Payment of Fees
Payments are applied to your oldest payment due date first.
Example: If your account contains an unpaid balance for a previous semester as well as a balance in the current semester, the previous semester balance will be paid first because it contains the oldest payment due date.
MSU offers students several options for paying their bill. Please review each of the following payment options and select the one that's right for you!
Pay Balance in Full
Paying your balance in full at the beginning of the semester is always an option. MSU accepts the following forms of payment: Cash, Check, Cashier's Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Payments Made at the Business Office
When paying tuition and fees at the business office please keep in mind that the only forms of payment accepted are cash, check, cashier's check, or money order. Any credit/debit card payments must be made online.
For payments made after the teller windows have closed, a drop box is conveniently located outside of the business office teller windows in the Hardin Administration Building. If the building is locked when you wish to drop off a payment, a drop box is located on the west entrance doors of the Hardin Administration Building. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE CASH PAYMENTS INTO THE DROP BOXES.
To avoid lines, the business office encourages you to take advantage of using our online payments site to make your payments. Please visit www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments to access your payment options.
Payments made through the website provides not only a faster payment method, but also provides an immediate update to your student account, thus giving you the most current account summary for the term in which you are paying.
When you set up a payment/refund profile at www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments you must login each semester to keep your profile active. If not, your profile will be at risk of being deleted!
Payments made by someone other than the student
There is also a Parent/Guest Payment link at the bottom of the above listed website for someone other than the student wishing to make a payment to an account. The student ID number and date of birth are all that is required to make a payment through this link.
**Currently, payment by credit card and web check are the only two payment methods available through the Parent/Guest Payment link.**
MSU is active in safeguarding our students’ identities and right to privacy. Financial records are not a matter of public record. Therefore, persons using the Parent/Guest Payment link will need to acquire account balance information from the student before making a payment as this information is not available through this link.
An installment contract is available online only for payment of tuition, fees, semester housing, and meal plans. The installment contract is available for the Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Summer II semesters and allows you to pay your bill in three (two in summer) separate payments. A non-refundable fee in the amount of $22.50 is assessed for the use of this payment option.
Make your payment at www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments.
Emergency Tuition and Fee Loan
Housing and meal plans are not covered by the emergency tuition and fee loan. Due to the limited availability of funds for this program, students are required to complete an ETFL and installment contract in the business office when selecting this payment option.
You must print a paper copy of this contract, sign, and bring it to the business office before the Promissory Note will be applied to your student account.
- A billing statement is not generated if registering during the regular or late registration dates. Payment is due at the time of registration. Your account summary is available at www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments
- Full payment of tuition and fees, and/or payment arrangements and the first payment due, must be applied to the student account no later than 5:00 p.m. of the 12th class day each regular semester (4th class day for Summer sessions) in order to remain an enrolled student. Students who do not meet the payment requirements by the due dates listed on the business office homepage will be invalidated from their classes and will no longer be considered enrolled.
- Students invalidated for non-payment and requesting to be reinstated, will be assessed a $50.00 Reinstatement Fee in addition to a $25.00 Late Registration Fee.
- Students are obligated to pay on or before the due date regardless of the receipt of an e-bill. Please be sure that your e-mail and billing addresses are current with the business office to prevent any delay in the receipt of your statement.