Student Accounting Office

Two students stand near windows inside of the Student Accounting Office in the Student Union.

 

Student Accounting can:

  • Explain payment plan options

  • Accept payments for your Detroit Mercy tuition and fees

    See Payment Options below.

  • Explain charges on your student invoice

  • Explain how to petition for a refund

  • Assist with loan consolidations, deferments, and cancellations

If you need assistance with or would like to set up a Transact/Cashnet payment plan, please call 1-800-339-8131 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST) or go to http://studentsupport.transactcampus.com/hc/en-us.

On-campus banking is available through Alliance Catholic Credit Union.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our Student Accounting FAQ page for more answers about payments, billing, refunds, tax form 1098T, and more.

About the SAO

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    Meet the staff

    Cheryl Styczynski, Director, Student Accounting

    Phone: 313-993-1421

    Email: styczycl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    • Education financial counseling, payment arrangements
    • Student billing issues
    • Variance committee
    • Student tax statements (1098T)

    Lauri Landry, Assistant Director, Student Accounting

    Phone: 313-993-1431

    Email: landryll@manufacturedconsensus.net

     

    Monisha Tunstall, Cashier

    Phone: 313-993-1422


    Adrian Currie, Office Assistant

    Phone: 313-993-1419

    Email: currieal@manufacturedconsensus.net

    • Student loan questions
    • Perkins Loans

    Thomas Jones, Cashier Support

    Phone: 313-993-1417

    Email: jonestc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    • Employer and agency tuition benefit plans
    • Third-Party payments
    • Book vouchers
    • VA students

    Carole Fletcher

    Phone: 313-993-1418

    Email: fletchec@manufacturedconsensus.net

    • NSF checks
    • Student statements
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    What is SAO?

     

    What We Do

    The SAO provides operational and service support for students and University faculty and staff.

    Operational Support Provided by Student Accounting:

    • Manages student Accounts Receivable
    • Liaison for Cashnet Payment Plans
    • Issues monthly student statements
    • Collects student payments and applies them to student accounts
    • Bills third party payers for student tuition
    • Disburses refunds from student accounts and distributes financial aid refund checks and direct deposits of refunds
    • Applies charges originating throughout the University to student accounts
    • Issues student tax statements (Form 1098-T)

    Service Support Provided by Student Accounting:

    • Resolution of student billing issues
    • Chair of the University Variance Committee, which is a committee established to review appeals for student refunds when a student withdraws from classes due to extenuating circumstances. Appeals must be submitted within one calendar year of the withdraw date
    • Manages campus based loan programs:
       
      • Health Professions Loan
      • Nursing Loan

Payment Options

The following payment methods are available with the Student Accounting Office:

  • Cash, check or money order
  • Electronic check (online, no fee)
  • Credit card (online, see below for fees)
  • International payments only can be made online with Flywire
    Pay online with Flywire

See "Make a payment" below for more details on payment methods.

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    Make a payment

    Pay online

    Students must pay online through My Portal if using a debit/credit card or electronic check. Please note:

    • Electronic Check – There is no fee for payments made by electronic check using your bank's routing number and your account number.
    • Credit/Debit Cards – A service fee of 2.85% (for domestic cards) or 4.25% (for international cards) will be charged when you make an online payment using a credit or debit card.  We accept Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Visa.

    Follow the steps below to pay online:

    1. Go to your Student Account page using your My Portal sign-in.
    2. Select "Pay Now * (Cashnet)" to go to the Transact/Cashnet payment site.
    3. Select "Make a Payment."
    4. Choose the appropriate payment type from the available items.
    5. Enter the amount to pay and choose "Add to payment"
    6. Scroll to the bottom of the page to select "Continue."
    7. Choose your preferred payment method and fill in the required information.

    Your payments can be viewed in your portal immediately after the payment has been processed and approved through your bank.

    Mail your payment

    You may mail your payments – including your Student ID number – to the following address:

    University of Detroit Mercy
    Attn: Cashier, SAO
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI 48221

    When mailing:

    • Include your Student ID Number on your check.
    • Allow at least eight business days for mailed payments to be processed to your account.

    Pay in person

    Visit the Student Accounting Office (SAO) on the McNichols Campus in the Student Union, Room 102. Note which payment methods the SAO cashier can accept in person:

    • ACCEPTED: Cash, check or money order
    • NOT ACCEPTED: Credit/debit card payments are not accepted in person.  Card payments must be made online (see above).

    Employer-Paid Tuition

    Third-Party Billing — The University bills employers directly for the costs their employees incur. Contact the Human Resource or Personnel department at your place of employment to find out if your company offers this benefit. If so, the student must submit documentation prior to each term to the Student Accounting Office that clearly indicates who is to be billed for the tuition and fees. Employer vouchers should be submitted before the first day of the term. Please contact Thomas Jones at jonestc@manufacturedconsensus.net with questions. 

    Tuition Reimbursement — The University will allow students to register without a down payment if their employers offer tuition reimbursement benefits.

    To take advantage of this plan, prior to the beginning of each term the student must furnish a letter on the company's letterhead stating that the student is employed by the company and that the company will reimburse the tuition and fees incurred for that student. Payment is deferred up to 60 days after the end of the term. Students in the program cannot register owing more than one past term. Your letter can be faxed to 313-993-1414, Attn: C. Fletcher or scanned and emailed to fletchec@manufacturedconsensus.net. Please include your student ID number on the letter.

    Michigan Trade Exchange

    The University will accept Michigan Trade Exchange Dollars for tuition payment however, note that:

    • Payment is limited to one semester at a time
    • Trade Dollars are accepted for up to full time undergraduate tuition only
    • Select programs at capacity will be exempted from Trade Dollar participation
    • Residence Halls and meal plans are exempted from Trade Dollar participation

    To use Michigan Trade Exchange Dollars you must contact Cheryl Styczynski at 313-993-1421 or styczycl@manufacturedconsensus.net.

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    Monthly payment options

    To help you afford your education expenses, Detroit Mercy offers interest-free monthly payment options.  These options allow you to spread out your payments. You can enroll in:

    • Annual Plan – for the academic year – nine or 10 monthly payments
    • Semester Plan – Fall-only or Winter-only – four or five monthly payments

    Enrollment deadlines

    To take advantage of the longest plans (10 monthly payments for Annual plan; five monthly payments for single-semester plans), you must enroll by the "longest plan" deadlines in the table below. After the longest plan deadlines, the number of months offered decreases (increasing your monthly payment). Enrollment for shorter monthly plans is required by the "shorter plan" deadlines shown.

    Deadlines and fees for monthly plans
    Annual plan Fall only Winter only
    Enrollment fee $60 $35 $35
    Enrollment begins July July December
    Longest plan deadline Aug. 1 Aug. 1 Jan. 1
    Shorter plan deadline Oct. 1 Oct. 1 Feb. 1

    Transact Campus Smartpay, powered by Cashnet, is the third-party electronic payment processor for Detroit Mercy's monthly payment options. You will have access to payment information and support from Transact/Cashnet representatives by phone or online:

    Fees and payment methods

    The enrollment charges for the monthly payment options are:

    • $60 enrollment fee for the annual plan (for full academic year)
    • $35 enrollment fee for each semester plan (Fall or Winter term only)

    You can set up the following payment methods:

    • checking account
    • savings account
    • credit card *
    • debit card *

    * Credit/debit card payments to Transact/Cashnet will be charged a 2.85% service fee (4.25% for international cards) for monthly payments. (Service fees do not apply to payment of enrollment fees.) Checking and savings account payments do not incur service fees.

    Although the Transact/Cashnet system defaults to automatic monthly deductions, you can deselect this option if you prefer to sign in each month to make your payment manually.

    Annual Plan calculation

    When signed into the Transact/Cashnet system set up a plan (as shown below), you will see a link, "Use payment plan calculator," which can help you choose your ideal plan amount.

    The Annual Payment Plan is available to cover any out-of-pocket costs for both Fall and Winter semesters.  You will have to include Fall charges as well as anticipated costs for the Winter semester.  For example, if you plan to take the same amount of credit hours for the Winter semester as you are taking in the Fall, then you would double your Fall amount to project the costs for the Annual Payment Plan.  You cannot enroll in an Annual Payment Plan for the cost of only one semester.

    Don't forget to deduct the financial aid (grants, scholarships and loans) that you are accepting for both semesters.  Again, look for the payment plan calculator within the Transact/Cashnet system, which can help.

    How to set up a plan

    Monthly payment plans are set up using the Transact/Cashnet system. To set up a plan:

    1. Go to your Student Account page using your My Portal sign-in
    2. Choose Payment Plan * (CashNet) to go to the Transact/Cashnet payment site
    3. Select Payment plans, and View payment plan options
    4. Follow the prompts to select and set up your payment plan.  You'll also see the "payment plan calculator" link at this point.

    Students can also give access to parents to enroll in a Payment Plan, by selecting the "Send a payer invitation" button on their Overview page. When the parent receives the invitation through their email, they will be given a PIN, password, and link where they will be connected to the student's Overview page, so they can click the Payment Plans and View payment plan options links to enroll.

    For more information about these interest-free monthly payment options, contact either Transact/Cashnet (above), or contact the Student Accounting Office.

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    Administrative withdrawal policy

    Students who have enrolled in classes but have not made a payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date will be notified of the University’s intention to withdraw them from classes. The due date is the Friday before the beginning of the semester. This policy does not apply to those students who have received financial aid awards. Students who still have not made satisfactory arrangements by the end of final day of registration will be dropped from their classes.

    Students who are withdrawn lose their enrollment in the classes they were registered for and must follow the normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into class. This requires obtaining instructor’s signature and advisor’s signature for open classes that have met or are closed and advisor’s signature for open classes during the add/drop week. A late registration fee will be also assessed for those re-registering.

2023-24 Tuition and Fees

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    2023-24 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), University College
    Per Credit Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,210
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $16,150
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,076
    Nursing PT-BSN enrolled prior to Fall 2021
    Per Credit / Flat Rate Cost
    Nursing PT-BSN (Applies to those enrolled prior to Fall 2021)
         1-4 credit hours, per credit $1,210
         5-11 credit hours, flat rate $7,000
    Engineering, Architecture
    Per Credit Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,296
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) U.S., Canada, Mexico $16,725
    Each credit hour over 18, U.S., Canada, Mexico $1,115

    Residency Fees

    Tuition and fee rates
    Residence Hall Double/Single
    Shiple Hall (Freshmen only) – includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3) $5,112 / $7,541
    East, North, South Quads – includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3) $5,222 / $7,669
    Holden Hall – includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3) $5,050 / $7,478
    West Quad – excludes meal plan $3,835 / $6,137

    Meal Plans

    (1) Block 225/$175 flex
    (2) Block 190/$300 flex
    (3) Block 120/$500 flex

    Co-op Tuition

    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Co-op options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $678
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,202

    Fees

    General Fees
    Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
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    2023-24 Graduate Tuition & Fees

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science
    Option Cost
    Per credit hour $1,821
    On-site Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program**
    Option Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico (per credit hour) $953
    Architecture 
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico
         Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,413
         12-18 credit hours (flat-rate per term) $18,232
         Each credit hour over 18 $1,413
    Business Administration**
    Option Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $884
    Community Development per credit hour**
    Option Cost
    per credit hour $884
    Engineering**
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $900
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
    Option Cost
    per credit hour $940
    Nursing
    Option Cost
    per credit hour $940
    Nurse Anesthesiology
    Option Cost
    Flat rate per term (year one 3 terms) $8,840
    Flat rate per term (years two and three) $13,439
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,799
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $18,434
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $12,273

    School of Law
    Options Cost
     U.S. JD, per credit hour $1,553
     U.S./Canadian Dual JD Program (flat-rate per term) $13,360
    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $652
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,156
    General Fees
    Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

     **Not eligible for tuition discounts

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    2023-24 Off-campus, On-line, & Special Programs Tuition & Fees

    For additional tuition information on specific off-campus programs, please speak with your academic advisor or a financial aid counselor. Rates listed are discounted rates unless otherwise specified.

    Macomb University Center:
    Undergraduate Cost
    Health Services Administration per credit, hour (1-11 credits) $941
    12-18 credits U.S., Canada, Mexico (flat rate per term) $16,150
    Each credit over 18 $1,076
    12-18 credits International (flat rate per term) $23,738
    International Each credit over 18 $1,554
    Social Work Transfer Students from Wayne County Community College District
    Undergraduate Cost
    Select Courses: per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,076

     

    Online Programs in Economics and Financial Economics
    (for students enrolled as online students in these programs) Cost
    Undergraduate (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $635
    Undergraduate - U.S., Canada, Mexico 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $16,150
    Undergraduate - Each credit over 18 $1,076
    Undergraduate- International 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $23,738
    Undergraduate - International Each credit over 18 $1,554
    Graduate (per credit hour) $953

     

    Online CIS Graduate Programs in Software Management and Information Assurance and Cybercrime
    (for students enrolled in a completely online degree program) Cost
    per credit hour $953

    Online Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    (for students enrolled in complete online degree program) Cost
    per credit hour $953
    Bachelor of Social Work FAST Program
    For students beginning in the FAST Program in Summer 2023 Cost
    per credit hour $610
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    2023-24 International Students Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), University College, Software Engineering
    Credit Hours Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $23,738
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,554

     

    Engineering, Architecture
    Credit Hours Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,850
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,633

    Other:
    General Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
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    2023-24 International Students Graduate Tuition & Fees

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Architecture
    Options Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $27,086
    Per credit hour $1,854
    Business Administration**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,768
    Engineering**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,854
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $940
    Nursing**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $940
    Nurse Anesthesiology
    Options Cost
    Flat rate per term (First year 3 terms) $8,840
    Flat rate per term (years two and three) $13.439
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,799
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $18,434
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $12,273
    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, 
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,821

    Other:
    General Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

    ** Not eligible for tuition discounts

Contact Us

Phone: 313-993-1420
Fax: 313-993-1414

Office Hours

Regular hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location

McNichols Campus
Student Union, Rm. 102

Mailing address

University of Detroit Mercy
Student Accounting Office
Student Union 102
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-3038

Forms

Petition For Refund (PDF)

Form 1098-T FAQ