• E-Bills & E-Payment

    All Hamline University student billing is done electronically. E-bills are produced at the beginning of each semester and monthly thereafter. Hamline also offers electronic payment options for our students.

    There are many advantages to the E-Bill and E-Payment systems including:

    • Paperless, streamlined delivery system that is cost-effective, efficient and environmentally responsible
    • Statements available for online viewing 24/7
    • Ability to invite Payers to receive bills and make online payments
    • Option for either online E-Check payments or online credit card payments
    • Secure transactions that meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS)
    • Convenient payment options available 24/7
    • Real time processing; payments post to your student account immediately

    Access Payment Systems

    Studentslog into Piperline and select Student Account Services > Cashnet Payment Portal

    Parents or authorized guests: log directly into Cashnet with the username and password provided when your student established your access.

    Faculty and staff: log into Piperline and select Personal Information > Online E-Bill and E-Payment System.


    Electronic billing (E-Bill) is a convenient and reliable alternative to paper bills. You will be sent an email notification to your Hamline email account when an E-Bill is ready to view. You also have the ability to give access to Payers to view your bills and make online payments. Each person with access to the E-Bill will receive an email notification when a new E-Bill is generated.

    Access Your E-bill

    When a new E-Bill is available for viewing, you will receive an email in your Hamline email account which will direct you to Piperline to view your bill.

    The email received by invited Payers will link directly to the E-Bill site to login and view the E-Bill.

    Note: Make sure that the computer does not have a Pop-Up Blocker that will block the access to the E-Bill.

    Reminder Emails

    The reminder email is automatically sent if you have not actually logged into the system and viewed your E-Bill. Only one reminder email is sent per E-Bill.

    Up-to-date student account detail

    The E-Bill is a web-based presentation of your monthly bill. It represents a snapshot in time of your student account. If any new transactions occur, these transactions will show on the next E-Bill.

    The Up-to-date student account detail in Piperline provides access to your most up-to-date account activity.


    The specific ways available to pay your student account include:

    • Online E-Check option, accessed via Piperline (no fee)
    • American Express, Discover, VISA, and MasterCard payments accepted only online via Piperline. A non-refundable 2.75 percent convenience fee will be assessed.
    • Cash or check payments are accepted at the cashier's window in East Hall; check payments may also be mailed

    To comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS), the university carefully processes all credit card payments according to industry standards. The credit card industry implemented PCIDSS to protect the security of your personal information.

    Credit Card Transaction Fee

    The university has contracted with a third party service provider that is compliant with the PCIDSS to process credit cards on our behalf. The 2.75 percent rate charged by the service provider is determined as the cost of providing the service. The fees collected are retained by the service provider for payment of the bank transaction fees.

    The 2.75 percent fee is not refundable, even if your student account payment is refunded.

    Alternate Payment Options

    The university accepts cash and check payments at the cashier's window in East Hall. You can also mail check payments to the Student Accounts office at 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Mail Stop A1770, St. Paul, MN 55104.

    Installment plan

    The installment plan allows students to split their tuition into more manageable monthly installments over the course of the semester. To sign up for the installment plan, please log into your Piperline account and go to "Student Account Services." Select "Cashnet Payment Portal" and then the "Payment Plans" tab to start the process. The budget amount will auto-fill with your current account balance. To change this, simply type over the amount. 

    The fall payment plan will begin on August 15th, and payments will be due on the 15th of every month. If you sign up after the August 15th due date, the plan will automatically adjust to a 4-month plan with the first payment due on September 15. If you miss the September 15th due date, the plan will automatically adjust to a 3-month plan.

    *Please refer to your bills for the most accurate student account balance. If payments are more than 15 days late, a late fee will be charged. Payment plans should be set up for the correct amount to avoid interest charges.

    Using Your Credit Card

    Credit card payments are not accepted in person or over the phone to provide a more secure environment to safeguard your credit card and personal information. Credit card payments can only be made online via Piperline, using your secure login.

    Granting Access to your E-Bill and E-Payment Site

    Students can invite Payers to have access to their bills and make online payments. If you want to grant access to another person, you can invite them to be a Payer through Piperline. 

    1. Log into Piperline and select the "Student Account Services" tab
    2. Click "CASHnet Payment Portal" and then click your name to get to your profile
    3. Go to the "Payers" section and select "Send a Payer Invitation" to enter their information and send the invite

    The Payer will receive an email notifying them that the student has created an account for them. The login and initial password will be included in that email along with the link to access the account. You can manage your Payers under the "Overview" tab.