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Billing Information

All students are billed on a semester-by-semester basis with charges applied to their accounts one month before classes start. Access billing statements and make payments via LancerLink.

Full payment for each term is due by 5 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of classes unless students have established a payment plan with the Business Office. Summer payment deadlines may vary by start date, so please check with the Business Office. A $250 late fee is assessed on accounts not paid in full unless there is a payment plan in place by the deadline. An 18 percent per annum finance charge will be applied to unpaid accounts.

Mount Marty University does not issue degrees, grades, transcripts, employment placement credentials or statements of withdrawal until all accounts are paid in full, and all loans are in good standing. You may not register for classes if you have an unpaid balance.

Please contact the Business Office at (605) 668-1575 with questions or concerns.

Payment Information

Credit Card Payment

You may pay your bill online with a credit or debit card though your LancerLink account using any major credit cards. Card payments are subject to a 2% remote payment fee or $2.00 remote payment fee for any payment of less that $100.00.

Steps to make a payment with a credit/debit card on LancerLink:

  1. Log into LancerLink
  2. Click on My Finances tab
  3. Click on Payment Information tab and New Card tab to add a credit/debit card to the student account
  4. Click on My Finances tab
  5. Click on Make Payment Online tab

Check or Cash Payment

You can make payments in person with a check or cash, or you can mail payments to:
Mount Marty University
Business Office, Bede Hall 211
1105 W. Eighth St.
Yankton, SD 57078-3724 

Revised 05/22/2024

Mount Marty University offers interest-free payment plans as a convenient way to break down student account balances into three installments. For more information, please stop by or call the Business Office (Bede 211). Sign up for a payment plan by filling out the following form: 

Payment Plan Form

 

payment due dates

Fall Payment Plan September 1 October 1 November 1
Spring Payment Plan February 1 March 1 April 1
Summer Payment Plan June 1 July 1 August 1

 

INSTALLMENT PLANS

Mount Marty University provides the option to students to make equal installment payments during the semester for which the costs were incurred.

If the payment plan becomes more than 10 days past due, per the Loan Application and Promissory Note, a late fee of $250 will be assessed.

Partial payments will be assessed a monthly 18% finance charge on the amount of the payment not paid in full.

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If a third party is helping you with payments, you must notify the Business Office by the first week of classes.

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Late Fee / Finance Charge

Payment of all costs for each semester is due by the end of the first week of classes unless a payment plan has been arranged.

If arrangements have not been made with the business office by the end of the second week of classes, and the balance is greater than $1,000, a one-time late fee of $250 will be assessed.

Balances less than $1,000, will be assessed a monthly 18% finance charge.

In addition, students with unpaid accounts who have not made financial arrangements to pay their balance, may be administratively withdrawn from the University.

 

Registration Holds

Students with an unpaid balance greater than $250.00 may not register for the following semester until their account is paid in full or is in an active financial arrangement to pay the balance by the end of the current semester for which the costs were incurred.

The registration hold serves as an alert mechanism so that the student contacts the Business Office to resolve their account balance while the student is still enrolled and is eligible for financing options.

Transcripts may be held for students not eligible for Title IV aid.

The above policy does not apply to Dual Credit or Professional Development students. Registration and transcript holds are effective for any balances due past the payment due date.

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During your time as a student at Mount Marty University, charges for tuition, fees, room and board, miscellaneous charges, etc. will be assessed to your individual student account. Financial aid, personal payments and third party tuition assistance sponsorships will be processed as credits against billed charges and will reduce the net amount due on your student account.

Failure to pay the balance due in full and/or enroll in an approved University tuition payment plan by the required due date may result in additional charges being assessed to your student account. The net amount due on your student account may be paid using one of the following approved payment methods:

  1. Balance paid in full by the stated due date at the start of each term or semester.
  2. Balance paid by enrolling in an approved University tuition payment plan.

The University reserves the right to refuse to admit a student to class until the outlined payment terms have been met. Students with unpaid balances over $250.00 may not register for another term. As of July 1st, 2024, the University may hold transcripts for students that were not eligible for Title IV aid.

Mount Marty University has the right to assess, and the student will be responsible for paying, monthly interest charges, late charges, reasonable collection costs, attorney fees, and any other costs associated with or which accrue due to the delinquent status of a student account. Delinquent accounts may be referred to collection agencies chosen by Mount Marty University and notification provided to credit bureau agencies. By signing this agreement, you agreed that in any dispute regarding this agreement or debts incurred while attending Mount Marty University, you agreed that South Dakota law applies to the dispute and that it will be venued in Yankton County, South Dakota, the principal place of business for the University.

Mount Marty University desires to work with students and families closely as both the student and the University act as stewards for meeting the financial obligation of attending the University.

Title IV funds (Stafford Loan, Plus Loan, Nursing Loan, Pell, etc) that are received will be first applied towards tuition, fees, and room and board. If I should have any Title IV funds left over, I authorize Mount Marty University to apply the additional funds to any non-institutional costs (books, finance charges, etc) that I may have on my account. At any time this agreement may be voided by written notification to the Business Office.

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The percentage of tuition and refund is based upon the official date of the university/course withdraw as determined by the Registrar Office:

 

Grad Terms and Undergrad Fall/Spring Terms:

100% Refund for courses dropped within the first week of the class

60% Refund for courses dropped within the second week of the class

0% Tuition beyond the second week of class.

 

Undergrad Summer Term:

100% Refund for courses dropped before within first week of class .

0% Refund beyond the first week of class .

 

All fees are nonrefundable once classes begin.

Room and board fees are refundable through the first week of the academic term, on a prorated basis.

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If there is a credit on your student account after your financial aid is applied, then you will receive a disbursement for the credited amount. This credit will be disbursed in either the form of a check or an ACH. If you wish to receive the funds as an ACH, then please input your bank information under the Payment Information tab in Lancerlink.

Credits are disbursed starting the second Friday of the new term. Credit refunds are disbursed weekly, based on credit balance on your student account.

Revised 05/22/2024

Students receiving GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits and have a certificate of Eligibility (COE) or VAF 28-1905 on file with the MMU Registrar’s Office will automatically receive a deferment on tuition and fee payment until payment arrives from the VA.

Policy Statement: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Mount Marty University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch. Instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the college will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student account liability for the returned portion.

The return of unearned TA funds to the government will adhere to the following schedule:

16-week course withdraw submitted:

  • Before or during weeks 1-2 = 100% return
  • During weeks 3-4 = 75% return
  • During weeks 5-8 = 50% return
  • During weeks 9 = 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 10-16 = 0% return

8-week course withdraw submitted:

  • Before or during week 1 = 100% return
  • During week 2 = 75% return
  • During weeks 3-4 = 50% return
  • During week 5 = 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 6-8 = 0% return

Return of funds will be prorated accordingly for those outside of standard terms.

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