When is payment due for the semester?
Payment is due in full by the first day of the semester or term for
which the student is enrolled. Payment arrangements for off site
programs running 8 weeks must be in place with our Extension Office
or the Student Financial Service Center on the Lacey campus by the
first day of the term.
What types of payment are accepted?
Saint Martin's accepts payment by cash, check, money order or
traveler's checks in person or by mail. MasterCard, Discover, and
American Express credit cards will be accepted online only.
Why did I receive a bill in the mail if I have financial aid
that will cover my balance?
Since financial aid is not disbursed to the student's account until
sometime after the add/drop period for the current semester, most
students will show a balance due during the first statement period.
Not all financial aid is disbursed at the same time either, and you
will continue to receive a "statement of account" until the account
How and when are students paid for on campus employment?
Students are paid on the 10th of each month either through automatic
deposit or through a student pay card. Automatic deposit is recommended
and can be set up by completing the Automatic Deposit Form in our
Payroll Office or with Student Financial Services.
When are financial aid refunds available?
Main campus students enrolled in the full 16 week semester who are
expecting a refund from their financial aid will being seeing aid
disbursed to their accounts around the third week of the semester
provided all required documents have been received. Extended Learning
students will begin seeing aid disbursed after the add/drop period also,
provided all documents have been received and aid is clear for release.
Once the student’s account is showing a credit balance from the
disbursed aid, refund information will be submitted to Higher One for
processing the Friday of that week. It is important that students have
completed their information with
Higher One and selected their refund preference to avoid any delays
in the processing of their refund. Students must also have completed
their Refund Authorization through their
SFSC Student Aid Portal to ensure funds are applied to appropriate
How often do I need to submit the online insurance waiver?
The University requires insurance coverage of all students attending
the Lacey campus at least half time. The waiver is good for the
entire school year unless the student's insurance company
information changes or if they are an international student. All
international students are required to have insurance coverage and
must provide proof of coverage each semester with the Office of
International Programs or will be charged for the University's plan.
Waivers for domestic students are submitted online and can be
What does the technology fee cover? (for some
The technology fee covers all of the technological services offered
at the University and allows the University to keep services in this
area as updated as possible. It allows for use of the computer
center and access to personal e-mail as well as technology services
in the library.
What does the activity fee cover?
The activity fee is a mandatory fee for all undergraduate students
enrolled on the Lacey campus. The fee covers more than campus
activities. It provides the student with an ID card, it covers
parking (the University does not charge for parking), and allows for
discounts at university functions. More specific information may be
obtained from the Office of Residence Life, 360-438-4299.
What does the residential program fee cover?
This fee supports the activities developed by the Office of
Residence Life staff for all students residing on campus.
What does the health center fee cover?
The health center fee is a mandatory fee for all undergraduate
students enrolled on the Lacey campus. This fee covers the use of
the center and access to a medical professional who will be
available to all undergraduate students.
What is a 1098T tax form?
The 1098T fax form is a document that reports the 'allowable'
charges assessed to a student during a particular calendar year.
These charges are tuition and mandatory fees as defined by the
federal government. It also includes any grants or scholarships
applied to the account during that tax year. Forms are post marked
by January 31 of each year.