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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.

Payment plan

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. Note: you cannot use the numbers found on your debit card for an eCheck payment. When you have this information, select the “eCheck” option when making your payment.

Your routing and account number at the bottom of a personal check, contact your bank or credit union if you have questions.

You may pay online with a Visa, MasterCard, DISCOVER, or American Express credit/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/debit card payment. This fee is assessed by the vendor contracted by the University to process credit/debit card payments. The University does not receive any part of the service fee.

Credit/debit card payment is available only as an online service. The University will not accept credit/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 create an account with Flywire, so be sure to have your student ID and payer information 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:

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
NW 6443
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, home address, and last 4 digits of 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. 

In person

Submit all scholarship checks you receive to a One Stop counselor so the funds can be deposited into your University student account.

By mail

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

If the donor sends the check directly to the University made out to you, you must visit One Stop in person to endorse it.

Student Athletes

Report any scholarships you receive from any outside organization (such as your high school, parent's employer, or local civic organization) to the student-athlete financial aid coordinator. The donor organization must provide documentation of the award to the coordinator to verify that your award complies with NCAA rules and ensure that the award amount is disbursed properly.

Payment of any outside scholarship funds cannot be made until the Student-Athlete Outside Aid Award form is completed by all parties and reviewed by the coordinator. Failure to report outside scholarship information to the University may create an NCAA violation and jeopardize your eligibility.

NCAA bylaws restrict you, the student-athlete, from cashing scholarship checks yourself.

Someone other than you making a payment

Paying a past due amount

Your past-due student account balance must be paid as soon as possible. Learn more about options for payment once your account is past due and a hold has been placed on your record.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 Fall payment due in full (or third payment if enrolled in payment plan)
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 Spring payment due in full (or first payment if enrolled in payment plan)
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 Spring payment due in full (or second payment if enrolled in payment plan)