Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question about one of our online master’s degree programs? You’ve come to the right place! Below are answers to questions students frequently ask about cost, financial aid, program commitment, on-site campus requirements, and more. Have a question not answered below? Call us at 1.844.621.0900, or chat with an admissions representative below. We’re here to help!

To get a further peek at the residency experience, check out this video of one our MSN/MBA students Angelica Reid. She shares what she has learned in the program, as well as, what she experienced while attending the March 2019 Residency:

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Current Students

How do I get to my classes?

You can access your classes* via Blackboard, which you can access directly at

How much do the SAU Online courses cost?

Look at our tuition and fees page for the current rate. Campus undergraduate students will be charged according to the current campus tuition rates and policies.

How do I use the library?

The White Library can be accessed through the library link on the MySAU portal, the library tab at SAUonline, or directly at We have 100,000 ebooks available through our library and the majority of our journals are available to be searched and accessed via online research databases. If you have questions or need assistance with the library, please contact us. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

What are my payment options?

Online students may choose one of the following payment methods: Pay online with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Pay your bill online here.

Payment by check or money order should be made payable to, ‘Spring Arbor University,’ and mailed/delivered to:

SAU Business Office
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

Payment by phone with credit card can be made by calling 517-750-6477. SAU accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover; please have your credit card available when you call. Pay in person by cash, check, or credit card at the SAU main campus Business Office or any of the Adult Studies Centers.

How many SAU Online courses may I take?

Students wishing to take more than six semester hours must enroll in a degree program or be admitted as a part-time enrollee. There are currently no limits to the number of courses a student may take online. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before registering for online courses.