At SBU, we want to work with you to make the billing and payment process as smooth as possible. We offer several payment plan options and accept different payment types. As always, your admissions counselor is here to help you through each step of the process!
We offer several different ways to pay your SBU account to make it as convenient as possible for you.
You may make a payment using:
You may pay through one of the following methods:
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar MO 65613
Note: Please include the student's full name and ID number with payment.
View your account balance or pay online by logging into WebAdvisor through the MySBU student portal. If you need help logging in to mySBU, contact the Help Desk at (417) 328-1702.
We accept electronic check and credit/debit card payments by phone. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted but will incur an additional 2.89% processing fee. No fee is assessed for electronic check payments made by phone.
To make a payment by phone, call (866) 837-5397 or call the cashier directly at (417) 328-1523. The cashier's office is open to receive phone payments from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
To help you better manage your account, we offer payment plan options. The SBU Payment Plan is set up on a semester-by-semester basis and allows you to break up your balance into three monthly payments.
You can set up a payment plan at SBU by submitting the promissory note included with your billing statement and sign up by the registration deadline. Payments are due by the 15th of the month, beginning approximately one week before the semester begins. (Fall semester payments due Aug. 15, Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. Spring semester payments due Jan. 15, Feb. 15, March 15.)
Questions regarding the SBU Payment Plan should be directed to the Office of Credit and Collections.
Note: All charges for tuition, room and board, and fees are due in full at the beginning of the semester unless covered by an SBU Payment Plan.
Tuition refunds for dropped classes are determined using the last date of attendance as indicated on the drop slip submitted and the tuition refund policy listed in the University Catalog. The table below reflects Catalog information and shows the percentage of tuition refunded based on the number of days into a term in which a course is dropped.
|Fall / Spring
||Winterfest / Four-Week|
|Prior to the first day of class||100%||100%||100%|
|During the first five days of semester/term||100%||100%||75%|
|During next five days of semester/term||75%||75%||50%|
|During next five days of semester/term||50%||25%||0%|
Classes may meet on a regular basis throughout the week or on a once-per-week basis. This policy counts class days as if all classes were meeting daily.
Course fees and student service fees are non-refundable if you have attended class. You will be charged $50 per course dropped. Before dropping a class, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822 to determine whether doing so will affect your financial aid.