Financial Services supports the mission of Midwestern by serving and caring for our students, faculty and staff in a manner consistent with the values of accuracy, integrity, teamwork, stewardship, and respect, through a spirit of Christian Service for the Church. Our mission is to promote fiscal responsibility by providing our students with the necessary services to fulfill their financial obligations to or from the Seminary while maintaining honor and safeguarding the assets of the Seminary.

Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Links

Contact

Phone

816-414-3716

Fax

816-414-3724

Email

sfs@mbts.edu

Mailing Address

Financial Services
5001 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Office

Cashier’s Window

8:00am – 4:30pm (M-F)
10:00a – 11:00a (Closed, T, W)

Location

Trustee Classroom Building, Room 107

Staff

Chad Martin: Director
José Rodríguez: Assistant Director, Financial Services
Rhonda Wehmeyer: Accounts Payable
Jennifer Fox: Cashier
Mandy Bonino: Financial Services Assistant

Tuition Due Dates

Tuition and fees minus awarded financial aid and an established monthly payment are due on the date established by the program in which the student is enrolled. Students are expected to pay all tuition and fees by the established due dates. Students who do not pay tuition and fees or make acceptable arrangements to pay by the deadline will have their schedules canceled. Prior to the end of the enrollment periods, students may enroll after the due date, but will pay additional fees and must make payment upon registration.

 
SU-20 Registration Deadlines
Intensives (Virtual Delivery) May 4
Online Term A May 4
May Term (new) May 11
Online Term D June 1
Online Term B June 22
July Term (new) June 29
Fall 2020 Registration Deadlines
On-Campus Aug. 17
Online Term A Aug. 17
Online Term B Oct. 12
Online Term D Sept. 14
Doctoral Registration Deadlines
Fall Aug. 1
Spring Feb. 1

Payment Options


Payment in Full

Payments can be made In-Person at the Financial Services Office

  • Cash, Check, or Credit Card (2.5% fee applies to Credit Card Payments)
  • Hours 8:00 – 4:30 Monday through Friday (Closed for Chapel).

Checks can be mailed to the Financial Services Department

  • MBTS Attn: Financial Services
    5001 N. Oak Trafficway
    Kansas City, MO 64118
  • Allow 7-10 days for mail to reach us (payments will be considered late if not received by date due).
  • Please reference your student ID on all correspondence with Financial Services office, the semester the payment is to be applied to, and what the payment is for (e.g. tuition, parking, housing, etc.)

Pay Online

  • A one time payment can be made through Nelnet.

Make an Online Payment

Monthly Payment Plans

The Seminary has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions to provide a monthly payment option to its students. You can access Nelnet through your student portal. Under the “My Billing” tab, there is an option to make a payment on the right side of the page.

Nelnet will automatically pull your account information for you. This includes, but is not limited to, your current balance and student ID. Nelnet will allow you to make a one-time payment in full or set up a semester long payment plan. To access these changes please log into your student portal’s “My Billing” tab.

Important Information for Using Nelnet:
You can access Nelnet by clicking the “Make a Payment / Payment Plan” button on your billing ledger in the student portal.

Nelnet is directly linked to your student account. If charges are added or removed, your payment plan will be automatically updated to reflect those changes.
You have the option to link multiple emails to your Nelnet account. Nelnet may link your student email by default.

Undergraduate and graduate payment plans have the option to pay on the 5th or 20th of the month. Doctoral payment plans are scheduled to pay on the 1st.

Nelnet charges the following fees:

One-time payments in full
-No fees for an ACH draft from a checking or savings account
– 2.75% processing fee for a credit/debit card transaction
Recurring monthly payment plans
$35 one-time enrollment fee
AND
No processing fee for ACH draft from a checking or savings account
2.75% processing fee for each credit/debit card transaction
$30 returned payment fee

Start Your Payment Plan

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Award Letter

  • If the student has not received a financial aid award letter PRIOR TO the start of the semester due date, other payment arrangements should be made until the financial aid process is complete.
  • Late fees will be incurred if payments are not made on time.

Disbursements

  • Financial aid funds are disbursed according to the regulations for each award program.
  • Refer to the Financial Aid section of the catalog for more information
  • Timing of disbursements is contingent upon the student meeting all necessary conditions.
  • Funds are typically credited to the account on the Friday of the first week of the semester for Fall and Spring.

Credit/Charges on Account After disbursement

  • Credit balances after financial aid disbursements are processed by Financial Services within 14 days.
  • If charges remain or if subsequent charges are made to account, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure the balance is paid on time.

More Information

International Student Payments

Midwestern has partnered with Flywire (provided by peerTransfer) in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

If you have questions about making an international payment, click here for help.

Start the payment process

Financial Tutorial Videos


Student Portal


NelNet

Refund Requests


Ledger

Payment Options


1098-T

 

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I view my current charges?

You have access to your account information on the Student Portal under the “My Billing” tab which shows tuition amounts billed and paid, scholarships posted to your account, bookstore charges, and housing costs.


How can I view charges from previous semesters?

In the top left-hand corner of the student portal you can change semesters. Once you select your desired semester please refer to the “My Billing” tab.


Where will my statement be mailed?

Statements are no longer mailed out. All charges and payments are posted to your billing ledger. You can access an invoice in the Student Portal under the “My Billing” tab or by emailing sfs@mbts.edu.


How do I sign up for a payment plan?

The Seminary has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions to provide a monthly payment option to its students. You can access Nelnet through your student portal. Under the “My Billing” tab, there is an option to make a payment on the right side of the page.


What is my student ID?

Your student ID can be found in the top left-hand corner of the student portal underneath your name. Please reference your student ID on all correspondence with Financial Services office.


Will there be any extra fees if I call the finance office to make a payment?

A 2.5% fee will be assessed to all credit and debit card transactions.


What address should I use to mail a payment?

Mail your check to:
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Attn: Financial Services
5001 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Please allow at least 7-10 days if mailing payments. Please note your Student ID on all checks.


How do I make a payment if I am an international student?

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has partnered with Flywire to provide international students with an easy and secure method to make international payments. As the leading payments processor for educational institutions all over the world, Flywire delivers students’ tuition payments quickly, easily, and securely.

With Flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Make payments in more than 150 currencies, online and from banks worldwide
  • Other available payment methods include international credit and debit cards, and other international payment options that vary by country
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Enjoy peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of your payment to your student account

To ensure that your student’s account is properly credited in a timely and expedient fashion, please click the following link to initiate your payment https://mbts.flywire.com


Will my Nelnet balance automatically be adjusted if there is a change in my MBTS account?

Yes, once a payment plan is established by the student it will directly link to your student account. If charges are added or removed, your payment plan will be automatically updated to reflect those changes.


How do I request a refund?

To receive a refund, you need to fill out a refund request form. The form can be found in the forms sections of the financial resources tab.


How can I locate my 1098-T?

Your 1098-T will not be mailed. Your 1098-T has been uploaded to your student portal. You can find it in the Document Tracking section. Be sure to check the box that is labeled “Include Completed Items?” at the top of the document list. Give the page a second or two to auto refresh and it will appear in the list.


What do I need to do if I have received a scholarship from an outside organization, but the check will not arrive until after the due date?

Your account balance must have a satisfactory payment arrangement by the posted due date. We suggest that students pay their due balance and request a refund when the scholarship is received.


What do I need to do if I need aid, but it is not posted as pending prior to a tuition due date?

Your account balance must have a satisfactory payment arrangement by the posted due date. We suggest that students pay their due balance and request a refund when the aid has been posted as pending.


What is considered a satisfactory payment arrangement?
  1. Payment in Full
  2. A payment plan with Nelnet that covers the full amount due.
  3. Financial aid that is shown as pending for the full amount due.