Payment Options

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Payment Options

Payment Plans

-Payment is due on the first business day following Census Day.

-There is a 5 business day grace period. Therefore, any payment not received by 4pm MST on the last day of the grace period will be assessed a late fee.

Pay by Check or Cash

The preferred method of check payment is through Trailhead via electronic check, free of charge.
Log into Trailhead and select:

  • Self Service

  • Student

  • Student Records

  • My Account Page

  • Make a Payment

Payments are accepted at the Cashier Office M-F 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Cash or Check only

Please mail check payments to:

Colorado School of Mines
Attn: Student Tuition
Dept. 911914
Denver, CO 80291-1914

Scholarship Payments ONLY should be mailed to:

Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO  80401


Pay by Credit Card

Cards Accepted:
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover
A convenience fee will be assessed at the time of your credit card payment. You will be advised of this fee before the transaction is completed to help you determine whether to continue with the transaction.

If you need to pay an outstanding balance in order to register or request the release of a transcript or diploma, PLEASE DO NOT wait until the last minute to pay on line.


Pay by International Funds Transfer (IFT)

Click here for directions

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Frequently Asked Questions

~What are the benefits of using the international student payment portal?

Through the international student payment portal you will receive an exchange rate that is valid for 72 hours, which you can accept before you send your funds. You will always know the amount you’re going to pay in local currency at the time you send your payment and have confidence that the right amount will arrive at the university.

~Do I need to provide my University’s Bank Details?

No. The local bank details that you need will be provided to you as a PDF through the international student payment portal. You will make the payment to Western Union Business Solutions, who collects the funds on our behalf. Western Union Business Solutions holds our bank details and all payments will be allocated accordingly using your individual student ID.

~Can I make a transfer via my own bank?

To get the benefits ts of this service it is important that you send your payment amount to the Western Union Business Solutions account details that are provided to you. You can use your own bank to make this transfer to Western Union Business Solutions with the account. Make sure that your bank sends the reference number you have been given. This ensures your tuition fee is easily identifi able and your registration will not be delayed.

~Which fees can I pay using this service?

This service can be used to make payment for all balances on your student account.

~I can find my home country but it doesn’t let me use my home currency?

Unfortunately due to international and domestic banking regulations some currencies are unable to be traded on the open market or are otherwise unavailable. In the instances where your country appears as an option but the currency is unavailable, you can select an alternative currency including U.S. Dollar to ensure your payment will be posted to your student account quickly.

Pay by Wire

Please contact student receivables at

For website questions, please contact Mark Jones

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