All Bethany students who do not have adequate financial aid to cover their cost for a given semester* must designate how they will pay the balance. Bethany offers the following payment options.

To designate a payment plan, or if you have any questions, please contact the Student Financial Services office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8115.

The Lump Sum Payment Option requires payment in full for the current semester before checking into the residence hall or attending the first day of classes. A one percent convenience fee will be added to any remaining balance monthly. Payment is accepted under this option in the form of cash, check, money order or Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit and debit cards. Payments can also be received via our website: under your student eSwede account. You will need to know your student login and password to access this area. Once you are in, go to the “Student Financial” tab located at the top, then on the left click on “Financial Information” and then “My Account”.

Many parents and students have expressed a desire to pay college costs on a monthly basis. Therefore, Bethany College offers a payment plan for your convenience.

The plan provides a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses without interest charges by making monthly installments. The plan may be used to supplement other forms of financial aid such as grants, loans, and scholarships.

The  payment plan provides three options for making monthly payments.  Payments are made by either check/money order, automatic bank payments or by charging payments to Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. By using the automatic bank draft, you save time and expense of writing and mailing check. Students can sign up for a variety of plan lengths each year. Bethany College charges $25 per semester for the enrollment fee depending on when you enroll in the plan. All payments for an academic year must be completed by June 30 of that year.

Bethany College reserves the right to not allow a student to move into the residence hall and withdraw any student who has not selected one of the above payment options.

* Students who begin the academic year in the spring are eligible to enroll in a Six-Month Payment Plan.  The Six-Month Payment Plan starts January 20 and ends June 20 and the costs $25 for this one semester plan.

If interested in a payment plan, please contact Diane Walters at or ext. 8115.

Online Statements & Payment

To make a payment, or view your student account online:

  • You must have a user name and password to log on to eSwede.
  • Once you are logged on, click on the student services tab at the top of the page.
  • On the student services page, you should see a link on the left that says Financial Services.
  • Open the Financial Services page.
  • At the bottom of the page is the section entitled My Account Info.
  • Click on My Account Balances. This will load your student account information.
  • At the bottom of that page it will say Make a Payment which will allow you to pay your account balance directly.
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Office of Financial Aid

Office Presser Hall, Suite 122 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8248 or 8344 Work Fax: (785) 227-8993
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