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Payment and billing

Graduate programs payment and billing procedures


Paperless Billing

Messiah College billing is a paperless system for all graduate students. Each semester, you will be contacted via your Messiah College email account to access your bill. You may check the status of your account at any time using MC Square (Messiah’s campus portal). Semester bills include charges for courses taken during the entire semester (early and late terms). In addition, all fees will be detailed on your bill. Tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to the start of each academic session. Students are not permitted to register for a course until payment or arrangements for payment have been completed. Grades and transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations have been fulfilled.

Payment options

Messiah College payment options include the following:

  • Echeck/ACH
  • Credit Card
  • Paper Check

For details on the above methods of payment, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

Additional Payment Options


Deferred Payment Plan (if your employer offers tuition reimbursement)

A deferred payment plan is available to you if your employer offers a tuition reimbursement program. Students pursuing this option must complete the Deferred Tuition Payment Agreement.

The Deferred Tuition Payment Agreement permits graduate students, who receive employer reimbursement, to defer payment of their tuition for a period of time not to exceed 30 days after the last day of the term. This is an agreement between the student, the employer, and the College. The student should submit a Deferred Tuition Payment Agreement completed by both the student and the student’s employer. The form should be accompanied by a copy or description of the employer’s tuition reimbursement program. A copy of the Deferred Tuition Payment Agreement should be submitted each fall. Federal regulations require students to notify the college of any tuition reimbursement they will receive and that we consider these funds when calculating financial aid eligibility.

Monthly payment option

You may enroll in a monthly payment option (MPO) with Tuition Management Systems if you are a full-time student (6 or more credits a semester). This semester plan allows for four equal monthly installments for a single semester balance. 

Payments are made directly to Tuition Management Systems by the 20th of each month beginning in July and ending in October for the fall semester, and beginning in December and ending in March for the spring semester. The monthly payment option (MPO) with Tuition Management Systems is not available for summer courses.

If you enroll in the MPO before the semester bill is released online, the bill will reflect a credit for the contracted amount.  Tuition Management Systems contracts may be cancelled if payments are missed, resulting in a larger semester balance. The MPO is available for a $45 enrollment fee and includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day and online access to your MPO account. For more information or to enroll in this program, please call a Tuition Management Systems Representative at 1-888-285-3052 or log onto their web site at