Tuition and Payment Options

Payment Options

Full payment or contact with the Business Office to verify anticipated resources is required by August 15, 2020 for the fall term and January 15, 2021 for the Spring term. The bill may include, but is not limited to: course costs, support fees, room, meal plan, Student Activity fee, additional course fees, music lessons, and health insurance. Students and the co-signer of their payment agreement are responsible for payment reaching the Business Office when due, regardless of the source of payment. Payment must be received in U.S. dollars. If loans are needed to help meet a financial obligation, students may apply for them through the Office of Financial Aid. Loan applications should be made well in advance for the funds to be disbursed by the beginning of the term. All students enrolled in the Fall term are required to complete their Enrollment Checklist by August 15, 2020. Enrollment for the second year is dependent on payment of the previous year’s expenses. 

Full Payment (Option 1)

Full payment for fall semester is due August 15, 2020.

Full payment for interim/spring semester is due January 15, 2021.

Individualized Payment Plan (Option 2)

Please contact the Business Office to set up a payment plan which incorporates anticipated resources such as: Financial Aid, Vouchers, Waivers, etc. 

Online Monthly Statements

Around the 17th of each month, an email will be sent to the student’s Bethel email address alerting them that the monthly statement is available to view with a link to access the statement. Monthly statements will not be mailed to the home address. Students are responsible for forwarding monthly statement information to parents or others who are helping to pay their bill. Proxies may also go online to view monthly statements.

To view online monthly statements:

MyBethel > My Statements and Finances 

Ways to Make a Payment

Students can view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and pay online through MyBethel > My Statements and Finances > “Make a Payment.” This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay site. To make a payment click “Make a Payment” and follow the prompts. 

  • Online by electronic check: Authorize automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account with no fee.
  • Online by credit card: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover with a non-refundable fee of 2.85% or $3 minimum, charged by PayPath (processing service).
  • In person: Pay by check, or money order at the Business Office (Anderson Center, 5th Level), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F. Credit cards accepted online only.
  • A drop box is located next to the ATM machine near the entrance of the Campus Store. Items in the drop box will be delivered to the Business Office one time per business day.
  • Mail a check to:
  • Bethel University, Business Office
  • 3900 Bethel Drive
  • St. Paul, MN, 55112-6999
  • Please include your student ID number in the memo portion of the check.

Enrollment Checklist

All students enrolled in the fall term are required to complete their Enrollment Checklist by August 15, 2020. 

To view the Enrollment Checklist, go to: MyBethel> Home tab > Enrollment Checklist. 

Registration Hold

Registration for classes in the second year is dependent on payment of the previous year’s expenses. A student whose account is in arrears on July 1 will be dropped from any registered courses for the fall and will have a registration hold placed on their account, not allowing the student to re-register until the balance is paid. 

Any student who pays an outstanding balance by check will have their registration dropped (for future terms) if the check is returned from the bank due to non-sufficient funds. The student will not be permitted to re-register until full payment is received. If repayment is made via check registration will be granted in ten business days.

Any student in good standing on a payment plan (current on their monthly payment installments) will be allowed to register for future terms. If the student fails to pay their remaining monthly installments, their registration may be dropped.

Be advised that students whose registrations have been dropped have no guarantee that the same course(s) will be available when they re-register.

Transcript Hold

When full payment has not been received, a transcript hold is placed on the student account. A transcript hold will prevent an official transcript from being printed by the Office of the Registrar.

Finance Clearance for Graduation

A student will not be issued an official transcript or receive their diploma until all financial obligations have been met.

Financial Suspension

Bethel reserves the right to suspend a student from a program, course(s), housing, and meal plan if there is failure to provide full payment on the student account when due. Any student who is financially suspended during a semester will be withdrawn from their classes, removed from their meal plan, and required to move out of Bethel housing.

Non-Sufficient Funds

If payment is returned from the bank for non-sufficient funds, a $25 returned check fee will be assessed on the student account. Any student (or parent/guardian) who has two checks returned due to non-sufficient funds will not be allowed to make future payments by personal check.

Enrollment Deposit

A one-time enrollment deposit of $300 is required of all students. The deposit allows students to register for each succeeding semester, provided all financial obligations have been met.

Refunds and Withdrawals

Students who withdraw from classes during the term may be eligible for a refund. There are two types of refunds: billing refunds (course costs, support fees, course fees room, meal plan, etc.) and financial aid refunds. A billing refund credits funds to the student account, thereby decreasing the amount that is owed on the student account. A financial aid refund reduces the amount of financial aid available to pay the billing charges, thereby increasing the amount that is owed on the student account.

A student seeking to withdraw from all classes at Bethel must notify the Office of Student Life. This date of notification will serve as the student's withdrawal/stop-out date. The student will be provided with a packet of information regarding the withdrawal and stop-out processes and will be scheduled for a withdrawal/stop-out interview with one of the student life deans. Students are asked to read through all materials provided in the packet in advance of their interview with the dean. Once the interview is complete the dean will process the student's withdrawal/stop-out. 

Tuition and Housing Refund Schedules

Fall/Spring

Through the sixth business day 100%
Through Friday of the third week 75%
Through Friday of the fifth week 50%
Through Friday of the seventh week 25%
After Friday of the seventh week No refund

Fall First Half and Spring First Half

Through the sixth business day 100%
Through Friday of the third week 75%
Through Friday of the fifth week 50%
Through Friday of the sixth week 25%
After Friday of the sixth week No refund

Fall Second Half and Spring Second Half

Through the sixth business day 100%
Through Friday of the third week 75%
Through Friday of the fifth week 50%
Through Friday of the seventh week 25%
After Friday of the seventh week No refund

The Bethel Student Activity fee, course fees and science lab fees, (if ­applicable) are refunded in full through the 100% refund period. Thereafter, there is no refund of the fees.

Students who withdraw from Bethel or drop below full-time status may incur additional course costs and housing costs for interim. Please contact the Bethel Business Office for additional information.

Students with a meal plan who officially withdraw or choose to cancel their meal plan must notify Dining Service at dining-services@bethel.edu. A student may receive a prorated refund of their meal plan.

Account Questions?

More student account information is available at bethel.edu/business-office.  

Contact the Business Office at 651.638.6208 (800.255.8706, ext. 6208) or at business-office@bethel.edu.

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