TIPP is Tulane’s Installment Prepayment Plan, an in-house payment plan for parents or students who would like to schedule monthly payment installments instead of making a lump sum payment for each semester.
Fall semester prepayment plan enrollments are open from April 1 – mid-July. Spring semester prepayment plan enrollments are open from September 1 – mid-December.
Tulane requires semester payments to be paid in full prior to the beginning of class. If you enroll in TIPP we allow up to 5 monthly payments per semester. The fall TIPP payments begin in May and end in September. Regular payments for fall are due in August. The spring TIPP payments begin in October and end in February. Regular payments for spring are due in January. TIPP participation allows an extra month to complete payments each semester.
We have more than one payment plan available. You may opt to make 5, 4, or 3 monthly payments. All plans would have the same end dates.
Yes, there are set due dates each month, but you can make your payment any day before or on the due date.
Yes, enrollment is by semester only. Enrollment is open approximately 45 days before the first payment is due each semester.
Yes, the $30 enrollment fee is due at enrollment for each semester.
Students and authorized users may set up a payment plan. Authorized user may enroll the student, or the student may enroll themselves. Authorized users may pay on a plan set up by the student, but students may not pay on a plan set up by an authorized user.
Students cannot make payments toward a plan set up by an authorized user. If your authorized user enrolled in the plan, you can see it, but the authorized user must make the payments.
No, only one payment plan is allowed per student. The first person to sign up will be assigned the payment plan. Other arrangements must be made for the second payer.
Payments may be made online by checking or savings account with no additional fee. All major credit cards are also accepted. A non-refundable convenience fee of 2.85% (minimum $3.00) will be added to credit card payments.
You may schedule your payments online. We will automatically credit all scheduled payments on their scheduled release date. Tulane is not authorized to schedule your payments. All payments must be authorized by the payer.
Tulane will charge a $25.00 fee if a payment is returned unpaid as a result of non-sufficient funds or otherwise. Two returned payments will result in termination from the payment plan. The payer will be responsible for any balance returning and any late fees on the account if the plan is terminated.
There will be a $10.00 charge for a missed payment. Two missed payments may result in termination of the payment plan. The payer will be responsible for any balance remaining and any late fees on the account if the plan is terminated.
This financing option is extended as a courtesy by Tulane University to our families. This courtesy may not be extended to a student in a future semester should a current plan terminate for non-payment.
To cancel a payment plan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 865-5368, toll free 800-798-7633. You are responsible for any balance due after the plan has been cancelled.
Yes. You may pay off a plan early. There is a Pay Off Plan button that you may choose to pay your plan off early.
No, accounts must be current before the payment plan enrollment. Past due charges from a previous semester cannot be paid through a payment plan. All prior term debt must be satisfied before enrolling in a payment plan.
You must be charged a minimum of $300 tuition per semester to enroll in the payment plan.
Yes, the original payment plan is calculated on the balance owed after all payments and/or financial aid credits are deducted from the amount due.
You are responsible for calculating an amount that will cover your costs. A TIPP worksheet is provided for ease of calculation. If necessary, you may estimate your payment plan based on anticipated tuition, fees, room, meal plan, health insurance and financial aid awards. Plans may be adjusted as required.
A TIPP worksheet is provided on the TIPP website listing commonly used tuition charges, fees, housing, meal plans, and health insurance for the upcoming semester. You should deduct your financial aid (if applicable) from expected charges. If your financial aid has not awarded, your financial aid advisor may be able to assist you with an estimated aid amount. You may use these figures to calculate your TIPP budget.
You can make payments of any size toward your next installment at any time. Keep in mind that the entire installment amount must be paid by the due date.
You do not need to do anything. When you enrolled in the plan, you set up payments to be processed automatically. One of those payments is being processed today. The TouchNet plan prevents you from making another payment on the same day to prevent over-payment or double payment.
Yes, you may contact the Accounts Receivable Office to make a change or cancel your plan.