Student Account Information

Online Monthly Statements

Around the 27th 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 online with a link to access your statement. Monthly statements will not be mailed to the home address.

View online monthly statements through My Bethel (My Bethel > My Statements and Finances > Make a Payment. This will direct you to TouchNet where statements can be viewed).

Ways to Make a Payment

  • Online:  My Bethel > My Statements and Finances > Make a Payment. This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay site.  Click “Make a Payment” and follow the prompts.  
  • 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 are accepted online only.)
  • Drop Box:  A drop box is located next to the ATM machine near the entrance of the Campus Store on the 3900 campus.  Items in the drop box will be delivered to the Business Office one time per business day.
  • U.S. Mail:  Mail a check to:  Bethel University, Business Office, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN  55112. Please include your student ID number in the memo portion of the check.

Authorized Users

If a student would like to give electronic access to a spouse or another person to view an account and make online payments, the student will need to authorize that person as a user. For more information visit the authorized users webpage.

Authorized users can view the student's account and pay online.

Registration Hold

Registration for classes in subsequent courses is dependent on full payment of the previous expenses. A student whose account is in arrears will have a registration hold on their account and will not be permitted to register for subsequent courses.

Any student who pays an outstanding balance by check will have their registration dropped 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 when the check clears the bank.

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

Transcript Hold

A transcript hold is placed on the student account if the account balance due is more than $250. A transcript hold will prevent an official transcript from being issued by the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Clearance for Graduation

A student will not be issued an official transcript or receive his/her diploma until financial obligations have been met.

Financial Suspension

Bethel reserves the right to suspend a student from a program/course(s) 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 or dropped from his/her classes depending on the date of the suspension.

Late fees

A late fee of .5% per month will be assessed on any charge more than 30 days past due.

Past Due Accounts

The following paragraphs apply to all students:

Default: I will be in default if: I fail to pay the total amount payable when due, any scheduled payment under either a semester payment plan or installment plan, or any other fee (which may include, but are not limited to, charges such as parking fines, library fees, other charges for violations of Bethel University policies, or any other amount billed to my student account) by the 25th day of the month following the month in which I am sent billing notice.

Failure to pay due to the following situations will not exempt me from entering default:

  • withdrawal from Bethel University (whether voluntary or involuntary),
  • insufficient funds in an account from which my payment was drawn (or similar circumstances),
  • change of address without notifying Bethel University in writing,
  • providing to Bethel University any false or misleading information,
  • a case under U.S. Bankruptcy Code is started by or against me or any guarantor or cosigner.

If I am in default, Bethel University may require immediate payment of my Obligation in full along with any unpaid fees. If Bethel University demands immediate payment and I fail to comply, I agree that Bethel University may add my unpaid fees to my Obligation. If any payment is not paid in full by the 25th day of the month following the month in which it was due, I agree to pay Bethel University a default charge of six percent (6%) of the unpaid and past due amount of my Obligation. In addition, Bethel University may prohibit me from scheduling courses for the current or following semester; remove me from current courses; withhold course credits, academic transcripts, and my diploma without prior notice until the Obligation is paid in full. Bethel University may also exercise any other legal rights it may have, including engaging a collection agency to enforce its rights hereunder or taking legal actions to collect amounts due to it. In the event Bethel University incurs expenses collecting my Obligation, I agree to pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees, legal expenses, and collections fees that result from my default (unless prohibited by law) at the rate of twenty-two percent (22%) of the unpaid Obligation. Even if I am in default, Bethel University may or may not require immediate payment, and may delay enforcing any of its rights without waiving them.

Returned Payment Fee

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 who has two checks returned due to non-sufficient funds will not be allowed to make future payment by personal check.

Refunds

Students who are eligible for a refund may receive billing refunds (tuition, fees) and/or financial aid refunds. A billing refund credits funds to the student's account, thereby decreasing the amount that is owed on the student account. A financial aid refund reduces the amount of aid available to pay the billing charges, thereby increasing the amount that is owed on the student's account.

Full payment is due on the start date of each course. Therefore, the student account will be billed once the student has been registered for his/her course(s). Students 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 of registration for funds to be disbursed at the beginning of the term. A late fee of .5% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due. Enrollment for subsequent courses is dependent on full payment of the previous expenses.

Tuition, Fees, and Payments on Student Accounts

Full payment is due on the start date of each course. Tuition is generated through information from the Office of the Registrar. Therefore, the student account will be billed once the student has been registered for his/her course(s). Students 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 of registration for funds to be disbursed at the beginning of the term. A late fee of .5% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due. Enrollment for subsequent courses is dependent on full payment of the previous expenses.

Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

Full Refund Period

Students who drop a course will receive full tuition refund for eight calendar days unless the course is less than five weeks in length.  If the course is less than five weeks in length, students will receive full tuition refund through the first 3 days of the course.

Full Refund

Students are entitled to a 100% refund of tuition if they drop a course during the full refund period.  They are not entitled to a full refund if they withdraw from or complete the course.   

Pro-Rata Refund

Students who withdraw from a course receive a pro-rata refund of tuition up to and including 50% of the enrollment period.  The withdrawal period may be longer than the pro-rata refund period.  The percentage of tuition and financial aid retained on the student’s account is equal to the percentage of the period of enrollment that was completed.

No Refund

Students are not eligible for any refund once 50% of a class is completed.

For detailed billing refund dates, see the Business Office website

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

During the final week of each course, upon request made by the student, the Business Office will send tuition reimbursement billing invoices to the student’s home address. Students may submit the invoice(s) to their employer for reimbursement.

To request tuition reimbursement billing invoices, contact the Business Office at 651.638.6208, or email your request to business-office@bethel.edu.

The following information will be included on the invoices:

  • Student name, address, and Bethel ID number
  • Course number
  • Course name
  • Number of credits
  • Beginning and ending dates of the course
  • Tuition amount

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