Payment Options

Paying your bill on time is important. Southeast offers a variety of payment options, so find the option that best suits you.

Southeast has partnered with a leading higher education payment provider, Transact®. The "Pay/View my Bill" link in the student portal is listed as "SEMO-Pay" and leads to an enhanced user experience.

The SEMO-Pay platform provides the ability to:

  • Experience a re-designed look, with simplified navigation
  • Create an e-wallet with saved payment methods
  • Establish reoccurring auto-debit payments
  • View PDF bills, a full account history, and payment receipts
  • Access 1098-T tax statements through the portal
  • Receive text message reminders about bills
  • Quickly and easily grant account access to authorized payers

Through SEMO-Pay, you can pay online with one of the following methods:

  • Checking or Savings Account (ACH)
  • Credit/Debit Card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
    • Service fee of 2.85% (domestic) and 4.25% (international cards) applies. The minimum service fee will be $3.

To pay by mail send one of the following payments to the address listed below:

  • Check
  • Money Order

Mail payment to:
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS 3275
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

With the Cashiers Office permanently closed, in person payments can only be made via drop-slot in the lower level of Academic Hall and are limited to the following payment methods:

  • Check
  • Money Order

Please note that payments made via drop-slot may not be processed the same day the payment is made.

Due Dates

  • Bills are due on the first business day of the month.
  • Monthly statements become available approximately three weeks before the due date, and students are notified by email when available.
  • Specific due dates can be found on the Student Financial Calendar. In general, the first bill for each semester is due in:
    • Fall Semester - August
    • Spring Semester - January
    • Summer Semester – June

Students are required to pay their account balances by published deadlines, either paying the balance in full, utilizing the Installment Payment Plan (IPP), or covering the balance with approved/pending financial aid. Make sure to pay your bill on time, or you may be charged late fees or cancelled from your class(es).

Payment Plan

Can’t pay your account in full by the due date? Don’t worry, we have an Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for students who wish to pay their semester charges on a monthly basis.

Calculating the IPP

The IPP will calculate all current semester charges, after financial aid is applied. The remaining balance will be divided into monthly installments.

  • For the fall/spring semesters, a maximum of 5 installments is available, depending on when enrollment occurs.
  • For the summer semester, a maximum of 2 installments is available.

Enrollment after the first billing cycle of the semester will result in fewer available months for the installment plan.

The first payment of the plan will include a non-refundable enrollment fee. All prior semester charges must be paid before enrollment is allowed. Installment amounts are subject to change if any adjustments are made to financial aid, or if additional charges are incurred.

Enrolling in the IPP

Enrollment in the IPP takes place when the first payment of the semester is made. Enrollment cannot be processed without sufficient payment for the first installment.

Enrollment is available using any of the payment options but is most convenient online, through SEMO-Pay. Specific payment plan amounts and due dates are provided during the online enrollment process. Additionally, all payment due dates can be found on the Student Financial Calendar.

Please note, if payment is mailed and you wish to enroll in an Installment Payment Plan, this must be clearly labeled and the full installment amount must be included.

IPP Instructions

For more information, review the: IPP Terms and Conditions

Authorized Payers

You have the option to grant Authorized Payer access to others. Authorized Payers are able to pay on the student's behalf, and if given permission, these payers can view billing statements and access 1098-T tax statements.  Authorized Payers must be created in SEMO-Pay and can be removed by a student at any time.  Once created, Authorized Payers can benefit from many features of SEMO-Pay. Payers are able to save payment methods (only accessible to them), setup reoccurring payments, receive email alerts of bill availability or changes, and enroll in text reminders related to billing.

International Payments

International credit cards may be used online, through SEMO-Pay. If paying with an international credit card, a 4.25% service fee will apply. A minimum of $3

Southeast Missouri State University has partnered with Flywire to offer a safe and streamlined way to make international payments. Flywire’s mission is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you can pay from any country, choosing from a variety of local payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets, and more.

Students are able to pay with Flywire directly within SEMO-Pay! When choosing a payment method in SEMO-Pay, select International Payment and continue through the steps provided. Depending on the country you wish to transfer money from, the available options and steps may vary.

PLEASE NOTE: You must check your student account balance before wiring funds. Do not send more than the account balance; overpayments may cause your payment to be returned.

Additional Resources:

How to Make a Payment

More Information for Students

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Flywire payments may also be submitted directly through Flywire, if SEMO-Pay is unavailable.

Consequences of Non-payment

Students who miss their payment

  • are charged a $40 late fee
  • will receive a financial hold, preventing class registration and obtaining a transcript/diploma.

Additionally, past due accounts may be subject to financial cancellation of current and/or future courses. Cancellation of current courses will result in no academic credit for the semester, housing eviction and loss of dining privileges (if applicable), and all balances shall remain payable to Southeast.

Students cancelled for non-payment may be eligible to be reinstated in their courses. This requires that the student contacts Student Financial Services and resolves their past due account by the reinstatement deadline.

Academic Hall 019
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
/ Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.