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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

Fall Semester 2023 Important Dates

October 25, 2023: Final Payment Due Date for SMSU Payment Plan. ($50 late fee will be applied after this date)

October 26, 2023: Spring and Summer Registration begins

November 10, 2023: Veteran's Day - No Classes

November 21, 2023: Last Day to Drop with a "W"

November 22 - 24, 2023: Thanksgiving Break, No Classes

December 8, 2023: Last Day of Classes

December 11 - 14, 2023: Final Exams


Spring Semester 2024 Important Dates

December 4, 2023 to January 12, 2024: Bookstore charging available

January 8, 2024: First Day of Spring Semester

January 12, 2024: Last Day to Add Classes or Drop Classes with a Refund

January 12, 2024: minimum payment criteria must be met

January 15, 2024: Martin Luther Day, No Classes

January 16, 2024: Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment, if minimum payment criteria is not met by January 12, classes will be dropped

January 17, 2024: Financial Aid applied to bill

January 19, 2024: 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 16, 2024.

February 12, 2024: DUE DATE FOR SPRING. If on a SMSU Payment Plan, a $30 charge will apply and 1/2 of the total account balance could be paid.

February 19, 2024: President's Day, No Classes

March 4-8, 2024: Spring Break, No Classes

March 12, 2024: Final Payment Due Date for SMSU Payment Plan. ($50 late fee will be applied after this date)

March 22, 2024: Fall Registration begins

April 9, 2024: Last Day to Drop with a "W"

April 26, 2024: Last Day of Classes

April 29 - May 2, 2024: Final Exams

May 4, 2024: Commencement


Summer Semester 2024 Important Dates

October 26, 2023: Thursday, First day to register for summer courses

April 22 to May 24, 2024: Bookstore charging available

May 20, 2024: 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 23, 2024: Thursday, Last day to sign up for the Nelnet Payment Plan.

May 24, 2024: 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-Services 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 27, 2024: Memorial Day (No Classes)

May 27, 2024: 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).

May 28, 2024: Tuesday, Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment processed. If you have not met the minimum payment criteria, your courses will be dropped.

May 29, 2024: Wednesday, Financial Aid applied. A registration hold will be placed on all students who received financial aid. Holds will remain until June 24, 2024.

May 31, 2024: 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 29, 2024.

June 5, 2024: Wednesday, Due date for summer account balances. If accounts are not paid in full, a $30 payment plan fee will be charged.

June 19, 2024: Juneteenth Wednesday (No Classes)

July 5, 2024: Friday, Final Payment due date if on SMSU Payment Plan. A $50 late fee will be applied if there is an account balance after this date.


Authorization to Release Student Information:

If you want a parent/guardian/family member to receive financial information about your account if they call or email us, you will need to authorize the release of information so we can share that information:

  • Go to
  • Click on Menu on upper left side of screen
  • Log into SouthwestNet with your StarID and password
  • Click on the Student Information Release icon
  • you can check all that apply as to how much information you want to release

Direct Deposit:

Some students get financial aid overages after their financial aid is applied to their account. If you would like to receive your overage faster and not have to deal with a paper check and travel to deposit it, sign up for direct deposit.  Log into E-Services, Financial Aid, Direct Deposit Setup, Add Direct Deposit Account. You'll need your bank routing number and checking or savings account number. Easy and fast to set up! The money is in your bank account much faster.

Tax Return Forms:

Would you like your SMSU tax forms (1098-T &/or W-2) as soon as they are available in January rather than having to wait until they come in the mail?

If so, log into E-Services with your StarID and password. On your dashboard, you will see a place to click that says "Sign up now to get your year-end tax form for tuition online". Click and follow the instructions from there. If you don't see that option on your dashboard, you already did consent.

By signing up, you will be able to download and print current and past year 1098-T Tuition Statements and W-2 wage and Tax Statements through your E-Services account.

In January, when the tax forms are available for download, the consenting student will receive both an email and a notice in their E-Services that says "IMPORTANT TAX DOCUMENT AVAILABLE".

All you will need to do is log into E-Services, go to the Bills and Payments tab, then 1098-T Tax Form. For the W-2 (if applicable), you would go to the Student Employment tab, then the W-2 Tax Form tab.

Benefits of signing up include:

  • Quicker access for students to year-end tax forms
  • Can access at any time, can print more than once
  • Less printing and mailing is environmentally friendly
  • The forms won't be lost in the mail or accidentally thrown away, thinking it was junk mail or sent to the wrong address

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.

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