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Fee Payment Information

Housing Payment, Account Balance and Move-In

Students who have a room assignment may complete their room check-in process on the specified move-in date if they have current class schedule in place and their account balance is paid in full (or a payment plan is in place for the remaining balance) by the University's established payment deadline.  A student's class schedule and housing contract may be cancelled for nonpayment and a housing termination fee may be assessed. 

Note for New Freshman Students:  Students are still subject to the Freshman Live-on Campus Requirement and related course load restriction in the event of a housing contract termination (unless a live-on requirement exemption has been granted).

Nelnet Payment Plan Option

As a convenience, Clayton State University offers students payment plan options through Nelnet.   Nelnet Payment Plan Information

If you have any questions or would like assistance enrolling in the Plan, please call (800) 609-8056.  A Nelnet consultant will be happy to help. 

Checking Your Account Balance

To view your account balance**, you must login to The Swan. (swan.clayton.edu) and click The Duck icon.   Once you've entered The DUCK, follow these steps to access your account information:

  1. Click on MAIN MENU
  2. Click on ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  3. Click on REGISTRATION
  4. Click on HOW MUCH DO I OWE

** Account balances may not always be available until tuition rates are announced. Account balances may not reflect active payment plans that may be in place.

Financial Aid Questions – in order to better serve you, we encourage you to email your questions to FinancialAid@clayton.edu

Please remember to include your name and LakerID with your question. The Financial Aid Office is located in Edgewater Hall, lower level, Suite 102. Additional information may be found on the Financial Aid Office website.