The Office of Accounting is responsible for receiving tuition, room and board payments and provides students with essential accounting services. Conveniently located at the heart of campus in Lela Raney Wood Hall, we welcome students to stop by with questions.
Student bills must be paid in full or have a payment plan in place before classes start for the semester. Students will not be allowed to register for classes with a balance on their account. Transcripts are not available until all accounts are paid in full.
Tuition Payment Plan
You may enroll in an interest-free monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS).
When a credit balance exists on a student’s account, we automatically generate a check that will be available for pickup at the Accounting office on Friday, usually between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. This check will be made out to the student unless the student requests otherwise. If the check is not picked up after a week, we will mail the check to the student’s permanent address. Please remember to update your address information.
Please call the Accounting office for additional information.
Students can cash personal checks up to $100.
If you're looking for a local bank, check out Stephens' institutional banking partner:
Central Bank of Boone County
Mary Ropp, Relationship Manager: (573) 817-8623
Main number: (573) 874-8100
Downtown Branch Columbia: 720 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
Students can get their photo IDs here. A new ID is free. If it is broken and presented, a replacement is free. If it is lost, the replacement cost is $15.
Dates to Remember
FAFSA opens; complete as early as possible! The Financial Aid office uses that information to determine student awards for the next year, and the ability to obtain some grants may be affected by the timeliness of a student’s FAFSA submission.
Students are allowed to register for classes for spring term. They will meet with their advisers, decide on their course schedules for the following term and complete their registration online using MyStephens.
If a balance exists on their account, they will not be able to complete the registration process. This may have an impact on their ability to get in classes they need or want. Students should talk to us immediately so we can try to find a solution to any problems preventing them from completing the process.
Finalize your FAFSA for the following fall semester.
We will send a 1098-T. This will provide important information to you as you prepare your income tax return and determine any education credit you may be able to claim.
Students register for the following fall term (just like the process in November). Any price changes to tuition, room or board will be announced prior to student registration.
Our office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The cashier’s window is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.