2020  
$300 application fee due to 
USM-Study Abroad
$700 down payment due to 
USM-Study Abroad
$1971.77 payment due to 
USM-Study Abroad
$2000 final payment (paid in full) to USM-Study Abroad  
If payments are not made by deadlines, the student can be withdrawn from the program.

Application Deadline Date March 16, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 1, 2020
$300 application fee/depsoit  $700 due $1000 due Proof of Financial Aid due Total Balance (less what proof of financial aid covers) due

USM 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.