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EIU Office of Financial Aid

Other Ways to Pay

My financial aid did not pay my entire bill – what are my other options?

My financial aid has been applied to my student bill – how do I make a payment?

In Person:
Student Accounts (
Cashier's Office - Old Main – Hours M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

By Mail: Cashier's Office
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL, 61920

  • Please make all checks payable to Eastern Illinois University.


  • Sign in to PAWS
  • Select the "Student" tab
  • Select "Student Account"
  • Select "Make a Payment"
  • If you have a balance on your account, you will see the message "Your account has the following charges" with a description "General Payment" and the total due on your account.
  • Select "General Payment", leave the amount as is or change it, add it to your shopping cart and then check out.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted for payment via the web.

Past Due Balance: Payments can be made online at

Help - I can’t register or view my grades, etc.

Holds are placed on accounts with past due balances which prevent future registration and eventually loss of upcoming semester scheduled classes. Please be aware of deadlines and due dates and work with Student Accounts to make payment arrangements.

Holds are placed:

  • Fall – Nov. 1
  • Spring – April 1
  • Summer – July 1

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Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Student Services Building East Wing
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6405
Fax: (217) 581-6422

Office Hours

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

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