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Payment Options

Georgia Southwestern offers a variety of ways to pay for your tuition and fees to make funding your future easy and accessible. Payments can be made online, in person, and by mail. There is also an option for a Payment Plan offered by Nelnet to provide more flexibility during the payment process.

Georgia Southwestern State University is no longer participating in the Federal Perkins Loan Program.

Fall 2021 Payment Deadline for already registered students is August 11, 2021.


Choose your Method of Payment
Online: In Office: By Mail:

Webcheck (no service fee)
Credit/Debit Card (2.85% service fee applies)

Money Order
Money Order
Please include your GSW ID


Pay Online Using Touchnet

Pay Online Using Western Union (International Students)

Office of Student Accounts

Canes Central

Mail to:

Georgia Southwestern State University
Attention: Student Accounts
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709

*Payments via telephone will not be accepted.


Pay Student Fees Online

Department Contact

Office of Student Accounts

800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

229-931-2013 phone
229-931-2768 fax

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm


How to Pay


Access RAIN to View Invoice

Log into your RAIN account > select Student Services > select Registration > select Registration Fee Assessment > select a term - Fall 2021 > and click submit. Authorized financial aid will reduce your payment due. 


If Needed, Register for a Nelnet Payment Plan

GSW's Summer tuition and fee payment deadline is the 1st day of your 1st class. The NELNET deadline to sign up is July 09, 2021. Fall tuition and fee payment deadline is August 11, 2021. The NELNET deadline to sign up is September 9, 2021. You must be signed up with Nelnet by the fee payment deadline for your student account to be considered paid by guarantee with your Nelnet Payment Plan.


Check Your Student Email and RAIN for Updates

Please remember that any changes to your schedule, housing, or meal plan can impact your invoice. Please review your updated invoice 24 - 48 hours after making any adjustments.

Third Party Billing

A student whose tuition or a portion of the tuition and fees are paid by a third party must make sure the Student Accounts Office receives a letter or voucher from the agency prior to registration. The letter must have all necessary information including the student’s name, GSW student ID number, the amount the agency is agreeing to pay, and the time period of coverage. The letter or voucher should also indicate if the agency takes into consideration other aid applied to the student’s account. The name, billing address and telephone number of the contact person at the agency responsible for payment should also be listed.

An invoice will be mailed to the agency approximately eight weeks after the first day of class. If the agency fails to pay the invoice, the student will be responsible for the total amount due on the student’s account.