Payment Options - A Summary
Student Account Information
When you register for classes (add credit hours), this creates charges on your DTS Student account. When you unregister for classes (drop credit hours), this creates credits on your DTS Student account. When you subtract credits, payments, scholarships, or loans, etc. from your total charges, it equals the amount you owe on your DTS student account.
|Registered Credit Hours (Charges)|
|-||Dropped Credit Hours|
|-||Payments, Scholarships, Direct Loans, Etc.|
|=||Balance Due on DTS Student Account|
Your Student Account Statement can be found on CampusNet under “Your Info”.
The Estimated Bill will not show prior charges, credits, and payments so always check your Student Account Statement for your actual balance on your DTS student account.
You will receive an automatic email every Monday morning if your DTS student account had activity during the prior week. This is our way of keeping you informed of activity happening on your student account. You may also receive emails from the DTS Bursar periodically throughout the semester.
Each semester has a payment deadline and the deadlines will be announced in Kerygma and be available online, but below is a general idea of when the payment deadlines occur throughout the year:
- Fall - Due at the beginning of August
- Winter - Due in November
- Spring - Due at the beginning of December
- Summer - Due in April
- Winter - Due in September
- Summer - Due in March
If you register for a class for a current or upcoming semester and it is after the appropriate payment deadline, payment is due by Friday of the week you register. Some exceptions may apply if approved by the DTS Bursar.
Student Account payments are made online on CampusNet, by mail, or in person at the DTS Cashier. The Cashier’s office is located on the third floor of Davidson on the DTS Dallas campus. The Cashier is open from 9:30am-12:00pm and 12:45pm-4:00pm, Monday - Friday.
The following payment options are available:
CASH: Cash is payable to the DTS Cashier (please do not mail cash).
PAPER CHECK: Paper checks are accepted by the DTS Cashier or by mail. Checks must be U.S. currency or drawn on a U.S. bank. Please mail your check with your DTS ID# noted on the check to:
Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
ELECTRONIC CHECK: Electronic payments from your checking account are accepted at the bottom of your student account statement by clicking on “Make Online Payment.” Payments must be made from a US Bank account and you will need your bank routing number and your bank account number. There is no convenience fee.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD:(Online only) - We cannot accept credit/debit card information at the Cashier or over the phone. Online credit/debit card payments are accepted at the bottom of your student account statement (2.75% convenience fee applies). Cards accepted are Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. VISA CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
PAYMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL/FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT: DTS has contracted with Travelex to provide a method of payment for tuition and fees to DTS with funds in an international or foreign bank account. All payment instructions are in English. To use this feature, you will need to take the pdf document created in the process to your bank or have a person be able to take the pdf document on behalf of you to your bank. To begin, click on the link “Make Payment from International Funds” located at the bottom of the student’s account statement on campusnet and enter the necessary student information where requested. All fields marked with * are required. At the end of the process, a pdf document with the necessary bank information on it will be created to take to your bank to transfer the funds to DTS. Please allow up to two weeks for the funds to post to your DTS student account.
TUITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PAYMENT PLAN (TMS): DTS has contracted with Tuition Management Systems to provide three month (Summer enrollment), five month (Fall/Spring enrollment), and 10 month (Fall enrollment only) payment plans for Master and Doctor of Philosophy students. Also there are six month and 12 month payment plans for Doctor of Ministry students. Winter semesters for Master and Doctor of Philosophy need to be included in either a fall plan or a spring plan. More information on the plans can be found at this link: http://www.dts.edu/departments/campus/financialaid/tms/
THIRD PARTY SUPPORT: If you have supporters such as churches, friends, family, etc., that want to contribute to your DTS student account, they may complete and submit the form located at: http://www.dts.edu/download/financialaid/DTS-Third%20Party%20Giving%20Form.pdf
If your third party support will not be posted to your account prior to a payment deadline, please email the DTS Bursar with the name of your third party support, address, and the amount you will be receiving. The amount you are receiving will be taken into consideration for payment deadline purposes.
Please note: Per IRS regulations, any payment which has the result directly or indirectly of funding a specific person's account will not be tax deductible (Rev. Rule 83-104).
NON-DTS SCHOLARSHIPS: You may be receiving a scholarship from an outside source. If your scholarship will not be posted to your account prior to a payment deadline, please email the DTS Bursar with a copy of your award letter prior to the payment deadline. The amount you are receiving will be taken into consideration for payment deadline purposes.
OTHER TUITION ASSISTANCE: You may have other tuition assistance available to you from your employer, military, veterans, 529 plans, etc. Please contact the DTS Bursar at email@example.com or 214-841-3632 to discuss your other tuition assistance or to submit the necessary paperwork so the school may submit the information on your behalf.
DIRECT LOANS: The DTS Financial Aid office processes the direct loans. More information can be found at: http://www.dts.edu/departments/campus/financialaid/directloans/
When you drop credit hours, you may receive a credit of tuition and fees to your DTS student account. Please see the refund schedule here: http://www.dts.edu/departments/campus/registrar/refundschedule/
Once the credit is posted to your student account, the credit may:
- remain on your account to be used for a future semester,
- adjust your TMS payment plan to reduce your monthly payments,
- be returned to your third party support or other tuition assistance, or
- be given to you, if no restrictions apply, in the form of direct deposit or a paper check.
The credit will automatically remain on your account unless a request is received to refund the funds off the account (Note: Direct Loan excess is automatically refunded). You may request a refund by replying to the automatic email you receive on a Monday morning or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
DTS highly encourages all students to enroll in direct deposit. The funds will be deposited in your bank account on Friday of the same week. Direct Deposit enrollment can be done at: https://campus.dts.edu/cgi-bin/student/DSbankinfo.cgi.
Please direct your questions to the DTS Bursar. The Bursar’s office is located on the first floor of Walvoord in the DTS Advising Center. To contact the DTS Bursar’s office, you may call 214-841-3632 or email email@example.com.