Payment Expectations


Payment and billing is handled by the Cashier's Office, not Student Financial Assistance. The information below is an overview of S&T's billing and payment processes, but you'll find more detailed information here.

Students registered for classes must make satisfactory payment arrangements to retain those classes. For early registered student, the first bills are due July 15 for the fall semester, December 15 for the spring semester and May 15 for the summer semester. Various payment options are available. 

Pay the total due from your monthly billing statement by the due date listed on the bill.Pay the minimum payment due from your monthly billing statement by the due date listed on the bill.If your anticipated aid equals or exceeds the total amount due on your student account, a zero or credit balance will appear on the statement and no payment is required to retain your classes.If your fees are to be paid by a third party sponsor, such as an agency or embassy, you may still be responsible for a minimum payment for any balance not to be paid by the sponsor. If so, you must make that minimum payment by the due date on your monthly billing statement to retain your classes. 

Finance charges and late payment fees

If you choose to take advantage of the installment payment option presented to you on your monthly billing statement, the university will assess a 1% monthly finance charge on the unpaid portion of the total due. The finance charge is based upon the unpaid total due from the previous monthly billing statement and will not be assessed against current charges appearing in the billing cycle. To avoid finance charges simply pay the adjusted amount due on each monthly billing statement by the scheduled due date. 

Additionally, your student account will be subject to a $10 late payment fee if we do not receive payment by the scheduled due date shown on your statement. Late payment fees will apply if you make the minimum payment or pay the total due by the scheduled due date shown on the statement each month.

Past due balances may result in sanctions on your student account, including restriction of transcript/diploma release, student-charge privileges and your ability to register for upcoming semesters.

How to pay 

There are a number of methods available for making payments on your student account. These include:

  • Pay by electronic check, Visa, American Express, MasterCard or Discover through Joe’SS and the Quikpay site.
  • Pay in person at G-4 Parker Hall using a personal check, cash (up-to $500), money order, cashier’s check or traveler’s check.
  • Pay by mail using a money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check or personal check.

Note: If a check is returned for insufficient funds, there will be an additional service charge of $20 and a possible restriction on the release of your transcripts or diploma. If a payment to secure your classes is returned or declined you may be withdrawn from your classes as if restitution is not received.

Outside Scholarship Checks: All outside scholarship checks should be sent to Student Financial Assistance, G-1 Parker Hall, 300 W. 13th St., Rolla, MO 65409. Funds will be recorded and credited to your account.

Billing dates

A notification that a billing statement is ready to be viewed is emailed to the student's S&T email address by the 26th of each month. At least the minimum payment is due on the 15th of the following month.

Fall Semester Payment Due Dates:

  • Preregistered students: five installments due July, August, September, October and November 15.
  • Regular registration students: four installments with the first one due at registration and the remaining due September, October and November 15.

Spring Semester Payment Due Dates:

  • Preregistered students: five installments due December, January, February, March and April 15.
  • Regular registration students: four installments with the first one due at registration and the remaining due February, March and April 15. 

Summer Term Payment Due Dates:

  • Preregistered students; 50% of fees due May 15 and 50% due June 15.
  • Regular registration students: total fees due at registration.

All fees (or minimum payment) must be paid in full by the first semester payment due date to avoid cancellation of course selections.

Credit and debit cards

If you choose to make payments on the student account online using Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express cards, the third-party vendor will add a convenience fee of 2.75% to the transaction.

To avoid the convenience fee, students are able to make payments directly from any checking account by using the new web payment option (Electronic Funds Transfer) through Joe 'SS, simply by entering the bank/financial institution routing and account number information at the time of online payment. The student will need their username and password in order to make payment. The student is the only one that would have this information.

Debit cards only are accepted at the cashier's office window with no convenience charge assessed.

Authorized Payers are able to make a credit card payment on behalf of the student through their Authorized Payer log-in. The 2.75% service charge will apply to any credit card payments made.

Parents are able to make a credit card payment by going to the Cashier's Office website. The 2.75% service charge will apply to any credit card payments made as well.

Delinquent accounts

Past due amounts owed the university must be satisfied by payment in full. Failure to pay may result in transcripts or diplomas being withheld. The university will pursue appropriate collections practices which may include referrals to a collection agency for accounts that remain past due. The account may be assessed an additional collection charge of up to 35% of the balance if referral to a collection agency becomes necessary.

General information

Timely Payments: Late payments will result in a "HOLD" being place on a student's account. Holds prevent a student from future university services, including preparation of transcripts, re-enrollment, diplomas, etc. If an account remains past due the student may be made ineligible to participate in the Minimum Payment plan in future semesters.

Late Registration: Any student registering after the close of the regular registration period shall pay a late fee in addition to all other fees in the amount equivalent to one (1) hour educational fee.

Student Insurance: An accident and sickness insurance plan is available to students and their dependents. Information is available from the following web site, http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/.