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Student Accounts

The Thiel College Student Accounts Office is responsible for preparing statements for all billed charges, collection of payments on account and answering questions regarding payment options.

For detailed information, click on one of the links below.

Payment Plan Options

Our staff works individually with you to find payment options that best suit your situation.  Listed below are payment plans offered for the current academic year. For assistance calculating your balance due or payment amount, please contact us at 724-589-2006 (option 8).

Traditional Full Payment

With this option, payment in full is billed and due prior to the start of each semester.  Full payment for the fall semester is due Aug. 1, and spring semester is due Jan. 2

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Direct debit to an authorized checking or savings account
  • Credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express*

Many families choose to secure loans for the balance. For example, many parents choose to secure a parent Direct PLUS loan.  Proceeds from this loan are used to pay Thiel and then payments on the loan are made directly to the lender.  Payments may be deferred as long as the student is currently enrolled in college.  Learn more on how to apply.  

*If a credit card is your chosen method of payment, a 2.5% convenience fee is added to each transaction.

Thiel 5 Pay Semester Plan

This payment option divides your balance due for each semester into 5 smaller payments.  A participation fee of $25 per semester will be billed to those choosing to enroll in this plan. The first payment for the fall semester is due Aug. 1, with additional monthly payments due through Dec. 1.  The first payment for the spring semester is due Jan. 2, with additional monthly payments due through May 1.

Statement of Policy

Thiel College holds all students responsible for their financial obligations agreed to upon enrollment in classes.

Students are expected to have their accounts paid in full or payment arrangements on file prior to moving in to residence halls or beginning the first day of classes. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Academic Records Office to withdraw their registration prior to the start of the academic term if they are not planning to attend. Thiel College expects students to meet their financial obligations in a timely manner and understand failure to do so will result in further action to collect the balance due.

The following procedures are in place to help enforce our billing and collection policy:

  • Monthly statements will be mailed to all students by the 5th of each month. Payment is due by the due date listed.
  • Lack of receipt of a statement does not relieve the student of the obligation to pay. You should anticipate receipt of the statement no later than the 10th of each month.  Please contact the Student Accounts Office if one is not received by this date.
  • Checks or ACH payments returned for insufficient fees will be subject to a $35 fee.
  • Thiel College will not release any transcripts unless an account is paid in full. Graduating seniors will not receive diplomas unless their accounts are paid in full prior to the last day of classes.