Online Billing and Payments

Please note: Touchnet, our online payment processor will be performing routine maintenance on the servers Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 2 to 6 a.m. CST. The payment portal may not be available during this time.

Only the first statement of each semester is mailed to the home address. For the remainder of the term, up to date activity can be found online.

Student Access to Online Billing and Payments

Students have access to account activity, statement PDFs and balances through their “Self Service” portal by clicking on the “View My Bills” button. Students can make payments or set up a payment plan by clicking on the “Make a payment” button.

Student Only Access:

  1. Student should Log in to their Online-billing account
  2. click on “Make a payment” button to make payments, Authorize Users and set up payment plans, or
  3. click on “View my bills” button, enter login information again and view printable online statements and more.

Student Online Billing Login

Parent Access to Online Billing and Payments

Parents and others can view account activity, balances, make payments and set up a payment plan online only if their student sets them up as an Authorized User. No one else can do this.

To set up an authorized user:

  1. Student should Log in to their Online-billing account
  2. click on the “Make a payment” button,
  3. on the home page under “My Profile Setup” click on "Authorized User" at the top right of the page and follow the instructions.

The newly Authorized User will receive emails with instructions on how to login.

Authorized User Online Billing Login -TouchNet portal


Online Billing Services include:

  • Service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • Student's ability to authorize other users to view and make payments toward their account;
  • Ability to set up a Monthly Payment Plan;
  • Ability to view balances, payment history and other activity on the student account;
  • Automatic and immediate posting of payments to the student account;
  • Payment by electronic check, MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover.

Payment by electronic check is available at no additional charge. You may continue to send checks directly to the Cashier Office, although we encourage you to take advantage of these online services.

Warning! All returned payments will result in a $25.00 Returned Payment Fee added to the student account balance.

Online credit card payments will be accepted through PayPath on the College's behalf. As part of this service, PayPath will add a 2.75% service fee to the total payment. For example, if a $1,000 payment is being made on a student's account, the total amount charged to the credit card will be $1,027.50. Grinnell College will receive only the $1,000 owed for student charges. PayPath accepts MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and Discover. 

Funds can be added to the Pioneer One-Card (Campus Cash) at no additional charge using a credit card at or at the Cashier Office. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Cashier Office at 641-269-4100 or email