Billing statements are currently mailed out the first week of the month. Students can view their account activity in "real time" through their Self-Service account.

Student Financial Services is excited to announce that we will soon be going paperless with no paper statements being mailed. An email will be sent once that process goes live. Please check your statement in Self-Service regularly and contact us with any questions.

Saint Martin's payment policy and due dates

  • All payments and/or arrangements are due one week (five business days) prior to the start of the term or no later than the first day of the semester/term if registration occurs after this deadline to avoid late charges or holds on the account
  • Financial aid recipients must have all required aid documents submitted to Student Financial Services prior to the start of the semester/term.
  • Payment plans are available for students with accounts in good standing. See payment plan information below.
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution.

Payment options

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Type of payments accepted

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or traveler's checks either in person in Student Financial Services or by mail.

Credit/debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card payments are accepted online only through the student’s Self-Service Account. Please be aware that a convenience fee applies to payments made by credit/debit card. Credit/debit card payments cannot be accepted in person, by phone, email, mail or fax. Electronic check payment (e-check) option is also available online through the student's Self-Service account. E-check payments are free.

  • Payment plan information

    A monthly payment plan is often a positive option for many families in making tuition costs more affordable.

    Saint Martin's has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce (NCC), to offer a monthly payment plan. Nelnet Campus Commerce is a division of Nelnet, one of the leading education planning and finance companies in the nation.

    Nelnet acquired our former payment plan partner, Tuition Management Systems (TMS) in 2019, and now offers more flexible plan options.

    Payment plans can be set up for the school year (fall/spring) or for one semester based on the student's enrollment. Plans do not extend beyond the end of the enrollment period. There is a fee to enroll in a monthly payment plan but no interest charge on the plan itself. Payments made to NCC can be done via Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) from your checking or savings account, or credit/debit card.

    To enroll in a Nelnet payment plan:


Student refunds - BankMobile

In order to provide more flexible options for receiving refunds, Saint Martin's University has partnered with BankMobile, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to deliver financial aid and other school refunds to Saint Martin's University students.  For more information on the relationship between BankMobile and Saint Martin's University please review our contract.  Students must provide authorization for Saint Martin's University to send their ID# and address infrmation to BankMobile.  Students are not required to set up an account with BankMobile.

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Refund program

BankMobile will give you two options for receiving refunds:

  • Deposit to a personal checking or savings account; or
  • Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe Account (a non-interest bearing, internet-only checking account serviced by BankMobile).

All students will be asked to make a refund delivery preference selection from the options listed above. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Look for the green envelope

    Look for the green envelope from BankMobile. It contains your personal code for making your refund preference selection. If you select the BankMobile Vibe Account as your refund choice, a card will be sent to you (unless already included in your envelope) and will be activated as a functioning Debit MasterCard® and linked to your BankMobile Vibe Account.

  • Visit to make your choice

    Once your envelope arrives, go to and enter your personal code to get started. Then simply complete the online setup process to customize your preferences, including setting up refund status email updates and mobile alerts.

    Please note: Students who do NOT have a domestic address on file with the school and parents who are receiving refunds will have checks mailed directly to their address on file. Direct deposit and BankMobile Vibe Accounts will not be an option.

    For more information, visit

Students expecting a credit balance may be eligible for book vouchers or an emergency loan.  See below for details.

  • Book voucher and emergency loan policy

    University book vouchers

    Saint Martin's University students, who are expecting credit balances based on their financial aid or outside sponsors, may be eligible for a book voucher  prior to the disbursement of their aid or receipt of outside funding that can be used at the University bookstore on the Lacey campus. Vouchers are available two weeks prior to the start of the semester.  Vouchers can be used online or in person at the University Bookstore.

    Students enrolled in online classes or through the University’s extended learning campuses and are expecting a credit balance, may be eligible for a book voucher to be used through the school’s online bookstore.

    Emergency loans

    Saint Martin's University students, who are expecting credit balances based on their financial aid or outside sponsors, may be eligible for an emergency loan prior to the disbursement of their aid or receipt of outside funding of up to $500 provided the credit balance is at least $500.  Emergency loans are available the first day of the semester/term for which the student is enrolled. 

  • Fee schedule and ATM locations

    Please see the fee schedule for a BankMobile Vibe Account here

    For a list of Allpoint Network ATM's in your area please click here

    To review Student Account Data and additional Contract information please click here.

Refund percentage based on drop or withdrawal date

Fall 2020: Main campus and extended learning programs with 16 week sessions from Aug. 31 to Dec. 17.

Date of drop or withdrawal* Percent of tuition charges dropped
Prior to Aug. 31 100 percent
From Aug. 31 to Sept. 11 100 percent
From Sept. 12 to 18 75 percent
From Sept. 19 to 25 50 percent
From Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 25 percent
After Oct. 2 No charges dropped

*The last day to change registration for the fall 2020 16 week session is Sept. 11. This is the last day to have 100 percent of tuition charges dropped.

Refunds are determined by the date the withdrawal or drop form is received in the records office and not the date it is signed by the student and/or advisor or instructor.

Please pay close attention to dates and deadlines.

Date of drop or withdrawal Percent of charges dropped
8 - 12 week session  
Prior to the first day of the session 100 percent
From 1 through 8 calendar days 100 percent
From 9 through 12 calendar days 50 percent
From 13 through 16 calendar days 25 percent
After 16 calendar days No charges dropped
4 - 6 week session
Prior to and through the first day of session 100 percent
After first day of session through 7 calendar days 50 percent
From 8 through 14 calendar days 25 percent
After 14 calendar days No charges dropped
1 - 3 week session
Prior to the first day* of the session or class meeting 100 percent

*Classes that meet less than four weeks that are not dropped before the first day will have no charges dropped.

Refunds are calculated using the starting dates of each session and not the day individual classes begin.

Military Tuition Assistance schedule for returning unearned TA

(TA return policy only for service members using military tuition assistance)

The Department of Defense requires that schools return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% completion portion of the course regardless of the reason for withdrawal. Any unearned funds returned go directly to the military service and not to the service member. Any adjustments to TA funds may leave a balance to the school. This unpaid balance is the responsibility of the student.

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