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Accounting and Finance Office

It is our mission to support Mount St. Mary's University by providing courteous, accurate, and professional accounting and financial services to students, employees, trustees and vendors.

Our services include:

  • Processing bills and incoming/outgoing payments (see more below).
  • Supporting students and families with billing and payment concerns.
  • Providing invoices and statements to our students.
  • Providing financial operations information to the community.
  • Processing payments to outside vendors and staff in an accurate and timely manner.

The Division of Business and Finance oversees the university offices of Accounting and Finance.

Phone: 301-447-5353
Fax: 301-447-5867
Email Accounting & Finance >

Accounting Forms

Enrolled Undergraduate Students

Payment Plan Agreement (.pdf) >
FERPA Form (.pdf) >

Enrolled MED / MAT and MALS Students

Payment Plan Agreement (.pdf) >
Graduate FERPA Form (.pdf) >

Enrolled Accelerated and MBA / MHA Students

Payment Form (.pdf) >
Personal Deferment Form (.pdf) >
Financial Aid and Sponsored Billing Deferment Form (.pdf) >
Graduate FERPA Form (.pdf) >

 

Adult Continuing Studies Student Receipt Request

Please process a request in writing only to acctsrec@msmary.edu or fax it to 301-447-5867. You may also mail your request to:
Mount St. Mary's University
Accounting & Finance Office
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Attn: Linda Northrup

Include the following in your request:
  • course name
  • course number
  • semester you last attended class
  • method you wish to receive receipt and contact information (fax, mail or email)
After submitting a complete request, your receipt will be sent to you in three business days.

Billing & Payment Options

The Mount is committed to containing costs and keeping tuition as low as possible, and have partnered with Higher One, Inc. to provide alternative payment options for our students and parents, including: 

  • Secure ACH E-check payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Cash, check or money orders
Our electronic processes are completely secure, meeting all federal regulations with PCI compliance and FDIC insured bank accounts.

Electronic Check (e-check) Payments

Pay bills with an automatic e-check payment through CashNet, This secure automatic withdrawal from your bank account.is set up with your banking instructions and will automatically pull from your bank account without charging transaction fees.

Instructions for ACH (e-check) Tuition Payments Online

Students

  1. Sign in to the Portal >
  2. Select Account Balance tab
  3. Click Go to CASHNet
At this point you will be directed to the CASHNet website. You can choose to make a payment or assign a PIN for your parents/guardian, or whomever you wish to have access to make a payment on your tuition account. This will give parents/guardian access to make a tuition payment only, not access to your portal account. Just follow the instructions when prompted. Be sure to print a receipt for your records when the transaction has successfully been completed.

Parents

  1. Your student must first sign in to the Portal and complete steps 1–3 above in order for you to gain access and receive a Parent PIN.
  2. You will then receive an email message with password (case sensitive) and link to the CASHNet
  3. Login with assigned Parent PIN and password
  4. You will be prompted to create a new password
  5. Under “Your Account” click to make a payment
  6. Click on Balance
  7. Fill in payment amount and “Add to Shopping Cart”
  8. Checkout and follow instructions as prompted

already have parent password and PIN?

Visit CashNet to process payments to your student's account
Be sure to print a receipt for your records when the transaction has successfully been completed. We suggest that you save the link as a favorite and make note of your PIN and password for future reference.

Credit Card

For your convenience, you may make online payments using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express with your credit/debit card. Since we have outsourced this processing the service provider charges a convenience fee of 2.75%. Please know that Mount St. Mary's University does not receive any of these fees.
Make an Online Payment with a Credit Card >

Instructions for Credit Card Tuition Payments Online

Student

  1. Sign in to the Portal >
  2. Select Account Balance tab
  3. Click Go to CASHNet
At this point you will be directed to the CASHNet website. You can choose to make a payment or assign a PIN for your parents/guardian, or whomever you wish to have access to make a payment on your tuition account. This will give parents/guardian access to make a tuition payment only, not access to your portal account. Just follow the instructions when prompted. Be sure to print a receipt for your records when the transaction has successfully been completed.

Parents

  1. Student must sign in to the Portal and complete steps 1–3 above in order for you to gain access and receive a Parent PIN.
  2. Parent will receive an email message with password (case sensitive) and link to the CASHNet
  3. Login with assigned Parent PIN and password
  4. You will be prompted to create a new password
  5. Under “Your Account” click to make a payment
  6. Click on Balance
  7. Fill in payment amount and “Add to Shopping Cart”
  8. Checkout and follow instructions as prompted

Already have parent password and PIN? 

Visit CashNet to process payments to your student's account.Be sure to print a receipt for your records when the transaction has successfully been completed. We suggest that you save the link as a favorite and make note of your PIN and password for future reference.  

Cash, Check and Money Order

Cash, checks and money orders will be accepted in our office. Payments may also be mailed to:Accounting & Finance Office
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Phone: 301-447-5353
Fax: 301-447-5867
Email the Accounting and Finance Office >

Electronic bill pay processes through CASHNet.

Pay My Bill

CASHNet Frequently Asked Questions

What is the transaction fee and is it for all cards?

There is a 2.75% transaction fee with a card payment, and it applies to all credit and debit card payments regardless of card type.

Can I call with my credit card number to make a payment?

No, for security purposes credit card payments cannot be processed in the office ,or over the telephone.

Where do I make a credit card payment online?

Students must go through their portal account to ensure privacy and confidentiality. Visit the Portal >

Will I continue to receive a statement in the mail?

Yes, all statements will be mailed.

Is there a charge for an ACH (E-check) payment?

No, there are no transaction fees for ACH payments.

Can I mail a check?

Yes. Please make checks out to "Mount St. Mary's University" and send to:
Accounting & Finance Office
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Will the statement tell me my payment amount?

Yes, once you have signed and returned the Payment Plan Agreement your statement will include your payment amount.

Has the payment plan date changed?

No, all payments are due on the 15th of each month.

Is there a fee to join CashNet?

There are no fees for CASHNet, they are simply a secure payment gateway.

Can one payment be made for multiple students?

No. Each student has their own account and therefore a payment must be made on each bill individually.

Can I save my credit card information with CashNet?

Yes. Credit card information can be saved in CashNet.

What credit cards will you accept?

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa