Student Registration & Financial Services

Student Bill, Payment Options & Due Dates

Payment and Fee Dates & Deadlines

  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment Dec. 19, 2016

April 24, 2017

July 31, 2017

Bookstore Charging Available Dec. 19-Jan 11 April 24-May 16
(online May 15) 
July 31-Aug 24
(online Aug 22)
Aid Applies to Accounts Jan. 14, 2017 May 18, 2017 Aug 26, 2017
Overage: Direct Deposits Sent to Banks (availability varies by bank) Jan. 19, 2017 May 23, 2017 Aug 31, 2017
Overage Checks Sent in the Mail Jan. 20, 2017 May 24, 2017 Sept 1, 2017
Full Balance Due to Avoid
$30 Payment Plan Fee
Jan. 23, 2017 May 30, 2017 Sept 5, 2017
1st SCSU Payment Plan Due
– 1/3 of Charges
Jan. 5, 2017 May 30, 2017 Sept 5, 2017
Payment Plan Fee Applied ($30) Jan. 24, 2017 May 31, 2017 Sept 6, 2017
2nd SCSU Payment Plan Due
– Half of Remaining Balance
Feb. 6, 2017 June 14, 2017 Oct 5, 2017
3rd and FINAL SCSU Payment Plan Due
– Pay Acct. Balance in Full
March 3, 2017 June 29, 2017 Nov 3, 2017
Unpaid Balance Hold Placed
on Student Accounts 
Feb. 5, 2017 May 31, 2017 Sept 6, 2017
Late Fee Applied ($50) March 13, 2017 June 30, 2017 Nov 4, 2017

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 Monthly payments can be withdrawn from your checking or savings account or charged to your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.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. If you change your registration after enrolling in a NBS payment plan, contact the Business Office at least 10 days before your next payment date to update your plan.

Sign up for a Payment Plan Manage your Payment 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

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

Include student ID or StarID on all payments.

In Person

Come to Administrative Services Building, Room 123, to make a payment (by cash, check, money order, or credit card).

Payment drop boxes are located at the west door of the Administrative Services Building and the east doors in Atwood Memorial Center.

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 your account by the Business (Cashier's) Office when you have an unpaid balance for the current or a previous term.  It prevents you from being able to register for any subsequent terms. Holds will remain on your account until your bill is paid in full.

The most obvious way to resolve this hold is to pay your account balance in full. Once the balance is paid, the hold will automatically be removed. If you cannot pay your account balance in full, you should speak to someone in the Cashier’s Office in order to review your options for payment.

The staff in the Cashier's Office will be able to speak with you about setting up a payment plan and what you need to do to have the hold removed to allow you to register. 

Holds can only be lifted at the discretion of the Director of Student Services (Cashier’s Office).