Tuition and Fees

Monthly Payment Plan

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Mount Saint Mary College offers a convenient Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) to help you pay each fall and spring semester’s educational expenses in five monthly installments, interest-free.

General Information

  • Enrollment is required each fall and spring semester you participate in the MPP.
  • A $30.00 enrollment fee is due each semester you enroll.
  • Enrollment for the fall Monthly Payment Plan opens June 15, with the first installment due July 15, and the last installment due November 15. The final date to enroll in the fall MPP is September 14.
  • Enrollment for the spring Monthly Payment Plan opens December 1, with the first installment due December 15, and the last installment is due April 15. The final date to enroll in the spring MPP is February 14.
  • Monthly Payment Plan installments paid by credit or debit card are subject to a 2.75% service fee by CASHNet SmartPay, our payment card processor.
  • Avoid the service fee by paying your Monthly Payment Plan online with your bank account via ACH (eCheck).

Parents: Click here to access the Monthly Payment Plan Payment System.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan (MPP)?
Enrollment in the MPP is easy! Simply visit, log in, select the Student Accounts tab, and click on Enroll in the MPP. For detailed instructions, you may review the MPP Enrollment Guide.

How can someone else make a payment on the student's account?
From the payment site, the student can invite others to make payments on their student account.  An invitation email will be sent to payers providing a user ID, password, and a link to log in to the student's secure payment site.   by logging in to the student portal, select the Student Accounts tab, and click on Make a Payment or Enroll in the MPP to access their account details.  From there, they can send a payer invitation to others to make payments toward the student's account.  

How can I send an invitation to a new payer?
Just visit, log in with your student credentials, select the Student Accounts tab, and click on Enroll in the MPP or Make a Payment.  You will see your name at the top of the menu on the left side of the screen.  Click on your name to view your account details.  On this screen, you will see an option to send a payer invitation. Fill out the invitation form and the new payer will receive a welcome email with their login ID, a temporary password, and a link to the student's payment site.

How many installment payments is my MPP?
Enrollment prior to the first installment’s due date will result in five MPP payments. However, your MPP installments decrease each month registration is delayed (e.g. the first installment for the fall MPP is due July 15, registration in August results in a 4-month plan).

How is my MPP balance determined?
Your MPP balance is determined using the following formula: Tuition and Fees Balance less Anticipated Financial Aid and/or Awards.

(Tuition & Fees) – (Anticipated Financial Aid and Awards) = MPP Balance

What happens if my student account balance changes?
If your Student Account balance changes during the semester, the MPP will automatically re-calculate the remaining monthly payments (e.g. new tuition charges applied to the account or additional aid received).

How can I make payment to the MPP?
You may process payment to the MPP using a credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard) or e-check. Just visit, log in, select the Student Accounts tab, and click on Make an MPP Payment.  Payers who have been invited to make payments toward a student's account will use the link they received in their welcome email with their login credentials.  Another way for a payer to access the payment site is by the "Make a Payment" link found on this page.

Will I receive payment reminders?
The MPP provides email notification of your next installment due date, payment confirmation, and late/missed payments.

What happens if my MPP installment is late?
You student bill is subject to a $40 late fee if MPP payments are not received by the 15th of each month.

What happens if I miss multiple MPP installments?
Multiple missed installment payments result in withdrawal from MPP. If you are withdrawn from the MPP, your student account balance is due in full, and you are subject to the standard late payment fee up to $200.

Have a question not addressed in the FAQ or Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Guide? Contact Student Financial Services at 845-569-3700 or email

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