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Business Services

Office of Business Services - IL 139

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Summer Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Telephone: 507-537-7117
Fax: 507-537-7173

Cashier's Window - IL 132 & 133

Cashier's Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Summer Hours: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Telephone: 507-537-7117
Fax: 507-537-7173

Ways to Pay Your Account at SMSU

To make your payment to SMSU, you have a few options:

  • To pay online, go to Click on the Menu button on the upper left side of the screen. Log into E-Services with your StarID and password. Go to the Bills and Payments tab, click on Make a Payment and pay with a bank account or debit/credit card. You can also choose the option to “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill”
  • Call our office at 507-537-7117 to pay with a debit/credit card.  If we don't answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you back to get your card details.
  • Stop in at Business Services at the Cashier Window to pay in person.
  • Mail a check to SMSU Business Services, IL 139, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN  56258.

 To sign up for a payment plan, click here

Important Dates


February 17, 2021: Wednesday, First day to register for summer courses

May 10 to May 28, 2021: Bookstore charging available

May 24, 2021: Monday, First Day of Summer Session

Last Day to Drop a summer course with a refund: See date for each individual course in E-Services or the Registration & Class Schedule on the SMSU website under Quick LInks.

May 26, 2021: Wednesday, Last day to sign up for the Nelnet Payment Plan

May 28, 2021: Friday, Minimum payment criteria must be met to hold your course registrations for all summer courses regardless of the start date of the course. Check your E-Serivces account online to determine if you have met the minimum payment criteria.  A green "GO" symbol means requirements have been met, a red "STOP" symbol means your registration is at risk of cancellation for non-payment.

May 31, 2021: Monday, Deadline for signing up for direct deposit if you would like your financial aid overage by direct deposit (rather than by mail by check).

June 1, 2021: Tuesday, Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment processed, if you have not met the minimum payment criteria, your courses will be dropped

June 2, 2021: Wednesday, Financial Aid applied. A hold will be placed on all students who received financial aid. Holds will remain until June 25, 2021.

June 4, 2021: Friday, Financial Aid Overages will begin to be deposited into bank accounts for those who have set up direct deposit.  If no direct deposit is set up, checks will be mailed to the student's local address on file as of May 31, 2021.

June 9, 2021: Wednesday, Due date for summer account balances. If accounts are not paid in full, a $30 payment plan fee will be charged.

July 9, 2021: Friday, Final Payment Due Date if on a  SMSU Payment Plan. A $50 late fee will be applied if there is an account balance after this date.



The Business Services office provides a variety of functions for the SMSU campus community:

SMSU Financial Statement

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State College and University (Minnesota State) System. As a member of Minnesota State, Southwest Minnesota State's financial statements are a part of the Minnesota State financial statement. SMSU is also individually audited by an independent auditing firm. SMSU's and Minnesota State's financial statements are available online at A copy of SMSU's audit has been placed on reserve at the library.

Last Modified: 5/3/21 10:15 AM