Account Services

Everything you need to know about costs, understanding your bill, making payments and getting refunds is right here.


As a result of moving the start date of Spring 2021 classes, the disbursement date for some Financial Aid and Scholarships was shifted from December 30, 2020 to January 4, 2021. This will impact how your 1098-T information is reported for tax years 2020 and 2021.

Due to this change:

  • For students who pre-registered for Spring 2021 before our holiday break, all reportable expenses will be reported on the 2020 1098-T.
  • All Financial Aid and many Scholarships will be reported in Box 5 for the 2021 1098-T.

When working with your tax professional, please bring this to their attention so they may advise you on the best way to report expenses and scholarships/aid.

To view an account detail that itemizes your 1098-T box details, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Login to
  2. Select the icon at the top left that looks like 3 horizontal lines
  3. Choose “Banner”
  4. Select “MyBanner for Students”
  5. Select “Tax Relief Act Information (1098-T)”
    • Insert tax year = “2020” and press “Submit”
    • Scroll down to view the “Supplemental Information”
    • Click “Historical Account Detail”

Please remember, the 1098-T is not necessarily a "plug-and-play" document like a W-2 or 1099 but is rather an informational return required to claim the credit and it is up to the taxpayer to claim the correct amount based on individual circumstances. It is important that your tax professional understands the details in each box on the 1098-T.

For questions, please reach out to Account Services at 662-325-2071 or

Payment Due Dates by Semester

  • Fall = August 1
  • Spring = January 1
  • Summer = July 1
    Note :
    Due to the unprecedented impact associated with COVID-19, MSU will be extending the summer payment deadline from June 1st to July 1st.

Important Note: Before classes begin, you must pay the full balance on your account (net of aid) or be enrolled in a payment plan. Otherwise, your schedule will be subject to cancellation, and if you are living in campus housing, you will not be permitted to move into your residence hall.

Winter Session

Winter Session tuition will be billed with Spring charges in December and is due on January 1st. Winter Session courses are charged at a per credit hour rate in addition to the regular Spring tuition.

Information regarding your financial aid and the Winter Session can be found here.

Payment Plans

Enrollment Dates for Payment Plans

Spring 2021
Spring Plan cost = $50.00
Dates of Enrollment Down Payment required Number of Payments Months of Payments
Dec 11 - Dec 31 none 4 Jan 1 - April 1
Jan 1 - Jan 22 25% 3 Feb 1 - April 1
Jan 23 - Feb 14 50% 2 March 1 - April 1

Refund Information

Don’t forget to sign up for Direct Deposit!!
It’s fast, secure, & convenient.

New Student Checklist

FAQ Sheet with details regarding Student Account changes

Contact Information

Mississippi State University
PO Box 5328
158 Garner Hall
88 Garner Circle, Barr Avenue
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9701
Phone: 662-325-2071
Fax: 662-325-8236