Payment Dates

Remember, bills are NOT mailed. You can view, print and pay your bill online through eServices under the Bills and Payment tab. Payment options are available. If you have any questions contact Business Services.

MSUM's financial commitment date by which students need to begin to take payment action to maintain course registration is 15 business days before the start of the semester.

Fall Semester 2021

Date Event
April 5, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
July 1, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, five monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 2, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, four monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 2, 2021 The financial commitment date that students should begin to take payment action to maintain course registration is 15 business days before the start of the semester.
  • Make a minimum payment of $300 down toward tuition and fees.
    OR
  • Returning International Students make a minimum payment of $2025.
    OR
  • Release financial information by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select MSU Moorhead from the drop-down menu.
    OR
  • Contract an approved payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to pay your bill in monthly installments.
    OR
  • Provide a Third Party authorization to MSU Moorhead Business Services (DVR, Military Assistance, Employer Assistance, Employee Tuition Waiver, etc.).
August 16, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "15% down or $300 down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 23, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 23, 2021 Initial Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed after 4:30 pm. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
August 23-27, 2021 Make your registration changes: The free drop/add period is for 5 days.
August 29, 2021 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
August 30-September 3, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 75% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
August 30, 2021 Final Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed at 12 am. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
September 1, 2021 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
September 3, 2021 Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning September 3, 2020, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.
September 7-13, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 50% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
September 14-20, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 25% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
September 24, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
September 27, 2021 Payment-in-full Due
The payment-in-full date is 25 business days after the start of the semester. Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
September 28, 2021 A Business Services hold will be placed on a student's account when they have missed the Universities payment deadline for the current term. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts and deny further registration. Holds will remain on a student's account until their account balance is paid in full.
December 17, 2021 Payment-in-full Due
Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue

Summer Semester 2021

Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning June 17, 2021, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.

Date Event
April 1, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
May 21, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
May 25, 2021 Make your registration changes: Courses you do not plan on attending should be dropped to avoid financial obligation. The University does not process registration cancellation summer semester. Some courses may be allowed additional free drop days depending on the length of the course and its start date (check your course registration on eServices).
June 13, 2021 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
June 15, 2021 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
June 15, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "one month installment" payment plan option through Nelnet.
June 17, 2021 Payment-in-full Due
Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
June 18, 2021 A Business Services hold will be placed on a student's account when they have missed the Universities payment deadline for the current term. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts and deny further registration. Holds will remain on a student's account until their account balance is paid in full.
July 31, 2021 Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue

Spring Semester 2021

Date Event
October 19, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
December 2, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, five monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
December 16, 2020 The financial commitment date by which students need to begin to take payment action to maintain course registration. The financial commitment date is 15 business days before the start of the semester.
  • Make a minimum payment of $300 down toward tuition and fees.
    OR
  • Returning International Students make a minimum payment of $2025.
    OR
  • Release financial information by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select MSU Moorhead from the drop-down menu.
    OR
  • Contract an approved payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to pay your bill in monthly installments.
    OR
  • Provide a Third Party authorization to MSU Moorhead Business Services (DVR, Military Assistance, Employer Assistance, Employee Tuition Waiver, etc.).
December 21, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, four monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 11, 2021 Initial Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed after 4:30 pm. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
January 11 - 15, 2021 Make your registration changes: The free drop/add period is for 5 days.
January 15, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "15% down or $300 down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 18, 2021 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
January 19, 2021 Final Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed at 12 am. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
January 20, 2021 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
January 22, 2021 Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning January 24, 2020, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.
January 25, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 19 - 25, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 75% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
January 26 - February 1, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 50% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
February 1 - 8, 2021 Complete withdrawal with 25% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
February 15, 2021 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
February 15, 2021 Payment-in-full Due
The payment-in-full date is 25 business days after the start of the semester. Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
February 16, 2021 A Business Services hold will be placed on a student's account when they have missed the Universities payment deadline for the current term. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts and deny further registration. Holds will remain on a student's account until their account balance is paid in full.
May 17, 2021 Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue

Fall Semester 2020

Date Event
April 6, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
July 1, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, five monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 1, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, four monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 3, 2020 The financial commitment date that students should begin to take payment action to maintain course registration is 15 business days before the start of the semester.
  • Make a minimum payment of $300 down toward tuition and fees.
    OR
  • Returning International Students make a minimum payment of $2025.
    OR
  • Release financial information by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select MSU Moorhead from the drop-down menu.
    OR
  • Contract an approved payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to pay your bill in monthly installments.
    OR
  • Provide a Third Party authorization to MSU Moorhead Business Services (DVR, Military Assistance, Employer Assistance, Employee Tuition Waiver, etc.).
August 16, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "15% down or $300 down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 24, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
August 24, 2020 Initial Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed after 4:30 pm. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
August 24-28, 2020 Make your registration changes: The free drop/add period is for 5 days.
August 30, 2020 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
August 31-September 4, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 75% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
August 31, 2020 Final Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed at 12 am. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
September 1, 2020 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
September 3, 2020 Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning September 3, 2020, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.
September 8-14, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 50% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
September 15-21, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 25% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
September 24, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
September 28, 2020 Payment-in-full Due
The payment-in-full date is 25 business days after the start of the semester. Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
September 29, 2020 A Business Services hold will be placed on a student's account when they have missed the Universities payment deadline for the current term. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts and deny further registration. Holds will remain on a student's account until their account balance is paid in full.
December 18, 2020 Payment-in-full Due
Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue

Summer Semester 2020

Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning June 19, 2019, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.

Date Event
April 1, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
May 20, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
May 27, 2020 Make your registration changes: Courses you do not plan on attending should be dropped to avoid financial obligation. The University does not process registration cancellation summer semester. Some courses may be allowed additional free drop days depending on the length of the course and its start date (check your course registration on eServices).
June 19, 2020 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
June 22, 2020 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
June 23, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "one month installment" payment plan option through Nelnet.
June 23, 2020 Payment-in-full Due
Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
June 24, 2020  
June 30, 2020 Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue

Spring Semester 2020

Date Event
October 21, 2019 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
December 2, 2019 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, five monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
December 18, 2019 The financial commitment date by which students need to begin to take payment action to maintain course registration. The financial commitment date is 15 business days before the start of the semester.
  • Make a minimum payment of $300 down toward tuition and fees.
    OR
  • Returning International Students make a minimum payment of $2025.
    OR
  • Release financial information by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select MSU Moorhead from the drop-down menu.
    OR
  • Contract an approved payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to pay your bill in monthly installments.
    OR
  • Provide a Third Party authorization to MSU Moorhead Business Services (DVR, Military Assistance, Employer Assistance, Employee Tuition Waiver, etc.).
December 20, 2019 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "zero-down, four monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 13, 2020 Initial Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed after 4:30 pm. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
January 13 - 17, 2020 Make your registration changes: The free drop/add period is for 5 days.
January 17, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "15% down or $300 down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 20, 2020 Complete your Direct Deposit setup in eServices under the Financial Aid tab. This will allow excess Financial Aid funds to be deposited into your checking or savings account.
January 21, 2020 Final Registration Cancellation For Nonpayment will be processed at 12 am. Student accounts that do not meet minimum payment requirements will have all courses administratively dropped.
January 22, 2020 Financial Aid is applied to your bill.
January 24, 2020 Excess Financial Aid funds deposited, beginning January 24, 2020, into your checking or savings account. If you did not complete the Direct Deposit setup, an aid overage check will be mailed to your local address.
January 24, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, three monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
January 21 - 27, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 75% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
January 28 - February 3, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 50% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
February 4 - 10, 2020 Complete withdrawal with 25% refund/credit of tuition/fee charges.
February 17, 2020 Payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions
  • Last day for online enrollment in "30% down, two monthly installments" payment plan option through Nelnet.
February 17, 2020 Payment-in-full Due
The payment-in-full date is 25 business days after the start of the semester. Full payment of all remaining charges are due unless the student has obtained an approved payment plan. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full by the established payment deadline. Registration for any further semesters will be placed on hold.
February 18, 2020 A Business Services hold will be placed on a student's account when they have missed the Universities payment deadline for the current term. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts and deny further registration. Holds will remain on a student's account until their account balance is paid in full.
May 14, 2020 Accounts with past due balances are subject to referral for collection to MN Department of Revenue