Billing and Payment Information for Undergraduate 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 email the Business Office at businessoffice@smumn.edu. 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

How to Pay Tuition

Tuition payment reminders are sent by email to students and and responsible parties on a monthly basis. Your tuition account detail can be found in the MyBill section of the student portal. Please verify that the Saint Mary's email is not blocked by your spam filter.

Tuition bills can be paid online, through the mail, or in person. To pay online, go to the student portal, MyBill section, and select Pay by Electronic Check/Credit Card.

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    • Transfer funds from checking or savings (no fee)
  • Credit Card
    • Pay with Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express (2.75% fee applies)
  • Pay with check or money order at the cashier window or mail payment to:
    • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
      Business Office
      700 Terrace Heights #8
      Winona MN 55987

Note: A service charge of $20 will be assessed against the student's account for each check returned for insufficient funds.

Payment Plans

Saint Mary's offers a standard payment plan to assist your family.

The annual tuition and fees will be divided into two semesters. All semester charges minus the pending financial aid for the semester are to be paid by August 5 for first semester and January 5 for second semester. Work-study is not included in determining the payment plan. Once computed, your payment could change if changes are made to a financial aid package.

*Additional fees such as special course fees, health service charges, etc., are to be paid by the fifth day of the month following their appearance on the statement.

Payment Schedule

Aug. 5: First Semester Charges
Sept. 5: *Additional Fees
Oct. 5: *Additional Fees
Nov. 5: *Additional Fees
Dec. 5: *Additional Fees
Jan. 5: Second Semester Charges & *Additional Fees
Feb. 5: *Additional Fees
Mar. 5: $250 Housing Deposit for Next Academic Year & *Additional Fees
Apr. 5: *Additional Fees
May 5: *Additional Fees

The monthly payment amount is calculated each semester by dividing charges for tuition, room, board, and fees (minus financial aid) into four payments. Semester one payments are due on the 5th of each month, August through November. Semester two payments are due on the 5th of each month, January through April. Additional fees incurred in any given month (such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc.) will be added to the scheduled monthly payment due the following month.

Current students are required to pay a $250 housing deposit prior to spring registration. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the fall semester billing. Any student who has secured campus housing and at a later date decides to live off-campus will forfeit this deposit.

Students entering in the fall will be required to pay the $300 non-refundable confirmation fee to the Admission Office.

FERPA

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs who can access student records. The FERPA form should be completed/updated on the student's portal.