Clear (Pay) Your Bill

There are several ways to clear your bill each semester.  Clearing your bill means your bill has been satisfied by making payment, enrolling in a payment plan, obtaining funding to cover your bill or completing the Clear My Bill survey.

Access/View Your Online Bill (Account Detail For Term)
  • Login to myShip with your Ship email address and password
  • Click to Student
  • Choose Paying For College
  • Click on Account Information/Pay Now
  • Select the term you want to view and click Submit
  • This will take you to your Account Detail For Term (real-time bill)

Please note: The Account Detail For Term (real-time bill) deducts authorized financial aid from the overall balance due, including any prior balance due.  Actual financial aid for a semester will not pay prior balances; therefore, all prior semester balances must be paid by you or must be covered by that particular semester's financial aid.  Students will not be cleared for the current semester until all previous semester balances are paid.

If you have a balance due on your bill:

The fastest way to pay your bill is online.  We use an online payment processor, ACI (formerly Official Payments, Inc.).

E-check (ACH): An electronic debit to your bank account.  There is no service fee for this service.

Debit and credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are are accepted.  Debit and credit card payments are subject to a 2.49% non-refundable service fee.  You will see two transactions on your debit/credit card statement, one for the bill payment to Shippensburg University and the other for the 2.49% service fee to ACI.  Depending on your bank, the service fee description on your credit card statement will be similar to "OPC COL*SERVICE FEE".

Debit cards are processed as a credit card.  To avoid the service fee, please consider paying by e-check (ACH).

The Student Accounts Office does not have the ability to accept e-check (ACH), debit or credit card payments over the phone or in person.

How to Pay Online
  • Login to myShip with your Ship email address and password
  • Go to Student
  • Choose Paying for College in the dropdown
  • Click on Account Information/Pay Now
  • Select the term you want to view and click Submit
  • This will take you to Account Detail for Term
  • Click on Pay Now
  • You will be directed to Official Payments, our credit card and E-check vendor, to make your payment.

Please Note: The Account Detail for Term deducts authorized financial aid from the overall balance due, including any prior balance. Actual financial aid for a term will not pay prior balances; therefore, all prior semester balances must be paid by you, or must be covered by that particular term's financial aid. Students will not be cleared for the current semester until all previous semester balances are paid.

 

Students who wish to send payments by mail may do so by sending a check or money order along with a printout of the online bill to:

Shippensburg University
Student Accounts Office
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Checks should be made payable to Shippensburg University. Payment must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.  The Student Accounts Office cannot accept e-check (ACH), debit or credit card payments through the mail.

Check, money order and cash payments may be made in person at the Student Accounts Office in Old Main 100 on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During the summer months and semester breaks, the office closes at 4:00 p.m. The Student Accounts Office cannot accept e-check (ACH), debit or credit card payments in person or over the phone.

If you have a zero or negative balance due:

If you have a zero or negative balance on your bill as a result of authorized and memo’d financial aid, you must still confirm your attendance by clearing your bill and accepting your charges.

On Account Detail for Term if you have no balance in “Net Balance for Other Terms,” and the “Current Due Net of Authorized Financial Aid and Memos” at the bottom of the page shows a zero or credit balance, follow these instructions to clear your bill:

  • Login to myShip with your Ship email address and password.
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Choose Paying for College in the dropdown
  • In the My Account Informationsection, click on Clear My Bill
  • Click on **MANDATORY** Clear My (Semester/Term) Bill
  • Choose Clear me for (Semester/Term)
  • Click on Survey Complete to submit your response.

 

On Account Detail for Term for (Semester/Term) if you do have a balance in “Net Balance for Other Terms,” even if “Current Due Net of Authorized Financial Aid and Memos” at the bottom of the page shows a zero or credit balance, you will not have the ability to clear your bill yourself. You must contact the Student Accounts Office to clear the bill for you. In this case, however, all balances prior to the current semester must be paid before the account can be cleared.

If your authorized and memo’d financial aid does not completely cover your bill, you will not be permitted to clear your bill online and you must pay the amount not covered by aid. If you are expecting financial aid that you do not see as authorized on your bill, you should access your Financial Aid information in myShip to check the status of your aid. If you have any questions regarding your aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 717-477-1131 or finaid@ship.edu. If you have outside scholarships or other financial aid that are not displayed on your bill, print out a copy of the bill and mail it to Student Accounts with proof of the aid, and the Student Accounts Office will clear your bill. You must clear your bill by the due date to avoid the $100 late fee!