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
  • Login to myShip with your Ship email address and password
  • Click to Student
  • Choose Paying For College
  • Click on View/Pay My Bill
  • Click on the View Activity button
  • Select the term you want to view
  • This will take you to your Account Activity (real-time bill)

Please note: The Account Activity (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, TouchNet.

Electronic 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 2.85% non-refundable service fee ($3.00 minimum 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 2.85% ($3.00 minimum) service fee to TouchNet's third-party payment servicer, Paypath.  Depending on your bank, the service fee description on your credit card statement will be similar to "Paypath Service Fee for Shippensburg University".

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

The Student Accounts Office does not have the ability to accept electronic checks (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
  • Click on View/Pay My Bill
  • Click on the Make Payment button
  • Select Payment Option: choose Pay by Term or Amount Due
  • Enter the amount you wish to pay
  • Click Continue
  • Select your payment method:
    • Electronic check (checking/savings) - There is no fee for this service.
    • Debit/Credit Card - There is a non-refundable 2.85% service fee with a $3.00 fee minimum for this service. This service fee goes directly to TouchNet's third-party payment servicer, Paypath.
  • Click on Continue
  • Enter your personal and payment information to proceed with the payment.

Please Note: The Account Activity 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 electronic 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 electronic 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 Activity at the bottom of the page, if you have a zero or credit balance in “Term Balance” AND the “Term Balance including Estimated Financial Aid”, 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
  • From the drop-down menu, select **MANDATORY** Clear My (Semester/Term) Bill
  • Choose Clear me for (Semester/Term)
  • Click on Survey Complete button to submit your response.

 

On Account Activity, if you do have a balance due for another semester/term, even if there is a zero or credit balance in “Term Balance” AND the “Term Balance including Estimated Financial Aid” for the current semester/term, 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.