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Paying your Bill

1. Schedule Courses

Tuition bills are prepared after you activate your Penn State Access Account and schedule courses at http://soc.our.psu.edu.

2. Authorize a Parent/Other to View and Pay Your eBill

Note: This method of Authorizing a Parent/Other to View and Pay your eBill is only available for Summer 2016. For Fall 2016 and forward, you can grant them Authorized Payer Access.

If you wish to grant access to a parent/other to view your financial information and pay your tuition, please follow these steps:

  1. Parent/guardian/other goes to elion.psu.edu
  2. Parent selects "Manage Access or Friends of Penn State Account", then "Create a FPS Account"
  3. Parent/guardian/other provides you with his/her Penn State User ID
  4. You login to eLion elion.psu.edu and select "Personal Profile"
  5. You select "Parent/Other Access" from the menu
  6. You enter your parent's Penn State User ID

If a parent/other has been granted access, the tuition bill notification will also be sent to the e-mail address listed in their "Friends of Penn State" profile.

3. Authorized Payer Access

If you previously granted access to a Parent/Other in eLion, effective Fall 2016 you will need to set them up as an Authorized Payer in LionPATH. You can grant access to Authorized Payers, through your Student Center, to enable them to view and pay the Student Account Statement, enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, and access IRS 1098-T. After you grant access, a user ID, temporary password, and login link will be sent to the Authorized Payer. Please note this is in ADDITION to the delegated access you may have ALREADY granted via LionPATH for academic information. To grant Authorized Payer access, please follow these steps:

  1. Student will need to log in to their Student Center on LionPATH
  2. Click on "Manage My Account/Make a Payment"
  3. Select "Add New" under Authorized Payer

Please note that all fields marked with a red asterisk are mandatory and must be filled in. We recommend that the Authorized Payer's email address be entered in the Authorized User field.

4. eBill Notification

Note: This information pertains to Summer 2016 only. Information about Billing Notifications from LionPATH will be forthcoming

An e-mail notification will be sent to your official Penn State e-mail account when the eBill is available to view and/or pay on eLion.

The eBill includes the amount due as well as anticipated scholarships, loans, grants, or other financial assistance.

Please note: NO paper bills will be mailed.

5. Confirm Attendance

Note: This information pertains to Summer 2016 only.

Attendance is confirmed by payment of tuition and fees or confirmation that all charges will be covered by financial aid.

Note: Even in cases where no payment is required, or a refund is due, you must login to eLion.psu.edu and confirm attendance.

Instructions for:

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Confirming Attendance for Tuition Bill Net Payable Greater than $200

  1. Go to elion at http://elion.psu.edu
  2. Select "Students" or "Parent/Other" and login with your User ID and password
  3. Select "Bursar Tuition Bills" from the menu
  4. Select your Tuition Bill and click "View/Pay Bill" (if applicable)
  5. Select either:

    1. "Pay amount due"
    2. "Enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan"
    3. "Pay other"
  6. Select "Continue"
  7. Select your method of payment and click "Continue." For information on methods of payment, please visit our Payment Options page.

You will receive confirmation that your registration is complete if you pay the required amount due or enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan. If using "Pay Other" and amount paid is less than the full amount due and less than the amount needed to enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan, registration will not be completed.

Confirming Attendance for Tuition Bill Net Payable of Less than $200

Regardless of the amount due, action is required to complete the registration process.

  1. Go to elion at http://elion.psu.edu
  2. Select "Students" or "Parent/Other" and login with your User ID and password
  3. Select "Bursar Tuition Bills" from the menu
  4. Select your Tuition Bill and click "View/Pay Bill"
  5. Select "Without a payment"
  6. Click "Continue"

You will then receive confirmation that your registration is complete.