Payments

How To Make A Payment

Payments may be made with:

  • Cash:  Personally paid in the Student Accounts Office.
  • Check:  Made payable to Macalester College and mailed or personally delivered to the Student Accounts Office. Mailing address: Student Accounts Office, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105.
  • Online Payment Options:
    • Checking/savings account (no fee).
    • Credit card. We accept online credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card payments include a 2.75% fee paid by the card holder.
  • Wire Transfer:  To make a wire transfer payment, please contact the Student Accounts Office by either mailing or emailing your request to receive the wire transfer information. You may also stop in the Student Accounts Office to request the information in person. When making a wire transfer, please include the students Macalester ID number and name in the reference section.

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Estimate Your Payment

Please use this worksheet to estimate your Macalester bill.

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Payment Plan Options

  • Option 1: Semester Payment
    • Pay tuition, fees and all other charges directly to Macalester College as stated on the pre-term bill you will receive prior to the beginning of each semester:
      • Fall 2013 semester payment is due August 15, 2013
      • Spring 2014 semester payment is due January 15, 2014
  • Option 2: Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan available through
    Tuition Management Systems (TMS)
    • $75 annual non-refundable enrollment fee.
    • No finance or interest charges.
    • Option of making 9 or 10 monthly payments.
    • The college will credit your account with the sum contracted for that semester.
    • TMS accepts checks, money orders, bank drafts, or credit cards.
    • TMS offers an automatic deduction option.
    • Adjustments to the TMS credit result only if a contract becomes delinquent with TMS or if there is a change in the original contract amount.
    • Dependent upon your choice of monthly payment options, your monthly payment may not be the same each month. The payments are set up to pay by semester even if you are enrolled for the academic year.
    • Very Important: All backpayments are required at the time of enrollment if the family is enrolling after the plan start date. All new accounts must have a status of 'Current' or 'Prepaid'.  Macalester College will not process the TMS account until the account is up-to-date.

TMS 10 Month Payment Plan Schedule

Payment Fall 2013 Spring 2014
1st Installment June 1, 2013 November 1, 2013
2nd Installment July 1, 2013 December 1, 2013
3rd Installment August 1, 2013 January 1, 2014
4th Installment September 1, 2013 February 1, 2014
5th Installment October 1, 2013 March 1, 2014

Call TMS at 1-800-722-4867 for more information or to enroll. You can also enroll via the web at www.afford.com.

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My Student Billing Account

View/pay my bill: This function is now available in 1600grand.

Students:

  1. Log in to 1600grand using your Macalester username and password.
  2. Click on the Student Life tab.
  3. Look for the My Student Account channel in the upper right corner.
  4. Click on the View/Pay My Bill link.
  5. Click on Mac Account Suite.
  6. Click on eBill/Payment option.

Note: Students must set up all authorized users. No one can do this for them.

Authorized User:  Students may authorize parents or other persons to become an authorized user.  An authorized user may view on-line billing information and make on-line payments.  You must be set up (instructions below) as an authorized user by your student to receive an email notification that your new eBill is ready to view. To view your student's eBill statement, go to:

https://secure.touchnet.com/C23333_tsa/web/login.jsp

To Set up an Authorized User students must:

  1. Log in to 1600grand using your Macalester username and password.
  2. Click on the Student Life tab.
  3. Look for the My Student Account channel in the upper right corner.
  4. Click on the View/Pay My Bill link.
  5. Click on Mac Account Suite.
  6. Click on Authorized Users tab.
  7. Enter information as prompted.
  8. The authorized user will receive an email with login information.  Authorized users must keep this login information on file to use each time they choose to log in.

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Payment Policies

Student Accounts Holds
Failure to pay outstanding charges by the established deadlines will result in a hold being placed on a student's account. A hold could result in one or more of the following:

  • Validation Hold prohibits students from validating at the beginning of the semester.
  • Financial Hold prohibits students from receiving transcripts.
  • Exit Interview Hold is placed on students who need to complete an exit interview for Perkins and/or Institutional Loans
  • Diploma Hold prevents graduating seniors from receiving their diploma if they have a balance owing on their account

A financial hold will be removed from a student's account when the delinquent obligation is satisfied.

Refund Check Policy
Refund checks are only created for students who have an actual credit on their account. Checks will not be created for anticipated credits. Refunds for credit created by financial aid will not be disbursed until the first day of class for the appropriate semester. Refunds on student accounts are typically made for the following reasons:

  • Overpayment on the student account
  • Financial Aid is greater than the charges for the semester
  • Official withdrawal from the college

Students who need a refund check should fill out a check request in the Student Accounts Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday in order for the check to be ready on that Friday. Students have the option of using direct deposit. Checks will be available for pick-up in the Student Accounts Office after 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon or sent to the student's campus mailbox (SPO). Checks are made payable to the student unless the student has given signed authorization to the Student Accounts Office to make the check payable to another party.

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Out of School Students

If you are a student who is no longer enrolled at Macalester and would like to make an online credit card payment, please contact:

John Rapos
Loan Officer
Perkins and Institutional Loans
Collections
Email:
Phone: 651-696-6578

-or-

Mary Johnson
Director of Student Accounts
Email:
Phone: 651-696-6560

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