Student Account FAQs

When will I get my Billing Statement?

The Student Accounts Office begins generating bills for Fall in mid-July, for Spring in mid-December, and for Summer in the beginning of May.

How can I pay my bill?

There are three ways to pay your bill:

  • Online with Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express, with a 2.75% service fee.
  • In person at the 1st Source Bank in the Student Center Room 157. 1st Source Bank accepts cash, check, certified check, or money order.
  • By mail with check, certified check, or money order to:
    Saint Mary's College
    PO Box 180
    South Bend, IN 46624

What if I cannot pay the entire balance in full?

We strongly encourage you to visit the payment information page and follow the directions to sign up for a payment plan.

If this option does not work for you, please give us a call at 574-284-4730, come and visit us, or email us at studentaccounts@saintmarys.edu.

Can I enroll in a payment plan for the amount my financial aid does not cover?

Yes. Your student TouchNet account will factor in your expected aid so you are able to enroll in a payment plan for the difference.

I am a parent, can I call and talk to the Student Accounts office about my student’s bill?

If you were granted permission to be an authorized user, then we are able to verify and discuss specific details on your student’s account.

We encourage students to add parents/guardians as authorized users. Authorized users will receive billing statements, can make payments on student accounts, as well as speak to a Student Accounts representative.

Please keep in mind, a Student Accounts Representative will notbe able to speak with anyone calling on a student's behalf unless they are listed as an authorized user.

For further information on how to set up an Authorized User, please visit the 'Authorized Users' section of this webpage.

Are there additional fees for paying with a credit card online?

Yes. There is a 2.75% service charge each time there is a payment using a credit card.

How do I know if I am eligible for a refund?

When looking at your student account balance, if you notice a negative amount, that is indicating you have a credit on your account, then you may be eligible for a refund.

Keep in mind, if you let the credit sit in your account, the credit will pay forward to the next semesters charges.

In order to obtain a direct deposit refund students will need to email the Student Accounts email address at studentaccounts@saintmarys.edu and in the email, include the answers to following four questions:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID Number
  • Amount in which you wish to have refunded to you (the negative amount)

When will I get my refund? What is the fasted way to get my refund?

Direct deposit is the fastest/most secure way to receive a refund. These types of refunds are done mulitple times a week, depending on the week of the semester.

In order to obtain a direct deposit refund students will need to email the Student Accounts email address at studentaccounts@saintmarys.edu and include the answers to following questions:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID Number
  • Amount in which you wish to have refunded to you (the negative amount)

Students should make sure that their TouchNet account is set up for direct deposit