Billing & Payment Information

Costs, payment options & understanding your bill


  • COSTS

    Federal regulation requires 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 estimated costs and/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. 
    • Costs are based on full-time enrollment (15 credits for undergraduate students, 9 credits for graduate, doctoral and teacher certification students).
    • Actual charges for Room and Board may vary depending on the students' room assignment & meal plan. Check Housing's On-Campus (Room) rates and Dining's Meal Plan (Board) rates for more information!
    • 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.

    2022-2023 actual COSTS



     

  • PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

    Receipts

    Installment payment plans are available for the fall and spring semesters. Payment plans can be set up by students or authorized third parties by logging into SAM (Student Account Manager) and choosing the option that works best for you. The total payment plan will be divided into equal installments based on the plan you choose. Payment plans will automatically be set for the total balance due and will recalculate as account details change. A reminder will be sent to the person that set up the payment plan shortly before an installment is due.


    Fall Semester - Plans become available on billing day, July 15, 2022, and are available on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis.

    Monthly

    Available Payments 1st Payment Due Paid In Full
    7/15/22-7/31/22 4 8/1/22 1st of each month 11/1/22
    8/1/22-8/31/22 3 9/1/22 1st of each month 11/1/22

    Bi-Weekly

    Available Payments 1st Payment Due Paid In Full
    7/15/22-7/31/22 7 8/5/22 Every two weeks 10/28/22
    8/1/22-8/31/22 5 9/2/22 Every two weeks 10/28/22

    Weekly

    Available Payments 1st Payment Due Paid In Full
    9/1/22-9/15/22 6 9/23/22 Each week 10/28/22

     MORE INFO    


    Spring Semester - Plans become available on billing day, November 11, 2022, and the last day to enroll is February 3, 2023.

     MORE INFO     


    IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT ENROLLMENT

    Millersville offers separate payment plans for the fall and spring semesters. The total amount to be paid will be divided into equal installments according to the plan in which you enroll. Installments may increase or decrease during the semester if charges are added to or removed from the student account. Email notifications will be sent as adjustments are made.

    You will receive credit for the total of your semester payments after you have paid your enrollment fee and first installment payment. After the due date of your final semester payment, any unpaid installment/s will revert to Millersville as an amount due on your student account and may prevent registration for future semesters until the balance is paid in full.

    If you enroll in a payment plan, you will still receive a bill from Millersville University. Please ensure that your installments, along with any other payments and/or financial aid, fully cover your balance due to Millersville University.

  • IMPORTANT BILLING INFORMATION
    • All billing statements are currently available online through SAM. 
    • 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 and click on Important Dates. Listed 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 BALANCE DUE
    To view your balance follow the instructions below:

    STUDENTS


    • Log into SAM (Student Account Manager)
    • Click "View Activity" to view balance by term. 
    • Click each individual term for details.
      • If you do not see your expected financial aid listed, check your Financial Aid Requirements in your myVILLE Portal under the Finances tab to ensure you do not have items to complete.
      • If you changed your registration, housing status, added a meal plan, or signed up for the installment plan after your initial bill, those changes will be reflected under your current balance.
    • If you need to view previous statements, please refer to the Statement section on SAM (Student Account Manager)

    PARENTS | 3rd PARTIES


    • Log into SAM (Student Account Manager) for third parties.
    • Click "View Activity" to view balance by term.
    • Click each individual term for details.
      • If you do not see your expected financial aid listed, have your student check their Financial Aid Requirements in their myVILLE Portal under the Finances tab to ensure they do not have items to complete.
      • If you changed your registration, housing status, added a meal plan, or signed up for the installment plan after your initial bill, those changes will be reflected under your current balance.
    • If you need to view previous statements, please refer to the Statement section on SAM (Student Account Manager)
  • 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 through SAM (Student Account Manager) for 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 what financial aid has been credited towards your bill, click on the “View Activity" link in SAM (Student Account Manager). For a printable version of the bill, click on the On-Demand Statement link.
    • 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 IF ALL FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED


    Visit the Finances tab in your myVILLE Portal

    • 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.

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BILL & FINANCIAL AID


    Financial aid awards, even though approved, will not actually pay onto your account until after the add/drop period for the semester. This means your account may still show a balance due until the funds have been received. Financial aid awards will, however, be used as a credit toward your bill.  

    • 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, click here.
    • If you need to apply for additional aid options, click here.
      • 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 toward your bill until all the following conditions are met:
        • Millersville has received an electronic certification request directly from your lender
        • The loan has been certified by Millersville, created on your account, & sent back to your lender for final approval
        • Millersville receives the final approval back from the lender