Payment of Fees

Students are required to pay their account balances by published deadlines using one of the following payment options:

  • Payment in full
  • Installment Payment Plan
  • Confirmed financial aid greater than account balance

Students must pay all outstanding balances before being eligible to:

  • Add/Drop Classes
  • Receive transcripts
  • Participate in other University services

All students are obligated to pay promptly all charges owed on their account, including all attorney fees, collection agency referral fees, and other reasonable collection costs to collect unpaid balances. A statement of account is mailed monthly to each actively enrolled student who has a balance due the University. Please note, due to timing factors with enrollment, it may not be possible to send a billing statement prior to the due date. It is your responsibility to check your account and make timely payments whether or not you receive a billing statement via mail. Southeast Missouri State University offers an Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for our students who wish to pay their semester charges on a monthly basis or do not pay the semester’s charges in full by the payment due date. For further information regarding payment of accounts, please visit the Student Financial Services website at semo.edu/sfs.  For further information regarding payment of accounts, please visit the Student Financial Services website at www.semo.edu/sfs.

Student Financial Responsibilities

You are expected to attend all classes in which you are enrolled. If you do not attend or stop attending classes and fail to personally drop your class(es) by the deadline to drop with a partial refund, you will still be responsible for all fees charged to your student account at the University. You are responsible to pay all charges on your account by the payment due dates, even if you do not receive a billing statement or your account is being covered by another party. If you do not pay your account immediately at the time of registration, you understand you are entering into a student loan agreement with the University and that this agreement means that the charges on your record for the cost of attendance are non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8)(B) [of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code].

Furthermore, this agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri. Additionally, you are responsible for keeping the University informed of any address or telephone changes and must keep your information current at all times. If your account becomes delinquent, you may be subject to class cancellation and may not receive credit for your enrollment activity although your charges are still due to the University. If your account is referred for collection, you agree to pay all collection costs (not to exceed 40% of your total account balance) plus any reasonable attorney fees, including anything incurred at trial and/or on appeal. For further information regarding payment of accounts, please visit the Student Financial Services website at www.semo.edu/sfs.

If you are unable to attend, please remember to drop your class schedule (including any wait listed courses) by the published deadlines to drop classes and/or withdrawal (semo.edu/registrar/).

If you completed a Housing Contract to live on campus, you are responsible for all housing and meal charges associated with on campus living. It is your responsibility to contact the Office of Residence Life if you withdraw from the University or wish to make a change to your housing arrangements. Moving out of the residence halls, without written approval from the Office of Residence Life, does not void your housing charges and you will continue to be responsible for any housing and meal charges until approved by the Office of Residence Life. Refunds for housing and meal are only permitted for approved reasons as detailed on the University Office of Residence Life website at semo.edu/residencelife/policies. All changes to a student’s housing or meal contracts must be done in writing.