At SBU, we want to work with you to make the billing and payment process as smooth
as possible. We offer several payment plan options and accept different payment types.
As always, your admissions counselor is here to help you through each step of the process!
Making a Payment
We offer several different payment methods to make it as convenient as possible for
you to pay your SBU account.
You may pay your SBU account in-person, by mail, online, or via an international payment.
See below for details on each payment method.
We accept cash, checks, and money orders in person at all of our campuses.
- Bolivar campus - Sells Administrative Center
- Mountain View campus - Financial aid office in main building
- Salem campus - Main office
- Springfield campus - See receptionist in main lobby
Pay By Mail
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar MO 65613
Note: Please include the student's full name and ID number on the check or money order
made payable to Southwest Baptist University.
View your account balance or pay online by logging into the Student Account Center. If you need help logging in to MySBU, contact the Help Desk at (417) 328-1702.
Once logged in, you can make payments by:
- Electronic check/ACH — This option is free to use
- Credit and debit cards — These payments are accepted online only. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American
Express are accepted. You will be charged a convenience fee for credit or debit card
Access to the Student Account Center is restricted to authorized users.
Students, if you wish for a parent or guardian to have access to the online payment
module, you must make him/her an authorized user by following these steps:
- Log into the MySBU portal
- Select the "Pay on Your Account" quick link
- Choose "Authorized Users" from the options on the right side of the screen
After access has been granted, authorized users will receive an email with login credential
Make an Online Payment (Authorized User)
Make an Online Payment (Student)
Need help making an online payment?
If you need assistance navigating the Student Account Center, making an online payment,
or adding an authorized user, please read the Online Payment Instructions.
Online Payment Instructions
Making International Payments
International students may pay their bills in their local currency through TransferMate. This allows you to receive competitive foreign exchange rates and secure, faster
Make an International Payment
TransferMate Instructions (PDF)
Payment Plan Options
To help you better manage your account, we offer payment plan options. The SBU Payment
Plan is set up on a semester-by-semester basis and allows you to break up your balance
into monthly payments.
Set Up a Payment Plan
You can set up a payment plan online by logging into your Student Account Center and
completing the following steps:
- Click on "Self-Service" and select "Student Finance."
- Click "Make a Payment."
- Choose the "Payment Plans" option in the page menu or click on the "Enroll in Payment
Plan" box located under your account balance.
- Select the term for which you wish to set up a payment plan and select the payment
plan option that works best for you.
- Follow the prompts to schedule your payments using either your bank account information
or a debit/credit card (additional processing fee). Your payments will automatically
be paid on the due date using the payment method entered.
Questions regarding the SBU Payment Plan should be directed to the Cashier's Office.
Note: All charges for tuition, room and board, and fees are due in full at the beginning
of the semester unless covered by an SBU Payment Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students on the Bolivar campus may cash a check for up to $50 at the cashier's office.
You must present your student ID card. The cashier's office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SBU uses a third-party credit card processing company for credit and debit card payments.
This third-party company charges a separate convenience fee on all credit and debit
card payments. The University does not share in this fee. You can avoid paying the
convenience fee by paying with cash, check or electronic check.
Billing statements for future semesters are referred to as registration statements.
The registration statements are mailed in mid-July for the fall semester and in mid-December
for the spring semester. Statements for summer and Winterfest terms are available
online approximately one month prior to that session's start date.
Statements showing all transactions that occurred on your account during the previous
month will be sent to you electronically if you have an outstanding balance on the
first business day of each month.
You can deduct the amount of aid you are still expecting from the "total now due"
amount. Then, check your account online through WebAdvisor to confirm the aid is listed
there. If you have further concerns regarding your financial aid, contact the Office
of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822.
The amount of your current payment plan will be adjusted to include the amount of
your additional aid. Contact the Cashier's Office with further questions about your
No. A refund for an overage will be issued in the student's name. To then use this
refund amount for a future semester, please talk to the cashier.
Refund checks are processed every Thursday. Accounts showing credit balances on Wednesdays
will have a refund check available the following day after 1 p.m. Checks for Bolivar
campus students are held at the cashier's office for pick-up. If the check is not
picked up within 14 days, it will be mailed. Checks for Springfield and Mountain View
campus students are mailed directly to the students. Checks for Salem campus students
are sent to the main office of that campus for distribution to the students.
In most cases, student loan options are available. Contact the Office of Financial
Aid at (417) 328-1822 for assistance with financial aid options.
Tuition refunds for dropped classes are determined using the last date of attendance
as indicated on the drop slip submitted and the tuition refund policy listed in the
University Catalog. The table below reflects Catalog information and shows the percentage of tuition
refunded based on the number of days into a term in which a course is dropped.
||Fall / Spring
||Winterfest / Four-Week
|Prior to the first day of class
|During the first five days of semester/term
|During next five days of semester/term
|During next five days of semester/term
Classes may meet on a regular basis throughout the week or on a once-per-week basis.
This policy counts class days as if all classes were meeting daily.
Course fees and student service fees are non-refundable if you have attended class.
You will be charged $75 per course dropped. Before dropping a class, please contact
the Office of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822 to determine whether doing so will affect
your financial aid.
Financial Aid Refund Policy (PDF)