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Everything You Need to Know About Paying Your Bill

(effective Fall Semester 2021)

All bills are provided electronically. You are responsible for paying tuition, fees, and all other charges by the due date on your bill. An email will be sent to you and any enrolled guests when you have a bill to review. Make sure you’re checking your MSU provided email account—that’s where we will send your billing notices and other official communications.

What’s on your bill?

Generally, tuition, fees, room and board, and university apartment rent. Other charges such as Education Abroad program fees, MSU Print, ID replacements and other miscellaneous charges will also be included.

Payment Options

Students have two options:

  • Pay the entire bill before the designated due date for that semester OR
  • Pay in monthly installments through the MSU Payment Plan

What if I have Anticipated Aid?

  • All aid is reflected as anticipated aid until 10 days prior to the first day of class. Your account balance will not be adjusted for aid until the aid is paid to the account at that time. Please wait until that time to enroll in an updated payment plan that reflects your financial aid. You will not be charged a late fee in August.
  • Please note that all necessary actions for federal loans need to be completed in order for the aid to pay.

Payment Methods

See Methods of Payment

Who can View your Bill and Make Payment?

Students may provide guest access to parents, spouses, or others to allow them to view and pay the bill. Students will initiate this in the MSU Student Information system, beginning June 21, 2021. Guests will then receive an email and must follow the instructions to create the guest account.

Billing and Due Dates:

Schedule for Initial Semester bills:

Semester Bills Produced Bills Due
Fall July 20 August 1
Spring December 10, 2021 January 4, 2022
Summer April 19, 2022 May 10, 2022

Subsequent bills for new charges and payment plan installments will be produced each subsequent month if an amount is due. Please refer to your billing statement for the due date.

What happens if a bill is not paid on time?

  • A late fee of $30 will be assessed for any late payments.
  • A financial hold will be placed, preventing class registration and the issuance of an official transcript or diploma.
  • If the initial bill for a new semester is not paid by the due date and a payment plan has not been set up, you will risk being disenrolled from your classes on the 3rd day of class.

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