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Payment Center


Payment Center Overview

Saint John’s Preparatory School offers multiple options for payment of student accounts.  Each family will receive an initial statement that outlines base fees of tuition, room, board, registration and technology fee, etc.  This statement is usually sent out at the end of July each year or when the student enrolls at the school.  With that statement, the family will also receive an Enrollment Contract which summarizes payment terms.  


Online Statements

Beginning July 2013, Saint John’s Preparatory School provides online statements via PrepNet, the school’s academic website.  Families will receive link and user name/password information when they receive their initial statement and Enrollment Contract. 

Note:  As the school makes this transition from paper statements to online statements, paper statements will continue to be sent through the September 2013 statement.  Effective as of the October 2013, statements will only be available online. 

On line statements will be updated twice a month; approximately on the 16th and last day of each month.


Payment Methods

International Wire Payments:  For funds wired to Saint John’s Preparatory school from an international bankPlease click here to access detailed instructions.

Online Payments via PrepNet:  Families have the option to view statements online but also to make payments online.  These types of payments made be made directly by the family or an automatic payment can be processed by the school on a monthly.  A processing form will be included with the initial statement and Enrollment Contract. 


  • Each online transaction, either by check card or credit card, will have a 2.60% processing fee added to the transaction total.
  • Each family has at least one person assigned to be the “Payer” for the student’s account.  The “Payer” is the only one whose log in and password may make online payments via PrepNet.  “Payer” information will be indicated in the materials you receive when getting your PrepNet access information.  For families that have multiple “Payers” that will also be indicated on your PrepNet access information.  If you want the “Payer” information to be changed/updated, please contact Sandy Ernst.  Her contact information is listed below.

Checks, Money Orders, Cash Payments:   These options may either be mailed directly to the school or dropped off in the Main Office of the school.

Mailing Address: 

Saint John’s Preparatory School

Attn: Student Accounts

Box 4000

Collegeville, MN 56321-4000


Finance Charge Information

A FINANCE CHARGE OF 1% per month (ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE OF 12%) is applied to the “adjusted balance” due on the 10th of each month.  The adjusted balance is calculated by taking the previous balance on your statement and subtracting any credits, and payments.  To avoid a finance charge, your payment (based on the current year’s Enrollment Contract) must reach the Student Accounts Office by the due date on the statement.  


Your Billing Rights

This notice contains important information about your rights and responsibilities under the Fair Credit Act.

1.  Notify us in case of errors or questions about your bill.  If you think your bill is wrong, or if you need more information about a transaction on your bill, contact us either in writing or by email address.  The mailing address is Saint John’s Preparatory School, P.O. Box 4000, Collegeville, Minnesota  56321-4000.  Contact us as soon as possible; we must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the first bill on which the error or problems appeared.  You may telephone us, but doing so will not preserve your rights.

2.  In your letter or email, provide the following information:

    • The account name and ID number
    • The dollar amount of the suspected error
    • Describe the error and explain, if you can, why you believe this is an error.  If you need more information, describe the item about which you are uncertain

3.  Your rights and responsibilities after we receive your written notice:

  • We must acknowledge your communication within 30 business days, unless we have corrected the error by then.  Within 90 days, we must either correct the error or explain why we believe the bill is correct.
  • After we receive your communication, we cannot try to collect any amount you question, or report you as delinquent.  We can continue to bill you for the amount you question, including finance charges.  You do not have to pay any questioned amount while we are investigating, but you are still obligated to pay the portion of your bill that is not in question. 
  • If you fail to pay the amount we think you owe, we may report you as delinquent.  However, if our explanation does not satisfy you and you communicate to us within 10 business days telling us that you still refuse to pay, we must tell anyone to whom we report you that you still have a question about your bill.  We also must tell you the name of anyone to whom we report regarding about you.  We must tell anyone to whom we report about you that the matter has been settled between us when it finally is settled.  
  • If we do not follow these rules, we cannot collect the first $50 of the quested amount even if your bill is corrected.



Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or serves obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds hereof.  Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed the amounts paid by the debtor hereunder.


Questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact:

Sandy Ernst, Administrative and Student Support Coordinator, at or 320-363-3302

Sherry Krebsbach, Executive Director of Finances and Facilities, at or 320-363-2736

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