International Payment Options

Payment Options for International Applications

For all payments to Southwest Minnesota State University, there are multiple options for international students. Due to the nature of you being international students, not all applicants have the luxury to physically visit SMSU to pay your application fee. So, below are the several payment options for your $20.00 application fee.


Payment via Flywire

We highly recommend to make your payments internationally via Flywire. Flywire is a platform whereby international payments in any currency from any bank can be easily made to selected university in the United States. Fortunately, SMSU has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of accepting payments for international students.

By making your payment with Flywire, you can:

  • Make your payments online securely
  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact peerTransfer's multilingual 24/7 customer support team with any questions


Make your payment with Flywire

However, Flywirer has a minimum of $50 so instead of just making the $20 application fee, we highly recommend to make the additional payment of $100 in advance. This $100 can either be for your I-20 Form courier fee or for your $100 housing prepayment. You have a choice here because you may choose to send your I-20 by air mail instead of courier and if you choose to send your I-20 Form by air mail, your alternative would be to pay the $100 housing prepayment in advance. Assuming that you either want your I-20 couriered or paying your prepayment for your on-campus housing, this would effectively mean we recommend you to pay a total of $120 for your application fee and courier fee or housing prepayment.


Payment via Mail

Please ensure you have your StarID account created before sending your payment via mail

You can make your payments by check, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or DISCOVER) can be sent to the following address:

Southwest Minnesota State University
Business Services, IL 139
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258


Kindly include your StarID, name with the payment.


If paying by credit card, we must have the following information:

ID # and name of Student
Name on credit card
Type of card, credit card #, expiration date
Address of card holder
Signature of card holder
Amount to be credited (paid)


Payment via Online

Other than the peerTransfer option as stated above, you may also make your payment through our Southwest Minnesota State University's Student e-Services website. This payment option is made via credit card (VISA, MasterCard or DISCOVER) or by e-check through the Student e-services website. Kindly sign in using your StarID and password and click on "Bills and Payments" from the side menu on the left. Select "Make a Payment" and follow the instructions provided.



Due to the complexity of making your payments as an international applicant, kindly email Michael Kurowski if you have any questions.

Last Modified: 12/8/17 4:38 PM