Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Tuition payment options

Tuition Payment Options at Messiah University

Semester Payments

Semester payments of the entire balance are due for the Fall Semester by mid August and beginning of January for the Spring Semester. Electronic payment options include ACH (e-check), American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. A 2.75% processor fee is added to credit card payments. Processor fees are not added to ACH payments. Credit card and ACH payments must be done through the eBill site. Payments may also be mailed to Messiah University, One University Avenue, Suite 4516, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Monthly Payment Plans

Monthly payment plan options for undergraduate students can be selected through CashNet. Students will need to give access to parents or authorized users who will be accessing CashNet.

There is a one-time $35 setup fee for each payment plan. See chart below for details on the payment plans.

Please note: new incoming students who have paid their deposit will be able to access CashNet and payment plans starting June 6.

Fall 2020
Plan Type Plan Open Date Plan Close Date Payment Plan Dates Payment Due Date
6 month June 1 July 30 July - December July 5
5 month July 1 August 30 August - December August 5
4 month July 1 August 30 August - November August 5
3 month August 1 September 30 September - November September 5


Spring 2021
Plan Type Plan Open Date Plan Close Date Payment Plan Dates Payment Due Date
6 month December 1 January 30 January - June January 5
5 month January 1 February 28 February - June February 5
4 month January 1 February 28 February - May February 5
3 month January 1 February 28 February - April February 5


International Payment Information

International Fund Transfer (Flywire):  Flywire has now been conveniently integrated with CashNet. You can pay internationally by using a third-party source that partners with Messiah University called Flywire. This site allows you to pay online using international funds, and it will calculate the exact dollar of your currency that you need to pay in order to get the amount you wish to send Messiah University. Flywire is fast and safe. You also have the ability to track your funds.  When making a payment inside of CashNet, payers will select the option International Fund Transfer to access Flywire.

529 Savings Plans

Many 529 plans can now be used to make payments online through CashNet, but not all 529 vendors and/or plans are currently supported. Your 529 vendor may also assess a service fee.

See the chart below for the CashNet online supported 529 plans:

State 529 Plan Name
AR Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan
AR iShares 529 Plan
CO CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan
CT Connecticut Higher Education Trust Advisor College Plan
DC DC College Savings Plan
ID IDeal - Idaho College Savings Plan
IN CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
IN CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan
KS Learning Quest
KS Learning Quest Advisor
KY KY Saves 529
MO MOST - Missouri's 529 Savings Plan
ND College SAVE Plan
OH CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan
RI CollegeBound 529
RI CollegeBound Saver
TN TNStars College Savings 529 Program
WV Hartford SMART529 College Savings Plan
WV SMART529 Select College Savings Plan
WV SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan

Payment Reminders

Any approved but uncredited financial aid (e.g. student loans, private scholarships and grants) may be taken into account in calculating the payment amount, provided that the relevant information is clearly communicated to Student Financial Services along with payment.

Outstanding balances will be assessed a $100 late fee in October for fall bills and March for spring bills, in addition to a finance charge of 1.25% per month.

Holds are placed on a student account for the following reasons:  Diploma/Transcript Hold if a student owes $25 or more, Unpaid Balance on Account Hold if a student owes $100 or more.

Summer: Full payment is required at registration for summer sessions, directed study courses, independent study courses, internships and practica.