Chatham University

Payment Options

In an effort to help students pay financial obligations associated with their enrollment, Chatham University is pleased to offer the following financing options:

Tuition Payment Plan
The Chatham University Tuition Payment Plan is a semester-based, interest-free payment program that allows students to finance tuition and fees over four monthly installments. Designed to ease the burden of paying for college, this payment plan helps many Chatham students and families pay the balance due each term that is not covered by financial aid assistance. An informational brochure for the payment plan is sent to students each semester with their term invoice. To enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan, a student must be registered for classes and be in good financial standing with the university. The Tuition Payment Plan is offered for the fall and spring semesters. The program is managed through Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) on behalf of Chatham University. Please access the online application at https://borrower.ecsi.net/ to apply for the Tuition Payment Plan. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to ECSI by e-mailing cservice@ecsi.net, or by calling 866-927-1438.

Corporate Payment Options
Chatham University is pleased to offer several corporate related payment options. These payment options are available for ay student employed at a company offering tuition assistance benefits. Payment options are offered year round, however, students must enroll each term they wish to participate. Enrollment in any of the Corporate Payment Options is free provided a completed application and all required documents are received each term by the add/drop deadline. Applications received after the term add/drop deadline will be charged a $50 late processing fee. To enroll in any of the Corporate Payment Options students must be registered for classes and be in good financial standing with the Office of Student Accounts. Available payment options include:

Company Reimbursement Program
The Company Reimbursement Program is offered for students who work for an employer who offers tuition reimbursement. The program allows students to defer payment of the reimbursed portion of their educational expenses until 30 days after the end of the term. Students are required to submit a completed Corporate Payment Options Application & Contract and a letter from their employer verifying employment and eligibility to participate in their company’s tuition reimbursement program. Any amount not covered by tuition reimbursement must be paid in accordance with standard Chatham University payment policies.

Company Billing Program
The Company Billing Program is offered for students who work for an employer that requests to be billed directly for their employee’s tuition and fees. With Company Billing, Chatham University will bill the company directly following the term add/drop deadline. The company is required to pay upon receipt of invoice. Students are required to submit a completed Corporate Payment Options Application & Contract and a letter of authorization and/or tuition voucher authorizing Chatham University to bill the company directly. A detailed explanation of coverage and invoicing details must be included. Any amount not covered by company billing must be paid in accordance with standard Chatham University payment policies.

Tuition Advancement
Tuition Advancement is a special program for employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Students must first submit the completed Corporate Payment Options Application & Contract in order to receive a special UPMC invoice. The student submits this invoice to the UPMC Employee Service Center along with the required UPMC advancement application. The Employee Service Center will process the advancement request and provide the student with an advancement letter indicating the amount of advancement. The student then submits the advancement letter to Chatham as a form of payment. Chatham University will then bill UPMC for all advancement amounts. Any amount not covered by tuition advancement must be paid in accordance with standard Chatham University payment policies.

Corporate Tuition Reduction
As an added benefit for students participating in a corporate payment option, Chatham University has teamed up with a number of companies to offer a special 20% tuition reduction benefit. If a student’s employer is listed on our current approved company list at time of application, they will receive this reduction automatically, provided all eligibility requirements are met. By receiving the 20% reduction students will not be eligible for any other reduced tuition rates offered by the University. Additionally, if a student already receives a reduced tuition rate, they will not be eligible for the corporate tuition reduction benefit. As required by federal guidelines, the 20% tuition reduction must be counted as a financial aid resource for students receiving financial aid assistance.

Methods of Payment
Chatham University accepts tuition payments by cash, check or money order made payable to Chatham University, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Payments may be made to the Student Accounts Office by mail (Chatham University Student Accounts, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232), by phone 412-365-2719, or by fax (412) 365-1834.