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Introducing GradReady - a web-based modular financial literacy training program. GradReady is intended to help students make informed decisions about paying for college, manage their finances while enrolled, and successfully repay their student loans.



Spring Semester FACTS Payment Plans (11.09.2015)

Convenient monthly payment options are offered through Nelnet Business Solutions, a third-party tuition payment service provider for Minnesota State University, Mankato students. Enrollment in fall semester FACTS payment plans is currently open. Deadline to enroll in the last available plans is February 15, 2016.

Automatic payments can be authorized from designated checking, savings, or credit card accounts. Credit card options include: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and internationally-issued credit cards. Enrollment in a Nelnet/FACTS monthly payment plan is done on semester-by-semester basis, at a cost of $24 per semester.

Students with active Nelnet/FACTS payment plans satisfy the minimum payment requirements for the Registration Guarantee Dates of December 15, 2015, and January 15, 2016 and protect their accounts from Registration Cancellation for Nonpayment; active payment plan status also prevents past due registration holds, semester late fees and suspension of residence hall meal plan/dining privileges. More information.

Spring Registration Guarantee, Payment Dates (11.04.2015)

  1. Tuesday, December 15, 2015, is the Early Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. Students registered through Tuesday, December 8, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by December 15 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  2. Friday, January 15, 2016, is the Final Registration Guarantee Date for spring semester. All students registered through Friday, January 15, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by January 15 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  3. Accounts meeting the minimum payment criteria will not have registrations cancelled for non-payment. Students are obligated for tuition and fees charges regardless of attendance. Additional information is published regarding the financial impact of dropping courses and official withdrawal.
  4. Monday, February 15, 2016, is the Spring Semester Due Date. All registered students should ensure that spring semester account balances are paid in full or covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan. Note that Monday, February 15, is also the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.

Monday, March 7, 2016 is the Spring Semester Past Due Date. Accounts with unpaid spring semester balances not covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan will be subject to Unpaid Balance hold and $50 late fee. Additionally, accounts whose unpaid spring semester balances include unpaid residence hall charges will be subject to the suspension of meal plan/dining privileges per the terms of the 2015-2016 Residence Hall Contract.

Confirm account balance on e-services, avoid fees and penalties (10.05.2015)

Students are encouraged to monitor their accounts routinely by logging in to e-services, selecting Bills and Payment and Balance Due by Term. If there is an amount due, the details can be viewed by selecting Full Account Detail. Accounts with unpaid Fall Semester balances as of October 19, 2015, excluding those with a current Nelnet/FACTS payment plan in place, will be subject to the Unpaid Balance registration hold and $50 late fee. Additionally, accounts with unpaid Fall Semester Residence Hall balances not covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan will be subject to suspension of meal plan/dining privileges. Privileges are reinstated when the account is made current; the student retains financial responsibility for all meals missed as a result of failure to pay by established deadlines, as outlined in Item 6.b. of the 2015-2016 Residence Hall Contract.

Annual tax documents online, consent needed (11.04.2015)

Students can provide consent to receive student-related annual tax documents electronically for quicker access. If consent is not provided, the forms will be printed and mailed in January to student address on file as of the end of December. Students providing consent will receive an e-mail and see an update to Action Items on Student e-Services indicating the availability of tax forms for downloading.

To sign up for electronic tax forms, log in to Student e-Services and click on the Action Items links for Tax Form 1098-T Tuition Statement and Tax Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. Once consent is provided, the Action Items links will disappear. The consent is only needed one time for each tax form and covers current and future years of enrollment at all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Set up Proxy Bill Pay through eServices

Students can assign proxy access to designated individuals to view University account information and make payments on the their behalf. A student who wishes to provide this access can do so by logging in to, selecting the Bills and Payment menu item, and clicking on the “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill” button on the Bills and Payment summary screen. The first time the student is required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. Once accepted, the name and e-mail address of the alternate payer may be provided. Clicking on the “Send or Renew Access Request” button will initiate an e-mail message sent to alternate payer with instructions to activate his/her access within five days. Proxy bill pay access remains active for six months; a student may revoke access at any time, as well as renew access after it expires or is revoked.

The proxy bill payer will have access to functions within the Bills and Payment section of eServices, which includes viewing the student’s class schedule through the Account Activity PDF form. The proxy bill payer will not be able to enroll in a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan, will not have access to other sections of eServices, nor can s/he designate anyone else to have proxy bill payer access.  Students may also designate more than one individual as assigned alternate bill payers with proxy access to their account. It is recommended that access is limited to family members such as a parent, spouse, or legal guardian. It should also be noted that providing access to alternate payers is not considered a guarantee of payment; the student retains sole responsibility for timely payment of all account charges.

Important Dates information related to student accounts

Direct deposit saves time, money

Payments to students for financial aid overages, student payroll earnings, and refunds are routinely posted to student-designated bank accounts through direct deposit. Students with a current direct deposit authorization benefit from safest, quickest and most convenient method of payment while assisting the University in its mission to provide excellent student service at the lowest possible cost.

Current students can either link their MavCARD to a Wells Fargo® checking account to authorize direct deposit for University payments or set up their authorization to another bank account through e-services. The Direct Deposit Setup function is found under either the Financial Aid or the Student Employment menus on e-services. This setup screen can also be viewed to confirm the accuracy of bank account information for a current direct deposit authorization.