Billing & Payment Information

Costs, payment options & understanding your bill


Federal regulations require all universities to establish a Cost of Attendance (COA) also known as a Student Budget. The Student Budget is comprised of both direct costs (those billed directly by the university) and indirect costs (possible costs incurred by a student while attending school, but not billed by the university). This number is used by the school to determine the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive for that award year.

The budgets listed in the COSTS section below have been created based on actual costs or as surveyed by our students (in the case of the indirect, non-billable costs). Please note:

  • Costs listed are per YEAR and rates are subject to change; Actual cost for 2018-2019 will not be finalized by the Board of Governors until July 1, 2018, at the earliest.
  • Costs are based on full-time enrollment (15 credits for undergraduate students, 9 credits for graduate, doctoral and teacher certification students).
  • Room costs listed for Dorm students is based on a Standard Double Suite. Actual charges may vary depending on the students' room assignment. Room rates can be found at millersville.edu/housing.
  • Board (Meal Plan) costs are based on the standard 19 Meals per week plan.
  • Commuter and Off-Campus students are not billed by the University for Room charges and are only billed by the university for Board if they choose to have a meal plan.
  • COSTS
  • PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

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    Millersville University does offer payment plan option.  The program is now through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) through the Office of Student Accounts.  Please see the Office of Student Accounts website for updated information.

  • IMPORTANT BILLING INFORMATION
    • All billing statements are currently available online through the student’s myVILLE student portal. 
    • Students will be notified by email (at their marauder email account) when the billing statements are available. 
    • Students can also allow parents to have access to billing information by giving them third-party authorization

    To see the specific timeframe of when semester bills are available to view and the date they are due, go to the Office of Student Accounts webpage regarding E-bills. Below are general timeframes: 

    • Fall semester bills are available around mid-July
    • Spring semester bills are available around mid-November
    • Summer 1 bills are available in April
    • Summer 2 bills are available in May
    • Summer 3 bills are available in June
  • INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW YOUR ORIGINAL E-BILL

    STUDENTS


    • Students need to log into their myVILLE student portal online
    • Click on View E-Bill located under the "It's Bill Time!" tab
    • Select the statement date of the E-Bill you want to view, and click "View Statement" to view the two-page document
    • Keep in mind that the E-Bill is the original billing statement, and will never change! If you need an updated billing information as of today, follow the instructions for "Viewing your Current Balance" section below.

    PARENTS


    • Authorized parents log into the Parent Payment Portal online
    • Select View Bill and Make Payment For ...
    • Select the statement date of the E-Bill you want to view and click "View Statement" to view the two-page document.
    • You can print the bill for your records, then click on the “X” at the top of the bill to close it and return to the “Pay Now” option.
    • Keep in mind that the E-Bill is the original billing statement, and will never change! If you need an updated billing information as of today, follow the instructions for "Viewing your Current Balance" section below.
  • INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW YOUR CURRENT BALANCE AS OF TODAY
    The original e-bill you receive will never change/update. To view your current balance as of today with the applicable changes since you received your e-bill, follow the instructions below:

    STUDENTS


    • Students need to log into their myVILLE student portal online
    • Click on Current Balance located under the "It's Bill Time!" tab
    • Expected financial aid that did not show up on the original E-Bill will show in Current Balance.
    • If you changed your registration or housing status, added a meal plan, or signed up for the installment plan after the initial bill, those changes will be reflected as well.

    PARENTS


    • Authorized parents log into the Parent Payment Portal online
    • Select Account Details to view the current account balance
    • Expected financial aid that did not show up on the original E-Bill will show in Current Balance.
    • If your student changed registration, housing status, added a meal plan, or signed up for the installment plan after the initial bill, those changes will be reflected as well.
  • TIPS FOR UNDERSTANDING YOUR BILL

    If the amount you see is a negative number


    • You will receive a refund because your financial aid is more than enough to cover your balance at the university. Sign up for Direct Deposit for a quicker and more secure delivery of your refund!

    If the amount you see is zero (0)


    • Your financial aid is exactly enough to cover your balance at the university. There is nothing further you need to do at this time.

    If the amount you see is a positive number


    • You have a balance due to the university. In order to see what your exact charges are and the what financial aid has been credited towards your bill, click on the red link “View Statement” – this will give you a printable version of the bill.
    • Make sure to resolve your bill with the Office of Student Accounts (OSA) by the bill due date to avoid receiving a $100 late fee and a hold on your registration. 
    • If you need additional aid options, please review the information under the Loans section of our website and/or contact the Office of Financial aid for further assistance.
  • IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR FINANCIAL AID CREDITED ON THE BILL

    Check to see that all requirements of financial have been met. 


    Log into your myVILLE student portal

    • Click on the Finances tab
    • Under the Financial Aid Requirements section, select the applicable aid year
    • This will tell you if you have any outstanding paperwork or documentation that needs to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid - if you do, please complete all paperwork as soon as possible.
      • If no requirements are showing or if you have questions about how to complete your requirements, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid at 717-871-5100.

    ***IMPORTANT***

    Financial aid awards, even though approved, will not actually pay onto your account until around after the add/drop period for the semester. This means your account may still show a balance due until the funds have been received. However:

    • The Office of Student Accounts will give a student credit for financial aid that has been approved and is set to disburse at the beginning of the semester.
      • If you have enough financial aid in place to cover your bill, there is nothing further for you to do at this time.
      • If you do not have enough financial aid to cover your bill, you must resolve your bill with the Office of Student Accounts by the bill due date each semester to avoid receiving a $100 late fee and a hold on your registration.
    • For more information on the types of payments accepted, please use the link for the Office of Student Accounts to the left (under Quick Links).
    • If you need to apply for additional aid options, please refer to the Loans section of the website.
      • During peak processing times (June – August, and November – December), it may take 3-4 weeks from the time you have applied for a loan until we have received the information from your loan lender and can certify the loan on your account.
      • You cannot use the loan as a credit towards your bill until we have received initial information from your lender, certified the loan on your account and received the final approval back from the lender.