Billing and Payment Information for Graduate and Bachelor's Completion Students

This page explains how and when to pay tuition and how you can keep track of your account.

If you have any questions about billing, please contact or stop by Student Central. Information on policies related to late payments, billing errors, refunds, and more can be found in our billing and payment policies directory.

Billing and Payment Policies

Tuition Statements

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate tuition and bachelor's completion tuition billing information is available 24/7 on the Student Portal under “My Bill.” Students are responsible for checking their Student Portal regularly to access their tuition account. Reminders are emailed on the 21st of each month to the student's university email account.

Students may also access their account information online through the My Bill section of the Student Portal. Payment for classes is due the 15th of the following month after the class begins. Students in online programs will receive a billing statement on the first day of class and the 8th day of class. Payment for classes is due by the 8th day of class. Failure to pay will result in withdrawal from the class. Learn more about late payments.

How to Pay Tuition

Tuition bills can be paid through the following methods. Cash is not an accepted form of payment, and payments cannot be made over the phone.

Transferring funds from a checking or savings account is the easiest and fastest way to make a tuition payment, and you can avoid the 2.75 percent service charge that comes from paying via credit card.

Log in to the Student Portal, select “My Bill” on the left-hand menu, and then click the “Pay by Electronic Check/Credit Card” button under your balance. This will bring you to CashNet, the site Saint Mary's uses to process online payments. CashNet is a PCI Security Standard compliant website. You may access CashNet through the Student Portal.

Log in to the Student Portal, select “My Bill” on the left-hand menu, and then click the “Pay by Electronic Check/Credit Card” button under your balance. This application will also use CashNet services.

*Note: There is a 2.75 percent service fee associated with credit payments.

Checks are accepted at our Twin Cities office (La Salle Hall building), however it will delay the posting time of your payment. Checks can be mailed directly to the Winona Business Office. 

Business Office
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #8
Winona, MN 55987-1399

**Note: A service charge of $20.00 will be assessed against the student's account for each check returned for insufficient funds.

Saint Mary’s is able to provide billing invoices to third parties on behalf of a student. The third party must authorize and send a funding authorization to Student Central at the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Attn: Student Central
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403

Once an authorization is received, a staff member from Student Central will generate a billing invoice to reflect the authorized amount. Invoices are processed and sent to third parties within 10 business days of the time they are received.

Once an invoice is received by the third party, payment can be made on a student’s behalf to:

Business Office
Saint Mary’s University
700 Terrace Heights #8
Winona, MN 55987-1399
Authorizing Books and Supply

The bookstore located on the Saint Mary’s campus is a separate entity from the university. The bookstore is owned and operated by Barnes & Noble and must be invoiced out separately. For more information please contact the bookstore manager at tcbookstore@smumn.edu or 866-437-2788, ext. 170.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

If you are receiving tuition reimbursement through your employer, we ask that you complete a tuition reimbursement agreement (PDF) once per academic year, and submit it with a copy of your company’s policy on tuition assistance.

Saint Mary’s will not invoice out tuition expenses for employer tuition reimbursement. If your employer requires verification of the course price, number of credits, grade, and/or deferment status, these are things we provide at your request. Please direct any questions or concerns to Student Central.