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All student billing accounts are processed by the Accounting and Finance Office.


Mount St. Mary's is committed to containing costs and keeping tuition as low as possible. As a result, the University has partnered with Higher One, Inc., a leading company focused on creating cost saving efficiencies for higher education institutions by providing alternative payment options to students and parents.

This partnership allows students and their parents to pay tuition and miscellaneous charges applied to their student account online by credit card and/or ACH debit. This process is completely secure, meeting all federal regulations with PCI compliance and FDIC insured bank accounts.

The following payment options are available:

Electronic Check (e-check) Payments

You may select an e-check payment option which is a secure payment option by providing your banking instructions. The payment will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account. There is no fee to make an e-check payment.

Instructions for ACH (e-check) and Credit Card Tuition Payments Online


  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.


  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 webpage

  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

If you already have parent password and PIN you may go through the Mount website.

  1. Click on current students

  2. Click on Portal

  3. Under Tuition payment, click on "here", this will take you to the login screen

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

CASHNet Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the transaction fee and is it for all cards?
    2.75% and Yes all types of Credit Cards and Debit cards

  2. Can I call with my credit card number to make a payment?
    No, Credit Card Payment cannot be processed in our office

  3. Where do I make a credit card payment online?
    Students must go through portal account to ensure privacy and confidentiality

  4. Will I continue to receive a statement in the mail?

  5. Will there be a charge for an ACH (E-check) payment?

  6. Can I mail a check?

  7. Will the statement tell me my payment amount?
    Yes, once you have signed and returned the Payment Plan Agreement

  8. Has the payment plan date changed?
    No, payments will still be due on the 15th of each month

  9. Is there a fee to join CashNet?
    No fee, they are just our payment gateway

  10. Can one payment be made for multiple students?
    No, each student has their own account and therefore a payment must be made on each individually

  11. Can I save my credit card information with CashNet?

  12. What credit cards will you accept?
    American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Credit Card Payments

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.


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)
Requesting a Receipt (.pdf)
Graduate FERPA Form (.pdf)

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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