Payment Options


We offer a few different ways to pay your tuition and fees here at Saint Mary's College.

Payment Options:

  • ECheck Payments
  • Credit Card Payments
  • Checks, Money Orders, Cash
  • Wire Transfers

Learn more about each below.

Payment Options

Students and their families may authorize an eCheck payment without a convenience fee. Similar to a debit card, eCheck electronically debits a checking or savings account. eCheck is only available on our website and must be made from personal checking or savings accounts. Be aware that payments from brokerage or investment accounts may not be processed online. Please check with your brokerage account representative.

Students log into MySMC and click on the "Student Account Center". This is located under "All Apps". It is recommended that you save it under your "Favorites" for easy access in the future .  

Once on the Student Account Center, please Click Make Payment and enter ABA routing number and bank account number.

Parents who are Authorized Users go to and log in using your credentials. Click "Make Payment" and enter the ABA routing number and bank account number.

Saint Mary's College of California accepts credit cards online through our third-party partner Touchnet, via their PayPath service. 

All credit and debit card transactions will include a non-refundable 2.95% service fee on the transaction amount ($3.00 minimum). Credit card payments are only accepted online. Saint Mary's College does not control this fee nor does the College receive the proceeds from this service.

PayPath FAQ's:

Q: Why is the service fee 2.95%?

The service fee of 2.95% and/or $3 minimum is the amount established by the credit card processor, TouchNet PayPath Service.  This fee covers the credit card transaction fees charged by the credit card companies.

Q: If a credit card payment is made in error, will the service fee be refunded?

No, the service fee is non-refundable even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited back, or charged back.

Q:  How will this appear on my credit card statement?

You will see two separate transactions on your credit card statement; one for the student account payment and one for the service fee.

Q: How can I pay my student account and avoid the service fee:

You may make a payment via electronic check (ACH) or paper check and not incur the service fee.  Mailed and in-person check payments are still an option.

Saint Mary's accepts checks, money orders, and limited cash in person at the Business Office, or checks and money orders by mail to:

Saint Mary's College Business Office
1928 St. Mary's Road
PMB 4600
Moraga CA 94575-4600

When mailing a check payment, please print the PDF version of your bill. Return the bottom portion with your remittance. Please write your student identification number or full name on the check to ensure proper posting.

Checks should be made payable to Saint Mary's College.

Pennies are not accepted as a form of payment. Loose coins will not be accepted in large quantities. Rolled coins will only be accepted up to $15.00. Cash will only be accepted for reasonable amounts and if bundled by denomination. IRS form 8300 will be required for cash payments over $10,000.

Check payments are also accepted at the Student Accounts window in Filippi Hall, Monday - Thursday, 8:30-5 pm and Friday 8:30-4:30pm Office hours vary during holidays and summer months. Checks should be made payable to "Saint Mary's College".

If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate student and would like to pay your education expenses monthly, we offer a monthly payment plan for an enrollment fee of $75/semester. Payments are due on the 15th of each month.

Graduate and Professional students also have the option to sign up for three month payment plans for a fee of $50. 

For more information about payment plans, please visit our Payment Plan information page.

Please notify the Business Office at when issuing a wire transfer

Bank Wire Transfers in U.S. Dollars can be wired to:

Saint Mary's College of California
Bank of America
100 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

Account # 14738-00888
ABA Transit number 0260-0959-3

Swift Code: BOFAUS3N (for international wires only)

On the memorandum section of the wire, please include the student's name and student identification number and any other appropriate identification.

Bank-to-Bank ACH payments may be made, however, please contact the Business Office for the correct account number.

Please also notify the Business Office at to ensure proper posting as ACH payments do *not* automatically post to student accounts.

If you plan to finance your education with financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships by email or telephone at, (925) 631-4370 or visit Financial Aid.