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Payment Methods


Payment Methods Accepted Online

The following payment methods are accepted online at

A 2.75% or $3 minimum convenience fee applies for credit card payments only.

Payment Methods Accepted at the Office of the Bursar:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Cashier Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

A 2.75% or $3 minimum convenience fee applies for credit card payments only.

How to Avoid  the Convenience Fee

Avoiding the convenience fee is simple!  Pay by E-check payments from checking and savings accounts online OR mail checks, cashier checks and money orders to:

MSSU Bursar’s Office
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801

In-person payments can be made by check, money order or cash at the Bursar’s Office in Room 105 of Hearnes Hall. After-hours payments can be placed in the depository slot located on the outside of the first floor of Hearnes Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 417-625-9381 or e-mail

Convenience Fee Now Added to Credit Card Payments

As of July 2015, Missouri Southern State University changed the way credit card payments are accepted for student accounts.  A 2.75 % convenience fee is charged by TouchNet – the university’s third party processor – to cover the cost of processing credit and debit card payments. The fee (a minimum of $3) will be assessed for credit card payments made for tuition, fees and housing.  Missouri Southern does not receive any part of the convenience fee, which applies only to those students making payments via credit card.

Two separate transactions will appear on credit card statements – one for the account payment and the other for the convenience fee. The TouchNet fee is non-refundable.