Director of Student Accounts
Phone: (518) 861-2586
Student Bill Payment
Registering for courses means you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees associated with those courses. Students are required to have their payment arrangement in place with the Student Financial Services Office by the first day of class each semester.
One way we provide a service to students is by helping students determine the best way to fund their education. Our experience has shown that when students have a financial plan to fund their education, they reduce overall stress and anxiety and can better focus on their academics.
Payment arrangements include, but are not limited to:
- Payment in Full – Cash, Check or Debit/Credit Card
- Monthly Payment Plan (Nelnet or Tuition Options)
- Financial Aid
- Federal and State Grants
- Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent PLUS Loans
- Private/Alt. Student Loan
- Veterans Education Benefits
- Employer Benefit
- Opportunity Program
- HEOP, HOPE, Renaissance
Failing to establish a payment arrangement to cover your balance may result in you being administratively dropped from all courses the Friday before the start of the semester. This may also result in a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for courses the next semester, requesting a copy of your transcript, or receiving your diploma until your late amount is paid in full or set up on a monthly payment plan.
Check Payments by Mail
Checks must be made out to Maria College and mailed to:
Attn: Student Financial Service’s Office
700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
How to Make Payments Online
The steps for making online payments are as follows:
- Go to: https://mariacollege.edu/ and click on MyMaria (top of the page)
- Click on the “Finances” app and sign in with your username and password
- Hover over the “Finances” tab (top of the page) and click “Make a Payment”. You will be re-directed to Nelnet (Maria College’s payment portal) where you have the option to make a one-time payment or set up a monthly payment plan agreement.
If you have not logged into the portal previously, it will ask you to review your contact information and add a phone number to set up your account.
Failing to pay your student account as scheduled may result in Maria College charging you late fees and placing a hold on your student account. If your student account becomes past due, you will be charged a $25 late fee every month until the late amount owed is paid in full or set up on a monthly payment plan.
In addition to a late fee, students with past due accounts will not be eligible to register for classes, request copies of their transcript, or receive their diploma until the late amount owed is paid in full. If you are struggling to make payments as scheduled, we encourage you to contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss the options available to you. For students who receive federal financial aid and owe a balance on their student account, Maria College is authorized to apply up to $200 of current semester funds towards a student’s unpaid balance for tuition and fees for the prior semester.