Campus Financial Services Center

Payment Instructions

The Campus Financial Services Center (CFSC), is located at 131-A Wickes Hall. Our regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For your convenience, a drop box payment center is located on the first floor of Wickes Hall next to CFSC across from the Academic Advising Office.

Credit card payments for tuition, fees and housing are processed by a third party vendor (CashNet®) on behalf of the University. Credit card payments may only be made online. Students can access CashNet® through mySVSU portal at under Self-Service (aka Cardinal Direct). CashNet® accepts American Express, Discover, VISA and MasterCard. CashNet® assesses a 2.75% service charge on the total amount of the credit card transaction.

The University does not accept credit card payments in person, via the phone or through the mail at the Campus Financial Services Center. However, there are several convenient options available when making payments.  They are as follows:

  • In person at the CFSC, 131-A Wickes Hall – cash, check or money order.
  • Via mail to the CFSC - check or money order.
  • Via mySVSU portal under Self-Service (aka Cardinal Direct) - electronic checks or credit cards, e-checks are accepted by SVSU at no charge.
  • There are kiosk PC's available to students outside CFSC for schedule changes, financial aid processing and bill payment.
  • The newly revised Undergraduate Cardinal Payment Plan is available to assist you with your semester finances.  Visit Cardinal Payment Plan for more details.
Payment Deadline for Winter 2015: The payment due date for Winter 2015 tuition, fees and housing is Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by 6 p.m. Check your total balance due on the Account Summary Term screen on your mySVSU portal under Self-Service (aka Cardinal Direct).  Continue to monitor your account on the portal throughout the semester as changes in Financial Aid or schedule adjustments may result in a balance due.  Students that have not paid in full for their tuition, fees and housing by the Winter 2015 payment due date may be removed from classes.  Payment must be made in full upon registration for any Winter 2015 registration subsequent to the payment due date of December 3. 

It is your responsibility as the student to officially withdraw from any classes you do not plan on attending. Failure to do so will result in you being assessed forfeiture fees up to the cost of the class. Please refer to the Registrar's Office website for further details regarding withdrawals. You are financially obligated to pay for any courses from which you do not officially withdraw. Students that are dropping classes are advised to visit the CFSC for discussion on the impact to their financial aid package and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standing.

Students who register during Registration/Schedule Adjustment or Late Registration Add/Drop are required to make payment in full at the Campus Financial Services Center or by using mySVSU. Courses not paid for on the date of registration will be dropped from your schedule the next business day.   

Payment and Collection of Tuition, Fees and Other Obligations

It is the stated policy of the University that tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published due dates for each academic semester. It is the student's responsibility to make sure payment is complete by the published due date. Payment must be remitted in cash, by check, credit card or e-check via credit of financial aid to a student's account or a combination thereof for the total amount due. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, loans and third-party payment arrangements. Students receiving financial aid are responsible for any additional amounts which may subsequently be billed resulting from changes in financial aid awards. Course registrations for students who have not made payment in full by the payment due date will be canceled and prohibited from enrolling in subsequent semesters. Advance registration will be canceled for those students who incur an obligation subsequent to the advance registration period. Additionally, students with unpaid accounts are prohibited from receiving their University transcript and may be denied other University services. To view this policy in its entirety, please click here.

Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Checks and Returned Credit Card Charges

A fee up to $40.00 will be assessed to students whose check, e-check or credit card charge for registration does not clear the bank when presented. An invoice will be issued to students for the check/charge amount and fees assessed. Students failing to redeem checks or credit card charges by the date stated on the invoice may have their registration canceled. This fee consists of a $30.00 returned check processing fee and a $10.00 late fee.

A fee up to $30.00 will be assessed to students for each non-registration check or credit card charge that does not clear the bank when presented. All fees are subject to change without advance notice by the SVSU Board of Control.

In addition to the fees stated above, the University reserves the right to take one or more of the following actions:

  1. Transfer the debt to a collection agency.
  2. File a complaint with the SVSU University Police or appropriate law enforcement agency for possible prosecution.
  3. Place the individual on the University NSF check list, which prohibits the individual from cashing future checks at the University.
  4. Bring action against the individual for the amount of the check not redeemed within 30 days of the time he or she receives the invoice and, if the check is less than $500, damages for double the amount of the check or $50, whichever is greater, and not more than $500. This action may be taken pursuant to Act No. 276 of the Public Acts of 1984.

How to Make a Payment

Click to download the View Bill, Pay Bill, and Set-up Cardinal Payment Plan handout.

Download How to Make a Payment (PDF 1kb)

Direct Deposit for Student Account Refunds

You may now enter or modify your bank account information in mySVSU to have your refunds deposited directly into your bank account.  [ Direct Deposit Refund for Students (639kB) ]