Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing students a range of options for paying educational expenses and is excited to provide online credit card transactions beginning September 1, 2015.

Due to the increasing costs the credit card companies charge for processing credit cards, a 2.5% service fee will be assessed (up to a maximum of $50 per transaction) for all credit or debit card transactions effective September 1, 2015. This service fee will be charged to those who choose to pay by credit/debit card whether in person, online or via telephone. The service fee will help offset fees that the University pays to the card companies. The University will not receive any portion of the service fee.

Those wishing to avoid the 2.5% service fee can still pay online using a checking or savings account (see “Payment of Account Balances” on our Payment Options page for additional information). Southeast Missouri State appreciates your understanding with this matter and strives to keep processing costs as low as possible.

Letter from Kathy Mangels, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Credit Card Payment Announcement
Frequently Asked Questions

Service Fee Examples

Single Card Payment Transaction (using only one card)
  Payment Service Fee Total Paid
  $100.00 + $2.50 = $102.50
  $1,250.00 $31.25 = $1,281.25
  $2,000.00 $50.00 = $2,050.00
  $3,550.00 $50.00* = $3,600.00
  $7,000.00 $50.00* = $7,050.00

*Southeast will continue to cover the portion of the service fee greater than $50.00

Multiple Card Payment Transaction (splitting one payment between multiple cards)
  Payment Service Fee Total Paid
Payment on First Card $1,000.00 + $25.00 = $1,025.00
Payment on Second Card $1,000.00 + $25.00 = $1,025.00
Payment on Third Card $3,500.00 + $50.00* = $3,550.00
  Final Amount Paid = $5,600.00

*Southeast will continue to cover the portion of the service fee greater than $50.00

Multiple Student Payment Transaction (paying multiple students, one card)
  Payment Service Fee Total Paid
Student #1 $100.00    
Student #2 $300.00    
  Total: $400.00 + $10.00 = $410.00
Student #1 $500.00    
Student #2 $3,500.00    
  Total: $4,000.00 + $50.00* = $4,050.00

*Southeast will continue to cover the portion of the service fee greater than $50.00

Contact

Phone: 573.651.2253
Fax: 573.651.5006
sfs@semo.edu

Summer Hours: 8am-4pm M-F,
(9am-4pm Wed)

Student Financial Services
Academic Hall Room 019
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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