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Payment Center

Valparaiso University, in partnership with Transact, is pleased to announce the implementation of a new Student Accounts Self-Service online billing and payment processing system for student tuition and fees. This enhanced payment solution will provide students and families with a range of secure online payment options and flexible payment plans to help make tuition payments more manageable, including:

  • Debit & Credit Card: Use your favorite debit or credit card to quickly, easily and securely pay your tuition and fees. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa payments online. There is a non-refundable 2.85% transaction fee associated with each credit card payment.
  • eCheck: A secure and convenient payment option. Simply enter your U.S. checking or savings account information and payment will be made electronically. There is a non-refundable transaction fee of 50 cents associated with each eCheck payment.
  • 529/College Savings Plan: Make an electronic payment from your college savings account. Quick receipt of payment and real-time validation of account posting.
  • International Payments: Easily pay in the currency of your choice, using your international bank account or credit card with no international wire fees, right from your school payment portal.
  • Payment Plans: Avoid the high cost of a traditional loan with smaller, monthly installments. Quickly set up a payment plan to cover any amount; your entire bill or just the balance left after financial aid – and you pay just one low fee at enrollment! With 24/7 online account access and convenient electronic payments – you can just set it and forget it!

24/7 online account access

  • eBill: Conveniently view your bill and account activity online in real time! Log into Self-Service (DataVU1) using your current Valpo credentials and select Student Finance for a comprehensive view of all your account information.
  • Authorized Payers: If you would like a family member to assist with the paying of your tuition and fees you must invite them to become Authorized Payers. Authorized Payers will have their own Transact username and password. They will still view your entire account and current balances by using their current DataVU1 username and password.
  • Guests: Anyone can make a payment to your account as a Guest using only your Student ID number and your last name. Guests will not see your account balances but can enter an amount they would like to pay by visiting Guest Pay.
  • Beacon Bucks: You can add funds by going to Student Finance and select “Add Beacon Bucks – Students Only” under helpful links. Authorized payers can also add Beacon Bucks to your account by selecting, “Proxy Pymt/Plans-Beacon Bucks.”

To invite family members to assist with the paying of your tuition and fees, you will need to set them up as Authorized Payers from the home page of the Transact payment portal:

  1. Go to “My Account”
  2. Scroll down to “Payer” section
  3. Click “Send Payer Invitation”
  4. Enter the person’s name and email address and submit

The system will send the recipient an invitation and temporary password to set up their own account, with their own username and password.

Students with questions may contact the Valparaiso University Office of Student Accounts at Student.Accounts@valpo.edu.