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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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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.



Early FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018 Begins October 1st

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will now:

  1. Be available October 1, 2016
  2. Utilize 2015 federal tax information  
  3. Allow you to import 2015 tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  

What are the benefits of using the IRS DRT? 

  1. No need to locate your tax return and enter in all those numbers yourself
  2. May reduce the chance that the University will need additional information


  1. View the IRS DRT video tutorial
  2. Watch our Financial Aid TV playlist
  3. Contact us at the Campus Hub

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s school code is 002360

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

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. September 26 is the Fall Semester Due Date. Accounts with unpaid Fall Semester balances as of October 17 excluding those with a current Nelnet/FACTS payment plan in place, will be considered past due and subject to the Unpaid Balance registration/transcript hold and $50 late fee. Note that September 20 is the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.

Fall Registration Guarantee, Payment Dates (07.05.2016)

  1. Monday, August 1 2016, is the Early Registration Guarantee Date for fall semester. Students registered through Monday, July 25, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by August 1 to guarantee their registration and prevent registration cancellation for non-payment.
  2. Friday, August 26, 2016, is the Final Registration Guarantee Date for fall semester. All students registered through Friday, August 26, will need to meet minimum payment criteria by August 26 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, September 26, 2016, is the Fall Semester Due Date. All registered students should ensure that fall semester account balances are paid in full or covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan. Note that Tuesday, September 20, is the last day to enroll in the final payment plan option through Nelnet/FACTS.

Monday, October 17, 2016 is the Fall Semester Past Due Date. Accounts with unpaid fall semester balances not covered by a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan will be subject to Unpaid Balance hold and $50 late fee.

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.

Students set up their authorization to their bank account through the e-services Direct Deposit Setup function found under either the Financial Aid or the Student Employment menus. This setup screen can also be viewed to confirm the accuracy of bank account information for a current direct deposit authorization.