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Student E-Bill Information

Vanderbilt University uses the online e-billing system exclusively.

About E-Bills

An e-bill is an online presentation of your Vanderbilt Student Account bill, which uses a web-based portal from Sallie Mae to provide access to student financial records. Online account access offers a secure way to view bills, make payments and review up to 12 months of payment information.

The student is financially responsible for his/her student account per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, students may give parents and others online access to their accounts. It is the responsibility of the student to check for the latest e-bill and ensure that it is paid on or before the due date.

Only students may grant online account access to parents, guardians or other payers.

With e-billing, students and parents/others who have been granted access and have enrolled for e-bills are able to:

  • Receive e-mail billing notifications. (Student's emails are sent to their Vanderbilt email address)
  • Make payments simply and securely from one web site. Use either your credit card (2.65% processing fee) or your checking/savings account ($1 service fee). Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
  • Online payments may be made until 6 p.m. CST the last day of the month.

If you choose to make an online payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your records. If you prefer to mail your payment, you can print the bill; return the top portion or payment coupon along with your payment to the remittance address on the invoice. Please keep in mind payments are due on the specified due date to avoid a late payment fee.

  • Access and print prior months' bills.
  • View payment history for online payments.
  • View activity since your last bill. You will need to click on the "Recent Activity" tab located at the top of your E-Bill screen.


Account maintenance or setup questions to

e-bill viewing instructions for students

  • In each month that items are posted to your student account, an email will be sent to your Vanderbilt email address with the subject line "Your New Vanderbilt E-Bill is Now Available." When you receive your email notification, go to your YES landing page to open and view your e-bill. The link is located in the options below your picture and reads "SM Billing Portal."
  • You can view your bill and make payments, simply and securely by following the payment option links on the bill. Each time an online payment is made, you will receive a confirmation email for your records. If you prefer to mail your payment, click the "Print Payment Coupon" button at the bottom of your e-bill.

Students: Granting e-bill access to Parents/ others

  1. Go to your YES landing page and log in.
  2. Select the link that reads “SM Billing Portal” located in the options below your picture.
  3. If applicable, accept the Terms & Conditions, then click “Next.”
  4. Verify your student information and click “Next.”
  5. At the top of the screen, select the “MY PROFILE” tab.
  6. Select “Invite Other Payer.”
  7. Assign a nickname for this payer and enter their email address.
  8. Click “Invite.”
  9. Steps 7-8 can be repeated to add additional individuals.
  10. When finished, click “Save Personal Information.”

Those whose email addresses were entered will receive an e-mail with an Activation ID number and the link to enroll. You will need to provide each parent/other payer with your Commodore ID number, which can be found on your YES landing page.

E-Bill Account Setup Questions

Send all account maintenance or setup questions to If you have problems with your software or computer, however, please contact technical support or the manufacturer of your software or hardware.