Student Registration & Financial Services

Student Bill, Payment Options & Due Dates

Payment and Fee Dates & Deadlines

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Bookstore Charging Available Aug. 5-29 (online ends Aug. 27) Dec. 23-Jan. 16 (online ends Jan. 14)
Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment Aug. 30, 2019 Jan. 17, 2020
Aid Applies to Accounts Aug. 31, 2019 Jan. 18, 2020
Overage: Direct Deposits Sent to Banks (availability varies by bank) Sept. 3, 2019 Jan. 22, 2020
Overage Checks Sent in the Mail Sept. 4, 2019 Jan 23, 2020
Full Balance Due to Avoid $30 Payment Plan Fee Sept. 16, 2019 Feb. 3, 2020
1st SCSU Payment Plan Due (1/3 of Charges) Sept. 16, 2019 Feb. 3, 2020
Registration Hold placed on Student Accounts  Sept. 23, 2019 Feb. 10, 2020
2nd SCSU Payment Plan Due (1/2 of Remaining Balance) Oct. 7, 2019 Feb. 24, 2020
3rd/FINAL SCSU Payment Plan Due
– Account Balance Due in Full
Oct. 28, 2019 March 16, 2020
Late Fee Applied ($50) Oct. 29, 2019 March 17, 2020

Payment Plan Options

There are two payment plan options. There is a $30 service fee for either plan. Participation in either payment plan does not guarantee the ability to register for subsequent terms. The registration hold is automatically removed after payment in full is received.

St. Cloud State Basic Payment Plan

This plan is self-monitored. You are responsible for making payments by the deadlines listed above. You will not receive a statement reminding you that a payment is due.

Nelnet Business Solutions e-Cashier Payment Plan

Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. (NBS) is an external payment plan provider and partner with St. Cloud State University. If you choose to use NBS, you will arrange for automatic monthly payments with or without a down payment. Monthly payments can be withdrawn from your checking or savings account or charged to your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Participants may update demographic and account information online. Go to the NelNet Plan link in your e-Services account under "Billing & Payments" to sign up for or to manage a current plan. 

How to Make a Payment


Credit card and e-check payments can be made online in e-services.

Make a Payment in e-services

Phone, Check or Money Order

Mail payments by check or money order to:

St. Cloud State University
Attn:  Cashier
Administrative Services 123
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-4012

Include student ID or StarID on all payments.

In Person

Stop in the Administrative Services (AS) Building, Room 123, to make a payment (cash, check, money order, or credit card). 

Include student ID or StarID on all payments.

Third Party

When tuition and fees are billed to another federal/state/county agency or an employer, the sponsoring agency is called a third party. Authorization must be submitted to Business Services (720 4th Ave S St. Cloud MN  56301-4498 or faxed to 320-308-5113) before the due date so classes do not get dropped in the registration cancellation for non-payment process. 

Authorizations are posted to your financial aid award as they are received, but will credited to your bill at the same time other financial aid is applied. If you look on-line and the third party award does not appear on your financial aid account, check with the sponsoring agency before contacting Business Services at 320-308-4008.

International Payments-Flywire by peerTransfer

St. Cloud State University has partnered with Flywire by peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire by peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire by peerTransfer you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates in 93 currencies
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

Give Someone Access to Pay My Balance in e-Services

It’s easy to set someone else up with access to your e-Services for purposes of making a payment on your account balance.

  • Under "Bills and Payment" in e-Services, choose "Allow someone else to view and pay my bills."
  • Enter the information (name and email address) for the person you wish to have access
  • Click "Send or Review Access Request"
  • Both you and the person you are giving access to will receive an email from Minnesota State with instructions on how to activate the access.
  • Have the person you are giving access to click on the link in the email, enter the access code they receive in a separate email and click "log in".
  • Once logged in, the person should be able to make a payment on your account.

Unpaid Balance Hold

An unpaid balance hold is placed on on a student account by the Business Office when an unpaid balance exists for the current or a previous term after the due dates. A hold prevents a student from being able to register for classes in subsequent terms, or from obtaining transcripts and diplomas.

Holds will remain on a student's account until the past due balance is paid in full. Once the balance is paid, the hold will automatically be removed. 

Hold exceptions can only be made at the discretion of the Director of Student Accounts in the Student Services Office.