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Student Finance

  1. Payment Options
  2. Pay My Bill
  3. Self-Service Financial Aid
  4. Financial Terms and Conditions
  5. Student Finance
  6. Meal Plan
  7. Refund Policy
  8. Parent Access
  9. Financial Information Release (FERPA)
  10. Tax Documents
  11. FAQ
  12. Contact Us

Student Finance

Cedarville University uses Student Finance, a student account and online payment system that provides the most accurate, timely information possible. Student Finance is part of Self Service, which can be accessed through Log in to Self Service and then choose Student Finance.  Once logged in, the Make a Payment page will be your first look at your account. From this page you can either make a payment or change to the Account Activity page. The Account Activity page gives a more in-depth look into your student account activity including charges, financial aid, refunds, sponsorships, and previous payments. You can change to the Account Activity page in two ways: use the pull down Student Finance menu at the top or choose Student Finance on the left and then use the pull down menu.

Account Activity view

Once in the Account Activity page, your current term bill will be your default. You may change terms using the term pull down menu. Your charges are added into easy-to-understand categories at the top. Click on a category to see what makes up the activity. Please take note of any messages or comments, especially those under Financial Aid, as they will guide you to important information or additional steps that you might need to take. If you have questions about a particular charge, please contact the Cashiers Office. For financial aid questions, first visit (select Financial Aid); or, if you still have questions, call the Financial Aid Office (937-766-7866).

Payment Plans

All eligible undergraduate and graduate students are automatically placed in the four-pay plan. You can choose to follow the payment plan or pay in full by the initial semester due date. If you drop a class or add a bookstore charge, the system will update these changes to your student account. Because of this, your payment plan amounts could change. Updates to your payment plan can take up to 24-48 business hours; contact the Cashiers Office if your payment plan is not updated in a few days.

Any amounts remaining after the initial due date will be charged interest of 13% annually or 1.083% monthly. If you are late making a payment, the payment you missed will be added to the amount owed for the next payment deadline. A late payment charge of $25 applies for any payment not made by the scheduled due date.

Payments made online are immediately applied to your account. There is no cost for an e-check, and a 2.5% convenience fee (minimum $1) will be charged for all credit/debit card transactions. Online payments are the preferred payment method.

Parent Proxy Access

A federal law, FERPA, limits the type of information we can disclose about you without your approval. If you desire for your parent or guardian to make a payment on your behalf, you will need to provide them access to your student account. You might have provided permission in the past or for another office. However, you must grant permission to the Cashiers Office each year. Please review, and if necessary, grant permission by using the Manage privacy permissions in CedarInfo.

Please note that your parent must know your code word for the Cashiers Office to discuss your account with them.

Once you grant access, your parent will need to "proxy" to your account. They can do this by first logging into Self Service, then clicking on their name in the top right. This action will show a pull down menu, which will have the option to View/Add Proxy Access. Once this option is chosen, a pop up box will appear with your name. They will then choose you, which gives them access to make a payment on your account.

Additional Resources

Updated: 2019-07.30