Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts processes tuition bills, collects payments, and handles inquiries regarding the third-party tuition payment plan. Payments for tuition and fees are due at registration and must be received by the published payment deadline, prior to the start of each semester.

You are officially registered if you have:

  • Paid in full (amount due is $0)
  • Pending financial aid (as shown on your student account) in excess of the amount due on your student account
  • Successfully enrolled in a payment plan with Nelnet Campus Commerce

Failure to pay by the stated deadline will result in you being:

  • Deregistered from your classes by the Office of the Registrar
  • Ineligible to attend classes, receive grades, or access college services
  • Ineligible to receive an official student transcript

Payment Deadlines

  • Fall Term: First Friday in August
  • Spring Term: First Friday in January
  • Summer Term: First day of classes for each session

For classes that do not begin at the start of the semester, the payment deadline is the first day the class meets.

If additional charges are incurred after the payment deadline that result in a balance due, payment is required immediately.

Charges incurred after the completion of the semester (residence hall damage fee, unreturned books, parking fines, etc.) are due by the payment deadline of the next semester.

Payment Methods

The college makes use of paperless billing for student accounts. Billing and account information is available via Montibus. For assistance in Montibus, refer to these tutorials.

Secure online payments can be made by e-Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express through Montibus. A 2.7% convenience fee applies to payments made using a card. There is no fee applied to payments made by e-Check/ACH.


    How to review your account activity and view or print a billing statement.

    1. Log in to Montibus
    2. Choose "Student Finance"
    3. Choose "Account Activity"
    4. Choose "View Statement"

    How to make a payment online

    1. Log in to Montibus
    2. Choose "Student Finance"
    3. Choose "Make a Payment"


Tuition and fee payments by check or money order can be mailed to:

Lees-McRae College
Attn: Student Accounts

PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Payments mailed are not considered received until posted to your account.


Tuition and fee payments can be made in person using cash, check, or money order at the Student Accounts Office, located in Business Affairs.

Hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.


For convenience, students and families can pay their semester expenses on a monthly basis as an alternative to traditional lump sum payments. This service is provided through Nelnet Campus Commerce

Learn more and enroll

Please see our Check Acceptance Policy to ensure proper credit to your account. To protect your financial security, we cannot accept credit card payments by mail.


Contact the Bursar at or 828.898.8759.