Billing and Payments

Students are billed electronically by the Student Accounts Office prior to the start of each semester.  Statement notifications are sent to your St. Olaf email address. You will need to log into SIS to view your statements.
Fall Semester Statements – will be posted by July 7th, due August 1.
Spring Semester Statements- will be posted by January 7th, due February 1.

Statements will be issued each month throughout the semester but an email will only be sent if there is a balance.

Initial statements will include charges and anticipated financial aid.  Please review carefully to make sure the aid that appears on the statement is reflective of what you anticipate will be received by St. Olaf College, this includes loans and outside scholarships.  Please email financial aid if there should be a correction to your aid.

Finance Charges

A monthly finance charge of 0.5% will be assessed on unpaid balances carried beyond the established due dates.

Financial Holds

Failure to settle your account balance by the established due dates will result in an unpaid balance hold being placed on your student account. Students with a financial hold are unable to register for courses, receive transcripts, or receive their diplomas. A financial hold will be removed once a student’s account has been paid in full.

Payment Types

St. Olaf College accepts the following forms of payment:


Students and guest payers may make cash payments in-person at the Student Financial Services Office.  Cash should never be mailed.


Students and guest payers may pay their term fees via check either in-person at the Student Financial Services Office, through mail, or online using e-check/ACH. Please make sure to include the students name and ID on a paper check.

Payments can be mailed to:

St. Olaf College
Business Office
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

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If you pay by e-check/ACH make sure you enter the routing number/account number as it appears on a check.  If it does not, the payment will not be processed and you will be charged a returned payment fee.



Credit Card/Debit Card

Students and guest payers may make student account payments online with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.  St. Olaf College does not accept credit card or debit card payments in-person, over the phone, or through the mail.  Debit and Credit cards will only be accepted online.

Our online service provider charges a fee that will be assessed at the time a payment is made.  St. Olaf College will not receive any part of the service fee and will not be profiting from it.  There is no fee to pay online using e-check/ACH.

Domestic and International Wires

St. Olaf College accepts Domestic and International Wires.  St. Olaf has partnered with Flywire to process tuition payments for international payments.  There are no fees to making a payment through Flywire.  You’ll select pay with international currency at check out.  If you choose to send a direct wire (from your bank account to ours) a $30 fee is charged and should be added to your wire amount. Please indicate the student’s name and ID number on the transfer. Contact the Business Office for domestic wiring instructions.  Please visit the International Student Wires website for more information.


Returned Payment

Any checks or ACH bank transfers that are returned by the bank for any reason, will result in a $30 charge placed on your student account.


If payment(s) is made in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or money orders, the College is required to report this information to the IRS if payments are $10,000 or greater over the course of a calendar year.