- Paying Your School Bill
- Payment Options
- On-Line Statement Access
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Student Health Insurance
- Additional Financial Information
The thought of paying for a college education can be overwhelming. At Bethel we recognize the sacrifices that students and family's make in the pursuit of a college education. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan:
School bills are due and payable two (2) weeks prior to the first day of classes each semester.
- If needed, take advantage of financial aid opportunities. Complete all applications and steps required in a timely manner.
- Bethel offers various payment plan options and counseling. See the Payment Options information below to help you make informed decisions that will fit your needs.
- Payments may be delivered to the Bethel College Business Office, located on the lower level of the Huffman Administration Building.
- If you are paying by credit card, you may pay online, or by phone at 574.257.3321.
- Pay by mail: Bethel College - Business Office, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545
- Cash or personal check;
- Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit card;
- Monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS)
On-Line Credit Card Payments Are Now Here!
Payments can now be made to student accounts online with credit cards. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. To make a payment, log into My Bethel, go to Student -> Financial Information -> Account Information, go to My Account Info, My Account Balances, then "Make a Payment". This goes to the payment page. Successful online payments are reflected immediately on the statement.
Payment Plan Option
If you are not able to immediately pay your account balance in full, you may wish to enroll in a payment plan arrangement. Bethel College offers the opportunity to spread your bill over several interest-free monthly payments by enrolling with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Your only cost for this service is a $65 annual enrollment fee. Everyone qualifies for this service.
- Traditional Students: Visit TMS at www.afford.com/bethel-in or, call toll-free 1-888-437-3430
- Nontraditional Program Students: Contact the Student Accounts Manager to arrange a plan.
(Beginning February 15, 2007, the College will no longer be mailing paper statements to students who live on-campus.)
Registered students have 24 hour on-line access to view and print a student account.
Just follow these directions:
- Login To: https://my.bethelcollege.edu/
- Enter "User Name" (your student ID #)
- Choose "Student"
- Choose "Financial Information"
- Choose "Account Information"
- Choose "My Account Info"
- Choose "My Account Balances"
- Click on the Amount link next to S/A – Student Accounts.
Charges and Fees- there are many departments and activities that students participate in that will impact your school bill. Here are few common questions and departments to contact for assistance:
- Meal Plan- is administered by the Student Development Office.
- Housing Charges- are administrated by the Student Development Office.
- Auto Registration Fees- are administrated by the Student Development Office.
- Course Registration Fees- are administrated by the Registrars Office.
- Add / Drop Fees- are administrated by the Registrars Office.
- Interest Charges- are administered by the Student Accounts Manager.
Refund Request- When financial aid payments result in an overpayment of a student's account, the student has several options.
- The overpayment may remain on the student's account indefinitely to be applied to future semester charges.
- The student may ask to have funds returned to any loan lending sources.
- The student may request a refund check to be issued direct to the student. To request a direct refund check, the student must complete a Student Account Refund Request and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services.
- Buying Books- if you are student in good standing you may charge text books purchased at the Bethel Bookstore to your student account.
- Student Health Insurance fees- are administrated by the Student Development Office. See the Student Health Insurance information for details and the waiver form.
- Student Health Insurance plan benefits- is administered by the College Wellness Center.
- Employer Reimbursement- often requires customized billing statements. Your Statement of Account available on the Student Web many times is adequate documentation. However, if you do need additional information, contact the Student Accounts Manager for assistance.
- Church Matching Scholarships will not post to a student account until after the scholarship check is received from the church. Payment from the church is due no later than September 1.
Student Health Insurance –
All full-time traditional students attending Bethel College are required to participate in the Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan unless the student has other insurance coverage and the Bethel coverage has been specifically waived by completing the insurance waiver form and filing it with the Student Development Office each academic year no later than the specified deadline. The form may be completed & submitted online, or printed and mailed, delivered, or faxed (fax 574.257.2688).
- The waiver deadline for the fall semester is September 15.
- The waiver deadline for new students entering for the spring semester is January 31.
The student health insurance plan is optional for part-time students taking 6 - 11.5 credit hours per semester. Part-time students needing insurance coverage must apply no later than September 15. Students taking less than six hours are not eligible for student insurance. Complete waiver form online on the Bethel Student Web.
Nontraditional students are exempt from enrolling in the Bethel College student insurance plan and are not required to pay the fee. However, nontraditional students who are registered for six or more credit hours are permitted to enroll in the student health insurance plan offered by the college. The enrollment period is strictly limited. The deadline for enrollment is September 15. Any nontraditional student wishing to enroll in the insurance plan may obtain details about enrollment, coverage and cost online or, from the Student Development Office (third floor of the Huffman Administration Building), phone 574.257.3304.
Please refer the Bethel College Academic Catalog Financial Information section for additional details.
Perhaps all of your financial aid transactions have not been received or processed yet. (This would include any loan payments, grants, scholarships, etc.)
If you believe you have additional financial aid that is not yet applied to your account, please contact our Financial Aid staff right away for assistance.
By email: FINAID@bethelcollege.edu
By phone: Nontraditional students - 574.257.3349
Traditional students - 574.257.3316