Student Accounting Office

Two students stand near windows inside of the Student Accounting Office in the Student Union.

 

Student Accounting can:

  • Explain payment plan options

  • Accept payments for your ϲʲͼ Mercy tuition and fees

    See Payment Options below

  • Explain charges on your student invoice

  • Explain how to petition for a refund

  • Assist with loan consolidations, deferments, and cancellations

If you need assistance with or would like to set up a Transact/Cashnet payment plan, please call 1-800-339-8131 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST) or go to .

On-campus banking is available through .

Frequently Asked Questions

See our Student Accounting FAQ page for more answers about payments, billing, refunds, tax form 1098T, and more.

ϲʲͼ the SAO

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  • Meet the staff

    Cheryl Styczynski, Director, Student Accounting

    Phone: 313-993-1421

    Email: styczycl@udmercy.edu

    • Education financial counseling, payment arrangements
    • Student billing issues
    • Variance committee
    • Student tax statements (1098T)

    Lauri Landry, Assistant Director, Student Accounting

    Phone: 313-993-1431

    Email: landryll@udmercy.edu

     

    Monisha Tunstall, Cashier

    Phone: 313-993-1422


    Adrian Currie, Office Assistant

    Phone: 313-993-1419

    Email: currieal@udmercy.edu

    • Student loan questions
    • Perkins Loans

    Thomas Jones, Cashier Support

    Phone: 313-993-1417

    Email: jonestc@udmercy.edu

    • Employer and agency tuition benefit plans
    • Third-Party payments
    • Book vouchers
    • VA students

    Carole Fletcher

    Phone: 313-993-1418

    Email: fletchec@udmercy.edu

    • NSF checks
    • Student statements
  • What is SAO?

     

    What We Do

    The SAO provides operational and service support for students and University faculty and staff.

    Operational Support Provided by Student Accounting:

    • Manages student Accounts Receivable
    • Liaison for Cashnet Payment Plans
    • Issues monthly student statements
    • Collects student payments and applies them to student accounts
    • Bills third party payers for student tuition
    • Disburses refunds from student accounts and distributes financial aid refund checks and direct deposits of refunds
    • Applies charges originating throughout the University to student accounts
    • Issues student tax statements (Form 1098-T)

    Service Support Provided by Student Accounting:

    • Resolution of student billing issues
    • Chair of the University Variance Committee, which is a committee established to review appeals for student refunds when a student withdraws from classes due to extenuating circumstances. Appeals must be submitted within one calendar year of the withdraw date
    • Manages campus based loan programs:
       
      • Health Professions Loan
      • Nursing Loan

Payment Options

The following payment methods are available with the Student Accounting Office:

  • Cash, check or money order
  • Electronic check (online, no fee)
  • Credit card (online, see below for fees)
  • International payments only can be made 

See "Make a payment" below for more details on payment methods.

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  • Make a payment

    Pay online

    Students must pay online through if using a debit/credit card or electronic check. Please note:

    • Electronic Check – There is no fee for payments made by electronic check using your bank's routing number and your account number.
    • Credit/Debit Cards – A service fee of 2.85% (for domestic cards) or 4.25% (for international cards) will be charged when you make an online payment using a credit or debit card.  We accept Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Visa.

    Follow the steps below to pay online:

    1. using your My Portal sign-in.
    2. Select "Pay Now * (Cashnet)" to go to the Transact/Cashnet payment site.
    3. Select "Make a Payment."
    4. Choose the appropriate payment type from the available items.
    5. Enter the amount to pay and choose "Add to payment"
    6. Scroll to the bottom of the page to select "Continue."
    7. Choose your preferred payment method and fill in the required information.

    Your payments can be viewed in your portal immediately after the payment has been processed and approved through your bank.

    Mail your payment

    You may mail your payments – including your Student ID number – to the following address:

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    Attn: Cashier, SAO
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    ϲʲͼ, MI 48221

    When mailing:

    • Include your Student ID Number on your check.
    • Allow at least eight business days for mailed payments to be processed to your account.

    Pay in person

    Visit the Student Accounting Office (SAO) on the McNichols Campus in the Student Union, Room 102. Note which payment methods the SAO cashier can accept in person:

    • ACCEPTED: Cash, check or money order
    • NOT ACCEPTED: Credit/debit card payments are not accepted in person.  Card payments must be made online (see above).

    Employer-Paid Tuition

    Third-Party Billing — The University bills employers directly for the costs their employees incur. Contact the Human Resource or Personnel department at your place of employment to find out if your company offers this benefit. If so, the student must submit documentation prior to each term to the Student Accounting Office that clearly indicates who is to be billed for the tuition and fees. Employer vouchers should be submitted before the first day of the term. Please contact Thomas Jones at jonestc@udmercy.edu with questions. 

    Tuition Reimbursement — The University will allow students to register without a down payment if their employers offer tuition reimbursement benefits.

    To take advantage of this plan, prior to the beginning of each term the student must furnish a letter on the company's letterhead stating that the student is employed by the company and that the company will reimburse the tuition and fees incurred for that student. Payment is deferred up to 60 days after the end of the term. Students in the program cannot register owing more than one past term. Your letter can be faxed to 313-993-1414, Attn: C. Fletcher or scanned and emailed to fletchec@udmercy.edu. Please include your student ID number on the letter.

    Michigan Trade Exchange

    The University will accept Michigan Trade Exchange Dollars for tuition payment however, note that:

    • Payment is limited to one semester at a time
    • Trade Dollars are accepted for up to full time undergraduate tuition only
    • Select programs at capacity will be exempted from Trade Dollar participation
    • Residence Halls and meal plans are exempted from Trade Dollar participation

    To use Michigan Trade Exchange Dollars you must contact Cheryl Styczynski at 313-993-1421 or styczycl@udmercy.edu.

  • Monthly payment options

    To help you afford your education expenses, ϲʲͼ Mercy offers interest-free monthly payment options.  These options allow you to spread out your payments. You can enroll in:

    • Annual Plan – for the academic year – nine or 10 monthly payments
    • Semester Plan – Fall-only or Winter-only – four or five monthly payments

    Enrollment deadlines

    To take advantage of the longest plans (10 monthly payments for Annual plan; five monthly payments for single-semester plans), you must enroll by the "longest plan" deadlines in the table below. After the longest plan deadlines, the number of months offered decreases (increasing your monthly payment). Enrollment for shorter monthly plans is required by the "shorter plan" deadlines shown.

    Deadlines and fees for monthly plans
    Annual plan Fall only Winter only
    Enrollment fee $60 $35 $35
    Enrollment begins July July December
    Longest plan deadline Aug. 1 Aug. 1 Jan. 1
    Shorter plan deadline Oct. 1 Oct. 1 Feb. 1

    Transact Campus Smartpay, powered by Cashnet, is the third-party electronic payment processor for ϲʲͼ Mercy's monthly payment options. You will have access to payment information and support from Transact/Cashnet representatives by phone or online:

    • Phone: 800-339-8131
      (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST)
    • Online: Automated access 24 hours a day via the .

    Fees and payment methods

    The enrollment charges for the monthly payment options are:

    • $60 enrollment fee for the annual plan (for full academic year)
    • $35 enrollment fee for each semester plan (Fall or Winter term only)

    You can set up the following payment methods:

    • checking account
    • savings account
    • credit card *
    • debit card *

    * Credit/debit card payments to Transact/Cashnet will be charged a 2.85% service fee (4.25% for international cards) for monthly payments. (Service fees do not apply to payment of enrollment fees.) Checking and savings account payments do not incur service fees.

    Although the Transact/Cashnet system defaults to automatic monthly deductions, you can deselect this option if you prefer to sign in each month to make your payment manually.

    Annual Plan calculation

    When signed into the Transact/Cashnet system set up a plan (as shown below), you will see a link, "Use payment plan calculator," which can help you choose your ideal plan amount.

    The Annual Payment Plan is available to cover any out-of-pocket costs for both Fall and Winter semesters.  You will have to include Fall charges as well as anticipated costs for the Winter semester.  For example, if you plan to take the same amount of credit hours for the Winter semester as you are taking in the Fall, then you would double your Fall amount to project the costs for the Annual Payment Plan.  You cannot enroll in an Annual Payment Plan for the cost of only one semester.

    Don't forget to deduct the financial aid (grants, scholarships and loans) that you are accepting for both semesters.  Again, look for the payment plan calculator within the Transact/Cashnet system, which can help.

    How to set up a plan

    Monthly payment plans are set up using the Transact/Cashnet system. To set up a plan:

    1. using your My Portal sign-in
    2. Choose Payment Plan * (CashNet) to go to the Transact/Cashnet payment site
    3. Select Payment plans, and View payment plan options
    4. Follow the prompts to select and set up your payment plan.  You'll also see the "payment plan calculator" link at this point.

    Students can also give access to parents to enroll in a Payment Plan, by selecting the "Send a payer invitation" button on their Overview page. When the parent receives the invitation through their email, they will be given a PIN, password, and link where they will be connected to the student's Overview page, so they can click the Payment Plans and View payment plan options links to enroll.

    For more information about these interest-free monthly payment options, contact either Transact/Cashnet (above), or contact the Student Accounting Office.

  • Administrative withdrawal policy

    Students who have enrolled in classes but have not made a payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date will be notified of the University’s intention to withdraw them from classes. The due date is the Friday before the beginning of the semester. This policy does not apply to those students who have received financial aid awards. Students who still have not made satisfactory arrangements by the end of final day of registration will be dropped from their classes.

    Students who are withdrawn lose their enrollment in the classes they were registered for and must follow the normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into class. This requires obtaining instructor’s signature and advisor’s signature for open classes that have met or are closed and advisor’s signature for open classes during the add/drop week. A late registration fee will be also assessed for those re-registering.

2024-25 Tuition and Fees

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  • 2024-25 Undergraduate Tuition (U.S. and International)

    Architecture, Engineering
    Enrollment Cost*
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,322
    For U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) (1) $17,060
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,137
    For International Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term)

    $25,347

    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours and each credit hour over 18 $1,666

     

    Business Administration, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), Health Professions, Humanities Arts & Social Sciences, Nursing, Science, University College, Software Engineering
    Enrollment Cost*
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,234
    For U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) (1) $16,473
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,098
    For International Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,213
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours and each credit hour over 18 $1,585

     

    (1) Includes all full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at the McNichols Campus for the 2024-2025 academic year.  This does not include international students and those enrolled at satellite campuses or in special, already discounted programs, such as those offered at Macomb Community College,  Wayne County Community College District or McNichols programs that are already discounted.

    For undergraduate students enrolled as online students in these programs

    Online Programs in Economics and Financial Economics
    Enrollment Cost*
    Per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $648
    For U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) (1) $16,473
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,098
    For International Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,213
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours and each credit hour over 18 $1,585

    (1) Includes all full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at the McNichols Campus for the 2024-2025 academic year.  This does not include international students and those enrolled at satellite campuses or in special, already discounted programs, such as those offered at Macomb Community College, Wayne County Community College District or McNichols programs that are already discounted.

  • 2024-25 Graduate Tuition (U.S. and International)

    Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling(1), School Counseling (1), Nursing per credit hour $959

    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Architecture

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,441
    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $18,597
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,441
    International Citizens per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours and over 18 credit hours  $1,891
    International Citizens per credit hour 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $27,628

     

    Business Administration

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens  (1) per credit hour $902
    International Citizens (1) per credit hour $1,803

    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Community Development

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    Community Development(1) per credit hour $902

    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Engineering

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    U.S., Canada, and Mexico Citizens  (1) per credit hour $918
    International Citizens (1) per credit hour $1,891

    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Software Engineering

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Software Engineering per credit hour $1,857

     

    Nursing, Health Service Administration

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling(1), School Counseling (1), Nursing per credit hour $959

    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Nurse Anesthesiology

    Per Term Cost
    Flat rate per term (year one 3 terms) $9,017
    Flat rate per term (years two and three) $13,708

     

    Physician Assistant

    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,835
    Track I Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $18,803
    Track II Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $12,518

     

    Online Programs

    For students enrolled in completely online graduate degree programs:

    Per Credit hour Cost
    Graduate Program in Economics and Financial Economics $972
    CIS Graduate Program in Software Management and Information Assurance $972
    MS in Cybercrime $972
    Vehicle Cyber Engineering  $972
    Applied Data Analytics $972

    Other Sites: As announced

  • Off-campus & Special Programs Tuition

    Macomb University Center
    Enrollment Cost*
    Health Services Administration (per credit, 1-11 credit hours)

    $959

    For U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) (1) $16,473
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,098
    For International Citizens, 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,213
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours and each credit hour over 18 $1,585

    (1) Includes all full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at the McNichols Campus for the 2024-2025 academic year.  This does not include international students and those enrolled at satellite campuses or in special, already discounted programs, such as those offered at Macomb Community College, Wayne County Community College District or McNichols programs that are already discounted.

    American Language and Culture Program

    Following are the 2024-2025 tuition rates (independent of discounts) for the American Language and Culture Program classes offered at ϲʲͼ Mercy:
    Classes Cost*
    ALCP 1010 and 5101 $7,648
    ALCP 2020/5202 $3,278
    ALCP 2011/5011, ALCP2012/5012 and ALCP 2013/5013 $1,092 per module or $3,278 for all three at same time
    ALCP 3150 and 5315 $1,092
    In addition, a one-time orientation fee of $100 is charged to new international students to fund recreational and educational activities sponsored by International Services.

    Study AbroadEnrollmentCost*Study AbroadVaries by program

  • Housing, Meal Plans, Miscellaneous Fees

    Housing and Food*

    Room and Board Rates*
    Hall Cost*
    per term
    (double/single)

    Shiple Hall (Freshman only) - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3)

    $5,214/$7,692

    East, North, South Quads - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3)

    $5,326/$7,822

    Holden Hall - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3)

    $5,151/$7,628

    West Quad — meal plan optional

    $3,912/$6,260

    All resident students, except West Quad residents are required to take a board plan. Single occupancy is subject to availability. All other rates for special or guest housing are subject to negotiation with the director of Residence Life.

    2024-2025 Meal Plans

    Meal plans are available for commuter students, please contact Dining Services for additional information.

    (1) Block 225/$175 Flex
    (2) Block 190/$300 Flex
    (3) Block 120/$500 Flex

    General and Miscellaneous Fees

    General and Miscellaneous Fee Schedule
    Fee Cost*
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
    Total Withdrawal Fee $500
    Student Orientation Fee (SOAR) $300
    Transcripts (per copy) $10 and up pending service (Express Postal Delivery starts at $20)
    Duplicate Diploma or Certificate Fee $35-$50
    Cooperative Training Tuition Alternating $1,226 per assignment
    Cooperative Training Tuition Parallel $692 per assignment
    Co-op Portfolio Evaluation Fee $250 per credit
    I.D. Card Replacement $25
    English Proficiency Testing Fee (Non-ϲʲͼ Mercy Students) $25

    Application for Graduation (degree) Fee regardless of participation in annual ceremony (does not include cap & gown fees)

    $95
    Application for Certificate Fee (no participation in annual commencement) $30

Contact Us

Phone: 313-993-1420
Fax: 313-993-1414

Office Hours

Regular hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location

McNichols Campus
Student Union, Rm. 102

Mailing address

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Student Accounting Office
Student Union 102
4001 W. McNichols Road
ϲʲͼ, MI 48221-3038

Forms

Petition For Refund (PDF)

Form 1098-T FAQ