Bethel offers an online semester payment plan for fall and spring semesters. The following information may help you decide whether this payment option fits your financial needs. This payment plan option is offered ONLY to College of Arts & Sciences students.
If you have specific questions about the payment plan that are not answered here, please read through our payment plan FAQ.
The semester payment plan option is
charges on your student account, including but not limited to: tuition, housing, meal plan, student association fee, music lessons, campus store charges, parking permits, etc.
Enrollment in the semester payment plan is elected on a
semester-by-semester basis, with payments spread out over the
semester. The enrollment fee is $20/semester. The monthly payment
amount is recalculated each time there is a new transaction posted to
the student account. Therefore, your payment amount may vary each month. The student or the authorized user will be notified each time the payment amount changes.
Enroll in the five-month plan by August 15. Monthly payments will be due on the 15th of August, September, October, November and December.
Enroll in the four-month plan by September 15 (final deadline to enroll in a fall payment plan). Monthly payments will be due on the 15th of September, October, November and December.
Enroll in the five-month plan by January 15. Monthly payments will be due on the 15th of January, February, March, April and May.
Enroll in the four-month plan by February 15 (final deadline to enroll in a spring payment plan) Monthly payments will be due on the 15th of February, March, April, and May.
The payment plan is recalculated on the 5th of each month. The monthly installments will be
determined by the balance owed divided by the number of payments
on the payment plan. Therefore, monthly payment amounts may differ each
If a student would like to give electronic access to a parent, spouse, or another person to view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and/or make online payments; the student will need to authorize him/her as a user through Blink. Once the student has followed the steps below, the authorized user will be sent an email with further instructions.
To authorize a user: Blink Student Services tab > My Bethel Account > Make a Payment. This will direct you to the Touchnet Bill-Pay site. Click "My Account" on the toolbar > "Authorized Users" and follow the prompts.
Payments are due on the 15th of each month. Activity posted on an account after the 5th of the month will not be reflected in the current monthly payment, but will be included in the recalculation in the following month(s).
There are no additional interest charges for
students participating in the Semester Payment Plan.
A student who qualifies for a free or reduced cost private music lesson will have the discount credited on their student account later in the semester.
Loans and financial aid that have been authorized and recorded by the Office of Financial Aid will be considered when calculating monthly payments.
Outside scholarships and Church Partnerships Grants will reduce the amount owing on the student account. Recalculation of the Semester Payment Plan will result in lower monthly installments. Recalculation will not occur until the scholarships have been posted on the student account.
Late Monthly Payment Fee: $25 per month
Non-Sufficient Funds Fee: $20 per item; late fees may apply
Around the 17th of each month, an email will be sent to every student's Bethel email address alerting them that the Bethel University Online Monthly statement is available to view, with access instructions. The monthly statements will not reflect specific information regarding the Semester Payment Plan, such as due dates and monthly installment amounts. Specific information regarding the Semester Payment Plan will be found on the Touchnet Bill-Payment site. However, an email will be sent each time a transaction occurs on the student account.
Learn more about the payment options available.