The University of Missouri–St. Louis and the Office of Student Financial Services aims to make paying your tuition, fees and other associated costs as seamless as possible. We accept numerous methods of payment so you can chose the option that best fits your needs.
Current UMSL students and authorized users can make payments through TouchNet using one of the portal options below. TouchNet is a safe and secure way for you to make payments easily online. For more information regarding billing and payments, visit the detailed billing information page or contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
If you are a high school student taking Advanced Credit courses, please visit the Advanced Credit Program website for detailed payment information or click the Advanced Credit Program box on the right.
Students are responsible for paying tuition, fees and all other charges by the tenth day of each month. A $25 late payment fee will be charged to student accounts which have been billed and not paid the minimum payment by the due date. Below you will find accepted payment methods. Please review the payment policies for additional information.
Payment in cash (U.S. dollars only) can be made in the SFS Office which is located in room 327 of the Millennium Student Center.
Please do not put cash payments in the payment drop box outside of the SFS Office. The drop box is for check or money order payments only.
Check payments are accepted in a variety of methods. Please choose what works best for you.
An online eCheck payment is free of charge and can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment can be made from a checking or savings account and will post immediately to your student account.
Any eCheck payable to the University of Missouri which is returned unpaid will be assessed a $20.00 return check fee. Check with your banking institution before making an eCheck payment to be sure that your account allows ACH withdrawals.
In the Student Financial Services Office
Your payment can be made at the Student Financial Services (SFS) office, room 327 of the Millennium Student Center between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday and Tuesday and between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Wednesday through Friday.
By Secure Dropbox
A secure payment drop box and payment envelopes are situated just outside the Student Financial Services office, room 327 of the Millennium Student Center. Only check or money order payments should be placed inside the drop box; no cash payments please. Make your check or money order payable to UMSL, and include the student number and student name.
Send your check or money order to the SFS office at:
Student Financial Services Office
University of Missouri - St. Louis
327 Millennium Student Center (MSC 212)
One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121-4400.
Both the students name and student number will need to be written on any check or money order that is mailed.
Personal checks for payment of student fees or other obligations to the University will be accepted only when the amount of the check does not exceed the amount due on the students account. Any check payable to the University of Missouri which is returned unpaid will be assessed a $20.00 return check fee. Learn how to write a check.
Payment can be made online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from via TouchNet. To login, students should use the student login and authorized payers (parents/others) should use the authorized payer login. Payments submitted after midnight or on weekends will be posted to the student account with an effective date of the next business day.
The online payment system is secure, and payments are posted in real time to your student account. Payment can be made from a checking or savings account or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. A non-refundable service fee (2.95% of the total amount charged with a $3.00 minimum service fee) applies to all credit card payments. A payment made by debit card is treated as a credit card payment and the 2.95% service fee applies. To avoid the service fee, select the e-check option and enter your bank routing and account numbers.
Payment using a pin based MasterCard or VISA debit card can be made at the Cashier stations in the SFS Office located in room 327 of the Millennium Student Center. The office is open between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday and Tuesday and between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Wednesday through Friday.
Debit Card payments cannot be made online, but the echeck option uses the bank account and routing number and has NO service fees.
Making an eDeposit (online deposit) to your account with the steps below.
We recognize that many companies offer tuition reimbursement to their employees. While the student is ultimately responsible for the payment of their tuition and fees, the SFS Office has established the ERDPP program to allow a student to take advantage of this employer benefit by deferring payment of all, or a portion, of their tuition and related costs. Any student whose employer reimburses less than 100% of tuition and fees must pay the remaining portion before the start of the semester.
To qualify for ERDPP, a student must provide the SFS Office with their employer's reimbursement policy, along with a completed ERDPP application and $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. A new application and $50 fee must be submitted each semester that ERDPP is desired. Applications are due one week prior to the first due date of the semester. The SFS Office reserves the right to accept or reject a student’s request for ERDPP if the student's account is not considered to be in good financial standing.
After a student has submitted the required paperwork and payment, the remaining tuition and fees on his/her account will be deferred until that semesters ERDPP payment deadline. If the student does not make payment in full by Feb 10th for the Fall, July 10th for the Spring or Oct 10th for the Summer semester, the student’s account will be assessed a $100 ERDPP late fee and placed on financial hold, thus making the student ineligible to register for classes. If the student is already registered in a future term, that registration may be cancelled. In addition, finance charges of 1% and applicable late fees will accrue monthly. For more information about ERDPP see the ERDPP FAQs.
Remember to send a copy of your employer's reimbursement policy along with your application.
Download the ERDPP Application
Payment in full deadline
Approved financial aid is used to reduce the outstanding balance on a student’s account. The entry will appear as "Anticipated Aid" on the monthly billing statement and will reduce the current term balance due. On MyView the Anticipated Aid summary includes aid for all semesters for the financial aid award year. The balance remaining after application of the anticipated aid will be billed to the student and will be subject to the minimum payment process and finance charge calculation.
Total Charges - Anticipated Aid = Net Charges
Net Charges X Minimum Percentage Due = Min. Payment Due
The student must apply for financial aid in a timely manner. Late applications will result in finance charges and late payment fees being assessed. Financial aid is not considered disbursed and eligible for the refund calculation until it appears in the Current Payments/Credits column of the monthly billing statement.
International students pay with TransferMate
Your student account is the place for paying your tuition and fees online. [Institution] has teamed up with TransferMate to provide a streamlined and secure payment method through your student account that also reduces bank fees and improves your payment experience. With TransferMate, students can pay tuition and fees in their local currency from nearly any country.
What are the benefits?
Get started by logging into your student account center. Watch the video below for a quick demo.
How do I make a payment with TransferMate?
Alternatively, here is a link to all TransferMate’s local contact supports around the world, including access to their live chat.
UMSL does not allow overpayments. If you transfer more funds than what is due on the student account, we may return the total or overpayment amount to the originating bank. Students may opt to keep the credit on their student account to cover future charges. Overpayments will not be refunded.
University of Missouri - St. Louis has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. Flywire allows you to pay from any country and any bank and offers excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by UMSL.
Visit: umsl.flywire.com to begin the payment process.
How-To videos on making payments – in English and Chinese.
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Third Party billing is a payment agreement between the student, university, and the student sponsor. The sponsor is an outside source that takes responsibility for all or partial payment of fees, books, etc. A third party sponsor is not an individual, i.e. parent, grandparents, etc., but a company or agency, such as the military, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
It is the responsibility of the student to turn in a voucher or letter of approval from their sponsor to the SFS Office PRIOR to the first minimum payment date of the semester. To avoid billing complications, the voucher or letter of approval must be specific on the amount and kinds of fees that are covered. It must also contain contact information and a billing address. If the SFS Office does not receive the voucher or letter of approval before the minimum payment date, the student will be responsible for making the minimum payment or risk cancellation of classes.
The Letter of Authorization
The sponsor must submit a letter of authorization to the SFS office. The letter from the sponsor should include:
The sponsor’s letter must also state that The University of Missouri-St. Louis will be paid directly. Payments are not to be sent to the student.
All correspondence, contracts and payment vouchers from sponsors should be sent directly to:
Third Party Specialist
University of Missouri-St. Louis Student Financial Services Office
327 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
For more information, see the Third Party Billing FAQs.