In addition to grants and scholarships along with student and parent education loans, other financing options are also available. These include:
Monthly Payment Plan
Students may take advantage of the payment plan option to pay their charges over the course of a semester. The university does not charge interest for the deferred portion of the payment plan, although it does charge a nominal participation fee each semester.
Payment plans extend through the duration of the semester, and payment dates can be either the first or the middle of each month. This allows for up to four payments in the fall semester, up to five payments in the spring semester, and up to three payments in the summer semester.
Authorized parent or guest users can sign up for this payment option in myHilltop through the Billing Center: Parent & Guest Login task. Students can sign up for this option through the View/Pay My Bill - Student Access task.
At a student's request, St. Edward's will bill employers or other entities (such as ROTC or trust funds) which pay for all or part of a student's tuition cost (this does not include family members who pay tuition costs on behalf of a student). Students who take advantage of this plan must submit documentation of their Third-Party's intent to pay before the start of each semester.
For students and parents with a 529 plan, work directly with your plan to request payment. 529 payments are treated like a standard check payment, and should include the student's name and ID number for proper processing. When the university receives the check from the plan, we will apply the credit to the account.
St. Edward's accepts the following forms of payment:
- Electronic Check
- Debit Card– 2.85% processing fee will be assessed
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)– 2.85% processing fee will be assessed
- Money Order
- Cashier's Check
- International Bank to bank wire payments through Western Union for International Payments
Check, debit card, credit card, and bank wire payments may be made online through the Billing Center task located in the Billing and Financial Aid section of myHilltop. Please note that fees apply to credit card, debit card and bank wire transactions.
Payment by check, money order, or cashier check can be made during business hours at our office located in Main Building, room 204.
Checks or money orders should be sent to:
St. Edward's University
Student Financial Services
3001 S Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Through the Billing Center, international wire payments can be initiated via Western Union. In addition, St. Edward’s University has partnered with FlyWire for international payments.
You can also make payments in your own local currency and to a local bank account with TransferMate. TransferMate payments will go directly to the student account, and are an alternative to using the bank wire. To initiate a payment through TransferMate, click here.
- Spring - due no later than Dec. 1
- Summer - due no later than May 1
- Fall - due no later than Aug. 1
Monthly Payment Plans (MAPP)
- Spring - first payment due Dec. 1
- Summer - first payment due May 1
- Fall - first payment due Aug. 1
Past Due Accounts
Any balance owed to St. Edward’s after a semester is complete is considered past due and subject to assignment to an outside collector. This involves an additional cost to the student who may also face litigation and have to pay any attorney’s fees and court costs. At the university’s discretion, students who have a past-due balance may be barred from registration.
St. Edward’s University has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance to offer GradGuard, a tuition insurance plan, to our students and their families. Tuition insurance helps overcome the financial losses that may result from a withdrawal due to medical events. This covers instances including accidents, injury, illness, mental disorders or the death of the tuition payer.
We recommend that all of our students and families consider getting tuition insurance. Having this plan expands the scope of our current refund policy by offering reimbursement for tuition, housing and other fees due to covered withdrawals. It can help you overcome financial losses if a student must withdraw from school after classes begin.
In addition to covering financial losses, the plan also includes a 24-hour, 365-day hotline offering emergency assistance for both students and parents.
Tuition Insurance is optional, and purchased directly with GradGuard. We believe it is important our students and families have access to affordable protection for their major investment in higher education. Protect your education and future today at www.gradguard.com/Welcome/StEdwards.
Note: Tuition insurance must be paid in full prior to the first day of classes each term. The Academic Calendar lists the official “Course Begin” date for the term of coverage.