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Make A Payment With SMUpay

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SMUpay Options:

Payments made online will post to the student and/or miscellaneous account immediately. At the time of electronic payment, a receipt will be provided.

All payments are made securely with the following payment options:

  • Electronic Check (Personal Checking or Savings) with no service charge
  • Electronic Credit Card (American Express, Discover and MasterCard) with a non refundable 2.75% service charge
  • Western Union has partnered with SMU for International Wire Payments and also Domestic Wires to help replace bank wires. Payments to the student account by selecting the Link in SMUpay and completing the process with Western Union. Save on bank fees and exchange rates. Western Union is worldwide.
  • International Wires (SMU Flywire & Western Union) - You can make international wire payments to the student account by selecting the link in SMUpay and completing the process. Provide current Student ID for payment to be applied correctly.
  • Domestic Wires (Western Union) - You can make domestic wire payments on your student account and save bank fees. By selecting the link in SMUpay and completing the process. Provide current Student ID for payment to be applied correctly.

Make a Payment:

  • Login to my.SMU.
  • Select Student Homepage.
  • Click on the Financial Account tile.
  • Click on SMUpay on the left-hand menu.
  • Select the account you are paying on the View & Pay Accounts page.

  • Login to my.SMU.
  • Select Employee Self Service.
  • Click on the Financial Account tile.
  • Select a term and click on an amount.
  • Click on SMUpay.
  • Select the account you are paying on the View & Pay Accounts page.

  • Returning users: Click here to be directed to SMUpay
  • Students must add you as an Authorized Payer on their account to allow you to view bills/statements, view unbilled activity and make a payment.
  • When students add an Authorized Payer, the added payer will receive an email which will contain a User ID and a URL required to activate the Authorized Payer.
  • The student will need to give the Authorized User a temporary password. Once the authorized user has been added to the account they can gain access by clicking on Authorized Payer.
  • Students:Click here for instructions to Add Authorized Payer.
  • Forget Login or Password? Click here for instructions.

Requirements for non-checking accounts:

  • For SAVINGS account routing numbers, contact your financial institution. Deposit slips may not include the correct routing number.
  • Not all payments from BROKERAGE/INVESTMENT accounts can be made online. Please check with your account representative.
  • Checks written from credit card accounts, commonly called CONVENIENCE or CREDIT ADVANCE CHECKS, may not allow electronic transactions. Contact your financial institution to determine whether ACH transactions are allowed.

Note: Credit card (Master Card, Discover Card and American Express) payments will be processed through Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. If you choose this option, a "service charge fee" will be added for each transaction. The "service charge fee" is 2.75% and is subject to change with a 30 day notice.

Make sure pop-up blocker is off. SMUpay requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4, Safari 4, or Google Chrome with JavaScript, Cookies, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled.

If a check or electronic check payment posted to your student account is unable to be processed by the bank because of insufficient funds, closed account, invalid account number, or other applicable reason(s), the returned check payment amount, plus a $30 returned check fee, will be charged back to your student account. You will receive an e-mail notice regarding the returned check.

A returned check hold will be placed on your student account and remain until a new payment and the $30 returned check fee is submitted. 

The $30 returned check fee is assessed for each return, regardless of the amount of each returned check.

If an account indicates a history of returned checks, the university reserves the right to suspend a student’s check payment privileges.

If a credit or debit card transaction results in a chargeback, a $30 chargeback fee will be assessed to your student account.