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Payment Checklist

In an effort to help students and their families manage the costs of tuition, fees, room, and board, Mount Union offers a number of payment options. The following checklist details the various steps in the payment process, including links to necessary forms, billing details, and important dates.

Review Tuition and Related Costs

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Review the Costs of Attending Mount Union

Visit our tuition site to learn more about costs, including tuition, fees, room, and board.

Consider Costs for Books

Books are not included in tuition costs. We estimate students spend about $1,100 on books per year.

Complete Necessary Documents and Forms

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View Missing Financial Aid Documents

To view a list of your missing documents financial aid, log onto the Financial Aid Portal using your Mount Union ID, which can be found on the top of your financial aid award letter. If you are a first-time user, click the “First Time User” link at the bottom of the log-in box. If you are a returning user and forgot your password, click “Forgot Your Password?” at the bottom of the log-in box.

Complete the Tuition Payment Agreement

The *Tuition Payment Agreement is an agreement between the student and the University regarding payment of tuition, room and board charges, fees, and expenses, if applicable. All students, upon enrollment, are subject to the conditions of this agreement. This form needs to be signed and submitted by each student regardless of whether you will be receiving federal aid, obtaining private loans, or paying in full.

*Requires access to Mount Union's student, faculty, and staff portal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Complete the Financial Clearance Form

Students must be financially cleared by the Office of Business Affairs to move into campus housing and start classes. Financial clearance means you either paid your outstanding balance or made appropriate arrangements to pay the semester charges by the payment due date (please see the Mark Your Calendar section under Access Your Bill below for payment due dates). The Financial Clearance Form is to be completed and returned by July 1 by emailing it to billing@mountunion.edu or mailing it along with a check to University of Mount Union, Attn: Office of Business Affairs, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Students who are not financially cleared may risk being dropped from classes and removed from housing.

Students can verify their financial clearance by contacting the Business Office at 330-823-6557 or 330-829-4137, or by email: billing@mountunion.edu.

Complete the Federal Title IV Authorization

The *Federal Title IV Authorization needs to be signed to allow us to credit your account with federal aid and pay for miscellaneous charges. It also allows us to hold excess funds on your account to pay expected future charges.

*Requires access to Mount Union's student, faculty, and staff portal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Authorization

Under federal law, a student must provide names of persons authorized to discuss the student's billing account with the Office of Business Affairs. *The Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) Authorization needs to be signed by the student if they would like us to talk with anyone other than themselves regarding their account.

*Requires access to Mount Union's student, faculty, and staff portal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Determine If You'd Like to Complete the 1098T Electronic Consent Application

A 1098T form are mailed each January to students enrolled during the prior calendar year. This form is needed to claim a tax credit under the American Opportunity or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. If you would like to receive your form electronically, please give your consent by completing the 1098T Electronic Consent Application

Access Your Bill

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Log Into Self-Service

Students can obtain access to their billing account information through Self-Service. Use your network username and password to log in.

Authorize a Parent or Guardian to Access Your Bill

If someone is helping you pay your bill, you can provide them with access to your billing account through your Self-Service website. Click on “Finances” and then “Make a Payment.” Click on the bottom left corner of the screen to “Add New” payer access. 

If your student uses the authorized user tab under Make a Payment,” all authorized users will receive an email with the subject line “You have been given access” along with their access information. The user will be able to go online through the CashNet Parent Link to make a payment or sign up for the monthly payment plan. This access is independent of your student’s account. The authorized user will NOT have access to financial aid, grades, or other online student information, but:

  • Authorized users will be able to enter their own email address and password.
  • Authorized users should list this site under their favorites for easy access to their student’s account.
  • The bank account information and payment methods are hidden from any other users including your student.
  • The authorized user will be able to see the current balance on the student’s account, make payments, save payment methods, and enroll in the monthly payment plan.
  • The authorized user enrolled in the payment plan will receive related emails regarding the payment reminders and revisions


This video will show you how to navigate to your student account online, where you can view statements, make a payment, and give access to an authorized payer (parent).

Student Accounts How To Video

Mark Your Calendar
  • The initial fall billing statement will be sent June 16 with a due date of July 31.
  • The initial spring billing statement will be sent November 30 with a due date of January 3. 

Late fees are assessed monthly and a hold will be placed on your account if payment has not been received by the due date. Your statement can be found by clicking “Finances” and then “Make a Payment” on Self-Service for your review.

View Your Electronic Billing Statement

Cashnet, our current payment plan provider, allows you access to receive your electronic billing statement through your Self-Service account. When an e-bill is sent, students and authorized payers receive an email notification that their statement is available. The email includes a link to self-service and Cashnet where the bill can be viewed, printed, and/or paid. All the payment options are available, including sending checks to us through the mail, payment plan options, paying by credit card, and electronic payments through a checking or savings account.

Electronic billing notifications are sent to the students at their Mount Union email address. It is the responsibility of the student to monitor this email account for important information from the University including electronic billing statement notifications. It is also the student’s responsibility to ensure their amount due is paid on time. The electronic statement can also be printed by students for authorized payers who might not have access to email.

Select Your Payment Plan

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Pay Your Balance for the Semester

When paying for a semester in full, payments are due July 31 for the fall semester and January 3 for the spring semester.

Apply for the Parent Plus or Private Loan

This can be done through studentloans.gov or via a private/alternative loan through a bank of your choice. Visit Mount Union’s Financial Aid Portal for a listing of private lenders. Please note that loans are not credited to the student account until the funds are actually received by the University. The lender’s processing fees are deducted from your DL Loans prior to disbursement to your account.

Set Up a Payment Plan

Mount Union has partnered with HigherOne/CashNet, which provides an automatic monthly payment option with payments due on the 15th of each month. There is a $35 enrollment fee charge per semester from HigherOne/CashNet to use this service. Students must enroll through their Self-Service Portal by clicking “Finances” and then “Make a Payment.” If someone other than the student is making the payment, the student will need to authorize a payer utilizing the steps noted above. Visit Self-Service here.

The HigherOne/CashNet website opens May 1 for fall enrollment and November 1 for spring enrollment. The per semester payment plan enables you to spread out payments in the fall and spring. You can decide whether to pay from your bank account (ACH) or by credit or debit card (note:  there is a 2.75% convenience fee using this method).  Target dates to keep in mind:

Fall Semester Plan Dates

Payment Plan opens for enrollment May 1st

Last Day to Enroll Number of Payments Months of Payments
June 15 6 June–November
July 15   5 July–November
August 15 4 August–November
August 31   3 September–November

Spring Semester Plan Dates

Payment Plan opens for enrollment November 1st

Last Day to Enroll Number of Payments Months of Payments
December 15     5 December-April
January 15   4 January-April
January 31 3 February-April

International Students: New Payment Option

International students now have the opportunity to pay with Flywire. Flywire is a safe, convenient way to make international payments to Mount Union. There is direct communication between Flywire and the University to ensure easy resolution should any issues arise. You can pay in your own home currency and avoid unnecessary bank fees while receiving satisfactory foreign exchange rates. You can track your payment online 24/7 and receive email/text alerts while tracking your payment. Multilingual customer support is available should you have any questions. To make a payment, please visit Flywire and follow the instructions below:

  • Select the University of Mount Union on the homepage
  • Enter your home country and payment amount
  • Review and select your payment option
  • Create your flywire account
  • Enter your personal details and payment information to receive your payment instructions
  • Send payment by your preferred method. 
Determine If You Will Apply Federal Work Study to Your Tuition

If you decide to do so, you must complete the University Payroll Authorization, which authorizes the University to apply work-study earnings directly to the student's outstanding balance.