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 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 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 Options

Saint Mary's offers two types of payment options to assist your family: the single payment option and the 4-payment plan.

Under the single payment option, payment for tuition, room, board, activity fee, and technology fee (minus your financial aid award) is due at the beginning of each semester. Payment is due on August 5 for the first semester and January 5 for the second semester. Additional fees incurred in any given month (such as special course fees, health service charges, vehicle charges, etc.) will come due on the 5th of the following month.

Enrollment in the 4-payment plan is available in the student portal. The monthly payment amount is calculated each semester by dividing charges for tuition, room, board, activity fee, and technology fee (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 (and credits) are calculated into the remaining balance and distributed through the remaining number of payments. An enrollment fee of $35 will be charged each semester.

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.


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.