Student Account Services accepts payment for university bills.
Also, our friendly cashiers will cash checks-up to $30 free of charge-for students, staff, and faculty.
This office sends paper statements for Fall (sent in July), Spring (December), and Summer (April) semesters ONLY if students are registered for that semester's classes. Bills also are uploaded to the system every month. For example: if a student is registered for Fall 2017 classes, the student will receive a paper bill in July 2017.
Only students who have an account balance will receive a statement notification via the student's SAU email. Any Authorized User also will receive an email.
If a parent or guardian wants notification when new statements are available, please have your student set you up as an Authorized User. You will receive your own login and password.
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize St. Ambrose University to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
When we use information from your check to make an electronic funds transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
Open M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
or by appointment
Two weeks before the semester starts, payment must be made in full or through a payment arrangement. Online payments are are handled by TouchNet.
- eCheck - Pay online using your own checking account by filling out the online form like you are writing a check. There will be no added charges for this service.
- Credit card - Pay online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover through TouchNet, a third-party payment service. A service charge of 2.75% will be assessed by TouchNet. Effective 5/1/18, the service charge will be 2.85%.
Students may also sign up online for a payment plan. You can also choose to have payments automatically deducted from your account for the duration of your payment plan.
Online Payment Plans
- Monthly Plan 5 payments – Limited availability. Sign up by July 31 for Fall and Dec. 31 for Spring.
- Monthly Plan 4 Payments
- Monthly Plan 3 Payments
- Monthly Plan 2 Payments
- Bi-weekly Plan 8 Payments
- Employer paid deferment plan
You may also download and submit the appropriate form below.
Semester Payment Plan Form (pdf) - $25 setup fee
Employer Paid Deferment (pdf) - See form for fees
Login to access your account and make a payment
Parents, guardians or employers wishing to access the online payment system are required to have their student's permission. A student must initiate this process by logging into the online payment system and completing the Authorized User form. Non-student users need a valid email address to be designated as an Authorized User.
If you prefer to pay in person by cash or check, please visit Bee Central in Ambrose Hall, 1st floor.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have not made satisfactory payments or payment arrangements are restricted and not allowed to register for new classes, receive their diploma upon graduation, or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full. Late fees in the amount of $25 per month may be assessed to accounts with an outstanding balance and no payment arrangements.
SAU uses direct deposit for all student payroll and credit balance refunds from student's accounts. Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of funds into a checking or savings account of your choice. It is the quickest, safest, and most efficient way to receive a refund.
After enrolling in direct deposit, students who remain enrolled at SAU must only update their direct deposit information when their individual banking information changes.
By enrolling in direct deposit your payroll check or refund gets deposited efficiently and you help the environment by reducing the need for paper checks.
About MySAU Portal
MySAU Portal is a secure website, interacting over an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. The site's SSL Certificate enables encryption of sensitive information during online transactions and contains unique, authenticated information about the certificate owner. It is issued by a top Certificate Authority, VeriSign, that verifies the identity of the certificate owner.
Click on Student Applications/Self Service, then "Click here to access Self Service."
Click Bank Information, then "add an account."
Make sure Refund, Reimbursement and Payment Deposit is "ON."
The Effective Date should be today's date.
Enter your bank account information (account nickname, country of bank, routing number, bank account number, re-enter bank account number, account type)
Click "I agree" to the Terms and Conditions.
St. Ambrose University sends students their 1098-T forms (tuition information for year-end tax filing) through the student's account on MySAU Portal. You will be able to download and print this form.
Students must first OPT-IN for the electronic delivery. If the student does not wish to receive this form electronically it will be mailed to them. To retrieve your 1098-T online you will need to complete an electronic consent form. Download instructions (pdf) on how to complete the consent. Anyone who has consented to electronic delivery of their 1098-T will not receive a printed copy. You will be notified in early January when the 1098-T forms are available for viewing and printing. There are several advantages to receiving an electronic copy of your 1098-T:
- No waiting for your 1098-T to arrive in the mail.
- Print copies of your 1098-T whenever you need them.
- Previous 1098-T forms are available for viewing and printing.
Perkins loans are awarded on a need-basis, based on information received from student FAFSA forms. Funding for Perkins loans are provided by St. Ambrose and the Department of Education. St. Ambrose is the lending institution. We use ECSI as our loan servicer. As students repay their loans more students can receive loans to help fund their education. Perkins loans have cancellation and deferment benefits not available to borrowers of other types of aid. More information can be found at www.ecsi.net.
Perkins loan recipients must complete a master promissory note, disclosure statement and go through an online entrance counseling process the first time they receive such a loan from St. Ambrose.
The following items are needed to complete the online process:
- your FAFSA PIN
- your Social Security number
- your driver's license number
- names, addresses, telephone numbers and employers for your next of kin and/or parent
- names, addresses, telephone numbers and employers for two references residing at different addresses
Before a student graduates, or when they leave the institution, they must complete an exit interview. Federal regulations require students to complete this before they receive their diploma. Complete the exit interview online
Student Account Services can answer any questions you have about this procedure. ECSI is a secure site, so your privacy is protected. If you have any questions please access the site and read the security and privacy information.