St. Norbert students enjoy the best four-year graduation rate over the past 10 years among Wisconsin’s 33 colleges and universities.

Payment Methods

Payment Policy | Payment-in-Full | Deferred Payment Program | Monthly Payment Plan | Alternative Loans | Outside ScholarshipsPLUS Loans

Payment Policy | return to top
St. Norbert College accepts online payments by credit card, checking or savings accounts as well as cash or check for the payment of tuition, fees, room and board. All amounts received must be in U.S. funds. All past due amounts are subject to a late payment fee of ONE PERCENT PER MONTH (12 percent annually). Students will not be issued official grade transcripts or permitted to register for succeeding semesters until such time as all charges have been paid in full. Diplomas will not be issued unless all charges have been paid in full and exit requirements (Stafford and Perkins Loan recipients) have been met. Contact the Bursar Office for specific information regarding payment by calling 1-800-597-3922.
International Payment - Peer Transfer | return to top
St. Norbert College has partnered with peerTransfer Corporation to provide our international students with a more convenient and efficient method of sending international payments.  peerTransfer allows you to pay from any country and any bank, save money on bank fees, receive peace of mind with 24x7 multilingual customer support, and track your payment from start to finish.  Click or go to: to complete the payment process.
Payment-in-Full | return to top
Payment is due before classes begin or by the stated due date on monthly statements. Payment-in-full is the only option to those who are not enrolled on one of our recognized payment programs.
Semester Payment Plan | return to top

The semester payment plan is maintained in-house, and is for a maximum of $3,000 each semester.  Any balance over $3,000, along with the application (see the link below) and enrollment fee, is due August 1st for the Fall semester, and January 1st for the Spring semester.    

The semester enrolled plan amount (must be $3,000 or under) will be due in three equal installments; September 1, October 1 and November 1 during the fall semester; and February 1, March 1 and April 1 during the spring semester.

There is a $30 enrollment fee per semester for this plan.

Fall Semester Payment Plan Application (PDF)
Spring Semester Payment Plan Application (PDF)

In the case of an over-payment (credit balance) on a student account the student should clarify whether or not the overpayment should be refunded or applied to ensuing semesters. Should the student prefer to have the credit refunded, he/she simply needs to visit the Bursar Office to complete a refund form. If approved, refunds are issued on a weekly basis. Please note that all Financial Aid must be applied toward the deferred balance prior to any issuance of funds. For instance, suppose a student chooses to defer the full $3,000. Shortly thereafter, he/she is awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Rather than refunding the $2,000 and choosing to continue to defer $3,000, the scholarship will be applied to the student's account, therefore decreasing the deferred amount to $1,000. A credit must actually exist on the student's account in order to be issued a refund.

NOTE: It is the policy of St. Norbert College to automatically credit to a student's account all scholarships and gift assistance at the start of each semester.

Academic Year Monthly Payment Plan | return to top

St. Norbert College recognizes Tuition Management Systems (TMS) as an outside agency who organizes and maintains payment plans for families. Monthly payments are made directly to TMS, and TMS then forwards payments to St. Norbert College to be credited to the student's account. There is a $85 application fee associated with enrollment on the monthly payment program.

Families create an academic year budget based on total expenses and Financial Aid packages to determine an out-of-pocket amount. This amount is then divided by 10. This amount then becomes the monthly payment payable to TMS. If you would like assistance determining your academic year budget, please contact a Bursar Office representative at 1-800-597-3922.

The TMS Payment plan is in the student's name. Students enrolled on the TMS Payment Plan will receive monthly payment remittals from TMS and you mail the payment remittal back to TMS along with the enclosed payment. Students can also pay via the TMS Website, (click Students and Families, Monthly Payment Plans, Enroll in a Payment Plan), or by contacting an Education Payment Partner at 1-800-722-4867.

Students enrolled on the TMS Monthly Payment Plan will receive four Tuition Statements from St. Norbert College per year, one at the beginning and end of each semester. It is important that students ensure that their balance owed to St. Norbert College matches the amount budgeted on their TMS Monthly Payment Plan. Students may adjust their TMS Budget at any time.

Again, if you would like assistance determining your academic year budget, or have questions regarding any of the payment options, please contact a Bursar Office representative at 1-800-597-3922.

Alternative Loans | return to top
An Alternative Loan may be an alternative method of payment. The Alternative Loan is taken out in the student's name, and the student therefore shares responsibility of college financing.

Payments are not required while the student attends St. Norbert College, and a 6-month grace period is granted after graduation. Payments are then made over a period of 120 or 180 months, dependent upon the amount owed.

Should the loans be approved, the St. Norbert College Bursar Office is notified and payments are sent directly to the College to be credited to the student's account. For a list of Alternative Loan companies see the Financial Aid web page or call the Financial Aid Office at 1-888-786-6721.
PLUS Loans | return to top
Parents of dependent, undergraduate students (enrolled at least half-time) may borrow up to the total cost of education minus other financial aid assistance through the PLUS loan program.

Repayment begins after the loan is fully disbursed, with the first payment due within 60 days after the final loan disbursement. As of July 1, 2008, parent borrowers may choose to defer payments on a Parent PLUS loan until six months after the date the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Accruing interest can either be paid monthly or quarterly, or be capitalized quarterly. Deferment can be requested at the time of application. 

The PLUS loan application can be completed online at When determining the loan amount needed, consider the amount needed for the academic year.  The loan will then be equally disbursed between fall and spring semesters.  

The Master Promissory Note must be completed for first-time PLUS loan borrowers. If you have a PLUS loan for more than one student, a separate MPN must be completed for each student.   Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-888-786-6721 for more information.

Outside Scholarships | return to top
Often times, a student will receive scholarships from an outside source to be credited to their tuition account. Generally, St. Norbert College receives those checks directly in the Bursar Office and receipts them to the student's name. If the check is addressed to both St. Norbert College and the student, a notice will be sent via email to the student to endorse the check. If a check should be sent directly to the student, it needs to be sent to the Bursar Office in order to be credited against his/her balance.

More information about any of the payment options can be obtained by contacting the St. Norbert College Bursar Office at 1-800-597-3922 or email at