Students who use their credit or debit card to pay their e-bill statements will soon face an additional charge, effective Dec. 1.
There will be an additional convenience fee of 2.85% on credit or debit card e-bill payments.
The charge was initially scheduled to go into effect in April 2019 but was delayed.
Auburn University said they will not receive any portion of the fee, as it will cover the third-party cost of processing the payments.
The University said it still offers other methods of paying tuition that will not carry a convenience fee, such as cash, check and e-check.
Kelli Shomaker, chief financial officer for Auburn University, previously told The Plainsman that Auburn was the only school she saw paying the convenience fee for the student, which cost the University $24 million over the last 10 years.
“As long as you are paying with an e-check, ... there is no charge to you to pay your tuition that way,” Shomaker said. “There is no charge to the student, and then there is no convenience fee that Auburn is having to charge.”
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Mike Reynolds, executive director of student financial services, previously told the Plainsman that he estimated 50% of the student population choose to pay e-bill statements with a credit or debit card.
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