Welcome to the Business Office
Everything you need to know about understanding your bill, making your payments, and getting refunds is available through this site. As students and parents, you will be conducting business with our office over the next several years. We would like to make your experience a pleasant one. In order to alleviate confusion about payment schedules, payment methods, and other important issues, we have created a web-site packed with useful information.
Purpose of the Business Office
The business office is responsible for billing and collecting tuition, fees, campus housing, and other university-related charges. The office also invoices third-party agencies, audits MSU student accounts, and processes student refunds. Our office is also responsible for processing deposits for university departments. We hope you find the information here useful. We are also interested in your experiences and welcome any feedback.
Pending approval from the Board of Regents for proposed fee changes for Fall 2013, you will not be able to view your student account charges. After the Board of Regents has met in May 2013, you will be able to view your student account charges at www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments. Teller Windows: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. As a part of the university-wide efforts to "go green," all billing statements will now be sent electronically. MSU will no longer send out paper billing statements.
1. NOTE REGARDING EXCESS HOURS TAKEN BEYOND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The Texas Legislature established that universities will not receive funding for students entering higher education in Fall 1999 or later or who exceed 45 semester hours above the degree requirements. For students entering Fall 2006, this limit is 30 hours above the degree requirements. Effective Spring 2013, the Board of Regents has determined that MSU will assess an additional tuition charge of $150 per semester credit hour for excess semester credit hours in which students enroll above these limits. To avoid being charged extra tuition, students should be aware of the number of credit hours required for their degree programs and avoid taking excess hours.
2. Effective August 1 2010, a 2.75% convenience fee, approved by the Board of Regents, will be assessed on all credit card (MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) payments for tuition/fees. A convenience fee covers charges assessed by credit card companies for providing the service. Due to VISA association rules regarding convenience fees, VISA cards can no longer be an accepted form of credit/debit card payment. To avoid the convenience fee, you can pay using the web check payment option. Such a measure allows MSU to focus its budget on the entire student body and on the academic mission of the university. Click here for more information regarding the university's credit card policy.
Business Office: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Teller Windows: 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Business Office: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday (beginning May 13th)
Open Friday, May 31, 2013 and Friday, July 5, 2013
We are located in Room 103 of the Hardin Administration Building on the northeast corner of the campus.
Please verify your email address periodically through WEBWORLD to ensure proper delivery of your ebill statement.
Why stand in line?
We encourage you to make your tuition payment by check or credit/debit card at www.mwsu.edu/onlinepayments. Payments are fast, easy, and secure. This website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.
Teller Windows: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As a part of the university-wide efforts to "go green," all billing statements will now be sent electronically. MSU will no longer send out paper billing statements.
Release of Information
In accordance with FERPA Guidelines and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act, financial information is not a matter of public record. Students must submit to the Business Office a signed Release of Information Document stating to whom we can release this information. Once a Release of Information Document has been supplied to the Business Office it will remain in effect until the student retracts permission in writing to the Business Office.