Payment Options

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 out their expenses 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.

Students can sign up for this option through the Billing Center link located in the Billing and Financial Aid section of their university myHilltop account.

Third-Party Billing

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.

Payment Types

St. Edward's accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • Flywire for International Payments

Payment Methods


Check, debit or credit card payments may be made online through the Billing Center link located in the Billing and Financial Aid section of myHilltop.  Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% processing fee. 

In Person

Payment by check, money order, or cashier check can be made during business hours at our office located in Main Building, room 204. 

By Mail

Checks or money orders should be sent to:

Student Financial Services
St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave Box 1031
Austin, TX 78704

If you send us a check to make your payment, your check will be converted into an electronic fund transfer. “Electronic fund transfer” is the term used to refer to the process by which we electronically instruct your financial institution to transfer funds from your account to our account rather than processing your check.

Flywire for International Payments

St. Edward’s University has partnered with FlyWire to streamline the tuition payment process for international students who want to pay using their home financial institution. 

With FlyWire, international students receive the following benefits:

  • excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing payments to be made in a student’s home currency (generally)
  • payment tracking through the transfer process via a student dashboard
  • email confirmation when payment is received by the school
  • fast and secure payments
  • assurance that the exact payment amount sent is the same amount received by the university (no hidden bank fees)
  • allows families to use debit/credit cards that may not work in the U.S.

Click here to access St. Ed’s FlyWire page.

Payment Deadlines

Payment in Full

  • 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.