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Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted Online


The following payment methods are accepted online at

  • E-check from checking and savings accounts
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express (online only)

A 2.95% or $3 minimum convenience cost applies for domestic credit or debit card payments only, and a 4.25% convenience cost applies to international card payments. 


International Students


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Payment Methods Accepted at the Office of the Bursar:

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

A 2.95% or $3 minimum convenience cost applies for credit or debit card payments only.

How to Avoid  the Convenience Cost

Avoiding the convenience cost 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 Cost 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 2.95 % convenience cost is charged by TouchNet – the university’s third party processor – to cover the cost of processing credit and debit card payments. The cost (a minimum of $3) will be assessed for credit card payments made for tuition, costs and housing.  Missouri Southern does not receive any part of the convenience cost, which applies only to those students making payments via credit or debit card. As of February 23, 2024, a service fee rate of 4.25% will apply to international card payments. 

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