You must provide consent to submit and access financial aid information electronically. After being admitted to MU, log on to myZou, and click on "UM e-Consent." More about eConsent.

Understanding your bill

Monthly statement

The Office of Cashiers prepares your student-account monthly billing statement on or around the 20th of each month. Payment is due on the 15th of the following month. (If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due the preceding work day.)

Your statement includes:

  • Contact information
  • Important messages
  • Due dates
  • Anticipated financial aid information
  • Adjusted amount due
  • Minimum payment amount
  • Summary of charges, categorized by type (such as academic, University Bookstore, housing)

Electronic statement

To access your statement in electronic form on myZou, you need your username and password. You also must provide eConsent.

In the electronic version of your monthly billing statement, you may click on some charges to see more detailed information. You can view previous billing statements, make online payments or authorize others to view your account information.

Need help with your account? Check the Division of Information Technology guide.

Components of your bill

Bill example

  1. Balance from last statement: The account balance from your most recent monthly billing statement.
  2. Other charges
    1. Charges and credits from other campus departments: This includes University Bookstore purchases, ID card charges, parking fees and athletic tickets.
    2. Finance charge: Applied to the unpaid adjusted amount due from your last monthly billing statement. It is calculated monthly by taking the last adjusted amount due, subtracting any credits applied and computing a 1 percent charge on the remainder.
    3. Late payment fee: An additional $10 will be assessed on your next statement if the minimum payment is not received by the due date.
  3. Payments and credits: Includes payments on your student account made by you or by someone else on your behalf and credits applied since your last monthly billing statement. These may be in the form of refunded deposits or financial aid that was paid.
  4. Refunds: Any credit balance paid from the student account since the last monthly billing statement is considered a refund. Refunds are issued by direct deposit or by check via U.S. mail.
  5. Anticipated aid: Financial aid awarded to you that has not yet been applied.
  6. Account balance: The total amount due on your student account for this billing period. Any anticipated financial aid is reflected in your adjusted amount due.
  7. Adjusted amount due: Your account balance minus anticipated aid. If you elect to take advantage of the monthly payment plan, any unpaid adjusted amount due will be subject to a monthly 1 percent finance charge.
  8. Minimum payment: The total amount of current term charges due on your account divided by the number of installments remaining in this term. A 1 percent finance charge will be applied to the unpaid adjusted amount due. The minimum payment also includes any past term balance and other charges that are due in full.
  9. Message Codes: The codes in this column indicate messages found in the “Important Messages” section at the bottom of the statement.

For more information about billing, contact the Office of Cashiers.