Business Office

Make a Payment - College of Arts & Sciences

Bethel University offers an online suite of services for viewing and payment on your student account. Scan through the payment options below to find the method that best suits you. Your bill for both fall and spring semesters include, but is not limited to, tuition, housing, meal plan, student association fee, course fees, music lessons, and parking permits (if applicable). Payment must be received in US dollars.

Ways to Make a Payment

  • Online by electronic-check: Authorize a one-time payment of automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account with no fee.
  • Online by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover with a non-refundable fee of 2.75% or $3 minimum, charged by PayPath (processing service).
  • In person: Pay by cash, check or money order at the Business Office (CC208), 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. (Credit cards accepted online only.)
  • For after hour payments, a drop box is located in the hallway near the Business Office door.
  • Mail a check to: Bethel University, Business Office, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN  55112. (Please include your student ID number in the memo portion of your check.)

Payment for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Full Payment or enrollment in the 5-Month Semester Payment Plan is required by August 15, 2014 for the Fall term, and January 15, 2015 for Spring term. The bill for fall and spring semesters will include, but is not limited to: tuition, room, meal plan, Student Association fee, course fees, music lessons, and parking permits (if applicable). Students are responsible for payment reaching the Business Office when due, regardless of the source of payment. Payment must be received in US dollars. If loans are needed to help meet a financial obligation, students may apply for them through the Office of Financial Aid. Loan applications should be made well in advance for the funds to be disbursed by the beginning of the term. Students will not be permitted to move into housing or attend classes unless their balance has either been paid in full, or they have enrolled in the Semester Payment Plan. Students must also be current on their monthly installment payment(s). Enrollment for succeeding terms is dependent on full payment of the previous term’s expenses. A finance charge of 1% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due.

Payment Options

Full Payment (Option 1)

  • Full payment for fall semester is due August 15, 2014.
  • Full payment for interim/spring semester is due January 15, 2015.
  • Full payment for summer school is due June 1, 2015.

5 Month Semester Payment Plan (Option 2)

Students have the option to enroll in a 5-Month Semester Payment Plan. Enrollment in the payment plan and payment of the first installment are required prior to the beginning of each semester. See these important enrollment dates below.

Fall Semester Payment Plan:

  • Enrollment in the fall payment plan is available beginning on July 1, 2014. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is August 15, 2014.

Spring Semester Payment Plan:

  • Enrollment in the spring payment plan is available beginning on December 26, 2014. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is January 15, 2015.

The 5-Month Semester Payment Plan is for all charges on the student account. Enrollment in the payment plan is elected online on a semester-by-semester basis, with payments spread out over the semester. The enrollment fee is $20 per semester. The monthly payment amount is recalculated each time there is a new transaction posted to the account. Therefore, your monthly payment amounts may differ each month. You will be notified by email each time your payment amount changes. If a student does not stay current on their monthly installment payment(s) they will be removed from the payment plan. If removed from the payment plan, the student will be required to pay the balance due for the entire term before future registration is granted. A finance charge of 1% will be assessed each month for any unpaid balance. (Payment plans are not offered for summer school.)


Students can view their account, enroll in a semester payment plan, and/or pay online through Blink: Student Services tab > My Bethel Account channel > Make a Payment. This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay site. To make a payment click "Make a Payment" and follow the prompts. To enroll in a Semester Payment Plan click "Payment Plans" on the toolbar > click "Enroll Now" and follow the prompts.

Authorizing Other Users

If a student wants to give electronic access to a parent, spouse or another person to view their account, enroll in a semester payment plan, and/or pay online, the student will need to authorize him/her as an authorized user. Learn more about how to authorize a user. If the student has previously authorized a user, the authorized user can log in to make a payment.