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Due Dates

Fall Balance - July 31     Spring Balance - December 31
TMS Enrollment     12-month plan - May 1     10-month plan - July 1

Tuition Payment Options

Birmingham-Southern is aware of the growing challenge of financing a quality liberal arts education today. Although BSC feels that the principal responsibility of financing a college education lies with the student's family, the College continues to be committed in assisting families with various affordable payment alternatives.

Monthly Payment Plan Option
Tuition Management Systems (TMS)

The Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Monthly Payment Plan allows Birmingham-Southern College students to divide estimated annual costs into more manageable interest-free monthly payments. The TMS plan can include estimates for tuition, housing, meal plans, fees, and books for the upcoming year.

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 24-hour account access through Tuition Management Systems' web site
  • TMS toll-free personal service Monday-Saturday at 1-888-210-5765
  • $65 annual participation fee
  • BSC Student Accounts assistance 205-226-7870

Students determine the monthly payment plan amount by entering estimated costs and financial aid into the Monthly Payment Plan Calculator form. The form not only assists with budget calculations, it is a means for the Student Accounts Office to review calculations for registration & move-in clearance. Participants who don't provide Student Accounts with a copy of their form will not receive clearance.

Payment plans are based on estimated, not actual annual expenses. Full payment of your TMS plan does not necessarily mean your BSC student account balance is paid in full. The goal is to estimate as close as possible, and either adjust payments to compensate for differences or pay BSC directly.

Enrollment Steps and Requirements

12-month May 1   10-month July 1

TMS Participants:

  • estimate an annual budget using the Monthly Payment Plan Calculator form
  • submit copy of completed Monthly Payment Plan Calculator form to the Student Accounts Office
  • contact TMS to officially enroll and pay the first payment
  • keep a copy of the Monthly Payment Plan Calculator readily available for monthly comparisons (It is the Participant's responsibility to know how they calculated their payment plan budget.)
  • closely monitor online BSC student account (via THESIS) for additional charges
  • ensure monthly payments cover actual BSC student account balance

Additional Details

  • Prior balances and summer term charges can't be included.
  • Bookstore estimates entered on the MPPC form is the amount added to the student's ID card.
  • Miscellaneous charges not included in your original estimate must be paid separately.
  • Past due accounts will result in suspended charging privileges.
  • Plans cancelled for non-payment will not be reactivated; payment is due in full.
  • BSC reserves the right to deny payment plan privileges.

Get started! Monthly Payment Plan Calculator Form (requires MS Excel)

For additional information about services provided by Tuition Management Systems, click here.

Online Bill Payment- TheSIS

Our secure processing of online payments for student accounts ensures the fastest delivery of your funds. To pay a student's bill online, log into the student TheSIS system and select the "Make a Payment" option. Follow the online prompts and retain the payment confirmation number for your records.

BSC Telephone Cashier Payment

The BSC Telephone Cashier is a secure automated telephone payment system. To pay a student's bill by phone call 1-866-894-3709 and follow the automated prompts. Be sure to have the student's 7-digit account number available and remain on the line until you receive a payment confirmation number. Student Accounts office personnel can't accept payments over the telephone.

Payment Service Fees

  • Credit and debit card payments - 2.5% service fee
  • Tuition Management Systems, the college's monthly payment plan provided charges 2.9% for credit and debit card payments
  • Electronic check (eCheck) payments - $3.00 service fee
  • Wire Transfer Fee - $15

International Wire Transfers

The College accepts incoming international wire transfers for a small fee. For wiring instructions, please the Student Accounts Office at (205) 226-7871.

Check and Cash Payments

The College also accepts check payments by mail and payments made by cash or check at the Student Services Cashier's teller window in the Student Services Building.

Mail checks to BSC Student Accounts Office, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549040, Birmingham, AL 35254.

Financial Aid Payments

More than 90 percent of our students receive some kind of financial aid assistance. To learn more about where to begin your search for financial aid, visit the Financial Planning website - Where to begin

BSC does not defer payment for financial aid "in process".