Payment Options



There are many ways students and families can choose to pay tuition. Here at SFS, our counselors can help you navigate and choose which payment options and methods are best for you.

Payment Occurrences

Students can choose whether they would like to make payments towards their student account balances by the semester due date or set up a Monthly Payment Plan:

  • Semester payments of the entire balance are due for the fall semester by mid-August, for the spring semester by the beginning of January, and for the summer semester by the course start date.
  • Monthly payment plan options for undergraduate students can be selected through Transact. Students will need to give access to parents or authorized users who will be accessing Transact.
    • There is a one-time $35 setup fee for each payment plan you enroll into. Please note: new incoming students who have paid their deposit will be able to access Transact and payment plans starting June 6.

Payment Methods

  • Electronic Check (ACH) – Payment is made online inside of  Transact portal. Payer will select New Bank Account when checking out, and enter bank account and routing numbers.

  • Credit Card- American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Please note that there is a  processor fee added of 2.85% for domestic credit card payments and 4.25% for international . Credit card payments must be done through the Transact eBill site.

  • Mail in –Please write student’s name and ID number in the memo line of paper check made payable to Messiah University and mail to:
Messiah University
Falcon Exchange
One University Avenue
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Flywire has now been conveniently integrated with Transact. You can pay internationally by using a third-party source that partners with Messiah University called Flywire. Check out our International Payment page for more information. 

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


529 Plan Name


Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan

iShares 529 Plan


CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan


Connecticut Higher Education Trust Advisor College Plan


DC College Savings Plan


IDeal - Idaho College Savings Plan


CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan

CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan


Learning Quest

Learning Quest Advisor


KY Saves 529


MOST - Missouri's 529 Savings Plan


College SAVE Plan


CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan


CollegeBound 529

CollegeBound Saver


TNStars College Savings 529 Program


Hartford SMART529 College Savings Plan

SMART529 Select College Savings Plan

SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan

Information on Payments