Financial Responsibility Agreement

Prior to registering for classes at Methodist, students are responsible for reading and accepting the Financial Responsibility Agreement. Our goal is to help students understand the cost of their education and the financial policies associated with their enrollment at Methodist. This agreement, in conjunction with our website, myMU Portal, letters and other documentation, helps define the University’s expectations for payment, and allows us to clearly inform students of our policies related to e-billing, late payment penalties, contact methods, and other important information.

Billing Dates & Details

Tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals are billed by semester.

  • Fall Semester – Billing statements are emailed to student Methodist email accounts in May, and bill clearance is due prior to August 1.
  • Spring Semester – Billing statements are emailed to student Methodist email accounts in November, and bill clearance is due prior to December 15.

Bill Clearance Form

The Bill Clearance Form is a required communication that informs Student Financial Services how the student’s tuition and fee charges are to be paid for a given semester. This form must be completed each semester after registration.

There are five options available. Please review each option carefully and select the appropriate option that best suits your financial situation.

You can access the Bill Clearance Form by logging into the myMU Portal, click the Student Accounts tab and select the appropriate term’s Required Bill Clearance Form link. The form can be submitted only once per semester.

A Student Financial Services associate will review and verify all Bill Clearance Forms. Clearance is not automatic upon submission. We will contact you if we are missing any information that prevents you from clearing your account. It can take 24-48 hours from submission to clearance. The clearance message displayed at the top of the Student Accounts tab in the myMU Portal will change from red to green and the clearance hold will be removed when all required items have been completed, to include payment (if necessary).

Submitting Payment

For your convenience, Methodist University offers the following ways to submit your payment:

Electronic Payment

Offered through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Once logged into the Student Accounts tab within the myMU Portal, students can view their account activity and make payments safely and securely. Nelnet Campus Commerce accepts the following:

  • Electronic Check: Complete an electronic check transfer via ACH to make payment. There is no fee for this form of payment.
  • Credit and Debit Card: Nelnet adds a small service fee to all credit and debit card transactions. The service fee is nonrefundable. The University accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Payment by Mail

Checks and money order can be made payable to Methodist University and mailed to the address below. Please include the student’s name and Methodist University student ID number on the check or money order.

Methodist University
Student Financial Services
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311

529 Plan Payment

Funds from 529 Plans must be sent directly to Methodist University. Contact your 529 plan administrator to arrange for payment to be sent to the University. Payments can be mailed to the address above or sent by ACH/wire transfer if your plan supports Flywire payments. Please include the student’s name and Methodist University student ID number with the remittance.

In-Person Payment

Student Financial Services accepts checks and cash payments in our office during our regular business hours. Please have the student’s name and Methodist University student ID number available when making payment.

Monthly Payment Plans

Please refer to Monthly Payment Plans for details on establishing a monthly payment plan.

Payment from Third-Party Payers

Outside organizations, employers, or other parties often make payments on behalf of a student from various funding sources. These sources are referred to as Third-Party payments.

Examples of third-party payment sponsors that require University billing outside of a billing statement are:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Florida Prepaid College Plan
  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  • High schools, churches, civic and community organizations

Any funds that Methodist University receives from an outside agency or company must be reported as part of the financial aid package. Please complete the Outside Financial Aid Notification Form and forward to

Methodist University
Student Financial Services
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Outside Scholarships made payable to the University will be placed on the student account as anticipated aid. Please be sure to have the outside agency include your name and student ID number on the check so that the information can be properly applied. Outside Scholarships made payable to the student will not be considered as anticipated aid included on the student’s account but will be counted towards part of your financial aid package as a personal financial resource. If third-party funds are not received in a timely manner, or if the student fails to meet the provider’s requirement for issuance of the funds, the student remains responsible for payment of charges that were previously deferred by the anticipated receipt of those funds.

If the third-party requires a statement or invoice from the University before it can release the funding to pay for any outstanding balance, please contact us via email or at 910.630.7018.

If a student’s third-party payment amount is reduced or cancelled for any reason, the student remains responsible for any unpaid balance due to the University.