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Billing & Payment

How and when to pay tuition

Payment Plans and Payment Agreement Form
Saint Mary's offers two types of payment plans to assist your family: the standard payment plan and the 10-payment plan. You will indicate your choice of a payment plan on the Student Payment Agreement and Disclosure Statement Form. This form will be sent to confirmed students by the Business Office.

Payment Agreement Form
If you have not received this form, please call toll-free (877) 304-4273 and request that one be mailed to you.

Standard Payment Plan
Under the standard plan, payment for tuition, room, board, and fees (minus your financial aid award) is due before each semester begins. Payment is due on Aug. 5 for the first semester and Jan. 5 for the second semester. Additional fees incurred in any given month (such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc.) will come due on the 5th of the following month.

  Payment Schedule
  Aug. 5 first semester charges
  Sept. 5 *any additional fees
  Oct. 5 *any additional fees
  Nov. 5 *any additional fees
  Dec. 5 *any additional fees
  Jan. 5 second semester charges
*any additional fees
  Feb. 5 *any additional fees
  Mar. 5 $250 housing deposit for next academic year
*any additional fees
  Apr. 5 *any additional fees
  May 5 *any additional fees

*Additional fees (such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc.)

10-Payment Plan
For the 10-payment plan, the monthly payment amount is calculated each semester by dividing charges for tuition, room, board, and fees (minus financial aid) into five equal payments. First semester payments are due on the 5th of each month, July through November. Second semester payments are due on the 5th of each month, December through April. Additional fees incurred in any given month (such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicles charges, etc.) will be added to the scheduled monthly payment due the following month.

Any additional fees* such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc., will increase the payment due the month following their appearance on the statement.

  Payment Schedule
  Jul. 5 monthly payment
  Aug. 5 monthly payment
  Sept. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Oct. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Nov. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Dec. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Jan. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Feb. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Mar. 5 $250 housing deposit for next academic year, monthly payment
*any additional fees
  Apr. 5 monthly payment
*any additional fees
  May 5 *any additional fees

*Additional fees (such as special course fees, study abroad, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc.)

FERPA
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs who can access student records. An online FERPA form found in WebTools needs to be completed and/or updated each year for billing and communication purposes.

Past due balances

  • Finance charges of 1% each month (12% annual) will be charged on any portion of the account which becomes past-due.
  • Requests for transcripts will not be honored with an outstanding or past-due balance.
  • Registration for the following semester will not be allowed.
  • If a student makes little or no effort toward fulfilling the payment obligations, he or she may be suspended from extra-curricular activities or from the university.

Statements
Tuition statements are emailed by the Business Office on or around the 11th of each month. Payment is due on the 5th of the following month. Statements are sent to students and anyone listed as a responsible party in the student's online FERPA acknowledgement form. If you do not receive a statement, please check your email spam filter. Contact the Business Office at businessoffice@smumn.edu if you have any questions.

Online Payments 
Electronic payment of your tuition is optional but encouraged. Payments may be made online through the Saint Mary's website. Payments may be made via ACH transfer (electronic check) from your bank account with no fees attached. Payments made by credit/debit card are subject to a 2.75% non-refundable fee.

Deposits
Current students are required to pay a $250 housing deposit due March 5. This deposit is non-refundable. This deposit is applicable 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 August will be required to pay the $300 non-refundable confirmation fee to the Admission Office.