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PACT

The Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (PACT)

How much does PACT cover?

Alabama PACT:  Actions taken by the Alabama Courts and Legislation rulings have resulted in changes to the Alabama Pre-paid College Tuition Plan Program (PACT). Effective Fall 2013, students are responsible for tuition charges for traditional courses (taken on campus) in excess of the amount allowed by PACT, currently $285.14 per credit hour (effective Fall 2018). If you enroll in anything other than traditional classes, you will be responsible for the online course tuition difference per credit hour.

Detailed information concerning the new policy can be found on the AL PACT website at http://www.treasury.alabama.gov/pact/.  

What are my student responsibilities?

Each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), it is your responsibility to notify our office of the number of credit hours you are registered for and your student account will receive a conditional credit for the pre-approved PACT tuition rate. 

  1. Go to www.jsu.edu/bursar
  2. Choose the ‘Contact Us’ Link
  3. Complete the required information and choose PACT as your subject
  4. You must include your full name, your JSU Student ID #, the semester and number of credit hours you are enrolled

Any changes in your enrollment must also be provided throughout the term. Failure to make timely notification and/or updates may result in your entire class schedule being cancelled for non-payment. Classes will not be reinstated if you fail to contact us in a timely manner.

Important: Students whose sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges will have a financial hold placed on the students account (preventing registration for future terms and release of official transcripts or diplomas) until the balance is paid in full.

We will bill PACT or other PCTP after the final drop/add period for the semester in order to include your completed schedule.

What else should I know?

  • Please monitor your JSU Email on a regular basis. If you receive notice that you have an outstanding tuition balance, you should view your My.JSU, View Account/Make Payment for balance and accuracy.  If you do not see PACT listed as payment, please ensure that you have emailed your enrolled hours to our office as instructed.  
    Failure to make timely notification and/or updates may result in your entire class schedule being cancelled for non-payment. Classes will not be reinstated if you fail to contact us in a timely manner.
  • The need may arise for you to sign a release in the Office of Student Accounts, and/or Student Financial Services, allowing us to discuss your detailed billing information with a parent or outside sponsor.
  • Refunds resulting from excess financial assistance (loans, grants and/or scholarships) are processed in accordance with the university refund policy. Refund schedule is announced on the Office of Student Accounts webpage at www.jsu.edu/bursar.

NOTE: If you skip a term at JSU, you will be removed from our PACT listing and you will need to contact us again upon your return. We will need an email notification that includes your full name, JSU student ID #, the semester and number of credit hours you have enrolled, in order for us to credit the pre-approved PACT tuition rate to your student account. 

Should you have additional questions, please go to:

  • Go to www.jsu.edu/bursar
  • Choose the ‘Contact Us’ Link
  • Complete the required information and choose PACT as your subject
  • List your questions or concerns and you will be contacted promptly

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Email Tonya New @ tnew@jsu.edu
  • visit the Office of Student Accounts located in Room 245 Bibb Graves Hall
  • Telephone (256) 782-8321
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