Payment Deadlines

Each semester has a payment deadline and the deadlines will be announced in Kerygma and will 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 payment is not received by the appropriate payment deadline, classes for the semester will be dropped due to nonpayment. If you are dropped, you will receive an email from the DTS Registrar’s office with instructions regarding re-registration for the semester.

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.

Payment Options

Student Account payments are made online on CampusNet, by mail, or in person at the DTS Cashier. The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:45pm-4:00pm. The following payment options are available:


Cash is payable to the DTS Cashier (please do not mail cash).

Paper Check

Please make checks payable to “DTS.” Paper checks are accepted at the DTS Cashier or by mail. Checks must be U.S. currency or drawn on a U.S. bank. If mailing your check, please include your DTS ID# with your check and mail to:

ATTN: Cashier
Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Online Electronic Payment – Checking or Savings

Online electronic payments from a checking or savings account are accepted at the bottom of your student account statement by clicking on “Make Online Payment” and then selecting echeck. You will need your US bank routing number and US bank account number.

Note: This is not the same as “Online Bill Pay” through your bank. “Online Bill Pay” can take up to three to four weeks for DTS to receive payment from your bank. It is more advantageous for you to do an online electronic payment through CampusNet.

Online Credit Card Payment

NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ARE TAKEN AT THE DTS CASHIER OR OVER THE PHONE. Online credit/debit card payments are accepted at the bottom of your student account statement (2.75% nonrefundable convenience fee applies) by selecting “Make Online Payment” and then Credit/Debit card. Cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

Payment from International Funds – Western Union Business Solutions

For students residing in a country other than the United States, DTS has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) to assist with transferring your payment from your bank to DTS’ bank. Note: This payment option requires you to take the pdf you receive to your bank to complete your transfer.

To make a payment using WUBS, please click on here or on the “Make Payment from International Funds” link at the bottom of your student account statement on CampusNet. Here are the steps to complete an international payment once you are at the WUBS payment portal:

  1. Indicate the Country you will be sending your payment from
  2. Complete your DTS Student ID#, First Name, Last Name, and Email
  3. Click Next
  4. Check the box next to Student Tuition/Fees
  5. Enter the dollar amount you need to transfer in US dollars
  6. Select your home currency
  7. Click Next
  8. Who is Paying – select Student
  9. Complete the rest of the necessary payer information and bank information
  10. Pick the preferred language for payment instructions
  11. Read the Terms of Use and check the box that you agree to the Terms of Use
  12. Click Next
  13. Print the Payment Instructions
  14. Take the pdf you have printed to your bank (not a Western Union branch) and your bank will do the rest.  All the necessary information is on the pdf for your bank to transfer the funds to DTS.  You have 72 hours to complete your payment at your bank.
  15. Close the pdf window and click on “Return to Dallas Theological Seminary”
  16. You will also receive an email from donotreply@westernunion.comwith the pdf attached.  The email will give you the date that the transaction has to be completed by.
  17. Please allow up to two weeks for this process to complete and for the funds to post to your DTS student account.

Nelnet Payment Plan

DTS has contracted with NelNet Campus Commerce, to provide three month (Summer enrollment), 5 month (Fall/Spring enrollment), and 5 month (Fall enrollment only) payment plans for Master and Doctor of Philosophy students as well as six month and 12 month payment plans for Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Educational Ministry students. Winter semesters for Master and Doctor of Philosophy need to be included, preferably, in a fall plan, but can be included in a spring plan.

NelNet Campus Commerce, will send you an email,  click the link provided in the email to join for a payment plan.  The invite is the only way to join the payment plan. If you have not received the invite within 72 hours of your enrollment please contact

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 Giving to Students form.

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).

Note: If you are interested in support raising, please contact DTS Financial Aid and request a packet on support raising.

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 at 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 or 214-887-5086 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 direct loans.


Please direct your questions to the DTS Bursar by emailing, or you may call 214-887-5086. The Cashier’s office and the Bursar’s office are located on the first floor of Walvoord in the DTS Advising Center.