How to pay
There are several ways to pay the balance due on your student account. Paying online is the fastest and most convenient way to pay.
Whatever payment method you choose, you need to pay your “Due Now” amount by the due date to avoid late fees and a hold on your record. If you enroll in classes on more than one University of Minnesota campus, you will have separate billing, due dates, and payments for each campus.
The payment plan is available for fall and spring semesters for degree-seeking students. If you enroll in the payment plan, you will need to pay the installment balance due by the due date to avoid late fees and a hold on your record. You must enroll in the payment plan each semester (and for each campus) that you would like to use it.
Online payment methods
All online payments are made by going to the My Finances tab on MyU (see step-by-step instructions). You may also grant access to a parent or guest to allow them to make an online payment on your account.
There is no additional fee from the University if you choose to electronically transfer funds from your checking or savings account.
You will need your bank's routing number and your account number. These numbers can be found at the bottom of a personal check (see illustration). Otherwise, contact your bank to obtain the correct numbers. When you have this information, select the “eCheck” option when making your payment. Note: you cannot use the numbers found on your debit card for an eCheck payment.
You may pay online with a Visa, MasterCard, DISCOVER, or American Express credit or debit card. However, you will be required to pay a separate, non-refundable service fee of 2.75% of the payment amount at the time of each credit or debit card payment. This fee is assessed by the vendor contracted by the University to process credit or debit card payments. The University does not receive any part of the service fee. If you are planning to pay with your debit card, consider using the eCheck option to avoid the service fee.
Credit or debit card payment is available only as an online service. The University will not accept credit or debit card payments through the mail, in person, or over the phone.
International students can also pay tuition bills online through their student account. If you are an international student, you can access this option by selecting "International Payment" when making your payment.
The international payment processor, Flywire, is one option offered through the University. It will allow you to bypass international transfer fees and access foreign exchange rates that are usually more favorable than those offered by banks. You will need to provide your student ID and payer information to Flywire, so be sure to have it available.
Flywire provides 24-hour multilingual customer support if you have any questions or need assistance with their service.
Other payment methods
Your tuition and fees payment must be received and processed by the due date in order to avoid a late fee. Take the following steps when paying by mail to ensure that your payment can be processed in a timely manner:
- Make your check or money order payable to the University of Minnesota.
- Write your student ID number on your check or money order.
- Include the stub from the bottom of your billing statement (see these step-by-step instructions for printing your billing statement).
Send your payment by First Class U. S. Postal Service. Do not use campus mail to send payments.
Address your payment to:
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
PO Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-6443
When submitting scholarship checks, please make sure the following information is included for each check:
- Your full legal name
- Your University ID number. If your University ID number is not available, please include your home address or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
- Scholarship donor's name, address, and phone number
- Letter from donor with any scholarship stipulations. If the full scholarship is intended for a particular term, please include it on the donor's letter or the memo section of the check (e.g. "Fall only," "Check 1/2"...).
If you have received a check made out to both you and the University, you must endorse the check before submitting it.
Submit all scholarship checks you receive to a One Stop counselor so the funds can be deposited into your University student account. If the donor sends the check directly to the University made out to you, you must visit One Stop in person to endorse it.
If your scholarship provider will be sending the check directly to the University (best practice), please have it sent with the information cited above to:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Office of Student Finance, Fiscal Unit
200 Fraser Hall
106 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Billing & Payment
|Sun, Dec 15, 2019||Fall payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)|
|Fri, Dec 27, 2019||Fifth billing statement for fall available (new charges and past-due balances only, due date: 1/9/20)|
|Thu, Jan 9, 2020||Fall payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)|