Financial Issues


We recommend that students open a bank account at a local bank after arrival in Alliance. During International Student Orientation, time is set aside to open an account. You can deposit some money in the form of cash and travelers' checks; additional funds can be wired from overseas soon afterward.


Students are strongly urged to bring traveler's checks and not to carry large amounts of cash. However, students can get cash for incidental needs from ATMs (Automated telling machines, money dispensers). Most ATM's in the US will accept credit or bank cards with the "PLUS" or "Cirrus" logo.

We advise students to expect to spend $750 to $1000 to cover such one-time expenses as textbooks for the semester, linens, newspapers or magazines, and other miscellaneous items including toiletries, desk lamps, and other personal articles. Payment can be made by credit card, traveler's check or cash. 

Cashier's Office

The Cashier's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. With proper picture identification, personal checks may be cashed up to a limit of $50. Any checks over $50, but not exceeding $500, can be approved by the Cashier to be cashed at our local bank. A $30 fee will be charged for checks that are returned from your bank for non-sufficient funds.

How is my Mount Union Scholarship Applied?

Scholarship funds are credited directly to a student's account. 

Payment Plan

Mount Union does not expect you to pay all your fees at once and offers the option for you to pay your fees via several payment plans. 

Details to enroll in payment plans are available on the Office of Business Affairs website. A statement of the semester's charges will be sent to students at their e-mail address in July and December. Monthly statements will be sent to the Mount Union e-mail address and also are available electronically on Self-Service. Each statement will contain the amount due for tuition charges and other miscellaneous fees that were added during the month. Any charges not included on the Payment Plan should be paid within 30 days of billing. Tuition balances not paid by September 1 will receive a late payment fee of 1% of the outstanding balance (except those who signed up for the monthly payment plan).

What Happens if my Account is Delinquent?

  • 1% late charges will be assessed monthly to past due balances.
  • A hold will be placed on viewing grades and requesting transcripts.
  • Students will not be permitted to register for classes or participate in housing lottery.
  • If balance is not paid by end of semester a student cannot be hired for summer campus employment.
  • Students cannot participate in graduation or Senior Salute until balance is paid in full.
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