Office of Student Accounts

The Vision of the Office of Student Accounts is to establish a collaborative customer service approach that ensures academic excellence and student success. This is done by providing a complete and accurate billing statement with pending aid –Provided via the Student Portal; working with students to complete financial clearing; Communicate requirements and deadlines to students; provide timely, responsive, and effective customer service to work with students to resolve any open financial aid, student billing or other issues; provide options and guidance to students to plan for payment of balances.

Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

A student must compete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) before being allowed to register for classes. Once we receive your submitted form, your Registration Hold will be removed so that you can register (This does not negate any other holds that may be on the account). Please allow one business day for review and processing. All forms submitted outside business hours (8:00 - 5:00pm), will be reviewed the next business day.

Outside Scholarships

All outside scholarship funds are fully credited to the student’s account at the time of receipt. We cannot credit your scholarship to your student account until the money is received by our office. To insure credit is issued in a timely manner, please have the donor/organization forward your check to the address below. If grades are required to be furnished, it is your responsibility to obtain the information and provide it to the organization.

Important information needed for processing:
Student’s full name and/or Student I.D. #
Designated semesters/terms

Please have all scholarship correspondence mailed to:
Fisk University
Student Accounts, Carnegie Hall
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37208

Important Dates and Deadlines

Students must be Financially Cleared before Attending Fisk:

  • Students must be Financially Cleared by: Friday, July 26, 2019 for Academic Year 19/20
    • Pending Financial Aid in student account has no open items required by the Student.
      • Federal FAFSA Completed
      • Awards Accepted via Student Portal
      • Federal Aid open items completed –MPN, Entrance Counselling, Verification Requirements, etc.
      • Outside Scholarship Award letters received by Fisk
    • Anticipated bill balance Paid in Full by published payment deadline or must be current on signed Fisk University Payment Plan Agreement contract.


Classes Begin

 Last date to add/drop

 Payment Deadline

Summer I 

April 29, 2019

May 7, 2019

April 26, 2019

Summer II

May 28, 2019

June 4, 2019

May 24, 2019

FALL 2019

August 12, 2019

August 19, 2019

July 26, 2019


January 3, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 2, 2020

Late Registration

Fall 2019 – August 9, 2019
Spring 2020 – January 3, 2020

Advisement and course registration for returning students ($200 penalty fee applies for returning students who failed to register during the University’s regularly scheduled registration period during the previous term).

Payment Options

1. Direct Payments:

  • Cash, check or credit card in person in Carnegie Hall at the cashier window.
  • Credit Card - 
    • In Student Portal: you can now make a credit card payment directly on your billing statement, under “My Ledger”.
    • Fisk University Website: ; then select “Make a One-Time Payment (DO NOT ENROLL IN PAYMENT PLAN). Please make sure to include your full name and CAMS ID in description.
  • Send a check, money order or cashier’s check to:

Fisk University
Student Accounts – Carnegie Hall
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37208

2. Fisk University Payment Plan:     

  • This payment option allows for the student to take their yearly balance and pay for it during the Fall and Spring semesters in monthly installments (NO Auto Pay Available
    • 10-month plan – July to April
    • 9-month plan – August to April (Late Registered Students)
  • Payment Plan Enrollment Form here (152 KB, PDF); there is a one-time administrative fee of $40.00 per academic year.
  • Contact Student Accounts or use “Cost Worksheet” to calculate your estimated account balance and complete the Payment Plan Enrollment Form.
  • If payments are missed in any one semester, the student’s account will be placed on a “Business Hold” and charged a $50.00 late fee per semester, the student will not be able to register for upcoming semesters, view grades, participate in Graduation services, and receive transcripts and /or diploma until missed payments are received or paid in full.
  • Not Available for the Summer I & Summer II Terms.

Credit Balance/Student Refund Policy

Fisk University uses the following policy for credit balances/student refunds:

The University will credit all outside resources (Federal and State Financial Aid, Outside Scholarships and Grants) to the student’s bill first before Fisk University’s Institutional funding is credited. Refunds of credit balance will be limited to Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Direct Loans (Sub., Unsub. And Plus/Grad Plus) and Private Educational Loans; otherwise, if a credit balance generated by other outside financial aid resources and/or Institutional funds, the institutional funds will be adjusted down to remove the credit. Institutional Funds are not refundable.

Refunds of credit balances will be limited to Federal Direct Loans (Sub., Unsub. And Plus) and/or Private Educational Loans for Presidential Scholars, who follow a different scholarship agreement/contract.

Eligible Title IV credit balances are reviewed and refunded to the student within 14 days of the credit posting to the student account. Students are not required to request the refund.

If a student account reflects a credit balance created by a Parent Plus loan, the Parent Plus loan applicant will receive the refund. If the Parent Plus applicant would like the refund to be issued in the student’s name, written authorization is required each semester, unless already indicated as “credit to the student” on the Master Promissory Note.

Office of Institutional Advancement

Please review the following information regarding Endowed and Annual Named Scholarships and the Refund Policy:

Annual and Endowed Scholarships

There are a limited number of Endowed and Annual Named scholarships available for incoming and returning students.  For consideration students must complete a Scholarship Application and must reapply annually.  For information on these scholarships, please contact Ms. Sheila Smith, Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships, Division of Institutional Advancement,

Refund Policy: Any student receiving an Endowed and/or Annual Named scholarship who is eligible to receive a refund from any source will have that refund reduced by the amount of the Endowed and/or Annual scholarship award without exception.

1098-T Form

All students must provide correct Social Security number (SSN) or taxpayer identification number (TIN) to Fisk University upon request as required by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations for Form 1098-T reporting purposes. If you fail to provide correct SSN or TIN to Fisk U, you may be responsible for paying any and all IRS fines assessed as a result of my missing SSN/TIN. You can update your personal information by going to the Registrar’s Office. The 1098-T forms are mailed out each year on or before January 31st.


Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Cashier Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Phone:  (615) 329-8546
Fax:  (615) 329-8520

Location and Mailing:
Fisk University
Student Accounts, Carnegie Hall
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37208

Office of Student Accounts Staff