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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: 507-537-6219
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 a payment to SMSU, you have a few options:

  • In E-Services, in 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 cashier at 507-537-7117 to pay with a debit/credit card
  • Stop in to pay at the Cashier’s window with debit/credit card, cash or check
  • Mail a check to SMSU Business Services, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN  56258

 To sign up for a payment plan, click here

Important Dates


January 13, 2020:  First Day of Spring Semester

January 16, 2020:  Must have parking permit displayed or may be ticketed.

January 17, 2020:   must meet minimum payment criteria

January 17, 2020:  Last Day to Add Classes or Drop Classes with a Refund

January 20, 2020:  Martin Luther Day, No Classes

January 20, 2020:  Deadline for signing up for direct deposit if you would like your financial aid overage by direct deposit (rather than by mail by check).

January 21, 2020:  Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment, if minimum payment criteria is not met by January 17, classes will be dropped.

January 22, 2020:  Financial Aid applied to student accounts if courses have already begun.  If in graduate courses that start later, financial aid won't apply to accounts until 10 days before the class starts.

January 24, 2020:  Financial Aid Overages will begin being 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 January 21, 2020.

February 17, 2020:  President's Day, No Classes

February 18, 2020:  DUE DATE FOR SPRING. If on an SMSU Payment Plan a $30 charge will apply, and 1/2 of total account balance must be paid.

March 9-13, 2020:  Spring Break, No Classes

March 18, 2020:  Final Payment due date if on SMSU Payment Plan.  ($50 late fee will be applied if there is an account balance after this date)

April 14, 2020:  Last Day to Drop with a "W"

May 1, 2020:  Last Day of Classes

May 4-7, 2020:  Final Exams

May 9, 2020:  Commencement

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: 12/27/19 10:29 AM