Enrollment Services

Student Account & Payment FAQs

What are my payments due dates?

Please visit https://www.saintpeters.edu/enrollment-services/student-accounts/billing-and-payments/ for more information in regards to billing dates.

I cannot afford to make a payment in full. Can I make monthly payments on my account?

Please visit https://www.saintpeters.edu/enrollment-services/student-accounts/billing-and-payments/ and look at the section that states “Saint Peter’s University Payment Plan”.

You will look for the term that you are registered for and look the form for that particular term.

My company provides tuition reimbursement to their employees. What are my payment options?

Please visit https://www.saintpeters.edu/enrollment-services/student-accounts/company-deferments/ for more information in regards to the Company Deferment program and to the link to form that needs
to be filled.

According to my account, I do not owe a balance for the term that I am registered for. How do I know that this information is correct?

Day Undergraduate
If you notice that you do not owe a balance, please take note of the following:

Your financial aid is packaged based on you registering full time (12-18 credits) for the term. In the event that you do not register full time (12-18 credits), the current status of your financial aid may change. As a result, your bill may also change.

Evening Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Students
If you notice that you do not owe a balance, please take note of the following:

Your financial aid is packaged based on you registering at least half term for the term. In the event that you do not register at least half time, the current status of your financial aid may change. As a result, your bill may also change.

I have a credit balance on my account. Will I receive this credit back?

For the traditional terms (Fall & Spring), you can use the credit balance to obtain a book voucher. The book voucher is valued from $0-$600. This book voucher can be used during the start of the term at the university’s bookstore to purchase any books or items needed for the term.

For the traditional terms (Fall & Spring) and non-traditional terms (Winter & Summer), you can obtain a refund. This is mostly given to students who have excess loans proceeds, have bill adjustments or have made an overpayment on their account. The refund will come in a form of a check.

What if I do not make a payment arrangement or pay my balance in full for the term that I am registered for?

A late fee of $75 dollars will be assessed on your account. A balance restriction will also be placed on your account.

This restriction will prevent you from adding/dropping courses and access to your academic information, such as grades, transcripts, and diploma will be restricted.

I have a question in regards to my scholarships and grants. Who do I speak to?

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid in regards to any questions or concerns about scholarships and grants.

My loan is not posted on my account. Who can help with this?

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid in regards to any questions or concerns about loans.

Where can I locate the University’s Refund Policy?

Please visit https://www.saintpeters.edu/enrollment-services/student-accounts/refund-policies/ for more information in regards the University’s policy on refunds.

I want a list of the current tuition and fees. Where do I locate this information?

Please visit https://www.saintpeters.edu/enrollment-services/student-accounts/tuition-and-fees/ for more detailed information on the tuition and fees for the current academic year.

Payment PLUS FAQs

What are the Saint Peter’s University’s Payment Plan(s) offerings?

Fall and Spring Semester: 5 Month Pay.

Fall, Winter, Spring Trimester: 3 Month Pay.

Fall & Spring Quads: 4 Month Pay

Please note that students may only enroll in a single plan per term.

What are the enrollment dates for the payment plan offered by Saint Peter’s University?

Fall Payment Plan enrollment date as of July 1st.

Winter Payment Plan enrollment date as of October 1st

Spring Payment Plan enrollment date as of December 1st.

Can I enroll in a plan before I have an account balance for the semester?

No plans are available before billing is charged.

What payment methods can I use when enrolling in my Saint Peter’s University payment plan?

You can sign up for a payment plan and pay via ACH (direct debit from your bank account), credit or debit card.

You can make a one-time payment as well using the same payment methods by logging into SPIRIT Online.

What fees are charged for enrolling in a Saint Peter’s University Payment Plan that I am eligible for?

Enrollment fee = $35.00 due at sign up.

Late fee = $25.00 for each declined payment.

Does Saint Peter’s University charge a credit card service fee if I use my credit card to enroll in a payment plan?

A non-refundable PayPath Payment Service fee of 2.85% or a minimum of $3.00, whichever one is greater, will be added to each payment made and this fee is not refundable under any circumstance.

Can I pay by cash if I signed up for a payment plan?

Payments through any method will reduce your plan amount automatically. Any payment made to Saint Peter’s University will go toward your next plan installment due.

Can I still enroll in a plan if I have Financial Aid? How does that affect my plan?

At enrollment, the payment plan is calculated on the balance owed after all payments and/or financial aid credits are deducted from the amount due. Financial aid awarded after the initiation of the plan reduces all installments equally.

When will my payment post to my student account?

Your payments are posted immediately as soon as a payment is processed successfully.

Why do I see an amount due for an installment I already paid?

Installments reopen if their due dates have not passed and you have new charges on your student account.

The plan is set up to pay your charges for a number of items, such as tuition, fees, (and books, if you have financial aid). Any time you have new charges for those items, your plan installment amounts will increase. Any time you have payments or other new credits toward those items, your installment amounts will decrease.

Balances on Saint Peter’s University account recalculate overnight. If you do not see changes right away, check your account again in 24 hours. Monthly installment amounts will not adjust 14 days prior to a payment due date for changes to your account. Your new payment amount will take effect on the following month’s payment.

Please note that the Saint Peter’s University plans prevent you from making another payment on the same day to avoid overpayment or double payment.
An email notification is sent following each recalculation reflecting the new payment amount.

You will also receive a reminder email that your monthly installment is due 3 days prior to the installment due date.

Can my family or other authorized users have access to my Student Account?

Students may set up authorized users to view their billing information and/or their student bill on his or her behalf. Please note that, in accordance with FERPA, this does not allow the authorized user to view the student’s academic records, course schedule, or other personal information. Authorized users may view student account activity, make payments, and set up payment plans.


Log into the University’s Student Payment Center by TouchNet, click the ‘Authorized User’ link in the ‘My Account’ menu.  Click ‘Add Authorized User’, enter the email address of the authorized user, and you will grant the user permission to view student account information.  Click ‘Continue’ to finalize.

Students cannot make payments toward a plan set up by an authorized user.  If your authorized user enrolled in the plan, you can see it, but the authorized user must make the payments.


How do my parents access my account in Saint Peter’s University?
Can my parents both pay on one payment plan?

The student may sign up for the plan themselves and then give access to each parent as an authorized user. Each parent will pay his or her personally agreed upon portion of the plan each month.

What if I no longer want to attend classes after registration?

You have to withdraw formally from classes. Contact the Student Accounts office at 201-761-7440 or email studentaccounts@saintpeters.edu to ensure that you are no longer enrolled and that you are removed from your payment plan.

Please do not assume your registration and/or payment plan will be automatically dropped/cancelled for non-payment.

Who do I call with Saint Peter’s University payment plan questions?

Payment Plans Support number: 833-269-3675.

Our dedicated Tuition Payment Plan support representatives will be able to answer questions related to your account balance, plan details, installment payment status, plan agreement. They can also change a payment plan amount (if the plan allows it), remove a user-scheduled payment and enroll a user in a plan.